Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Irvine, CA

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Keren L Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It has been proven effective for difficulty with emotions and impulses, addiction, depression, anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Keren has worked extensively with individuals, couples and groups for the duration of her career assisting people to shift from a sense of powerlessness to deep personal empowerment. She has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is an EMDRIA certified practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Keren received her Masters degree from Antioch University in 1988 and was licensed in the state of California in 1990. She has always lived on the edge of her personal and professional growth, integrating it all into every aspect of her life.
(949) 427-2992
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Christina Allameh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I have successfully treated issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, crisis management, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, and divorce.
Finding the right therapist can be a difficult task. Connecting and opening up to a stranger can feel even more daunting. Taking the first step and reaching out for support shows the desire for true and meaningful change. My therapeutic style is warm, active, and non-judgemental. My goal is to build trust and create a safe space where you, the client, can feel open sharing your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Together we can work to get to the root of the issues you are facing and push past them to help you live your best life.
(949) 334-5492
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Deeann Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My goal as a therapist is to help you feel better as quickly as possible. I have years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, marital difficulties, and problems with children/adolescents. Also, I have a strong background in Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Please give me a call--I am here to help.
(949) 439-3880
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Barry C Ross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have particular interest in Borderline and Narcissistic conditions.
I am currently taking new patients. The difficulties, pain, and sometimes confusion that arises in trying to meet emotional needs may lead to seeking help. I am a psychologist, marriage family therapist, and psychoanalyst with more than 25 years of experience treating adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach connects to my patients with empathy and insight beyond basic support. This is a collaborative approach to therapy.
(949) 391-2538
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Irvine, CA 92606
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Laura Jean Picard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Specializing in anxiety, trauma and borderline personality disorder, I'm here to help guide you.
Warm, open-minded and judgement free, I strive to create a protective space to explore how you think and behave. Using a three- prong approach to analyze the past, present and the future self, I prefer modalities that look at the full picture. In session, we can build out evidence based tools, coping skills, relaxation techinques and learn how to think and behave in new positive ways. Other work involves introspection, boundary work, identifying triggers for symptoms, how to tolerate triggers/distress and highlighting patterns of behavior. We will make incremental goals for symptom management, growth and change :)
(310) 340-1848
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Reannin Weinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Reannin Weinstein, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My clinical background includes providing therapy to children, individuals, and families. I believe therapy should be a collaboration between client and therapist that focuses on listening, empathizing, accepting, and partnering to help each client reach their goals. I have worked with individuals from the ages of 3 months to 65 and older. I have had the pleasure of working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bi-polar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD, Schizophrenia, and everything in between.
(657) 837-5589
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Shirin Ghannadi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Looking closer at what is causing us distress can feel scary or overwhelming. I believe we all have the capacity to change and grow if provided with the right support and tools. I am able to offer evidenced based and solution focused treatment. Whether you are having difficulty in your job, in school, in your relationship, or with friends and family, we can work together to come up with solutions that are right for you. I can teach you skills to manage your daily struggles. I strive to provide a safe and welcoming place for clients of diverse cultural backgrounds.
(562) 330-2548
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Irvine, CA 92612
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DBT Center of Orange County
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
Verified
At the DBT Center of Orange County, our goal is to provide a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you resolve thoughts and behaviors that hamper you from Building Your Best Possible Life! Through the fastest-growing and evidence-based model of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that includes CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) techniques, the development of healthy behaviors and establishment of new coping skills are taught and practiced. The main modules of DBT are Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance.
(949) 272-0734
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Jill Durby
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Finding the right match in therapy can be difficult. It is important to consider your preferences, alongside the approach of your chosen provider. I love working with clients who are looking for a collaborative relationship to address the things getting in the way of the life they want to live. I approach every client's experience with empathy and curiosity, and I use evidence-based techniques that have been proven to help. I work with adolescents and adults to navigate the challenges of emotion dysregulation, anxiety, depression, and other issues.
(949) 822-9013
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Irvine, CA 92604
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Jennifer Reimer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you often feel that you're moving through life without purpose or a clear path forward? Perhaps you experience life as if it's happening to you. Together, our goal is to finding a life worth living and find ways to live your day to day with more intentionality. We'll build coping skills, shift a passive approach of determining your life, and get you to a place of better understanding your own goals and values—not trying to embody your family’s or society’s vision of life.
(619) 268-3048
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Suzanne Onikul Ross
Psychologist, PhD, RN
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy is a very special endeavor with potential for positive change and decrease in discomfort. I see the therapeutic relationship formed in psychotherapy as that vehicle for change. I have worked 10 years as a nurse practitioner and over 15 years as a Clinical Psychologist. My expertise in these fields place me in a unique position to understand the mind/body interfaceI bring a unique perspective to my work particularly in the areas of women's health issues, transitions in life: men and women, postpartum depression, stress reduction, mindfulness,and coping with chronic medical illnesses. I am on staff at Hoag Hospital.
(714) 752-3877
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Irvine, CA 92606
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Bryana Rogel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma can be difficult to work through. By incorporating my personal experience and my professionalism we are able to work together and create a person centered plan of action with an array of modalities at your finger tips.
(949) 996-0637
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(949) 694-7987
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Irvine, CA 92612
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T Joshua Tan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Is anxiety, depression, or trauma holding you back from being your true self? Do you feel stuck in managing difficult life transitions? Now, every little thing becomes super overwhelming. Those negative experiences reopen old wounds and cause new ones. You tried burying your pain hoping it would go away. You feel lonely and tormented. You feel exhausted, stressed, and angry all the time. You wonder how much more you can take. You are unsure of who or where to turn for help. In the midst of this painful journey, you do not have to go through it alone.
(949) 229-4496
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Irvine, CA 92606
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Irvine Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! Welcome to Irvine Family Counseling, a trusted home for the mental wellness and spiritual flourishing of individuals, couples and families. As a top-rated center for personal growth and transformation, we make it our priority to provide the most innovative, comprehensive and effective treatment available on the market. We collect the best practices from a variety of approaches and use our unique skill-sets to help you achieve a positive treatment outcome. Inspired by our own journey’s of personal success with mental wellness, we want you to experience the same joy and more.
(949) 691-3237
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Irvine, CA 92618
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SoulPhysio Wellness
MD, RD, PT
Verified
Verified
SoulPhysio Lifestyle is a Holistic Primary Care Medical Practice focused on combining Eastern and Western Medicine to help families struggling with Mental and Neurological Illness. We take a highly customized approach to improving Brain and overall wellbeing, combining Lifestyle Medicine with Evidence Based Testing to optimize treatment for our clients. This is accomplished through a unique blend of Telehealth and in person services at our Southern California Clinic.
(949) 418-7956
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Ashley Fagan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Picking a therapist can be an overwhelming process but what’s most important is finding someone you connect with and feel safe with. I’ve worked with diverse clients with a range of experiences and therapy goals. I’m a culturally competent and LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who wants to get to know your unique identity and strengths. I enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families and I emphasize the importance of connection. It’s my passion to help people get to the place they want to be in life, whether that’s in your relationship(s), in self-growth or finding acceptance of things that are out of your control.
(714) 622-7796
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Problems are often the catalyst to transformation......you becoming your greatest self. Our work together will help clarify your preferences and identify what gets in the way of living the life you want. My approach to working with clients varies depending on our therapeutic goals. Each client is unique and brings important life experiences and personal resources into the therapeutic process. These strengths will be foundational to our work together. I am experienced in treating a broad range of problems including depression and anxiety disorders, relational problems as well as issues relating to trauma or loss.
(714) 941-0750
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Ben Ross
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I strive to foster a relational therapeutic environment in which my patients have an outlet to express parts of their mind that they have not yet put to words. Expression of these inner thoughts and feelings can facilitate relief from stress that can otherwise manifest in painful psychological and physiological symptoms. This process can make way for meaningful transformations to occur.
(714) 844-5362
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Arthur Lien
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
As a second-generation Taiwanese-American, I understand firsthand the impact of intergenerational trauma and its effect on our mental health and quality of life. When we have endured difficult and challenging experiences, it is natural for our minds to filter and translate these experiences into protective strategies that we believe are providing us safety. However, traumatic experiences often rewire our brains in ways that keep us trapped in reactivity, concerned about the past or worried about the future. I am here to help you return to the here and now.
(949) 763-3722
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Irvine, CA 92612
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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.