Schedule an appointment with a DBT/CBT Therapist in River North, Chicago
DBT and CBT are both types of behavioral therapy that utilize psychotherapy, or talk therapy, to help individuals change their thoughts and associated behavior patterns. CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy, is used to teach patients about the influence that our thoughts have on our behavior choices and habits. DBT, which stands for dialectical behavior therapy, is a type of CBT which specifically refers to teaching patients how to regulate their emotions by coping with their stress in healthy ways. Finding a therapist who is trained in both CBT and DBT is beneficial for individuals who are looking to receive counseling in understanding the connection between their thoughts and behaviors.
Director of Therapy
Latrice Peoples helps individuals to acknowledge the way that their feelings and emotions impact their behaviors. She uses both cognitive behavioral therapy as well as dialectical behavior therapy to assist and support patients towards understanding an overall sense of themselves. In addition to practicing CBT and DBT, Dr. Peoples is trained to perform psychological evaluations in children, adolescents, and adults. These evaluations assess cognitive functioning, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, trauma, mood, behavioral disorders, and personality disorders. Post-assessment, Dr. Peoples frequently treats her clients with CBT and DBT to help reach the goals defined by her clients.
Sean Saltzberg has an extensive therapeutic background in working with young children, adolescents, and their families. He focuses on using psychotherapeutic methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat patients who are in need of understanding their emotions, developing a better sense of verbal communication, as well as changing their behaviors. Sean has seen the successful outcomes from using psychotherapy with young patients who have experienced abandonment, trauma, behavioral issues and disorders, involvement in the criminal justice system, substance abuse and grief, alcohol, anxiety, depression, and anger management.
Kevin Vail is a licensed professional counselor who utilizes a therapeutic approach that involves the integration of cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to assess and adjust an individual’s thoughts and perspective to modify and improve behavior. He believes that by working collaboratively with his patients to define and obtain desirable and meaningful goals, success can be achieved. Kevin’s focus in therapy is the idea that understanding the origin underneath an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions is the cornerstone of accepting truth as well as making reasonable and valuable changes in their life.