Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Sacramento, CA

See all therapists in Sacramento
Photo of Prestige Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Prestige Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to P R E S T I G E Therapy. We are a team of therapists who specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, focusing on those who have borderline personality traits. We often work with individuals who experience intense emotions, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, high conflict relationships, and other high risk behaviors. We also work with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. We also work with families, couples, teens, and young adults.
(916) 619-2254
View
Sacramento, CA 95811
Photo of Elijah Meeker, Psychologist in Sacramento, CA
Elijah Meeker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The human mind is vast and varied. “Normal” is a setting on a dryer. Dr. Meeker has a passion for people and their uniqueness. No two situations are the same. Working with compassion and care, Dr. Meeker approaches mental health with an individually tailored style, looking in depth at what makes you, you. With broad experience (private practice, inpatient psychiatric settings, psychological testing, substance abuse, and behavioral assessment), Dr. Meeker serves most populations. He specializes in working with challenging personality disorders ( Borderline , Antisocial, Histrionic, etc.) as well as anxiety and mood disorders.
(916) 347-5978
View
Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95841
& Online
Photo of Syrrus Powell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Syrrus Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating adults with trauma and the resulting psychological & behavioral adaptations such as PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, interpersonal relational issues, grief, & life transitions.
Healing is a combination of gaining insight, developing skills, and putting that knowledge & skill into practice to create a life that you feel excited to live. I believe that we are always doing our very best with the skills we can access in each moment. Sometimes we have learned skills but we have trouble remembering to use them in times of intense feeling. Other times, we are at a loss as to what could possibly help us in a difficult moment. I have helped clients develop peace, autonomy, empowerment, self-esteem, and confidence through a deep sense of self-compassion and self-love.
(916) 436-8185
View
Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95829
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Danielle Boudreau, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Danielle Boudreau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience and training in treating trauma related symptoms, PTSD and BPD .
Hello I am currently taking on a small caseload (Fridays and some weekday evening availability) of Telehealth clients. I specialize in treating trauma and complex PTSD. My previous and current clients would say that I am a very direct and challenging therapist. I utilize empathy, humor and compassion in my therapeutic style as well as helping people tap into their more inner selves to discover their own strengths, needs and desires for recovery. I am a military veteran as well and feel comfortable working with many types of trauma including war, natural disasters, sexual trauma, medical trauma and relational trauma.
(916) 619-5365
View
Sacramento, CA 95817
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Sarah Hammill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Sarah Hammill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience treating individuals with chronic and terminal illness, chronic pain, Borderline Personality Disorder, and addiction.
Have you survived a trauma but can't shake the effects of it? Do you want help reclaiming your thoughts, feelings and relationships? I specialize in treating people who have experienced traumatic events such as sexual assault, sudden loss, childhood abuse or divorce. I work with my clients to treat common trauma symptoms such as depression, anxiety, issues with sexuality, and chronic pain. Because trauma affects the body, I combine traditional psychotherapy with a somatic focus to bring relief to the whole self. Ultimately, we work together to alleviate distress and create a life you love.
(510) 454-8430
View
Sacramento, CA 95816
& Online
Photo of Tammy Rovane, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Tammy Rovane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have committed myself to meeting clients where they are and providing a safe environment for individuals to process and embrace their authentic selves. My approach is behavioral and psychodynamic while pulling from mindfulness, family systems, trauma informed and DBT. I specialize in the treatment of complex childhood trauma, dissociative disorders, attachment and abandonment issues, self-harm and self-regulation issues, as well as individuals who struggle with borderline personality disorder. I also have a vast experience with depression, bipolar and anxiety.
(916) 566-5749
View
Sacramento, CA 95827
& Online
Photo of Jack Lyons, Pre-Licensed Professional in Sacramento, CA
Jack Lyons
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with teens, young adults, adults in all life stages and family members of individuals with severe mental health diagnosis, such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.
As humans we can all naturally struggle from time to time, but that doesn’t mean we have to do so alone. Together we can seek understanding for behaviors, clarity on our emotions, sort out any racing or disorganized thought patterns and rebuild the relationships with ourselves to strengthen the bonds with have with those in our lives. Whether its a safe space to reflect, processing complex trauma or breaking free from crippling symptoms like anxiety or depression, I am hopeful that our work can offer you feelings of relief.
(916) 471-4926
View
Sacramento, CA 95811
& Online
Photo of Cory B Henning, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Cory B Henning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cory is dedicated to providing client-centered services and to considers how racism, sexism, ableism and the many cultural and environmental factors impact those he works with. Cory has worked closely with transitional-aged youth with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and psychosis. Cory’s specialty and passion is in working with LGBTQIA2S+ communities, the poly/kink community, those with Borderline Personality Disorder and survivors of sexual abuse, particularly male survivors.
(707) 339-4101
View
Sacramento, CA 95819
& Online
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Nefertiti Khemet Goudjayi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Nefertiti Khemet Goudjayi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Maybe it started with a thought, that thought became bigger and bigger, that you were struggling mentally/emotionally. That thought brought you to my page, wanting to get help for the the intrusive thoughts, the struggles in your relationships, the worries, or deep sadness. I have a unique way of understanding and learning about people. I can be a listening ear, or I can be there to help guide you through some difficult life paths. We choose the path together, that way your needs are sure to be met. I have experience working with people who have ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
(916) 527-8867
View
Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95841
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Gaslighting; Narcissist Abuse; Toxic Bonding, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Gaslighting; Narcissist Abuse; Toxic Bonding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CPD-TS
Verified
Verified
If you feel you're a trauma victim of Narcissist or Borderline personality disorder abuse and need to take steps to heal, you have come to the right place.
GASLIGHTING; NARCISSIST ABUSE; CODEPENDENCY; TOXIC ATTACHMENT; HI-CONFLICT RELATIONSHIP: Gaslighting is a form of psychological/emotional abuse where the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into doubting his/her own memory, perception & sanity. You're accused of doing something that you know you didn't do or say. Often belittled, demeaned, and raged upon. You walk on eggshells & constantly need to watch what you say for fear your partner might blow up. You often feel confused & now distrust yourself; have trouble making decisions & feel like you lost yourself or don't know the person you used to be.
(424) 397-1831
View
Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95818
& Online
Dayle Rodenborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The Therapist for People Who Don't Like Therapy... My biggest goal in therapy is to get you out of my office and back into your life! With that said, I have found that most people, at some point in their life, could benefit from some professional listening and feedback. Our friends and family are great sources of support, but are often too closely involved to provide the kind of unbiased perspective that we need to help us out of a rut or to enact the true change that we really desire.
(916) 436-3245
View
Sacramento, CA 95816
Photo of James Robert Smith Jr., Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
James Robert Smith Jr.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MAOM, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
My goal is to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, and sexual orientations. As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and United States Army, I look forward to supporting our country's veterans as they transition into the civilian world. I will leave no one behind. I look forward to taking this journey with you toward reaching your goals.
(916) 262-7253
View
Sacramento, CA 95816
& Online
Photo of Kim Sullivan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Kim Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you ready to try Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome a pattern of unstable relationships and reactive emotional outbursts? Perhaps you have landed in the psychiatric hospital due to erratic behavior. Perhaps you have reached a point where things just are not working for you and you are ready to make a change. Control these symptoms: Frantic attempts to prevent abandonment. Unstable relationships - alternating between "I love you" and "I hate you". Impulsive behavior such as binge eating, reckless driving, or spending. Self-mutilation or suicidal thoughts. Mood swings. Anger that is out of control or inappropriate.
(916) 472-0056
View
Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95828
& Online
Photo of Diondra Perry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Diondra Perry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Speak Life is a Psychotherapy and Assessment service that teaches a variety of therapeutic skills to help you experience growth and healing.
(916) 299-5400
View
Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95823
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Adrienne Ramirez, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Sacramento, CA
Adrienne Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am extremely passionate about empowering individuals, couples and families to heal and live their best, most authentic lives. I strongly believe that each and every individual, regardless of background, ability, or beliefs, should have a safe space where they can feel comfortable being their true self. I know that sitting across from someone with similar experiences can help to build trust and promote connection, and am therefore deeply committed to holding space for those who need to be heard.
(530) 424-2212
View
Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95818
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Jenny Butera, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Jenny Butera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy is one of the best ways to live an examined life, opening doors to a deeper understanding of yourself and to a new way of being in the world. Mindfully tending to your psychological space, each of our sessions will focus on exploring practical answers to everyday problems, resolving fears and uncertainties, improving your life, and discovering how the psyche responds inwardly to overwhelming life events or when life-shattering events destroy outer meaning altogether. Even unavoidable and unpleasant experiences can be a source of psychological freedom.
(530) 412-5447
View
Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95814
& Online
Photo of Sarah Astarte in Sacramento, CA
Sarah Astarte
PhD
Spiritual guidance and intuitive counseling includes spirituality with contemporary counseling practices to help with healing, empowerment, and transformation. Understanding of one's spirituality is subjective to each client. My specializations include body image and self-esteem, love and relationships, sacred sexuality, identity formation, self-empowerment, life transitions, grief and loss, death and dying, mind-body connection, archetypes, multiculturalism and GLBT identity and issues, and spirituality and growth. Goddess psychology, creative expression, dream work, Reiki, intuitive readings, and indigenous healing practices.
(916) 520-6292
View
Sacramento, CA 95864
& Online
Photo of Rosemary Cook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Rosemary Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is an important step in a person's life, one that takes courage, awareness and careful thought. As a practicing psychotherapist for the last 15 years, I find it a privilege and honor to work with clients as they grow and learn about themselves and their lives. I believe it can be a wonderful opportunity to explore and move towards what is meaningful to you in your life. I also believe firmly that the therapist-client relationship is an important aspect in allowing for effective change and I strive to provide a warm, supportive and trusting environment throughout the process.
(916) 297-4561
View
Sacramento, CA 95821
Photo of Tania Munoz, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Sacramento, CA
Tania Munoz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Some of the experience I have are working with individuals, first generation college students, LGBTQ+, couples, families, adolescents, and non-monogamous couples. I believe that the client is the expert of their own lives. I provide a non-judgmental space where people can feel safe to talk about their feelings. I believe that a clients should feel comfortable and safe to come in to a room to be vulnerable and be their most authentic self. I am a first generation Latinx therapist and an advocate for mental health for everyone.
(530) 461-5234
View
Sacramento, CA 95827
Photo of April B Coloma, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
April B Coloma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed MFT, I provide both short-term and long-term psychotherapy in private practice. My practice serves the Greater Sacramento Valley region where I offer both in-person and online therapy via video appointments. I use a clinical structure but eclectic style in treatment approach and believe there is not a one-size-fits-all method that works for everyone. I believe people enter therapy at different stages of life and look to gain practical skills within a safe relationship.
(916) 299-8379
View
Sacramento, CA 95826
& Online

See more therapy options for Sacramento

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.