Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Downtown, Vancouver, BC

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Keturah Wong
Counsellor, MSc, MA, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The human experience is infinite in complexity, diversity and meaning. I understand that the nature of concerns bringing someone into therapy can be equally complex and is rarely as simple as a behaviour, diagnosis, relationship problem or a life event. I have over a decade of experience helping people to work through a range of concerns including: Relational issues, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder (CPTSD), and Bereavement/ Suicide bereavement. If any of these present a struggle in your life, I would be honoured to hear from you and work together towards finding some healthy, sustainable relief.
(450) 390-5823
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Mario Spiler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CHT, MNLP, CISM
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers and I work with Individuals, Couples and Families. Interventions focus on acute and chronic symptomatic and characterological manifestations of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and family conflicts, emotional dysregulation, self or other destructive behaviors, trauma & PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder and crises.
(825) 251-8997
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Daphne Georghiou, RMFT, RCC
Marriage & Family Therapist, RCC, RMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My expertise lies in supporting clients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, symptoms of narcissistic abuse, painful relationship and family issues.
Are you grieving a loss, or suffering from bouts of Anxiety and/or Depression? Do you struggle in relationships and getting your needs met? Do you overthink things and obsess to the degree it's impacting your happiness and well being? Are you finding yourself behaving in self-destructive ways? You are not alone. I can help you get to the root of what's binding you and gain emotional relief. My expertise lies in creating nurturing, healing environments for psychotherapeutic process. Come and make conscious what may be repressed and find inner harmony and balance again. You deserve to feel hope and promise for a better future.
(778) 763-1451
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V7Y
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Sarah Ahmed
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Sarah Ahmed completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters of Social Work degree from University of Toronto, specializing in Mental Health and Addictions. Sarah has worked with a diverse clientele within a multitude of clinical inpatient and outpatient settings. Sarah provides individual and group counselling to individuals suffering from mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, coupled with co-occurring substance use issues. Additionally, Sarah also provides support for loved ones on how to sustain healthy relationships and manage life stressors.
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Nassim Ghani
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified
Verified
Thank you for visiting my profile. My goal is to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship based on trust and safety to best support you in meeting your personal goals.My approach focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the barriers you are experiencing to living an authentic life based on your vales and providing tools to empower you to respond to the emotional and practical life-challenges that you face. By supporting you to re-connect with your inherent strength and resilience you can create new possibilities.
(587) 850-5507
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Jodie Read
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The nature of life's experiences and living can be exceptionally fulfilling and at the same time provoke incredible challenges that have the ability to evoke internal chaos. We may not be able to control what happens to us, but we do have control over how we address, engage with, and continue to move forward given these challenges. My belief is that therapy is a place of healing, learning, and growth. My aim is to create a safe, trusting space in therapy facilitated through non-judgemental and non-pathologizing approaches.
(604) 256-1629
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Lida Bahrami
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
If you have found your way to my profile, it may be that you are feeling troubled and want to discuss these feelings with a patient, compassionate professional. Welcome! Be assured that you have taken a difficult and important first step towards well being. I honor your courage in coming this far! I look forward to finding a pathway to healing together.
(604) 562-2728
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Darlynne Hildebrandt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW , RCAT
Verified
Verified
Life is challenging and difficult at times. It can create distress that affects every part of who we are: our thoughts, feelings, physical well-being and spirit - upsetting the ability to be effective with ourselves, others and manage the demands of our daily life. When we decide to reach out for help, we are acting courageously. Particularly if we do not have the energy or believe that things can be better. I am passionate about helping people. I work to understand the world from your point of view and help you gain a sense of balance and confidence to make positive changes in your life.
(587) 806-4054
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Nicole Che
Pre-Licensed Professional, MBBCh, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcoming new clients! Sometimes asking for help is easy, but often it can be really hard. I understand that - I've been there too. Whether you are struggling with mood and self-esteem, navigating relationships, figuring out the next steps in your journey, grief and loss, or just feeling a need to change, having someone in your corner can quiet the thoughts standing in your way and allow you to find a path forward. I am here to carve out that corner, a safe space, for you to take charge of your life, figure out what changes you want to make, and support you in becoming the person you want to be. All you have to do is reach out.
(672) 906-1325
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Christine Ferch
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Clients are provided a person-centered approach based on 6 core conditions empathy, non-judgment, unconditional positive regard, congruence, genuineness, and authenticity. From my holistic training in EMDR, DBT, and IFS I can support and help clients navigate trauma, IPV, depression, attachment, anxiety, sports performance and various life transitions. I hope to provide a trusting, safe, and grounded place for my clients to feel and talk about the discomfort needed to heal both the mind and the body.
(604) 260-0468
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Wellnest
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
Wellnest is a progressive, BIPOC mental health space which provides counselling services in a safe, accessible and culturally responsive environment to optimize the individuals, couples and families in their personal, academic and overall well-being. We learned that the spaces in which we sought support did not always reflect our own identities, and from that experience stemmed our need to create change in our field of work. Our purpose is to provide you with a safe and compassionate environment as we work to help you explore your challenges, understand yourself and your mental health, and to help manage your life more effectively.
(579) 539-0130
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Barrett Carter
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Barrett! I'm an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC. For the past 12 years I have supported youth, adults, and families facing diverse challenges. Connection, respect, and collaboration are the underlying values that inform my practice. Currently, I am a mental health clinician with Fraser Health. I also have experience working for the Vancouver School Board and non-profits providing individual and group services. It continues to be an honour to walk alongside anyone looking to make change or navigate difficult situations.
(226) 782-0542
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Alex Charleton
Counsellor, RCC, MCP, BA
Verified
Verified
I support clients with varying issues, from depression, grief and anxiety to eating disorders and trauma wounds. My three areas of focus are: Eating disorders, relationship issues, and trauma (pstd). Whether you feel deflated from low self-esteem; are repeating un-serving patterns; or feeling confused and out of control in your body, know that there is a path to improving your quality of life and healing. I believe everyone is intrinsically worthy of love and am ready to support you to tap into the truth of your self-worth.
(778) 901-2272
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Peak Resilience
Counsellor, MA, MSW, MEd, MCP, RCC, RSW
Verified
Verified
We are a leading counselling practice in Vancouver, BC specializing in empowering women to live authentic, meaningful lives. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and self-knowledge to manage emotions, overcome anxiety and depression, achieve your goals and see the world in a new perspective. We work with you to inspire confidence, peace of mind and, ultimately, lifelong resilience.
(778) 765-1093
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Dr. Lior Ben Avraham Counselling & Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, DSW, RCSW
Verified
Verified
My guiding principle is that the therapeutic process is deeply personal and unique and, therefore, must be tailored to the particular needs of each client to achieve their optimal health and wellness. With warmth, compassion and empathy, I help my clients to (re)discover their needs and strengths, and to pursue their desired well-being, with attention to issues related to the individual’s culture, trauma, gender, and circumstances. I practice from a humanistic, strengths-based, solution-focused model as well as a psychodynamic perspective. My approach is holistic, non-judgmental, anti-oppressive, authentic, nurturing, and eclectic.
(604) 305-4830
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6E
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Andrea Olsen
Counsellor, RCC, MC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a therapist who empowers you through meaningful care. I have been there- the struggle, the trauma, the trouble navigating difficult and overwhelming feelings, and the pain of not feeling like yourself or having much hope. I know that seeking therapy isn’t an easy step and I commend you for starting your journey by looking to therapy. I am here to support you in finding what is best for you to reach your goals. If you work with me I promise you a safe space where you can process difficult feelings, and work through triggers that are no longer serving you.
(705) 482-8296
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Shivanesce Wellness
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, MCP-AT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We are a a trauma-informed team of Clinical Counsellors, Art Therapists and other health practitioners, experienced in working with teens, youth and adults braving a range of mental health challenges. We offer Individual, Relationship, Group and Online Counselling. We hold an affirming, inclusive, non-pathologizing, culturally-safe, humility-focused and harm-reduction lens in my practice. I hold a Narrative Therapy approach and often blend it with art therapy. W have found that this way, even the people with awkward hide-and-seek relationships with their mental health make consistent progress, despite the resistance.
(604) 256-5770
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Resilience Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
It is human to struggle, we all have our ups and downs and being isolated in our emotional experience can just make it worse. Most emotions and behaviour makes sense in context. However, when left on our own to try to piece together our challenges, we can find ourselves plagued with self doubt and often feel lost. Therapy can help you see your situation objectively, accept even the imperfect parts of yourself, and work to use these parts as a roadmap into better health and well-being. We are not always able to control what life throws our way, but with help, we can transform these experiences into personal growth and wisdom.
(604) 260-1926
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Lauren Howard
Counsellor, MA, MC, CCC
Verified
Verified
I believe that you should do you. I also think that you should do the least anxious, least depressed, least traumatized and least isolated version of you that you can do. Reaching out for counselling can be really nerve-racking. It is also hard to admit that there is something in your life that might not be working quite right. My hopes are that you can make the changes that you want to make, and I'm hoping that I can support you to do it.
(778) 654-7105
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Phare
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Our mission is to provide accessible and good fit counselling with no waitlist. Our 25+ Registered Clinical Counsellors and Registered Social Workers specialize in a range of modalities including somatic therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR and others. We see a wide variety of clients, with an emphasis on anxiety, depression and trauma. Individual clinicians also provide services relevant to ADHD, life coaching, gender/sexuality, BIPOC and more.
(902) 905-6743
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Borderline Personality (BPD) Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating borderline personality disorder?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is considered the gold standard of treatment for borderline personality disorder. An evidence-based treatment, it addresses the extreme emotional reactivity, the relationship difficulties, and the acts of self-harm that create so much distress for BPD patients. DBT is a comprehensive program that includes both regular individual psychotherapy sessions and weekly group sessions of skills training.

What happens in treatment of borderline personality disorder?

Treatment typically consists of weekly individual therapy sessions that last an hour and group skill-focused instructional sessions that may last up to two hours. Patients are typically given homework “assignments” in which they are asked to practice in their daily life the skills they acquire in therapy. Patients also keep a diary tracking their emotions and impulses as a way to know which situations are most problematic and to help them gain control over their own behavior. Difficult situations and feelings are typically reviewed in therapy sessions and more constructive solutions found.

What kinds of problems does BPD treatment help with?

DBT was initially developed to dampen the self-destructive impulses of chronically suicidal patients. It is now the treatment of choice for borderline personality disorder, a serious condition marked by extreme emotional reactivity, relationship instability, and self-injurious behaviors. Treatment of BPD helps patients tolerate the flux of emotions without acting on them, often with a specific focus on tolerating negative emotions. DBT addresses the core problems of BPD—fear of abandonment, low self-esteem, and impulsivity.

What is the goal of treatment in borderline personality disorder?

The goal of treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) is to relieve the extreme emotional distress that patients experience—to curb their emotional reactivity, to minimize their inclination to self-harm, and to reduce their impulsivity. Toward these ends, patients are not only taught an array of new coping skills and techniques for emotional regulation, they are given opportunities to practice them. Another major goal of treatment is interpersonal effectiveness; patients learn and problem-solve ways to effectively communicate in relationships, especially how to ask for what they need as a way to minimize hurt feelings.