There are many reasons to start psychotherapy. You may be seeking support to heal from recent or past traumas, to cope with chronic pain or illness, to navigate emotional distress, or to address conflict in your relationships. You may need help to address eating disorders, body shame, or burnout, or you may need support during life transitions. We give you the tools and confidence you need to regulate your emotions and connect with others so you can live your life to the fullest.
We Support Your Entire Nervous System
Our approach to your mental health takes into account your entire nervous system. We help you learn new coping skills and strategies to enhance your emotional and physical health. As part of your therapy, we may recommend you work with one of our nutritionists, massage therapists, physical therapists, trainers, or health coaches. We may also recommend you participate in yoga and acupuncture, or that you receive further support to develop meditation and mindfulness practices.
Short-Term and Long-Term Support
While we occasionally provide longer term support when needed, our primary aim is to help you significantly improve your symptoms in three to six months.
Duke Integrative Medicine’s healing environment features spa-like amenities including whirlpool, sauna, steam room, meditation spaces, walking labyrinth, library, quiet room, contemplative gardens, Integrative Café, and more.
Types of Psychotherapy
Our behavioral health specialists have completed advanced training in a variety of psychotherapies and will create a custom treatment plan to best meet your goals. After a careful review of your concerns and desired goals, your therapist may use one or more of the following approaches.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
This type of behavioral therapy encourages you to accept your thoughts and feelings and not feel guilty about them. You’ll learn to face problems head-on and discover how to embrace life’s many challenges.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you recognize distortions in how you think that are creating problems, and learn to evaluate them from a more realistic perspective. CBT can also enhance your ability to solve difficult problems and help you gain a better understanding about the motivation and behavior of people around you.
Somatic Experiencing and Embodied Recovery
Somatic experiencing is designed to help you identify and have better control of physical responses, reduce your suffering, and reach your full potential, often in the aftermath of trauma. Embodied Recovery is a new approach to treating eating disorders and incorporates somatic experiencing.
Motivational Interviewing Therapy
This therapeutic approach moves you away from problematic or unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving. The goal is to motivate you to make positive decisions and to work toward accomplishing established goals.
We offer guidance on how to practice mindfulness to develop more awareness of your body and environment and to reduce your overall arousal and reactions. This can help you gain a deeper sense of calm.
Learning the practice of regulating breathing and controlling attention can help you become more aware and gain a better self-understanding. This can lead to positive changes in your attitudes and behavior.