Personality Disorders involve long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are unhealthy and rigid. These behaviors and thoughts can lead to serious problems with relationships, school, work, and personal life. An individual's personality is influenced by experiences, environment, and inherited characteristics. Patterns of personality disorders typically begin by late adolescence or early adulthood, causing distress or problems with every day functioning, affecting things such as: ways of thinking, ways of responding emotionally, ways of relating to other people, or ways of controlling one's behavior.
Clinicians at Elevate Wellness work with clients to identify patterns and cycles that tend to encompass many areas of functioning, behaviors, and thought patterns Treatment aides in the gaining of increased insight into personal dynamics. Psychotherapy can help a person increase understanding around the effects of their behavior on others and learn to manage or cope with symptoms, reducing behaviors causing issues with functioning and relationships.
Treatment for Personality Disorders can include a variety of therapeutic modalities and interventions. Your clinician will work with you to determine an individualized treatment plan to best meet your needs.
Therapeutic approaches that may be utilized for your treatment:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy