Personality Disorders Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Scott R Bishop
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
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.
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.
(289) 275-7954 View (289) 275-7954
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Lisa Shouldice Psychotherapy Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCP
Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
Our clients may have personality disorders and other mental health issues.
The Clinic team offers individual, couple/family counselling. I use emotion & 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. Our team has created the capacity to also offer CBT, IFS, DBT and many other person-centred/psychodynamic approaches, even mindfulness! We will also help you learn healthy relationship skills and other issues you may be struggling with ex: boundaries, assertiveness. The clinic is trauma specialized, helping people who have experienced trauma and related symptoms.
Our clients may have personality disorders and other mental health issues.
The Clinic team offers individual, couple/family counselling. I use emotion & 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. Our team has created the capacity to also offer CBT, IFS, DBT and many other person-centred/psychodynamic approaches, even mindfulness! We will also help you learn healthy relationship skills and other issues you may be struggling with ex: boundaries, assertiveness. The clinic is trauma specialized, helping people who have experienced trauma and related symptoms.
(855) 997-1457 View (855) 997-1457
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Dr. Shelley McMain - Centre for MindBody Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5N
Shelley is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of personality disorders, emotion regulation, self-harm and suicidal behavior.
Dr. Shelley McMain is a Registered Psychologist who has been practicing for more than 30 years. She is Head of the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is also the Director of the Psychotherapy, Humanities, and Psychosocial Interventions Division and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Shelley was the first Canadian clinician certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification as a DBT individual and group therapist. She has also completed in-depth training in Prolonged Exposure, EFT and CBT.
Shelley is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of personality disorders, emotion regulation, self-harm and suicidal behavior.
Dr. Shelley McMain is a Registered Psychologist who has been practicing for more than 30 years. She is Head of the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is also the Director of the Psychotherapy, Humanities, and Psychosocial Interventions Division and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Shelley was the first Canadian clinician certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification as a DBT individual and group therapist. She has also completed in-depth training in Prolonged Exposure, EFT and CBT.
(647) 496-0683 View (647) 496-0683
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Sally Hsu
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MBBS, RP
Verified
Toronto, ON M2N
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.
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.
(647) 496-5571 View (647) 496-5571
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Aliza Neger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW, SSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M6A
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.
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.
(647) 424-5061 View (647) 424-5061
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Moshe Cohen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A
I help clients struggling with various challenges including ADHD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, personality disorders, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, grief, anger, psychosis, relationships, eating disorders, mood disorders, stress management and decision making.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I provide therapy to clients (ages 16 and up) and I use a variety of approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and emotion focused therapy (EFT). I strive to tailor my therapy approach to my clients’ needs. As such I place a strong emphasis on being up to date on current approaches and modalities, participating in professional development and working alongside my peers, honing my skills at every opportunity.
I help clients struggling with various challenges including ADHD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, personality disorders, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, grief, anger, psychosis, relationships, eating disorders, mood disorders, stress management and decision making.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I provide therapy to clients (ages 16 and up) and I use a variety of approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and emotion focused therapy (EFT). I strive to tailor my therapy approach to my clients’ needs. As such I place a strong emphasis on being up to date on current approaches and modalities, participating in professional development and working alongside my peers, honing my skills at every opportunity.
(647) 696-6753 View (647) 696-6753
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Third Wave Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP (Q), CCC, MEd
Verified
Toronto, ON M3M
We specialize in helping people with Trauma, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, OCD, Relationship issues, ADHD and Self-Esteem. Our personalized approach includes but is not limited to: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Trauma focused therapy; and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Our mission is to make therapy a safe and inclusive space for all. In addition to the classic therapy styles we use, we provide culturally sensitive services which allow us to support a great diversity of individuals.
We specialize in helping people with Trauma, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, OCD, Relationship issues, ADHD and Self-Esteem. Our personalized approach includes but is not limited to: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Trauma focused therapy; and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Our mission is to make therapy a safe and inclusive space for all. In addition to the classic therapy styles we use, we provide culturally sensitive services which allow us to support a great diversity of individuals.
(343) 801-1376 View (343) 801-1376
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Dr. Tania Andi @ Affordable Mind Harmony Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych, CSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5B
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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Dr. Michael Best
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M4E
As a clinical psychologist I provide assessment and treatment services to people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties including psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and grief. I specialize in treating serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, psychosis, and bipolar disorder but also treat a wide variety of difficulties. The therapeutic relationship is a critical component to therapy and I work collaboratively with clients to identify goals, understand problem areas, and implement a treatment plan to overcome those problems.
As a clinical psychologist I provide assessment and treatment services to people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties including psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and grief. I specialize in treating serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, psychosis, and bipolar disorder but also treat a wide variety of difficulties. The therapeutic relationship is a critical component to therapy and I work collaboratively with clients to identify goals, understand problem areas, and implement a treatment plan to overcome those problems.
(647) 372-5036 View (647) 372-5036
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Dr. Niki Norouzian - Centre For Psychology And Emotional Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5R
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Niki’s therapy style is warm, empathetic, and personalized to the unique needs of each individual or couple. She emphasizes safety and nonjudgement while challenging clients to gain insight into themselves and change patterns that interfere with their goals and values. She collaboratively works with clients on their goals, which can include processing painful emotions and experiences such as trauma or other difficult formative events. She strives to understand the nuances of each person’s experience with thoughtful consideration of intersecting issues of race, gender, sexuality, class, and power.
, PTSD, complex trauma), depression, personality disorders (e.
Niki’s therapy style is warm, empathetic, and personalized to the unique needs of each individual or couple. She emphasizes safety and nonjudgement while challenging clients to gain insight into themselves and change patterns that interfere with their goals and values. She collaboratively works with clients on their goals, which can include processing painful emotions and experiences such as trauma or other difficult formative events. She strives to understand the nuances of each person’s experience with thoughtful consideration of intersecting issues of race, gender, sexuality, class, and power.
(437) 747-8089 View (437) 747-8089
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Yasmine El-Garhy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
I know the struggles you could go through in life, and I'm here to help. I help clients struggling with gender identity, trauma, boundaries, porn addiction, breakups, relationship issues, body image, self-confidence, identity crisis, personality disorders, grief and loss, adjusting to new life changes, and many more. I am a registered psychotherapist qualifying in practice for two years. I graduated Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in Canada. I follow the psychodynamic approach in therapy. I also has addiction recovery coaching background from the ICF.
I know the struggles you could go through in life, and I'm here to help. I help clients struggling with gender identity, trauma, boundaries, porn addiction, breakups, relationship issues, body image, self-confidence, identity crisis, personality disorders, grief and loss, adjusting to new life changes, and many more. I am a registered psychotherapist qualifying in practice for two years. I graduated Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in Canada. I follow the psychodynamic approach in therapy. I also has addiction recovery coaching background from the ICF.
(289) 276-7223 View (289) 276-7223
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Xi Han
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a reliable and holding therapeutic environment for individuals facing challenges with anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I listen carefully, follow your lead, sometimes ask for clarity, and thoughtfully focus on understanding your feelings and thoughts. We will strive to understand and integrate the troubling impulses and inner conflicts. Additionally, we will explore the connections between past relationships and their influence on your current interpersonal dynamics. Therapy is as unique as our wonderfully complex minds, and just like no two individuals are alike, there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.
I provide a reliable and holding therapeutic environment for individuals facing challenges with anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I listen carefully, follow your lead, sometimes ask for clarity, and thoughtfully focus on understanding your feelings and thoughts. We will strive to understand and integrate the troubling impulses and inner conflicts. Additionally, we will explore the connections between past relationships and their influence on your current interpersonal dynamics. Therapy is as unique as our wonderfully complex minds, and just like no two individuals are alike, there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.
(249) 559-1459 View (249) 559-1459
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Dan De Figueiredo Psychotherapy Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, BAA, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C
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.
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.
(437) 371-5955 View (437) 371-5955
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Ashima Gupta - Centre For Mindbody Health
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MPhil
Toronto, ON M5N
She is experienced in working with addictions, trauma, abuse, mood dysregulation, and personality disorders.
Ashima Gupta is a Psychological Associate at the Centre for MindBody Health (under supervised practice of Dr. Lorraine Patterson, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Dr. Shari Geller, Ph.D., C.Psych.) registered with the College of Psychologists Ontario. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Karnataka, India. Ashima has extensive training in various evidence-based approaches such as Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) , Existential Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy and is also Psychodynamically informed.
She is experienced in working with addictions, trauma, abuse, mood dysregulation, and personality disorders.
Ashima Gupta is a Psychological Associate at the Centre for MindBody Health (under supervised practice of Dr. Lorraine Patterson, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Dr. Shari Geller, Ph.D., C.Psych.) registered with the College of Psychologists Ontario. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Karnataka, India. Ashima has extensive training in various evidence-based approaches such as Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) , Existential Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy and is also Psychodynamically informed.
(647) 956-4641 View (647) 956-4641
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Edna Aryee Ph D
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP (Q)
Verified
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
graduate in Counselling-Clinical Psychology from The University of Toronto providing psychotherapy to individuals & couples living with trauma, grief, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression.
Navigating the different pathways of life can be challenging, and often, no one understands your story, and you may feel lost in figuring things out on your own. I am here to SUPPORT you because you haven't come this far to stay stuck here! Like Michael Jordan, "Obstacles do not have to stop you. You don't turn around and give up if you run into a wall. You figure out how to climb, go through, or work around it." As an experienced therapist, I can challenge you to become the best version of yourself by creating a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal mental health. I am accepting NEW Clients (individuals & couples).
graduate in Counselling-Clinical Psychology from The University of Toronto providing psychotherapy to individuals & couples living with trauma, grief, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression.
Navigating the different pathways of life can be challenging, and often, no one understands your story, and you may feel lost in figuring things out on your own. I am here to SUPPORT you because you haven't come this far to stay stuck here! Like Michael Jordan, "Obstacles do not have to stop you. You don't turn around and give up if you run into a wall. You figure out how to climb, go through, or work around it." As an experienced therapist, I can challenge you to become the best version of yourself by creating a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal mental health. I am accepting NEW Clients (individuals & couples).
(437) 800-2762 View (437) 800-2762
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Dr. Tanaya Chatterjee Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6S  (Online Only)
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!
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!
(437) 747-5004 View (437) 747-5004
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Susan O'Shaughnessy
Counsellor, RP, CTP Dip, CAPT
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
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 with, that our most important relationship is with ourselves.
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 with, that our most important relationship is with ourselves.
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Nolan Blodgett
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
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.
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.
(647) 691-0620 View (647) 691-0620
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Jade Roy-Boulet
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
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.
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.
(647) 417-4770 View (647) 417-4770
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Francy Fang Wang
Registered Psychotherapist, MD, RP, PA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
Due to my strong training background, I can treat wide-range issues include mental illnesses, emotional disturbance, behavior problems, addiction, trauma and loss, personality disorders, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, family/marital issues.
I was originally trained as a medical doctor and practiced as a psychiatrist for 10+ years before coming to Canada for psychoanalysis training. In addition to my training in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, I also had training in family therapy and cognitive-behavior therapy. I am currently practicing as a psychoanalyst and a registered psychotherapist in great Toronto area. However, my clients come from whole Ontario and around the Canada. I also provide online/telephone treatment for people overseas. In addition to clinical psychoanalysis and psychotherapy services, I also teach and provide supervision for therapists and in-training therapists/psychoanalyst.
Due to my strong training background, I can treat wide-range issues include mental illnesses, emotional disturbance, behavior problems, addiction, trauma and loss, personality disorders, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, family/marital issues.
I was originally trained as a medical doctor and practiced as a psychiatrist for 10+ years before coming to Canada for psychoanalysis training. In addition to my training in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, I also had training in family therapy and cognitive-behavior therapy. I am currently practicing as a psychoanalyst and a registered psychotherapist in great Toronto area. However, my clients come from whole Ontario and around the Canada. I also provide online/telephone treatment for people overseas. In addition to clinical psychoanalysis and psychotherapy services, I also teach and provide supervision for therapists and in-training therapists/psychoanalyst.
(647) 370-8440 View (647) 370-8440

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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.