Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Victoria, BC

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Joelene Heathcote Registered Counsellor
Counsellor, BA, MFA, RTC
Verified
Verified
I support clients managing BPD traits, and those facing grief, trauma, abuse, relationship challenges, depression, and addiction, to develop greater emotional insight and better coping strategies for healing. Grief is a process that clients sometimes find themselves "stuck" in. Often old coping strategies are no longer serving them. Developing relational intimacy with others, and more compassionate communication with self, is integral to my work with individuals and families. Together we find solutions for healing and moving through challenges while improving well-being so clients can connect with their most authentic selves.
(250) 516-6903
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Victoria, BC V8R
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Chiron Centre for Mental Health & Trauma Inc
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am passionate and dedicated to supporting folks living with borderline personality disorder ( BPD ), complex PTSD, and various mental health, substance use and trauma concerns.
From a very young age, I knew my purpose was to help others. I’ve dedicated my life to fighting social injustices, learning therapeutic modalities, and holding space. Between my formal education & training, and my lived experiences, I offer a unique perspective as a wounded healer and witness to support you on your journey. I strive to provide quality, professional, evidence-based clinical services to individuals who are living with complex mental health concerns, while offering collaborative trauma-informed counselling services through the lens of attachment theory.
(431) 441-3731
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Victoria, BC V9C
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Debbie Leung
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Psychologist and director of Wise Mind Centre, a Vancouver-based service that provides primarily cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to adolescents and adult clients and their loved ones. I work with clients who struggle with a variety of psychological problems, including anxiety, OCD, stress, depression, substance use, life transitions, parenting difficulties, self-harm behavior, suicidal ideations, PTSD, interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and borderline personality disorder. My service could be offered in both English and Chinese.
(877) 594-7727
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Victoria, BC V8Z
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Amanda Fowler
BScN, RN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
This may be your first time working with a therapist or maybe a venture away from avenues you've explored so far. I'm happy to meet you at any stage of your journey and offer kindness and empathy while walking that path with you. In particular, I have a compassionate understanding of the struggles known by those experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD/CPTSD, bipolar disorder, OCD, BPD , grief, and difficulty with relationships, self-esteem, and intimacy. I’ve worked extensively with first responders and military. Under unbearable weight, I understand that addiction and self-harming patterns are often a means of coping.
(587) 608-5822
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Victoria, BC V8X
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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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Victoria, BC V9A
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Invictus Clinical Counselling
Psychiatric Nurse, BA, MPN, RPN, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy can help change the way your brain works by changing patters of thinking and adjusting your perspectives on your traumatic experiences. Your beliefs impact how you feel, and how you feel greatly impacts what you do. By altering your beliefs, you can stop feeling so terrible, and as a result, start doing the things you enjoy again.
(431) 808-0499
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Danielle Nori
RSW
Verified
Verified
So many of us struggle to identify, label, and regulate our emotional experiences. I work alongside folks to help them develop the language of their emotions, and learn how to navigate them. Humans exist on a emotional spectrum... some may want to develop effective strategies for coping with intense overwhelming emotions and others may look to reconnect to their emotional experience. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, I hope to work alongside you while you develop skills and strategies that help you cope with life's challenges and successes.
(450) 823-6364
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Beckham Ronaghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , RSW , BAH
Verified
Verified
Everyone has the ability to change. This is your process; I am here to guide you toward your goals. Past traumatic experiences often leave us stuck in patterns that hold us back from enjoying life. With my clinical knowledge and personable approach, we will work together to figure out a plan forward. I am a Registered Social Worker with expertise in addictions, concurrent disorders, and family-focused treatment. I am an advocate for and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about working with individuals and families to strengthen relationships.
(778) 902-4672
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Jane Berry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I believe in supporting clients to move in the direction of their goals, and in the healing capacity of the helping relationship. A genuine caring relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation for effective therapy. I'm pleased to be trained in both Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for Trauma clients, as well as CBT and DBT.
(587) 210-5058
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Victoria, BC V8N
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Darcie Clarke
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Currently accepting new clients. I am inspired by the resiliency that can be found in people from all walks of life, and in every corner of the globe. I believe there is strength to be found in everyone, sometimes it just takes a nurturing hand, an understanding ear, and an open heart to create opportunity for individuals to find what is innately within themselves.
(877) 864-5376
Victoria, BC V8S
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Duff Psychological Services Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I am a psychologist who has made it my life's work to help young people and adults using research-based approaches. I specialize in working with children and adolescents as well as adult veterans and their families, and I have specialized training in psychological assessment (such as psycho-educational assessment) and therapy (such as cognitive-behavioural therapy). I have worked with thousands of people, including with gifted, autistic, and otherwise exceptional children. I also have significant experience working with teachers, police, military and veterans, first responders, and physicians.
(833) 270-9289
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Victoria, BC V8V
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Geoff Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in performance enhancement and personal growth so you can reach your goals at home, at work, and in sports. This includes affair recovery, healthy boundaries & communication, work/life balance, indigenous support, anger, addictions, and services for depression and anxiety. My approach includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a new way of putting your challenges in context and tools for handling painful feelings and thoughts so you can be happier and more successful in any area of life. I also use Somatic Experiencing and EMDR to remove mental blocks. Most importantly, I prioritize our therapeutic relationship.
(778) 765-8912
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Victoria, BC V8R
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Morgan Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Overwhelm, uncertainty, confusion, conflict, anxiety and despair - if this is your reality right now, you're not alone. We're all longing for a sense of connection, possibility, and hope in the face of the tsunami of injustice, trauma and loss we're living through in these 'unprecedented times' (ugh). Stress levels higher than the price of a Vancouver condo, relationships sinking under the weight of isolation, & identities under attack from all sides - how do we cope with the chaos and still show up as the caregivers, creatives, healers and changemakers the world so desperately needs?
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Victoria, BC V8V
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Mercedes Cepeda
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
I believe that you have all the answers you need to live your life to the fullest, and that my role as a counsellor is to guide you through a process of discovering those answers. If you are feeling stuck in your life, confused on what direction you are supposed to take, or are finding yourself repeating unproductive patterns, then I believe you would benefit from working with me. I have many years of mental health experience, with special training in brain and behaviour, such as brain injury, trauma, anxiety, and brain disorders.
(587) 400-2370
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Victoria, BC V8R
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Dr. Amber L. Hills
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I see the therapy room as a place where people discover that "home" is an internal state. Trust is difficult, and it can feel like an immeasurable risk to explore the most vulnerable of spaces: your innermost thoughts and feelings. I seek to understand my clients' experiences and see the world as you do. Not all clients are alike, and I aim to tailor my approach to the needs and worldviews of each client. I describe my approach to therapy as integrative with a collaborative stance and an emphasis (where appropriate) on interpersonal and existential issues.
(587) 405-3170
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Victoria, BC V8R
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Megan Stanley
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified
Verified
Do you wake up in the morning and the first thing you feel is your anxiety creeping in? Do you feel like you have tried everything and you’re losing hope? Are you often triggered emotionally and feel as though you lose control? My approach to therapy is always rooted in compassion and genuine curiosity. I have a mindful and gentle presence, which guides my considerate sensitivity and attunement to my clients. Together we can cultivate unique goals and illuminate your wellness path through exploring, connecting, healing, and harnessing strengths.
(672) 202-1363
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Victoria, BC V8P
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Hanna Hilyer Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It can be incredibly uncomfortable struggling with feeling anxious, stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, and/or dysregulated. You may be experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, eating disorders, relationship conflict, or other concerns, and are interested in developing greater awareness and coping strategies. In therapy, clients feel empowered to tackle challenges once their stories are shared, issues are identified, and a unique treatment plan is developed. My clients are supported holistically to make meaningful changes towards the people they want to be so they can show up and engage authentically with who and what is important to them.
(604) 337-1345
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Victoria, BC V8V
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Taylor Evans
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting clients - Do you overthink and judge everything you say? Are you reliving past or future events and feel stuck in worry and stress? Or, are you wanting to break family cycles and heal patterns? I support people as they reclaim their lives before the hurt — before the assault, loss, or relationship. Before anxiety, worry, and fear settled in. For many of my clients, unsupportive relationships have been their norm, and they identify with having absent, abusive, or emotionally unavailable parents and partners. Therapy can help you get to know yourself better, regain a sense of self and agency, and heal from the past.
(825) 603-5052
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Victoria, BC V9B
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Carla Mae Leuschen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I work with clients whom wish to push the boundaries of “normal” to uncover & deconstruct the root causes of their suffering. Many of the people that I work with are dealing with major depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and overall frustration with the current state of society and the environment. The clients that I see often present to me with symptoms such as feeling blocked, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, alone, and powerless in their life. I support clients to transform their pain into strength so that they can live a more fulfilled life.
(778) 743-5005
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Victoria, BC V8V
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Keegan Baulkham
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
Verified
I support adolescents, young adults, and young professionals who are experiencing societal, cognitive, relational, or emotional challenges. Many of my clients have difficulties with emotion regulation, identity, gender expression, psychedelic integration, relationships, neurodivergency, anxiety, depression, low confidence, loss of life direction, and/or are questioning life. As a Nature-Based Therapist, we will incorporate skills training, awareness exercises, and mindfulness techniques from Nature into our daily routines (I also work indoors).
(250) 880-0553
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Victoria, BC V8W
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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.