If you are searching for a BCBS therapist, look no further than Carolina Partners! Carolina Partners provides compassionate mental health care throughout North Carolina by offering quality psychiatric, psychological, and therapeutic services.
The therapists at Carolina Partners work with patients in a couple of different ways. However, the goal of treatment is to help individuals understand why they are acting and thinking in ways that are troubling or dangerous to themselves (or others). This often allows a person to have more control over his or her behaviors and to change these behaviors when possible.
One of the specific ways in which our therapists help a person understand and better control his or her behaviors is through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a treatment that focuses on the relationship between an individual’s thought, feelings, and behaviors. A CBT therapist will try to explore the links between the thoughts and emotions that occur prior to disruptive behaviors in people with mental illness. By establishing these connections, individuals learn to identify and change inappropriate or negative thought patterns and, as a consequence, can address the behaviors associated with their illness. A common goal through this type of therapy is to recognize negative thoughts or mind-sets (mental processes such as perceiving, remembering, reasoning, decision making, and problem solving) and to replace them with positive thoughts, which will lead to more appropriate and beneficial behavior.
Another common form of treatment includes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT is a form of psychotherapy that was originally developed by Marsha M. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington, to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness largely derived from Buddhist meditative practice. DBT may be the first therapy that has been experimentally demonstrated to be generally effective in treating BPD. A meta-analysis found that DBT reached moderate effects. Research indicates that DBT is also effective in treating patients who present varied symptoms and behaviors associated with spectrum mood disorders, including self-injury. Recent work suggests its effectiveness with sexual abuse survivors and chemical dependency.
At Carolina Partners, our professional associates have experience dealing with virtually every mental health care issue. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach that assures every client the absolute best treatment currently available. Areas we treat include, but are not limited to, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, anxiety disorders, bipolar / mood disorders, cognitive disorder, dementia, depression, developmental disabilities, dissociative disorder, domestic / child abuse, eating disorders, family therapy, gambling, grief / loss, LGBTQ affirmative therapy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD / trauma, personality disorders, postpartum depression, relationship conflict / divorce, schizophrenia, self-harm, sleep disorders, and substance use / abuse disorder.