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Our therapists offer dependent personality disorder therapy in Conway, AR

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Discover how starting therapy with a dependent personality disorder can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Dependent personality disorder therapy

What is dependent personality disorder therapy?

Dependent personality disorder therapy from our therapists in Conway, AR helps clients establish their individuality and self-reliance, as those with dependent personality disorder harshly criticize themselves and underestimate their abilities.

How does dependent personality disorder therapy work?

Dependent personality disorder therapy often involves exploration into one’s past — specifically, events or relationships that may have led to the development of their dependent personality disorder. These experiences and their subsequent behaviors are discussed to help one develop healthier behaviors moving forward.

Is dependent personality disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Dependent personality disorder therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does dependent personality disorder therapy last?

Dependent personality disorder with a provider at Thriveworks in Conway, AR is a short-term therapy, as long-form treatment can lead to the development of a dependence on one’s therapist.

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Dependent Personality Disorder Therapy in Conway, AR—Therapy and Counseling

People with Dependent Personality Disorder face many personal and professional problems. They often need a caretaker or authority figure to please. They usually have low self-esteem and do not trust themselves to provide for their own needs. When people have the disorder, they often do not make the transition into adulthood and remain in a perpetual adolescence. Living their own, unique, independent life is often difficult if not impossible for people with the disorder. Dependent Personality Disorder is a severe illness, but it has effective treatments. When people work with a mental health professional, they often learn how to live a self-reliant, autonomous life.

That is why Thriveworks Conway offers therapy for Dependent Personality Disorder. Our therapists have helped many people find the treatment they need and learn how to live the unique life they deserve. Reach out today for help.

Red Flags for Dependent Personality Disorder

People tell themselves that they are incapable of providing for their own psychological, financial, material, and emotional needs. People also tell themselves that others (specifically, authority figures) must provide for their needs. These two beliefs can fuel many, many difficulties in an individual’s life. When people have Dependent Personality Disorder, they often feel incapable. They may suffer from separation anxiety when they are away from authority figures. They are often clingy and have difficulty accurately assessing their strengths and weaknesses. Instead, they over-emphasize their fault and underestimate their abilities.

A full description of the disorder is given in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The signs for Dependent Personality Disorder (301.6[F70.7]) are:

  1. Fear of separation.
  2. A need to be cared for.
  3. Submissive behavior.

For a diagnosis to be made, at least five of the following will be present as well:

  • Needing reassurance and advice for everyday decisions. For example, having a parent check over one’s grocery list or calling to ask permission to purchase a new pair of jeans.
  • Experiencing discomfort with one’s individuality and independence.
  • Giving responsibility of significant areas of one’s life over to an authority figure. For example, having a parent pay one’s bills.
  • Fearing abandonment—particularly if it means caring for oneself.
  • Going to extremes to ensure the nurture and support of one’s caregivers. For example, downplaying one’s true opinions or feelings to secure someone’s care.
  • Being overly compliant with what others believe.
  • When one caretaking relationship ends, quickly establishing a new relationship that provides for one’ needs.
  • Difficulty building and maintaining mutual relationships that do not morph into caretaking relationships.

Treating Dependent Personality Disorder

The treatment plan for Dependent Personality Disorder must focus upon self-reliance and independence. The mental health professional cannot become another caregiver and authority figure in a client’s life. In order to achieve this goal, there are several options for treatment, including…

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: this therapy looks at the disordered thought patterns that fuel the disorder. It seeks to help clients recognize those thoughts so that they can be replaced with positive, true thoughts.
  • Medication: as part of a holistic plan for healing, some clients may need medication. In particular, if someone is also suffering from depression and/or anxiety, medication combined with therapy may allow people to make progress in long-term healing.
  • Psychodynamic therapy: this therapy focuses upon how and when the dependency formed. It is a long-term therapy, but it has proven effective in treating Dependent Personality Disorder. It seeks to get to the root of the harm caused by the disorder.

Treatment at Thriveworks Conway

If you are ready to meet with a mental health professional about your dependency, know that the therapists at Thriveworks Conway are ready to meet with you. When you call our office, your first appointment may be the same week. We accept many different forms of insurance, and we offer evening and weekend sessions. Call today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Conway therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Conway
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Talk therapy

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Psychiatry

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Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Conway reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Read more My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Conway Dec 2019
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★★★★★
My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Read more My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Conway Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Read more Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Conway Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Read more Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Conway Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Read more Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Conway Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Read more Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Conway Aug 2019
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★★★★★
By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Read more By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Conway Aug 2019
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★★★★★
The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Read more The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Conway Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Conway, AR is located off of Dave Ward Dr, at the intersection of Fannie Dr and Shelby Trail and just west of Interstate 40. Our building is neighbored by European Wax Center, Noydeen Medical Group, and Krispy Kreme, and is across the street from C2 Powersports. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(501) 406-0504

Languages spoken by AR providers

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