Personality Disorder Therapy
There’s no question that it’s frustrating to feel that no one can help with your personality disorder. In fact, until a few decades ago there wasn’t much help at all for these mental health issues. Today a counselor can help you make significant progress and can assist with everything from medications to talk therapy.
Personality disorders are not uncommon
Many people are shocked to learn that according to stats by the American Psychological Association, as many as 3 out of 10 people who seek help for mental health issues are diagnosed with a personality disorder. They’re generally grouped into three clusters:
- Cluster A includes schizotypal personality disorder and paranoid personality disorder.
- Cluster B includes antisocial personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder.
- Cluster C includes dependent personality disorder and avoidant personality disorder.
These three clusters include most personality disorders but they don’t cover everyone.
You need a personalized approach but it likely starts with getting emotions under control
No two clients are the same and the right way to move forward will vary person to person. However, for most clients the first step is the same: getting emotions under control. This can be accomplished via medication and / or talk therapy.
Your core beliefs may be standing in your way
A core belief is a rigidly held, inflexible idea that a person has about themselves or another person. Generally, these beliefs start in childhood and they can be severe that a person holding them cannot see evidence that they’re not true. They only see evidence to support their core belief.
Working with a counselor at Thriveworks Birmingham Counseling and Coaching is the first step in changing your life. Discover the ways in which you can move forward, treat your personality disorder, and finally, get the specialized help you need.