Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Encino, CA

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Laurie Boxer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Boxer has received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of emotion and behavioral dysregulation typically, but not exclusively, associated with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Dr. Laurie Boxer is a licensed psychologist in private practice as well as clinical director of an outpatient treatment program at a medical center. A graduate of UCLA and Syracuse University, with over 20 years of clinical practice, Dr. Boxer has expertise in treating a broad range of psychological conditions and interpersonal problems. Dr. Boxer has advanced professional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Marital Therapy. Dr. Boxer employs empirically based approaches to the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, and other anxiety disorders, mood disorders, emotion regulation problems, and relationship issues.
(818) 660-0024
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Encino, CA 91436
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Megan Rich
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Working with adults, adolescents and groups, I treat clinical issues including anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, relationship issues, and adjustment disorders.
My practice is rooted in compassion and self-determination and I provide client-centered and collaborative relational therapy informed by evidence-based treatments such as DBT, CBT, and ACT. I help my clients dismantle the obstacles that hold them back from leading fulfilling lives. Together, we’ll identify your goals and values and build the skills required to live in line with both while exploring the personal historical patterns that have brought you to this point in your journey.
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Encino, CA 91436
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Niles D Willits-Spolin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I take time to know my clients in the total context of their lives because people are more than their symptoms. I build comfortable and in-depth professional relationships with trust and good listening. I give effective feedback and stay very focused on what matters. The actual " work" is many things at once: it's co-investigating, being curious about beliefs, patterns of thinking and behaving, clarifying personal values, and the courage to practice new skills and ways of being. I provide direct, accurate guidance to help clients take these steps. Our human capacities to reflect and create change are awe inspiring.
(818) 814-6756
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Encino, CA 91436
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Jennifer S Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We do not seek a therapist because we are crazy, sick or broken; we seek help when our challenges outstrip our ability to cope. You may want to change, but feel locked into old behaviors and patterns. In therapy, you take a journey into yourself. I serve as a guide, pointing out areas of interest; highlighting new perspectives and helping you make your own choices along the way. I help carry the burden until you are strong enough to carry it yourself or discover that there is no burden left.
(818) 381-4905
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Encino, CA 91316
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Wendy Douglas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSPH
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you wanting to overcome what is standing in the way of making meaningful changes? I am passionate about helping my clients create a peaceful, more fulfilling life. Therapy can help you develop greater insight into yourself, your relationships, and your own decision-making process. I have down-to-earth approach in a caring, non-judgmental and safe environment. I take a psychodynamic approach and have also been extensively trained in Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapies (CBT & DBT).
(424) 570-3092
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Parisa Zivari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Freaking Adulthood! No one prepares you for life in adulthood. For most adults, the common difficult areas are relationship issues, dealing with work conflict, self-esteem issues, insecurities, boundaries and so on. You show up every day and do your best however every now and then you may require extra help and support. Part of being an adult is recognizing when to ask for help and to know that you’re not alone. Being adult is not easy but as your therapist I will help you find more meaning in your life while reaching your goals both professionally and personally.
(818) 497-7725
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Michelle C. Fogli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have specialized in working with teens and young adults with newly emerging mental health issues for the past decade. While issues of quarter life, specifically young professionals with anxiety, are very much a passion of mine, as my experience in life and work expands so do my specialties and interests. I also now specialize in marital issues, adjustment to pregnancy, new mommyhood, infant care, parenting and the diagnosis of postpartum anxiety and depression.
(323) 736-4964
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Encino, CA 91436
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Beth Leedham - Individuals And Couples
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
With twenty years of experience and outstanding credentials, I have two goals for my clients: Solve the immediate problem that brings you to therapy, and promote lasting change. My arenas of work include depression, stress, and relationship difficulties. I have extensive training in couples therapy and am an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist. I deal with all manner of sexual issues, including desire problems, addiction, affairs, and the "sexless marriage." I welcome clients from varied backgrounds and communities. In this time of COVID-19, I can help with anxiety, parenting, children, quarantine, work stress, and family issues.
(818) 963-9278
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Encino, CA 91436
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Fiana Koshevatsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that all people have an innate ability and desire for growth. Some of us just need that someone that they can talk to. Most of us think we are strong enough to be able to work it out on our own. Unfortunately, that is not always true. We tend to be our own worst enemy. Sometimes, a different perspective is all it takes. Many of us live life in accordance to our "belief system". If we carry a negative self view or the world, how can we expect to live life to it's fullest. We are working to heal our inner child through self-compassion, understanding, non-judgement and validation of self and others.
(747) 300-0204
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Encino, CA 91316
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Laura F Pescione
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or stressed out? Have you made attempts to change your situation and are not having much success? My practice is devoted to helping you heal, gain personal insight, and find satisfaction in your life. I provide an empathic, stimulating, and collaborative approach to help you live a more fulfilling life that feels rich and rewarding. With understanding and compassion, you are encouraged and empowered to explore your unique personal circumstances which will help you to finally turn those once felt obstacles into opportunities!
(818) 963-9100
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Encino, CA 91436
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Melissa R Ripp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I specialize in a depth-oriented approach to psychotherapy that addresses the root cause of the problem thereby promoting significant changes in your feelings about yourself, your life, and your relationships. My style is direct, engaging, and to the point, which allows for understanding and change to proceed relatively quickly. Insights are offered with warmth, humor, and compassion. Sessions are active, deep, and keenly attuned to your thoughts, feelings and expectations.
(818) 783-3233
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Encino, CA 91436
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Rachel White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I utilize a compassionate and eclectic approach while offering a safe healing space to create healthy changes towards a life deserved for you and your family. My goal is to help my clients develop insight, awareness, and grace so they can create the lasting changes wanted in their lives. I treat a wide range of mental health concerns, including trauma/PTSD, anxiety, stress, mood disorders, depression, life transition, adolescent and childhood acting out behaviors, LGBTQ+ally. I also have extensive training as a family consultant working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum.
(818) 450-5967
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Encino, CA 91316
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Curt Widhalm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
(424) 570-6049
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Encino, CA 91436
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Ifat Peled
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
During these unusual times we are dealing with an unsettling reality that evokes strong reactions on personal, social and unconscious levels. These unique times require shifts and changes that can be challenging. We are all called to reflect and face deep inner and outer events that are out of our control. Healing adaptation and adjustment can happen on their own. Engaging in our own healing work can provide new state of consciousness, change and growth.
(818) 332-3394
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Encino, CA 91316
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Lisa Markinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about providing a safe and warm environment where my clients are free to explore and grow. I strongly believe that the collaborative nature of therapy can help one to see things anew and bring about the change you desire. With an integrative approach and my background in family systems and cognitive behavioral therapy, we will work together to uncover what stands in the way of your growth and develop the tools and insights that will move you towards a life filled with more self-acceptance, joy, and fulfillment. 

(818) 600-2725
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Encino, CA 91316
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Margie Slater
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, pregnancy/infertility, postpartum concerns, transition to parenthood, trauma, relationship problems, identity concerns, depression and anxiety. Through psychotherapy, I will get to know you and the issues you would like my support and guidance to work through. Beginning psychotherapy can be a difficult and scary process and we will develop a safe, supportive, and trusting relationship in order to do this meaningful and challenging work.
(818) 435-4986
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Encino, CA 91436
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Lauren Parsly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The connection between therapist and client is the most important element of successful treatment. Using a strength based approach, I strive to connect to my clients in a meaningful way, creating a safe space for them to explore difficult emotions, thought patterns, relational tendencies, and the ongoing impact of earlier experiences. I am passionate about women's issues and provide support and clarity for those going through challenging life transitions- career changes, relationship changes, parenthood, divorce, loss.
(310) 742-2744
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Encino, CA 91436
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Daniel Hai
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Daniel Hai is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who combines the latest research with the knowledge he has gained in his years of practice and lifelong study of both western and eastern psychotherapy treatments. His practice incorporates a humanistic approach that recognizes the uniqueness of each individual. Custom assessments and treatment plans are one way this approach is evident in his practice. Instead of treating a diagnosis, Dr. Hai’s treatment plans consider the whole person from a holistic view that seeks to identify and resolve the root of the problem rather than just treat symptoms.
(424) 371-7298
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Encino, CA 91436
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Kate Loree
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in non-monogamous, kink, sex worker, and LGBTQ communities. Growth occurs in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and a belief in the human capacity for healing, change and reparation. My approach emphasizes insight, emotional healing, and empowerment to help you reach you highest potential and develop a more gratifying life. Couples/Relationships: Both Imago and Emotionally Focused Therapy heavily influence my work to encourage the strengthening of trust, mutual respect, understanding, intimacy and love. We will work together to untangle confusing thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns to rediscover your capacity to make meaningful choices that are right for you or your relationship.
(310) 596-4197
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Encino, CA 91436
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Dr. Mira Mayer Counseling Psychologist
PhD
My approach to counseling is eclectic. I combine a variety of theories and skills suited to each individual needs.. My services include, but not limited to: stress, depression, grief and loss, trauma, divorce, relationship issues, loneliness etc, My primary goal is to help others turn their wounds into wisdom.. and obtain a happier healthier and more fulfilled life..My experience is extensive. Ranging from being a professor for graduate students at California State University for the past 25 years and preparing students to become therapists in schools and community settings. I have a doctorate degree and am a psychologist& Counselor
(209) 219-2528
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Encino, CA 91436
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Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists

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.