Personality Disorders Therapists in Calgary, AB

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Farzeen Kassam
BN, RN
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3R  (Online Only)
Specializing in evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing, Farzeen empowers clients to navigate challenges, develop coping strategies, and instigate positive behavioral changes. Farzeen's experience spans both inpatient and outpatient settings, allowing him to address a spectrum of mental health concerns, including addictions, situational crises, personality disorders and psychotic illnesses. His deep understanding of these complexities ensures a personalized and comprehensive approach to each client's unique journey.
Specializing in evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing, Farzeen empowers clients to navigate challenges, develop coping strategies, and instigate positive behavioral changes. Farzeen's experience spans both inpatient and outpatient settings, allowing him to address a spectrum of mental health concerns, including addictions, situational crises, personality disorders and psychotic illnesses. His deep understanding of these complexities ensures a personalized and comprehensive approach to each client's unique journey.
(825) 360-0352 View (825) 360-0352
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Ashna Suchak
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3P  (Online Only)
At Alpine Meadows, we value the spirit of adventure in therapy. Whether addressing anxiety, navigating grief, or exploring self-discovery, I am here to guide you through each step of your journey. Together, we'll explore your inner world, uncovering strengths and pathways to resilience and healing. My practice welcomes individuals from all backgrounds and identities, offering support for issues such as anxiety, mood disorders, addictions, personality disorders, ADHD, and life transitions. I am committed to providing a supportive space for clients to explore their feelings and foster growth.
At Alpine Meadows, we value the spirit of adventure in therapy. Whether addressing anxiety, navigating grief, or exploring self-discovery, I am here to guide you through each step of your journey. Together, we'll explore your inner world, uncovering strengths and pathways to resilience and healing. My practice welcomes individuals from all backgrounds and identities, offering support for issues such as anxiety, mood disorders, addictions, personality disorders, ADHD, and life transitions. I am committed to providing a supportive space for clients to explore their feelings and foster growth.
(587) 416-1506 View (587) 416-1506
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Jennifer Marie Sawa
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X
Jennifer Sawa has over 10 years experience in the mental health field. She values evidence-based approaches and specializes in Dialectical Behavioural Informed Therapy (DBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy). Jennifer works with children 7+, teens and adults and is strength based. She assists clients with emotional regulation disorders such as borderline personality disorders, PTSD, self-esteem, life transition stress and mood disorders. Jennifer also provides formal assessments for personality/mental health (for self exploration and diagnosing), and career guidance.
Jennifer Sawa has over 10 years experience in the mental health field. She values evidence-based approaches and specializes in Dialectical Behavioural Informed Therapy (DBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy). Jennifer works with children 7+, teens and adults and is strength based. She assists clients with emotional regulation disorders such as borderline personality disorders, PTSD, self-esteem, life transition stress and mood disorders. Jennifer also provides formal assessments for personality/mental health (for self exploration and diagnosing), and career guidance.
(587) 906-1474 View (587) 906-1474
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Dr. Tania Andi @ Affordable Mind Harmony Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych, CSW
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2R
Our team of experienced and compassionate therapists are highly trained and specialize in treating a wide array of mental health disorders such as ADHD, ASD, Substance Misuse, BPD, OCD, Depression, Anxiety, personality disorders, learning disabilities, trauma, and more.
Affordable (0$-40%-80% cost model) Dr. Tania Andison is licensed Clinical Psychologist with 11 years of experience working with people experiencing challenges with depression, stress, burnout, trauma or a family situation, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, social anxiety, or fears. I work with a team of psychologists, testing specialists and a psychiatrist who treat children and adults with issues ranging from anxiety to dealing with changes in life. At Mind Harmony Psychology Clinic, we have experienced, licensed psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers available to work with you.
Our team of experienced and compassionate therapists are highly trained and specialize in treating a wide array of mental health disorders such as ADHD, ASD, Substance Misuse, BPD, OCD, Depression, Anxiety, personality disorders, learning disabilities, trauma, and more.
Affordable (0$-40%-80% cost model) Dr. Tania Andison is licensed Clinical Psychologist with 11 years of experience working with people experiencing challenges with depression, stress, burnout, trauma or a family situation, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, social anxiety, or fears. I work with a team of psychologists, testing specialists and a psychiatrist who treat children and adults with issues ranging from anxiety to dealing with changes in life. At Mind Harmony Psychology Clinic, we have experienced, licensed psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers available to work with you.
(780) 666-3417 View (780) 666-3417
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Audra Potter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MACP, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Everyone struggles with certain things at different times in their lives. Mental wellness is a journey, not a destination and we are all at different points along the path. Sometimes, we need help guiding our steps and knowing how best to keep going. My ideal client may be struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma or personality disorders. Generally, they realize that things in their life are just not working and they want to learn new ways of behaving, thinking and relating to themselves and others to make lasting changes. My practice with clients is collaborative and supportive.
Everyone struggles with certain things at different times in their lives. Mental wellness is a journey, not a destination and we are all at different points along the path. Sometimes, we need help guiding our steps and knowing how best to keep going. My ideal client may be struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma or personality disorders. Generally, they realize that things in their life are just not working and they want to learn new ways of behaving, thinking and relating to themselves and others to make lasting changes. My practice with clients is collaborative and supportive.
(587) 874-0526 View (587) 874-0526
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Sarah O'Brien
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3H
Specialties: ADHD, and Adult ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and trauma (adult single event or multiple events trauma, childhood trauma), Neurodivergence, Substance use difficulties, Pain and sleep management, Mood and Personality disorders.
Sarah has been working in private practice for the past several years. Completing her clinical residency in a community health setting, and graduating with a Masters in Counselling Psychology in 2018. Sarah has worked with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds. With concerns ranging from trauma, (PTSD and c-PTSD), to depression, and anxiety. She has also helped clients with life transitions, helping them to develop effective communication strategies. Sarah loves to travel, seeing new places, and returning to some of her favorites. She enjoys a good comedy, especially Chris Farley, and LOVES horror movies.
Specialties: ADHD, and Adult ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and trauma (adult single event or multiple events trauma, childhood trauma), Neurodivergence, Substance use difficulties, Pain and sleep management, Mood and Personality disorders.
Sarah has been working in private practice for the past several years. Completing her clinical residency in a community health setting, and graduating with a Masters in Counselling Psychology in 2018. Sarah has worked with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds. With concerns ranging from trauma, (PTSD and c-PTSD), to depression, and anxiety. She has also helped clients with life transitions, helping them to develop effective communication strategies. Sarah loves to travel, seeing new places, and returning to some of her favorites. She enjoys a good comedy, especially Chris Farley, and LOVES horror movies.
(825) 606-0856 View (825) 606-0856
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Kelly Tenove
Psychologist, MC, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Managing the difficulties of life can feel overwhelming. When these challenges start to consume you and affect your everyday life, it's a great time to seek help. I offer a safe, comfortable space for people struggling with challenges like anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues.
Managing the difficulties of life can feel overwhelming. When these challenges start to consume you and affect your everyday life, it's a great time to seek help. I offer a safe, comfortable space for people struggling with challenges like anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues.
(587) 816-2978 View (587) 816-2978
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Madrona Wellness Centre
Counsellor, MPCC, MTC, MTV, RCS
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2Y  (Online Only)
Megan does Trauma & Somatic therapies, Relationship Deterioration, Eating Disorders, Addictions, & Narcissistic Abuse/Trauma Bonding.
Megan is a Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling (MPCC), a Registered Clinical Supervisor (RCS), and a Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) with 28 years of experience. Megan also certified as: CCPCPR, RPC, & RTC. Megan takes a compassionate approach to therapy & healing the whole person. She helps clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, trauma, betrayal, abuse. Megan works with co-occurring disorders that can impact client goals. At the client’s pace, the embedded causes are explored while moving gently through the presenting problem.
Megan does Trauma & Somatic therapies, Relationship Deterioration, Eating Disorders, Addictions, & Narcissistic Abuse/Trauma Bonding.
Megan is a Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling (MPCC), a Registered Clinical Supervisor (RCS), and a Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) with 28 years of experience. Megan also certified as: CCPCPR, RPC, & RTC. Megan takes a compassionate approach to therapy & healing the whole person. She helps clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, trauma, betrayal, abuse. Megan works with co-occurring disorders that can impact client goals. At the client’s pace, the embedded causes are explored while moving gently through the presenting problem.
(587) 872-7044 View (587) 872-7044
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Therapy Collective Inc
Counsellor, CCC, MPCC, PrPsych, RPC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2T
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or stressed? Worried about your child's behaviour? Feeling the stressors that accompany being an athlete? Suffering from ADHD or narcissistic abuse? Struggling in your relationships? Recovering from addiction? Challenges with sexual compulsivity or intimacy? Curious about your attachment style? We've got you covered!.
Therapy Collective utilizes a multi-therapist approach to client care. What does this mean for you? Having the benefit of matching your presenting concerns with the therapist whose strengths and approach are best suited to your process. This might mean engaging with more than one of our therapists during your time to meet all of your therapeutic goals. Our therapists cover everything from processing complex trauma through Cognitive-HypnoTherapy and EMDR to providing anxiety-reducing techniques. Our team is trained across a variety of approaches and modalities to ensure you receive comprehensive care.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or stressed? Worried about your child's behaviour? Feeling the stressors that accompany being an athlete? Suffering from ADHD or narcissistic abuse? Struggling in your relationships? Recovering from addiction? Challenges with sexual compulsivity or intimacy? Curious about your attachment style? We've got you covered!.
Therapy Collective utilizes a multi-therapist approach to client care. What does this mean for you? Having the benefit of matching your presenting concerns with the therapist whose strengths and approach are best suited to your process. This might mean engaging with more than one of our therapists during your time to meet all of your therapeutic goals. Our therapists cover everything from processing complex trauma through Cognitive-HypnoTherapy and EMDR to providing anxiety-reducing techniques. Our team is trained across a variety of approaches and modalities to ensure you receive comprehensive care.
(587) 210-2351 View (587) 210-2351
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Karli Jahn
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3E
I focus on treating eating disorders, anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, mood disorders and personality disorders.
In a society bombarded by messaging that constantly encourages the pursuit of happiness through self-actualization, it’s no wonder people find themselves stuck in the cycle of pursuing self-growth and happiness and are often left feeling disappointed, anxious, and disheartened. Our brain is wired for survival, and sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that we don’t just want to survive, we want to LIVE.
I focus on treating eating disorders, anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, mood disorders and personality disorders.
In a society bombarded by messaging that constantly encourages the pursuit of happiness through self-actualization, it’s no wonder people find themselves stuck in the cycle of pursuing self-growth and happiness and are often left feeling disappointed, anxious, and disheartened. Our brain is wired for survival, and sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that we don’t just want to survive, we want to LIVE.
(825) 360-0362 View (825) 360-0362
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Dr. Elizabeth N. Matendechere
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2L
When it comes to Psychological Services, We Care! I am a registered Clinical/Counseling Psychologist in the Province of Alberta with over 16 years of experience in the counseling field; and an Instructor of Psychology Courses. I specialize in Maternal Health (Pre-Term Loses, Pre and Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Gynecological Diagnoses) Chronic Pain, Headache, Migraines, Adjustment, Grief and Loss, Panic Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Addictions, Gambling, Eating Disorders, Domestic Violence, Self Esteem, Trauma, Family Issues, Clinical Assessments, Relationships, Inner Child, Abandonment, Anger etc.
When it comes to Psychological Services, We Care! I am a registered Clinical/Counseling Psychologist in the Province of Alberta with over 16 years of experience in the counseling field; and an Instructor of Psychology Courses. I specialize in Maternal Health (Pre-Term Loses, Pre and Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Gynecological Diagnoses) Chronic Pain, Headache, Migraines, Adjustment, Grief and Loss, Panic Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Addictions, Gambling, Eating Disorders, Domestic Violence, Self Esteem, Trauma, Family Issues, Clinical Assessments, Relationships, Inner Child, Abandonment, Anger etc.
(587) 855-5745 View (587) 855-5745
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Tzipi Buchman Wildbaum
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3G
I have experience working with individuals who have been coping with trauma, grief, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
In challenging times such as those we are experiencing today, it is only normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious, angry and sad. Our world and the life we knew have changed. Some of us lost their jobs, some of us lost activities which were close to their hearts, some of us lost their dreams and plans, and some of us lost their loved ones. Covid-19 constitutes a universal struggle, and it also imposes additional distress for some of us who were already coping with mental health issues. While Covid-19 forces distance, you don't need to be alone with your pain. I believe that every struggle is also an opportunity for personal growth.
I have experience working with individuals who have been coping with trauma, grief, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
In challenging times such as those we are experiencing today, it is only normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious, angry and sad. Our world and the life we knew have changed. Some of us lost their jobs, some of us lost activities which were close to their hearts, some of us lost their dreams and plans, and some of us lost their loved ones. Covid-19 constitutes a universal struggle, and it also imposes additional distress for some of us who were already coping with mental health issues. While Covid-19 forces distance, you don't need to be alone with your pain. I believe that every struggle is also an opportunity for personal growth.
(587) 870-6497 View (587) 870-6497
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Amy Antony
Registered Provisional Psychologist, M, Ed, MC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2E
Hi and WELCOME! I have worked as a counsellor for over 15 years and believe in the importance of authenticity, emotional safety, and humour. I specialize in working with children and family systems, children and adolescent mental health, personality disorders, narcissistic abuse and co-dependence as well as family of origin trauma. I feel we have the innate needs of being seen and understood which is supported by co-creating strong relationships with a trauma-informed sensitivity.
Hi and WELCOME! I have worked as a counsellor for over 15 years and believe in the importance of authenticity, emotional safety, and humour. I specialize in working with children and family systems, children and adolescent mental health, personality disorders, narcissistic abuse and co-dependence as well as family of origin trauma. I feel we have the innate needs of being seen and understood which is supported by co-creating strong relationships with a trauma-informed sensitivity.
(403) 399-5120 View (403) 399-5120
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Joel Brooks
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2H
He currently works with clients on a variety of mental health difficulties including Anxiety, Depression, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Addictions, and Personality Disorders.
Joel’s approach to therapy involves meeting clients where they are at. He acknowledges success depends upon a variety of factors and works diligently with each client to create a treatment plan specifically tailored to meet their goals to help them live their idea of a successful life. Joel works with children, adolescents, and adults. He offers assessments services for children and youth ages 5-18 and counselling services with children, youth, and adults. He understands children and adolescents often desire an experiential, hands-on therapeutic approach to process, understand, and alter their thoughts and feelings.
He currently works with clients on a variety of mental health difficulties including Anxiety, Depression, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Addictions, and Personality Disorders.
Joel’s approach to therapy involves meeting clients where they are at. He acknowledges success depends upon a variety of factors and works diligently with each client to create a treatment plan specifically tailored to meet their goals to help them live their idea of a successful life. Joel works with children, adolescents, and adults. He offers assessments services for children and youth ages 5-18 and counselling services with children, youth, and adults. He understands children and adolescents often desire an experiential, hands-on therapeutic approach to process, understand, and alter their thoughts and feelings.
(587) 609-5535 View (587) 609-5535
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Rachel Vendsel
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T  (Online Only)
I have experience with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, suicide, compulsive disorders, addictions, and identity struggles.
Mental health issues can feel like you’re standing at the bottom of a mountain, without the energy to climb it. I believe in using a ladder approach to those mountains - taking each step one rung at a time. Through counselling, we can work on making that mountain more manageable for you. I practice an integrative approach that draws on cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
I have experience with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, suicide, compulsive disorders, addictions, and identity struggles.
Mental health issues can feel like you’re standing at the bottom of a mountain, without the energy to climb it. I believe in using a ladder approach to those mountains - taking each step one rung at a time. Through counselling, we can work on making that mountain more manageable for you. I practice an integrative approach that draws on cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
(825) 608-5357 View (825) 608-5357
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Rachel Jose
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N
Rachel is a seasoned Registered Psychologist dedicated to the treatment of trauma, self-harm, suicidality, personality disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. With a comprehensive approach, she also addresses behavioral challenges in youth, enriching her practice with a blend of compassion and expertise. Rachel's work extends to assisting both youth and adults, offering valuable parent consultation and support to navigate complex familial dynamics.
Rachel is a seasoned Registered Psychologist dedicated to the treatment of trauma, self-harm, suicidality, personality disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. With a comprehensive approach, she also addresses behavioral challenges in youth, enriching her practice with a blend of compassion and expertise. Rachel's work extends to assisting both youth and adults, offering valuable parent consultation and support to navigate complex familial dynamics.
(587) 605-4177 x708 View (587) 605-4177 x708
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Ami Kato-Scherer
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2Z
I offer a holistic approach to counselling, deeply valuing and respecting each client's journey. I believe in harnessing individual strengths and am grateful for the trust my clients place in me. My practice serves adults, children, couples, families, and youth facing a range of challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, ADHD, trauma, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, addictions, trauma, grief, relationship issues, immigration, burnout and more. If you are feeling discouraged, disappointed, pressured, undervalued, or alone and that feeling may be preventing you from achieving your potential, I am here to help.
I offer a holistic approach to counselling, deeply valuing and respecting each client's journey. I believe in harnessing individual strengths and am grateful for the trust my clients place in me. My practice serves adults, children, couples, families, and youth facing a range of challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, ADHD, trauma, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, addictions, trauma, grief, relationship issues, immigration, burnout and more. If you are feeling discouraged, disappointed, pressured, undervalued, or alone and that feeling may be preventing you from achieving your potential, I am here to help.
(587) 802-2952 View (587) 802-2952
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Sara Lazareck
Occupational Therapist, BSc, MOT, RCT, OT(R)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2G
A Registered Counselling Therapist and Occupational Therapist specializing in psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Master Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist (ART), Safe and Sound Certified Practitioner, and with extensive experience working with trauma, substance use, personality disorders/complex trauma, ADHD, and mood disorders.
Therapy and healing from past negative experiences is a journey and having effective support along the way is invaluable. With over 20 years experience working in mental health, I believe that one of the most powerful elements in healing and achieving a life worth living is authenticity in the therapeutic relationship. I strive to bring compassion, humour, safety, respect and acceptance to the therapeutic process. Together, we will work to learn new effective coping skills, build on current strengths, take on new challenges that are in alignment with your personal values and goals and heal from past painful experiences.
A Registered Counselling Therapist and Occupational Therapist specializing in psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Master Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist (ART), Safe and Sound Certified Practitioner, and with extensive experience working with trauma, substance use, personality disorders/complex trauma, ADHD, and mood disorders.
Therapy and healing from past negative experiences is a journey and having effective support along the way is invaluable. With over 20 years experience working in mental health, I believe that one of the most powerful elements in healing and achieving a life worth living is authenticity in the therapeutic relationship. I strive to bring compassion, humour, safety, respect and acceptance to the therapeutic process. Together, we will work to learn new effective coping skills, build on current strengths, take on new challenges that are in alignment with your personal values and goals and heal from past painful experiences.
(587) 206-7072 View (587) 206-7072
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Bailey Charrois
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BSc, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2Z
I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-esteem challenges, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, family difficulties, personality disorders, gender dysphoria, difficulties with identity, ADHD, grief, and PTSD.
I believe in using a person-centred and holistic approach, meaning I create a plan based on the many factors impacting your day-to-day. My goal is to support you in utilizing your skills to overcome difficult situations, emotions, and challenges. I believe uncovering psychological and behavioural patterns in your life, while emphasizing your values, is key to forming long-lasting positive change. By utilizing my experience in psychology and applied behavioural analysis, I hope to support and empower you throughout your counselling journey.
I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-esteem challenges, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, family difficulties, personality disorders, gender dysphoria, difficulties with identity, ADHD, grief, and PTSD.
I believe in using a person-centred and holistic approach, meaning I create a plan based on the many factors impacting your day-to-day. My goal is to support you in utilizing your skills to overcome difficult situations, emotions, and challenges. I believe uncovering psychological and behavioural patterns in your life, while emphasizing your values, is key to forming long-lasting positive change. By utilizing my experience in psychology and applied behavioural analysis, I hope to support and empower you throughout your counselling journey.
(587) 603-7138 View (587) 603-7138
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Taylor McInnes
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, personality disorders, and struggles with meaning, self-actualization, and career. I focus on helping clients better understand how past experiences, avoided emotions, and interpersonal patterns may be contributing to and maintaining their distress and suffering. Through building awareness in the context of a non-judgmental and unconditionally accepting therapeutic relationship, clients are able to develop more flexible and adaptive ways of coping, learn new ways of relating to others in their lives, develop skills, and experience deeper connection, acceptance, and respect for themselves and their emotions.
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, personality disorders, and struggles with meaning, self-actualization, and career. I focus on helping clients better understand how past experiences, avoided emotions, and interpersonal patterns may be contributing to and maintaining their distress and suffering. Through building awareness in the context of a non-judgmental and unconditionally accepting therapeutic relationship, clients are able to develop more flexible and adaptive ways of coping, learn new ways of relating to others in their lives, develop skills, and experience deeper connection, acceptance, and respect for themselves and their emotions.
(587) 805-3408 View (587) 805-3408

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Personality Disorders Counsellors

What are the common treatment options for personality disorders?

Personality disorders are typically treated with psychotherapy, sometimes in conjunction with medication. Therapy can help people with personality disorders develop skills to tolerate difficult emotions, navigate interpersonal relationships, and solidify their sense of self. Medications can treat symptoms that co-occur with the disorder, such as depression, anger, aggression, and impulsivity.

When to seek treatment for personality disorders?

Even though treatment for personality disorders can be an uphill battle, it’s best to seek help if you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with one, because personality disorders can create substantial problems in life. Symptoms depend on the specific disorder, but overall signs of personality disorders include consistent difficulty maintaining close relationships, dramatic variations in self-esteem, and an unstable sense of identity.

How long does therapy take for personality disorders?

The timeline for treating personality disorders isn’t as clear-cut as it is for other disorders. Change can be difficult, taking from around one year to five, 10, or more. The key is finding a therapist who has extensive experience treating the relevant disorder. For example, a psychologist who specialises in narcissistic personality disorder has specific communication strategies that allow them to sustain the relationship and be more effective with narcissistic patients.

Can therapy help people with personality disorders?

Research suggests that for those who are motivated to address concerns or interpersonal conflict related to a personality disorder, therapy is far more effective than no treatment, and that most people in therapy see improvements. However, since personality disorders involve entrenched elements of identity, they are less responsive to treatment than are other mental health conditions. Finding an expert who has extensive experience working with a given personality disorder is one factor that increases the likelihood of successful treatment.