It's Complicated

Find a therapist that can help with Dependent personality disorder

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a type of personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive reliance on others for emotional and physical needs, often to the point of being unable to make decisions or take actions independently. People with DPD may experience intense feelings of helplessness and fear of abandonment, and may be preoccupied with the need for reassurance and support from others. Therapy can be helpful in treating DPD by helping individuals to develop a greater sense of independence and self-reliance. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of therapy used to treat DPD, which focuses on identifying and changing negative thoughts and beliefs that contribute to feelings of helplessness and dependency. In CBT, individuals may learn coping strategies and problem-solving skills to help them feel more in control of their lives. Another approach to treating DPD is psychodynamic therapy, which focuses on exploring the unconscious motivations and conflicts that contribute to a person's dependency on others. This type of therapy may involve working through past experiences and relationships that have contributed to the development of DPD. Group therapy may also be beneficial for people with DPD, as it provides an opportunity to practice social skills and develop a support network of peers who understand the challenges of living with this condition.

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The connection and therapeutic alliance to one's therapist is the most important factor for a successful outcome. Our in-house psychologists will help you find the right match based on your individual background and needs.Our psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors offer therapy in English, German, and more than 90 other languages. They are available to meet you online or in person and can help you with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and more.It's Complicated is built and owned by therapists. Since starting in Berlin 2019 we have grown organically into an international platform with local therapist communities in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, and New York.

About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

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Therapy for Dependent personality disorder

Many people worldwide are affected by Dependent personality disorder, so by no means should you feel alone or that the diagnosis is unmanageable: many have sought treatment successfully through finding a qualified and compassionate psychotherapist. Although it requires some daily effort to manage Dependent personality disorder, seeking professional help is a key step in understanding what you need to gain more stability in everyday life and how to integrate healthy coping mechanisms into your daily routine. To learn how to go about selecting the perfect therapist, read our guide here.

How to choose a therapist specialising in Dependent personality disorder

It’s not unusual to feel slightly overwhelmed when choosing a type of therapy. These feelings are completely normal and can be part of the initial stages of seeking therapy. It's important to remember that finding the right fit for you is crucial, and it may take some exploration and open communication with potential therapists to discover the approach and therapist that aligns best with your needs and preferences. Trusting your instincts and being patient with yourself throughout this process can help alleviate some of the overwhelm and lead to a smoother therapeutic journey. If you need additional help in finding a qualified practitioner, It’s Complicated offers a free matching service, where our in-house therapists will try to find the best match for you based on your individual needs and preferences.

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Search for practitioners who specialise in Dependent personality disorder and many other approaches in the search tool here in our directory of licensed professionals. For many of us, there's never a more important time than now to nurture our mental health. If you are interested in therapy to assist you in improving your life quality, our platform features over 1,500 mental health professionals from 80+ countries. Counselling is also available in almost 100 languages, both online and in-person, making the search for an accredited psychologist who is knowledgeable about Dependent personality disorder much less complicated.

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