Psychological Services

As part of our comprehensive care program we are pleased to offer the services of two psychologists who Dr. Drossman may ask to participate in your care.  Dr. Heymen does anorectal motility studies and biofeedback and also does counseling.  Doctor Burnett is a licensed clinical psychologist who does cognitive behavioral treatment, relaxation methods and hypnosis.  Both doctors worked for many years at the University of North Carolina with Dr. Drossman in his Center and are now available as part of Drossman Gastroenterology.  For further information please email us.

 

Dr. Chuck Burnett

Dr. Chuck Burnett

Dr. Chuck Burnett

Dr. Chuck Burnett specializes in the treatment of individuals with chronic illnesses.  He is nationally known for his work with patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal disorders. He uses a variety of evidence based strategies to assist people including the use of cognitive/behavioral therapy, pain management techniques, stress management, marital therapy, and hypnosis.

Dr. Burnett completed doctorates in Clinical Psychology and in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).  He also completed a Master’s degree in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Colorado at Denver.  His pre-doctoral training was in Health Psychology at Duke University Medical Center, and his post-doctoral training was in Behavioral Medicine and Psychophysiology at UNC-CH.

He was a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine and also held adjunct appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology.  He was the Director of Psychological Services for the UNC Center for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Motility. Prior to establishing his private practice in Mebane he was associated with HRC Behavioral Health and Psychiatry in Chapel Hill.

 

 

Dr. Steven J. Heymen

Dr. Steven J. Heymen

Dr. Steven J. Heymen

I am a Psychologist and a Senior Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America and have provided Biofeedback and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to adults for more than 30 years. My goal is to help individuals develop skills to increase control over their own mental and physical health. I provide a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Biofeedback Therapy to treat a broad range of psychological and physical challenges in an atmosphere that is friendly and efficient.

My primary areas of interest are working with patients who suffer with emotional dysregulation, anxiety, chronic pain, or gastrointestinal disorders. You will learn to identify the circumstances that trigger your symptoms and you will learn the skills that will relieve those symptoms.

I have two offices, one in Pittsboro at 224 East St Suite-F and one in Cary at 201 Shannon Oaks Circle Suite-200. I can be reached at 919-548-6002.

Dr. Heymen established the Biofeedback Clinic in the Psychiatry Department at Cleveland Clinic Florida in 1989 and was the Director of Biofeedback Services at CCF in Ft. Lauderdale Florida for 10 years. In 1999 he was recruited to UNC at Chapel Hill to manage a 5-year NIH Biofeedback trial and has been the Director of the Biofeedback Services in the Department of Gastroenterology at UNC Hospital for 16 years. At UNC he has conducted research in the area of functional GI disorders and created a clinical Biofeedback program in the GI department. He has published 21 peer-reviewed articles and six book chapters on Biofeedback based on his research. Dr. Heymen has a Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from UNC as well as a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Barry University in Miami, Florida.