The Affective Disorders Center of UNC is proud to announce the opening of the Treatment-Resistant Depression Program of Conner Drive. This program brings together nationally recognized experts in the assessment and treatment of depression and other mood disorders that have proved unresponsive to conventional therapy. Comprehensive consultations can be scheduled at the UNC Faculty Practice at Conner Drive.
Janice Bainbridge, LCSW
Janice has extensive experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychotic disorders and borderline personality disorder.
Her specialty is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is the gold standard treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and has also been shown to be beneficial with depression, substance use problems, disordered eating, PTSD and other problems. In general, DBT is helpful for individuals experiencing problems in regulating and managing emotions, thoughts, behaviors and relationships.
DBT is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy founded on principles of balancing acceptance (of oneself and reality) and change (problem solving, learning new skills). In therapy sessions, attention is paid to what sets off emotional reactions which may lead to complex chains of thoughts, behaviors and more painful emotions. Skills taught include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
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If you feel DBT might be the right therapy for you or your loved one, Janice would be happy to talk that over with you to see if we should schedule an appointment.