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Psychotherapy and Emotional Wellness

What is Emotional Wellness?

Simply defined, emotional wellness refers to our sense of well-being and safety. Given that we are each whole beings, our emotional wellness is intrinsically tied to our physical well-being. How do you know you are well or unwell? Is it in a sense of feeling rested, purposeful, or connected to your loved ones? Are you finding yourself feeling short tempered, lonely, with tension in your muscles, often catching illnesses? Our emotional wellness, or mood, is influenced by a wide variety of internal and external elements such as hormonal changes, viruses, and illness; interpersonal conflict, trauma, oppression, and pollution.

Moving through challenging events can often make it difficult to adequately address the key pillars of stable mood: sleep, nutrition, movement, and connection. In an ideal world, we would all have access to a trained professional who can help us optimize our total wellness through direct, individualized treatment and support.

Our Approach to Therapy at Duke Integrative Medicine

Psychotherapy at Duke Integrative Medicine places a distinct emphasis on fostering emotional wellness by providing person-centered care. Our patients learn to further expand upon their pre-existing strengths and also build new skills to successfully adapt to life’s challenges. We use a variety of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing  to help you reduce suffering, improve resiliency, and reach your full potential.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) are empirically-supported, flexible approaches that facilitate change around problematic or unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving.

We can help you:

  • Reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, eating disorders, and other concerns

  • Enhance resiliency

  • Strengthen problem solving skills

  • Develop more effective communication skills

  • Regulate emotions and impulses

  • Address marital and relationship concerns

  • Improve assertiveness, self-confidence, and self-image

  • Define and a create a more meaningful and purposeful life

Information about Cost and Scheduling.

Duke Integrative Medicine accepts most major insurance carriers. Please contact Guest Services if you have any additional questions.

To make an appointment or find out more information about the services we offer, please call Guest Services 919-660-6826.

Providers

  • Caroline Stayer-Brewington, LCSW

    Clinical Social Worker

    Caroline is a Clinical Social Worker, with an MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Grinnell College. Caroline is Duke Integrative Medicine’s mind-body therapist. She provides … Read More

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