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Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, PLLC

Psychiatrists serving Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Whether you face a mental health disorder, a major life transition, relationship problems, or you simply feel stuck and unable to move forward in life, psychotherapy forms the foundation for your treatment. At Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, PLLC, Elizabeth Bullard, and Allison Foroobar, MD, combine extensive experience with the dedication to treating the whole person, providing customized psychotherapy that improves your mental health to achieve a fulfilling life. Call the office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or schedule an appointment online today.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy refers to using one of many different types of talk therapy to treat mental health disorders and emotional and behavioral problems. The physicians at Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, PLLC use psychotherapy to help you recognize patterns of behavior and ways of interacting with people that lead to problems.

With psychotherapy, you learn why you struggle with some issues and how to eliminate, change, or control your symptoms. Therapy teaches the skills and coping mechanisms you need to move forward in life with confidence and well-being.

What mental health problems benefit from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy supports you through a current life challenge such as divorce, helps improve your relationships, manage stress, and control your moods. Simply put, virtually every life challenge and mental health disorder benefits from psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for :

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Autism
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Addiction
  • Personality disorders

Many patients schedule therapy to get help for problems that aren’t necessarily associated with a mental health disorder, including:

  • Marriage or relationship problems
  • Parenting struggles
  • Ongoing grief
  • Anger management
  • Major life transitions

What type of psychotherapy might I receive?

The physicians collaborate with patients to define their goals and then choose the appropriate therapy.  

Some therapies offer a structured approach with specific tasks that drive you toward your goal, while other therapies are more conversational and guided by your therapist to help you discover insights from your past experiences and behavior patterns and then look at how they affect your current challenges. 

The following are a few examples of commonly used psychotherapies.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy

No matter what mental health problem you face, Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, PLLC, can help you with psychotherapy. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.