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Starting Dependent personality disorder therapy

What is Dependent personality disorder therapy?

Dependent personality disorder therapy from our therapists in Westminster, CO 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 Westminster, CO 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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Many people who have dependent personality disorder have a number of professional and personal problems. They rely upon an authority figure to be their caretaker, and they often have very low self-esteem. People with the disorder often do not have the confidence to take care of their own physical and emotional needs so they look to others to meet their needs. Instead of building a unique, independent life, they depend upon another’s provision, thoughts, feelings, and actions. Dependent personality disorder can severely limit an individual, but there are treatment options available. People with the disorder can learn to autonomous and self-reliant. They can live their own, unique life.

Thriveworks Westminster has appointments available for Dependent Personality Disorder, and our mental health professionals have worked with many people who struggle with dependency. We know how the disorder can hold people back, but we also know the treatment options that are available. It is possible to live an independent life.

Dependent Personality Disorder’s Red Flags

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) outlines a full description for diagnosing the disorder. The major red flags for Dependent Personality Disorder (301.6[F70.7]) are:

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

When people are diagnosed with the disorder, a minimum of five other symptoms will also be displayed:

  • Feeling uncomfortable with one’s own independence, uniqueness, and individuality.
  • Reaching out for advice and reassurance for most daily decisions.
  • Handing over major areas of one’s life to a caregiver or an authority figure (e.g., having a parent pay your bills).
  • Experiencing the intense fear of being abandoned by a caregiver.
  • Being extremely obedient and compliant toward authority figures.
  • When a caretaking relationship comes to an end, replacing it quickly so as to avoid caring for oneself.
  • Having difficulty with establishing and cultivating mutual friendships that do not evolve into caretaking relationships.
  • Downplaying one’s thoughts, feelings, opinions, and perspectives in order to appease a caregiver and secure an authority figure’s continued support and nurture.

A quick read through these red flags, signs, and symptoms gives a little picture of the difficulties that Dependent Personality Disorder can cause. The disorder can introduce many personal and professional handicaps into an individual’s life. Professionally, those with the disorder may have difficulty finding and maintaining a job because they often lack initiative and confidence. Personally, people with the disorder often have social circles that are limited to their family and/or caregivers. The disorder also increases their risk for other mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders.

Scheduling Treatment at Thriveworks in Westminster, CO

When people treatment for Dependent Personality Disorder, the goal is independence. Therapists and counselors must avoid becoming yet another authority figure or caretaker in an individual’s life, but instead, mental health professionals must teach skills for self-reliance. Reaching independence may require a client to dig into past psychological wounds to find healing. It may require them to learn how to cope with difficult emotions. There are a number of ways to achieve these goals, but a few include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): focuses upon the false beliefs that undergird the disorder and seeks to confront these with true, positive thinking.
  • Medication: may help alleviate some of the worst symptoms so that individuals can focus on healing and building their coping skills.
  • Psychodynamic therapy: delves into how and why the disorder formed. When there are psychological wounds, those can then be identified and healing applied.

If you are experiencing dependency, know that you are not alone and help is available. When you call Thriveworks Westminster, you may be meeting with a therapist the following day. A scheduling specialist answers our phone and helps our clients set up their sessions. Weekend and evening appointments are offered, and many different insurance plans are accepted. Call today.

 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Westminster therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Westminster
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Talk therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.7 Thriveworks Westminster reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Read more Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Westminster Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Read more Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Westminster Apr 2020
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★★★★★
I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Read more I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Westminster Apr 2019
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★★★★★
Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Read more Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Westminster Mar 2018
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★★★★★
Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Read more Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Westminster Mar 2018
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★★★★★
I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Read more I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Westminster Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Read more Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Westminster Mar 2017
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★★★★★
Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Read more Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Westminster Mar 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westminster is located in the Federal Heights area off of Bryant St. We share a building with Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, and there is a parking lot just behind us. Next door to us is a larger building that houses St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th.

Phone number

(302) 253-7942

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