Personality Disorder Therapy in the Charlotte Area

Counseling Services Based in Matthews, North Carolina

Characterized by abnormal thoughts and behaviors that negatively impact everyday life and relationships, personality disorders can be difficult to identify and treat, and they are often accompanied by other conditions such as depression, anxiety, or trauma. At Charlotte Therapy Center, we have extensive experience working with all types of personality disorders, and our caring, attentive therapists can provide proven treatments that help patients to better cope with the symptoms and effects of such conditions.

Contact Charlotte Therapy Center today to learn more about our therapy services for those with personality disorders in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, or the surrounding areas.

What Are Personality Disorders?

Personality disorders are a range of conditions that are characterized by unhealthy or abnormal thought patterns and behaviors that interfere with everyday work or school life, as well as interpersonal relationships. They can be quite disruptive or debilitating for those who struggle with them, and they can have a significant impact on friends, family, and loved ones. Such conditions may go unrecognized or untreated for long periods, as those who are affected often do not realize that there is anything abnormal happening and must rely on others to point out the problem.

Types of Personality Disorders

There are ten recognized personality disorders that are organized into three groups, based on similar symptoms and behaviors.

Characterized by odd or eccentric thoughts and behaviors, such as paranoia, subdued emotions, inappropriate emotional reactions, or difficulty with personal relationships, Cluster A personality disorders include:

  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Schizotypal personality disorder

Identified by exaggerated or dramatic emotions and behaviors, such inflated ego, lack of empathy, mood swings, or attention-seeking behaviors, Cluster B personality disorders include:

Characterized by fear and anxiety that cause behaviors like neediness, feelings of inadequacy, avoidance of personal relationships, or an overwhelming need for order, Cluster C personality disorders include:

  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

Often, symptoms of personality disorders can overlap and diagnosis can be made even more difficult by co-morbid conditions such as depression or anxiety. At Charlotte Therapy Center, we offer effective, proven treatments for personality disorders, as well as other conditions like depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse, and more. Our experienced therapists can work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your needs and goals.

For help treating the symptoms of personality disorders and related conditions, contact Charlotte Therapy Center today. Our team can help you gain the coping skills and knowledge you need to work towards a better future.

Why Seek Therapy for Personality Disorders?

Treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, or interpersonal behavioral therapy have been shown to be effective at treating the symptoms of personality disorders, both with and without the assistance of medications. They can help to identify unhealthy thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors, and replace them with healthier, more positive alternatives. Our licensed therapists at Charlotte Therapy Center have experience with multiple treatment techniques, and we can recommend the options for your needs

Personality Disorder Counseling & Therapy Services in the Charlotte Area

When you need a friendly, qualified, and confidential therapist for help treating personality disorders, trust our experts at Charlotte Therapy Center. We are located in Matthews and we serve clients throughout the Charlotte area, including Mint Hill, Davidson, Concord, Ballantyne, and beyond.

Contact Charlotte Therapy Center online to schedule counseling for personality disorders in the Charlotte area today. We are committed to helping you enjoy a happier, more productive future.