We all experience problems coping at times. Life wouldn't be interesting if it were all easy, would it? But when you're not able to cope with day-to-day activities and have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, something's wrong. If you find yourself unable to be motivated by things that you used to enjoy doing and even the most "simple" task is like pulling teeth, maybe it's time to treat yourself. Or at least get yourself treated. There is a great deal of research support for the use of psychotherapy for any number of psychological difficulties, particularly for depression and anxiety, but also for more difficult problems like thoughts of suicide and chronic self-injury. At Durham DBT, we have been trained in the most effective treatment methods for dealing with these issues. Treatment isn't fun, easy or cheap, but with the right therapist, you'll find it to be the best investment you can make.
Why CBT or DBT?
Both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy have been shown, in repeated, randomized clinical trials, to be effective treatments for a variety of mental health issues, including but not limited to Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, substance use/addiction disorders and personality disorders. In fact, the research on CBT and DBT have been so promising that in many situations, they are as good or better than the use of expensive psychotropic medications. In combination with psychotropic medications, these treatments can be even more effective.
At Durham DBT, you'll get treatment from Ph.D. level psychologists who have received extensive training in these treatment methods from the experts at institutions like the Duke University Medical Center and the University of Washington. If you would like to talk to us about our services, please don't hesitate to call us at (919) 308-8675 or email Durham DBT directly.
If you're interested in reading more about DBT and our treatment philosophy, here are few posts to get you started:
- Ψ If it’s raining outside…: Reflections on the futility of hating your emotions.
- Ψ What is DBT?: A broad interpretation of what DBT might mean to you.
- Ψ Mind your emotion: A review of a recently published scholarly examination of mindfulness and emotion.
- For a selection of books that we've found helpful, please view our recommended readings page.
Ready to give treatment a try?
Think you're ready to take the step into psychotherapy? Please read on for information about the logistics of treatment. It's not too scary, but kind of boring. Read: What to expect when you come to treatment.