Meet The Team

DBT of TOWSON's goal is to be a leading provider of high-quality DBT group and individual therapy to clients in the greater Baltimore area.

DBT of TOWSON
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Meet The Team

DBT of TOWSON's goal is to be a leading provider of high-quality DBT group and individual therapy to clients in the greater Baltimore area.

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DBT of TOWSON was established in 2016 by Katie Holden and Jackie Dressel in an effort to give our emotionally dysregulated clients a place to learn skills to reclaim their lives, their relationships and their dignity.

All of our therapists are fully licensed and have successfully completed Behavioral Tech’s Foundational Training. Our goal is to be a leading provider of high-quality DBT group and individual therapy to clients in the greater Baltimore area.

Jackie Dressel, LCPC, DBT Therapist

“Every person has the capacity to learn, change, grow and experience a more fulfilling life. I strive to provide a safe, supportive environment that encourages insight and self-discovery.”

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Jackie received her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings, providing individual, family, couples, and group psychotherapy. She draws from psychodynamic, insight-oriented, and CBT models to help clients understand the root of their distress, and begin to make lasting changes in their lives.

Katie Holden, LCSW-C, DBT Therapist

“Everyone deserves a safe place and a caring professional with whom to walk through their struggles. My aim is to give clients both.”

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Licensed since 2006, Katie specializes in treating adults with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and substance abuse. Her training is in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Relapse Prevention. She treats clients in individual- and group-therapy settings and teaches various skills groups.

Gina Fidazzo, LGPC, DBT Therapist, DBT Program Coordinator

“I believe we all can change and that change can be hard. Building on your personal strengths and using cognitive behavioral strategies, we will work together to achieve your counseling goals.​”

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With graduate degrees in psychology and human resource development, Gina provides a supportive approach assisting individuals in building up their skills and talents. She brings to the counseling relationship a diverse range of skills in training, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention. She has offered educational groups on positive parenting and anger management and has facilitated groups for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Colin Neff, BA, DBT Group Coleader

Having recently received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Towson University, Colin is still working towards his goal of becoming a licensed therapist. Through initially spectating and now assisting in leading the DBT skills training group, Colin has developed a passion for the DBT skills and their efficacy in helping individuals.

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Prior to DBT of Towson, Colin gained valuable experience in working with clients through volunteer positions at the Towson University counseling center and research labs.

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DBT is a style of cognitive behavior therapy that aims to examine the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. DBT was initially developed by Marsha Linehan, who adapted cognitive therapy to address the needs of clients who have a harder time implementing change. Where traditional cognitive therapy attempts to work with thoughts and feelings in order to change behaviors, DBT begins by targeting behaviors in order to change thoughts and feelings. This is important for many people who, despite knowing better, continue to engage in behaviors that negatively impact their lives.

DBT is has been found to be highly effective in treating a wide range of disorders, including borderline personality disorder, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and trauma-related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

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This section is dedicated to offering helpful resources for new & returning clients, as well as emergency crisis, family and loved ones, and healthcare professional information. Here, you will be able to download and print all necessary forms including: client contact sheet, consent for treatment, financial agreement, general release of information, using out of network benefits, diary card, emergency contact release, inclement weather policy, credit card authorization form, release of HIPAA, therapist release of information, and more. There are also links to additional resources to better understand how DBT can work for you or your loved ones.

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