Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Redondo Beach, CA

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Grace Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), I focus my practice on clients who struggle with trauma, substance abuse, and Borderline Personality Disorder traits. I want to assist you with transforming your negative coping (substance abuse, self-harm, disordered eating, risky behaviors) into positive coping that will decrease your feelings of anxiety and detachment and increase your ability to sustain long-term relationships and employ self-love. I believe that many of our negative coping skills are rooted in a history of trauma, which requires careful consideration and a gentle, loving, experienced approach to process fully.
(615) 240-5957
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Elana Lev
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Whether you have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, BPD , PTSD, OCD or an eating disorder, I can help.
Do you find that your mood dictates your behaviors? Or do you engage in ineffective ways of communicating your wants and needs to others? My clients learn how emotional dysregulation is a common symptom of depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health conditions. It can lead to negative emotions and a downward spiral of negative self thoughts. Utilizing a variety of evidenced-based practices, I will help you change these behavioral patterns and achieve your life worth living goals.
(424) 402-1052
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Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Dabney Worth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked extensively with clients and families dealing with a variety of problems including emotion dysregulation, BPD , depression and anxiety, terminal illness, grief and loss.
I have 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with life's struggles, overwhelming emotions, end of life issues, and grief and loss. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates a variety of evidenced based therapeutic approaches including mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and EMDR. You will find me to be both caring and firm, while I help you along your journey to building a life worth living.
(844) 432-0358
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Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Fonda Tokushige
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating adults with: Relationship & Couples Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder and Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Our emotions and feelings take a toll when they go unaddressed, affecting our relationships, self-worth and general life satisfaction. So often, these emotional problems stem from our family-of-origin and intergenerational traumas & wounds. While we can feel that something is wrong, the path to healing, recovery and health can feel messy and out-of-reach. Our feelings are not a reflection of reality because we can experience freedom from the dysfunctional patterns in our lives.
(213) 297-2275
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Alexandra Armas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Experience includes: children and adolescents with challenges including personality disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, and trauma, borderline personality disorder, self-injury, women's issues and emerging adulthood issues.
It is my hope to walk alongside you on your journey toward self discovery. Whether you are seeking help exploring a current or past issue, soul searching, or just looking for someone to talk to, the therapy room is a safe place to grow. When experiencing pain in relationships or feeling alone, beginning this road toward healing can seem daunting. There is courage in reaching out for support to restore your heart, body, and mind. I am committed to accompanying you in building secure and fulfilling relationships, providing warm and empathic services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
(949) 247-8387
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Kelli McLean, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy is unique & takes courage. It's fulfilling-yet challenging. Using empathy, collaboration, intuition, open mindedness & humor, we will identify automatic ways of thinking, & behaving- that show up as internal conflict, self sabotage, low self esteem, depression, relationship struggles & anxiety. I have a wide array of experience, working with diverse populations, including POC, those experiencing homelessness, those experiencing psychosis, queer identified folks, folks with learning differences, & students with achievement struggles and imposter syndrome. My practice is trauma informed.
(424) 370-0778
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Shannon McHenry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals, couples, and families to help gain insight into what is happening in order to move forward and achieve a more fulfilling and productive life. My goal is to help you understand yourself more and assist you with living a more free and conscious life. I use attachment theory to assist people in understanding how their past impacts their present. I specialize in treating addiction, trauma, codependency, relationship issues, and axis II disorders using a holistic trauma informed approach and dialectical behavioral techniques.
(323) 747-1202
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Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Susan A Horvat
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
It is both a great honor and a great responsibility to walk alongside someone as they navigate their life journey. Whether you are looking to manage stress, learn how to regulate intense and overwhelming emotions, change ineffective behaviors, heal from trauma, or explore your sense of meaning and purpose in this life, I would be honored to support you in realizing your goals. I use an inclusive, collaborative, supportive and strengths-based approach and rely both on my clinical experience as well as evidence-based treatments (e.g., CBT, DBT, EMDR, MBSR) to customize a treatment plan with you.
(714) 408-7006
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Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Laura Twersky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Struggle with negative self-talk or feeling like your emotions are out of control? I am a therapist specializing in cognitive-based therapies where we take an active stance at changing the way you talk to yourself and act in your life. While we cannot erase traumas from the past or inevitable pain we may encounter today or in the future, I can equip you with tools to face these obstacles and feel confident in your ability to tackle problems as they arise.
(424) 396-0782
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Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Lisa Newman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Lisa Newman
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When working with clients, I strive to make the therapy experience respectful and genuine. Everyone's journey to personal resilience is unique and there is no one size fits all solution. My approach is flexible and client centered. I often explore childhood attachment issues which can assist the client in achieving sustained emotional growth.
(424) 252-3351
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Jasmynn Abernathy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
What would your life and relationships look like if you were functioning as the healed version of yourself? Our relationships can only be as healthy as we are! Gain control over difficult emotions, move beyond the pain of the past, and learn to navigate around life’s distractions and demands so that you can show up with others as your best, most healthy version of yourself. Explore healthy conflict styles and deepen your connections in the relationships that matter to you the most.
(310) 905-8054
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Theodore Otvos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do you feel like you don't belong anywhere? Are relationships at home or work difficult? Is someone important to you suggesting that you need help? Are you seeking more clarity in your life? Are you sleeping well? Do you wake up fearful? Does a traumatic past continue to haunt you? Are you unhappy even when thing are generally going well? Are you struggling with a lack of motivation? Do you ever just feel like saying,"What's the use?" Would you like to talk to someone who isn't judging you?
(562) 543-4196
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Kevin Lee Fujimoto
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Kevin Lee Fujimoto is a licensed clinical psychologist and brings over 15 years of experience as a clinician, supervisor, consultant, and researcher in mental health services to California. Dr. Fujimoto received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and obtained his master's degree in developmental psychology from Columbia University Teachers College. Dr. Fujimoto provides outstanding direct psychological services for children, adolescents, and their families, as well as adults and couples in his private practice. Previously employed by Hawaii's Department of Education, he provided consultation to administration and teachers plus clinical supervision of masters level therapists.
(424) 245-0930
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Diadra I Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you been someone who’s felt overwhelmed with managing your day to day? Maybe struggling to connect with loved ones or colleagues? Or just consistently having that feeling that “this just isn’t where I want to be!”? Have you felt this way longer than you’d like to admit? My job is to create a space that is safe, brave, and encourages you to help find your most authentic self. I believe in abolishing what therapy is “supposed” to look like. I will see our relationship as a team effort, asking you for your expertise on your life while I provide guidance through empowerment and advocacy.
(424) 398-7876
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Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Q Psychology Group
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
One of the most important aspects in therapy is for patients to feel heard, respected, and understood. Given that each individual is unique, and no one issue is ever the same among different people, our approach is integrative and tailored to meet the needs of the person, not the "problem". we strive to create a compassionate, non-judgemental environment for patients to learn, grow, explore, challenge, and to live the life they want to be living. We specialize in working with adults - individual, couples, and family - with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, relationship problems, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, and LGBTQ issues.
(424) 306-1660
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Caroline Bernstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
As an Associate Marriage and Family therapist, I work with teens and young adults focusing on healing and working towards internal liberation to enact meaningful change and support clients in living the life they desire. I pride myself on being able to connect with teens and young adults, becoming an ally on their path towards adulthood. My goal is to create a safe and judgment free space for clients to explore themselves and their most meaningful relationships and experiences.
(310) 912-7873
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Roxanne Horta LCSW, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes, the most difficult part of therapy is taking that first step to seek help. With that said, I hope you find comfort knowing that you are already moving towards progress and healing. Maybe something happened in your life that has affected you and despite your efforts, it has been hard to cope, leading to feeling stressed, hopeless, anxious, or depressed. Such overwhelming symptoms and mood instability make it hard to live a balanced and pleasant life. Problems can arise in our physical health, and relationships, work, and/or school begin to suffer. However, you are already taking necessary steps for change and growth!
(323) 639-7572
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Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Dr. Linda Thompson
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
Finding a psychotherapist you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings with can seem like a great challenge. As you search, it is helpful to be mindful of what is bringing you to therapy and what you are wanting from a therapist. When you find someone you think you may be able to bond with, you can talk with them about what you are looking for and if you don't know, ask them how they envision working with you. As a psychologist with over 30 years of experience, I believe that meeting the client where they are is the key to creating a safe and supportive environment conducive to change.
(310) 896-4194
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Lisa J Stevens
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Clients that come with a sense of curiosity and desire for change are ideal. But this curiosity and desire for change can be engendered through relationship, so the perfect client is the client that comes in to therapy!
(424) 388-2538
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Chloe Canton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, MA
Verified
Verified
Watching your child struggle is uniquely painful. Your family functions as a system, and as your child continues to face hardships, it impacts each member in different ways. While one child suffers, siblings feel overlooked, caregivers are consumed with worry, and the parental unit struggles to attend to one another. The good news is, you have every resource needed to bring the family system back into functionality. Here, the family is the solution. Our work will uncover the strengths that already exist within your child and family unit, while providing you with the tools and knowledge needed to capitalize on those strengths.
(424) 417-2238
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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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.