Personality Disorders Therapists in Central Toronto, Toronto, ONSee all counsellors in Central Toronto, Toronto
Scott R Bishop
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
I have specific expertise in the treatment of complex trauma and personality disorders .
I am a Registered Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in Toronto with 25 years experience and a highly regarded teacher and clinical supervisor with extensive experience in psychotherapy training and supervision. I am a Lecturer in Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and train and supervise psychiatry residents in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the University Health Network. I am also on Faculty and a Supervising Analyst at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and I teach in the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute.
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCP
Some have been diagnosed with personality disorders and other mental health issues such as: Anxiety/Depression.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I offer individual, couple/family counselling. I use emotion and solution-focused techniques in session. We will talk about and explore feelings, helping you completely process emotions, to better guide you in relationships and decision-making. I will also help you learn healthy relationship skills and other issues you may be struggling with ex: boundaries, assertiveness. We will explore what your personal triggers are and how they impact your life, enabling you to move forward. These concerns will be explored together in a safe, open dialogue in which you feel cared for.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW, SSW
Quick, close your eyes. Where do you expect to be in five years? When I was in my own despair, I never would have imagined that less than five years after living through such tumultuous times, my life would bring me to this incredible field. My work is now my calling and I am super passionate about supporting my clients through their growth and change. For over a decade, I have worked with a range of private clients and organizations. My years of experience has introduced me to clients and their families, experiencing highly diverse struggles including trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders , substance abuse, and more.
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MBBS, RP
I have special interest in issues concerning trauma, abuse, personality disorders , mood disorders, infidelity, cross-cultural issues and life coaching.
I believe in honoring each individual's unique life journey. Our sessions will focus on exploring your strength in a non-judgmental and collaborative space. Instead of "fixing," I would like to work with you in "actualizing" your own truth as the starting point of your healing journey. I've been working at Toronto Western Hospital as a mental health clinician for 10+ years in both English and Mandarin. I also work with MVA, EHC, GP- and self-referred clients from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs in my private practice.
Dan De Figueiredo Psychotherapy Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, BAA, MSW, RSW
My aim in therapy is to help clients reduce and eliminate symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, emotion dysregulation, trauma, addictions, loss, personality disorders , as well as the complex ups and downs that sometimes emerge in life.
How you connect with your therapist will be the most important factor in determining how you make progress in therapy. This bond and comfort to share personal information should start to build from the first meeting. With that in mind, I will provide a supportive, non-judgemental environment from which you can explore what is important to you. I have extensive training and experience (12 years counsellor; 9 years social worker, in hospitals, community settings and private practice) providing effective treatment for adult individuals, couples, groups, and supervising other therapists.
Tracey & Co Inc
LMHC, RN, MN
You may be looking to heal your voice with a narcissistic parent or partner. Learn to validate and approve of your own choices in life without always pleasing others. Overcome your caretaking tendencies for fear of your parents or partners emotional reaction. With embodied psychotherapy, heal your soul and any chronic health issues you may be struggling from these complex traumas and personality challenges. Feel safe to express who you really are in relationships and live an authentic-inspired life.
Counsellor, RP, CTP Dip, CAPT
Everything changes when you fall in love with truth. Inner alignment, no matter where it takes you, is both the means and the end. If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, boundaries, isolation, narcissistic abuse, and/or low self esteem then it might be your intention to develop a keener sense of what your place in life is meant to be, create healthier boundaries and relationships. Together we can explore your inner world, understand who you are at your core, and what you need to develop into the vibrant human being you were always meant to be. Remember, to begin that our most important relationship is with ourselves.
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
I have a wide range of experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, difficult life transitions, relational issues, low self-esteem, mood and personality disorders .
*Not accepting clients but clinic is Insight & Wellness - Many of us have experienced life events that leave us feeling stuck. Therapy explores underlying emotions and beliefs, relational patterns, as well as promote coping skills to facilitate change, acceptance and freedom. I work collaboratively with you in a compassionate, understanding and safe environment to help you embrace aspects of yourself in a way that allows you to live freely. I work in a dynamic and innovative way to help you achieve your goals with a variety of approaches tailored to your individual and couple needs.
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg, (Ont)
At Prevailing Minds, we bring together clinical skill and lived experience with mental health challenges. I’ve worked with individuals with mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders , eating disorders, substance use issues, and many, many other challenges. I help people discover and maintain their motivation to change. My work is very goal-oriented so you can tell if you are making progress in our work together. I encourage taking learning out of the clinic and into the community and home. Sliding scale pricing is available depending on financial need. Please inquire!
Bella Pahlevan_ Emergence Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
I offer therapy for narcissistic abuse recovery, either caused by neglectful parenting or abusive relationships.
I believe that no matter what you have been through, there's always a way to move forward and start to heal. Even in the darkest of times, there's a glimmer of hope and a desire to feel at peace and safe. What matters is that instead of giving up, you are seeking help and that means you are getting ready to use external and internal resources to move past what's causing you distress. I take an individualized approach that is tailored to the needs of each client. I believe in providing a non-judgmental atmosphere where you feel safe to be yourself.
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA, BSc
No Waitlists! I work with adults, adolescents, and couples struggling with anxiety/mood related disorders, work-related stress, eating disorders, body image issues, communication issues, relationship/dating issues, self-esteem, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, personality disorders , life and career transitions, grief/loss, and many more. I primarily offer flexible and integrated evidence-based modalities. I highly value my clients’ time, engagement, and collaboration therefore your personalized treatment plan tailored to suit your needs will be developed collaboratively.
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Registered Social Worker, RSW, PhD
Bethany has experience working with individuals who have struggled with unexpected setbacks or challenges associated with relationship changes, family changes, loss and grief, adapting to the impact of the COVID 19 health crisis. Additionally, she has experience supporting individuals with ADHD, learning exceptionalities Gifted and LD, more complex emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, histories of developmental trauma, and those with diagnoses of mood and personality disorders , PTSD, and Complex PTSD.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MEd
I enjoy working with folks who are looking to heal from childhood/developmental trauma, complex PTSD, dissociation, chaotic substance use, personality disorders , and struggles related to being queer, transgender, and/or non-binary.
Therapy doesn't have to be scary! I know first-hand what it can be like to suffer in silence, longing for change, & struggling to find someone who "gets" you. If you grew up in a home where you didn't get the support that you needed, if you went through something that you feel like you have never recovered from, or if you feel like a black sheep everywhere you go, I would be happy to co-create a non-judgmental healing space where you feel seen, heard, & valued. We can work on things like learning to understand yourself, re-gaining control of your life, & appreciating the parts of you that have clawed you out of your darkest times.
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Sometimes life can become overwhelming because of our emotions, thoughts, behaviours or difficulties within our relationships. While we try to cope with life’s challenges as best as possible, sometimes we need extra help to feel better. Seeking professional support is a courageous and admirable decision, and I can’t wait to meet with you and help you through your journey of facing your difficulties and healing! In therapy, I work with adults who are experiencing difficulties related to anxiety, stress, depression, negative emotions, emotion regulation, trauma, personality disorders , relationship difficulties, and self-growth.
Lisa C. Vettese
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Sensitive, responsive psychotherapy for adults, couples, adolescents, and families. I assist with crises, life transitions, career uncertainty, self-esteem, intimacy concerns, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, addictions, personality disorders , self-harm, maladaptive anger, marital/relationship distress, childhood maltreatment history, parenting challenges, creative blocks, grief, loss, fertility issues, illness and chronic pain. Therapy is tailored to your needs, and draws upon such traditions as CBT, mindfulness, DBT, analytic therapy, family systems, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a best-practice, evidence-based therapy for PTSD approved by health and government regulatory bodies around the world.
Dr. Tanaya Chatterjee Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Thank you for being here! I work with adults who may experience emotional and behavioural difficulties. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, OCD, depressive disorders, personality disorders , PTSD, racial trauma, grief and loss, and other relational problems. I also work with those who have experienced childhood trauma. In my work, I consistently and sincerely acknowledge the importance of the transgenerational impact of acculturation on our beliefs, worldviews, and sense of self. I genuinely believe that we are not broken, so we do not need "fixing;" instead, we work to be the self we want to be!
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
I have experience working with youth and adults with an emphasis on and gender diverse folks and the LGBTQ2S community. I have supported clients with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, body image, eating disorders, gender/sexuality-related issues, personality disorders , intergenerational trauma, complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and substance use. My approach is grounded in a trauma-informed, intersectional anti-oppressive framework and I aim to foster resilience and empowerment using a warm, collaborative approach to support folks in meeting their goals.
Edna Aryee Ph D
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP (Q)
I have a Ph.D. in Counselling-Clinical Psychology from the University of Toronto with over 15 years of clinical experience working at CAMH, Correctional Services, Forensic Behaviours, Ontario Shores, Advance Health, and Oshawa Psychological Services. I offer psychotherapy on various issues, including trauma, personality disorders , anxiety, depression, self-esteem, cross-cultural and workplace issues, immigration adjustment, life transitions, and 1st and 2nd Canadian generational challenges. My eclectic and person-centred approach draws heavily on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential-Humanistic, and Relational-Cultural Theory.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MACP, RSW
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.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Kamy Bhatti is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario and British Columbia with over 16 years of clinical experience working within the healthcare and community setting. Her experience includes facilitating group-based therapy, working with individuals that have various mental health diagnoses such as, personality disorders , bipolar, anxiety and depression, etc. Additionally, She has worked at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic alongside psychiatrists with a focus in perinatal and postpartum depression providing one-on-one therapy. Over the years, Kamy has worked within diverse demographic therapeutic settings.
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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.