Duke experts offer a wide range of cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) to help adults identify and change thinking and behaviors that cause mental health problems. We use CBT to treat mood disorders, anxiety, trauma-related issues, impulse-control disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and other common and complex mental health conditions. Our therapists work with you to understand your values and goals and create a treatment plan designed to help you live a fulfilling, productive life.
Nonjudgmental, Compassionate Care for Mental Health Disorders
Whether you are experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, stress, or relationship problems, cognitive behavioral therapy can help you feel comfortable and ready to make changes.
We work closely with people who have never sought mental health treatment before, as well as with those who have complex problems that have not been treated successfully with medication or other treatments. We can help you if you have more than one mental health diagnosis, and if you have significant mental health problems such as chronic depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We help you manage your condition and learn ways to change your thinking and behavior so you can enjoy a productive life.
Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
We gather information on your medical history, psychological history, goals, and values, then work closely with you to create a CBT treatment plan that has clear targets for change. We help you understand how your problems developed, what fuels them, and how we can work together to change them. We also provide evaluations to people who are not requesting treatment.
We conduct periodic assessments to measure your progress and ensure we are working together toward a successful outcome.
Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why we are once again recognized as the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 11 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.
Compassionate Care, Proven Results
A Personalized Approach
There are many types of cognitive behavioral therapies. We recommend the one that is specific to your needs.
We use therapies that have been proven through research and clinical trials to significantly reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Specific types of mental health disorders -- such as schizophrenia, anorexia, and severe addiction -- require specialized treatments. They may also require inpatient or partial hospitalization. Our Duke colleagues are experts in these areas. We also provide referrals to patients under the age of 18 or cases involving legal proceedings. If our comprehensive evaluation finds that you will benefit from one of our specific clinics, we facilitate your referral so you can start your individualized treatment as quickly as possible.