Almost everyone feels anxious at times. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear that reach a peak within minutes.
Relationships are difficult. They can also be some of the most rewarding aspects of life. If you are feeling stuck in your relationship, or wanting improve the quality of your relationships, the Capital Institute can help.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. At the Capital Institute, we are experienced in helping treat bipolar disorder, generally through a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. At the Capital Institute, we help people recover from depression using research-proven techniques.
People with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) have obsessions, compulsions, or both. “Obsessions” are thoughts, mental pictures, or impulses that are upsetting but that keep coming back. “Compulsions” are actions that people feel they have to perform to keep from feeling anxious or to prevent something bad from happening.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a common reaction to very stressful or traumatic events. When people live through a trauma, the memories of what happened get connected in their minds with what they saw, heard, smelled, or felt at the time. Later a similar sight, sound, smell, or other feeling can bring the memories and emotions flooding back.
For complex issues we offer integrative therapy that combines the proven practical techniques of CBT with the in-depth understanding of human personality and functioning provided by psychoanalytic, humanistic, and mindfulness-based approaches.