Personality Disorders Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Anne Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95831  (Online Only)
It can be a lonely and overwhelming feeling to realize that your life doesn't match who you were meant to be. I will help you identify the origin of your maladaptive coping skills, the effect early issues have on you in the present day, and help you learn new, healthy behaviors to live a better and more fulfilling life. I have over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with dual diagnoses, trauma and PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders and thought disorders.
It can be a lonely and overwhelming feeling to realize that your life doesn't match who you were meant to be. I will help you identify the origin of your maladaptive coping skills, the effect early issues have on you in the present day, and help you learn new, healthy behaviors to live a better and more fulfilling life. I have over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with dual diagnoses, trauma and PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders and thought disorders.
(323) 445-4295 View (323) 445-4295
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Rosemary MacLaughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
My specialty work has included: eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders,relationship issues, gender dysphoria, illness, loss and end of life issues.
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.
My specialty work has included: eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders,relationship issues, gender dysphoria, illness, loss and end of life issues.
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 (916) 297-4561
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Micaela Marie Van Dine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I am a forensic psychotherapist that works with families involved in custody disputes with a focus on the best interests for children. My focus with all clients is to find solutions to complex issues. My approach is direct and goal oriented. For psychotherapy, I treat individuals, families, and children. I also hold closed support groups for Recovery from Psychological Abuse (specifically narcissistic abuse). I work extensively with individuals going through divorce. I enjoy working with children and teens in treating depression/ anxiety, Trauma, Introversion/social anxiety, peer issues, and parental conflict/divorce.
I am a forensic psychotherapist that works with families involved in custody disputes with a focus on the best interests for children. My focus with all clients is to find solutions to complex issues. My approach is direct and goal oriented. For psychotherapy, I treat individuals, families, and children. I also hold closed support groups for Recovery from Psychological Abuse (specifically narcissistic abuse). I work extensively with individuals going through divorce. I enjoy working with children and teens in treating depression/ anxiety, Trauma, Introversion/social anxiety, peer issues, and parental conflict/divorce.
(916) 507-1817 View (916) 507-1817
Dayle Rodenborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
My varied experience over the past years has given a strong background in providing services to people struggling with severe mental illness, personality disorders, developmental disabilities, substance use issues, eating disorders and general difficulties with life transitions.
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.
My varied experience over the past years has given a strong background in providing services to people struggling with severe mental illness, personality disorders, developmental disabilities, substance use issues, eating disorders and general difficulties with life transitions.
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 (916) 436-3245
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Sarah Astarte
PhD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864
It can also be utilized to supplement clinical therapy to address anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, addictions and relational conflicts.
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.
It can also be utilized to supplement clinical therapy to address anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, addictions and relational conflicts.
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 (916) 520-6292
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Erin Leigh Carl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
More specifically, I have a particular passion for working with survivors of psychological torture/abuse, adult children of narcissistic parents, those suffering suicide grief, and those having suffered paranormal traumas.
I work exclusively with adult patients and have experience with a wide range of mental health and relational difficulties.
More specifically, I have a particular passion for working with survivors of psychological torture/abuse, adult children of narcissistic parents, those suffering suicide grief, and those having suffered paranormal traumas.
I work exclusively with adult patients and have experience with a wide range of mental health and relational difficulties.
(916) 318-3903 View (916) 318-3903
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Adriana Lloyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95835  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! If you are looking for a space to address a variety of concerns, and also want to better understand your patterns of thinking, emotions, and behaviors; I hope you consider working with me! My goals are to have a collaborative therapeutic relationship where you feel heard, validated, and at the same time also challenged to consider alternative ways of approaching the issues that are bringing you into therapy. I have been trained as a clinical psychologist, focusing on treating adults with a wide variety of mood disorders and personality disorders. I am currently licensed to practice in California.
Welcome! If you are looking for a space to address a variety of concerns, and also want to better understand your patterns of thinking, emotions, and behaviors; I hope you consider working with me! My goals are to have a collaborative therapeutic relationship where you feel heard, validated, and at the same time also challenged to consider alternative ways of approaching the issues that are bringing you into therapy. I have been trained as a clinical psychologist, focusing on treating adults with a wide variety of mood disorders and personality disorders. I am currently licensed to practice in California.
(530) 628-9248 View (530) 628-9248
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Kristin Kaminski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95819
My goal is to help individuals and families in crisis. I have 4 areas of passion. I love working with children, teenagers, and their parents. My second area of passion is working with narcissistic recovery and survivors of narcissistic relationships (both adults and children). Third, working with my clients to rewire their brains and change emotional reactions. I integrate experiential interventions, mindfulness, coping, and other tools in both individual adult and adolescent therapy. Finally, I enjoy neuropsychological and psychological assessments for all age groups.
My goal is to help individuals and families in crisis. I have 4 areas of passion. I love working with children, teenagers, and their parents. My second area of passion is working with narcissistic recovery and survivors of narcissistic relationships (both adults and children). Third, working with my clients to rewire their brains and change emotional reactions. I integrate experiential interventions, mindfulness, coping, and other tools in both individual adult and adolescent therapy. Finally, I enjoy neuropsychological and psychological assessments for all age groups.
(916) 265-2209 View (916) 265-2209
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Elijah Meeker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95841
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.
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) 975-4358 View (916) 975-4358
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Amanda McClaine
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95837
I work with individuals who come from a background with narcissistic, abusive, neglectful, hypercritical, or disengaged parents/guardians to modify any unwanted behaviors they developed in order to survive in that environment. This can often include issues with codependency, self-worth, identity, and/or limiting relational beliefs.
I work with individuals who come from a background with narcissistic, abusive, neglectful, hypercritical, or disengaged parents/guardians to modify any unwanted behaviors they developed in order to survive in that environment. This can often include issues with codependency, self-worth, identity, and/or limiting relational beliefs.
(916) 527-9354 View (916) 527-9354
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Adam Aaronson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Not accepting new clients
Previous to opening my own private practice I had worked in a small clinic focused upon people struggling with personality disorders.
Anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships can all be extremely difficult. I appreciate how hard it is to reach out for help, but I want to hear your story and find out about your struggles as well as your strengths. So, let's figure this out together!
Previous to opening my own private practice I had worked in a small clinic focused upon people struggling with personality disorders.
Anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships can all be extremely difficult. I appreciate how hard it is to reach out for help, but I want to hear your story and find out about your struggles as well as your strengths. So, let's figure this out together!
(530) 364-5284 View (530) 364-5284
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Dr. Quintin Bailey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
At QGB Therapy LLC, Dr. Bailey and associates specialize in offering culturally humble treatment for those navigating personality disorders (borderline personality disorder), severe dissociative disorders (dissociative identity disorder), and complex or relational trauma. Their approach is non-directive and grounded in the belief that we are all capable of healing when we feel safe and understood within ourselves and by others. We are also happy to provide services and hold space for those who may not have or desire diagnosis. As with all services offered, possible diagnosis is a collaborative process.
At QGB Therapy LLC, Dr. Bailey and associates specialize in offering culturally humble treatment for those navigating personality disorders (borderline personality disorder), severe dissociative disorders (dissociative identity disorder), and complex or relational trauma. Their approach is non-directive and grounded in the belief that we are all capable of healing when we feel safe and understood within ourselves and by others. We are also happy to provide services and hold space for those who may not have or desire diagnosis. As with all services offered, possible diagnosis is a collaborative process.
(415) 358-6727 View (415) 358-6727
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Brian Vance
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95820
I have treated symptoms of depression, anxiety, domestic violence, ADHD, self-esteem, personality disorders, and adjustment disorders.
Greetings, my name is Brian Vance. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have been licensed since October 2003 and have clinical experience working with clients in practice and group settings as well as experience as an Academic Advisor for college students. In addition, I worked for nearly 18 years as a child custody counselor in the California Court system. My clinical experience has spanned working with individuals, families, children, and adults.
I have treated symptoms of depression, anxiety, domestic violence, ADHD, self-esteem, personality disorders, and adjustment disorders.
Greetings, my name is Brian Vance. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have been licensed since October 2003 and have clinical experience working with clients in practice and group settings as well as experience as an Academic Advisor for college students. In addition, I worked for nearly 18 years as a child custody counselor in the California Court system. My clinical experience has spanned working with individuals, families, children, and adults.
(909) 480-3816 View (909) 480-3816
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Joanna Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95826
I have a wide variety of experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-harm/ suicidal ideation, substance/ alcohol use, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, developmental disabilities, and more.
Hello, I am Joanna Bain! I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping clients learn how to build healthier relationships. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around anxiety and depression. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals.
I have a wide variety of experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-harm/ suicidal ideation, substance/ alcohol use, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, developmental disabilities, and more.
Hello, I am Joanna Bain! I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping clients learn how to build healthier relationships. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around anxiety and depression. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals.
(619) 759-5630 View (619) 759-5630
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Marty Hosier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MPhil, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
I've got the tools to help you with trauma, personality disorders, mood disorders, neurodivergence issues, depression, and anxiety.
Hey! I'm Marty, and I'm thrilled to welcome you to my profile. If you're tired of your therapists just staring at you while you pour your heart out for an hour and nothing changes, and you're ready for a fun and transformative experience with a queer, neurodivergent friendly therapist to help you get through it. Look no further, Marty is here. I've done all the therapies, I know how exhausting it can be just telling your story over and over to therapists and nothing changes. I'm here to tell you the cold, hard truth and help you make the changes you need to be obsessed with your life.
I've got the tools to help you with trauma, personality disorders, mood disorders, neurodivergence issues, depression, and anxiety.
Hey! I'm Marty, and I'm thrilled to welcome you to my profile. If you're tired of your therapists just staring at you while you pour your heart out for an hour and nothing changes, and you're ready for a fun and transformative experience with a queer, neurodivergent friendly therapist to help you get through it. Look no further, Marty is here. I've done all the therapies, I know how exhausting it can be just telling your story over and over to therapists and nothing changes. I'm here to tell you the cold, hard truth and help you make the changes you need to be obsessed with your life.
(559) 315-3824 View (559) 315-3824
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Jaclyn Neddenriep
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818  (Online Only)
I’ve worked in mental health for over 10 years and have treated a wide range of clients who suffer from an array of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, personality disorders, and severe and persistent mental illness.
Many of us don’t seek help or try to make changes until something becomes so uncomfortable that we can’t bear to stay the same. My goal is to help you make positive and lasting changes that ultimately result in decreased distress and help you live a more meaningful and present-focused life. I take a nonjudgmental and holistic approach by helping you to address problem areas that have caused you distress. I do this by providing a supportive and safe environment for you to explore what is inhibiting you from living aligned with your values and collaborating with you on how to identify flexible approaches to meeting your goals.
I’ve worked in mental health for over 10 years and have treated a wide range of clients who suffer from an array of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, personality disorders, and severe and persistent mental illness.
Many of us don’t seek help or try to make changes until something becomes so uncomfortable that we can’t bear to stay the same. My goal is to help you make positive and lasting changes that ultimately result in decreased distress and help you live a more meaningful and present-focused life. I take a nonjudgmental and holistic approach by helping you to address problem areas that have caused you distress. I do this by providing a supportive and safe environment for you to explore what is inhibiting you from living aligned with your values and collaborating with you on how to identify flexible approaches to meeting your goals.
(415) 941-0351 View (415) 941-0351
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Pacific Psychological Testing Solutions
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95866
At Pacific Psychological Testing Solutions, our goal is to give you the most hassle-free and professional psychological testing services available. We specialize in neurocogntive testing (e.g. memory, concentration, perceptual issues, processing speed, etc.), and we also specialize in evaluating for learning difficulties (e.g. impairments in math, reading, and writing, etc.) and diagnostic clarification (e.g. psychiatric conditions like ADHD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc.).
At Pacific Psychological Testing Solutions, our goal is to give you the most hassle-free and professional psychological testing services available. We specialize in neurocogntive testing (e.g. memory, concentration, perceptual issues, processing speed, etc.), and we also specialize in evaluating for learning difficulties (e.g. impairments in math, reading, and writing, etc.) and diagnostic clarification (e.g. psychiatric conditions like ADHD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc.).
(916) 579-7504 View (916) 579-7504
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James Milner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
For the past 15 years, I have been working with individuals, couples, and families helping with substance misuse disorder, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and thoughts disorders.
My name is James Milner. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the San Francisco Bay Area. I have extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I believe in helping people live better lives.
For the past 15 years, I have been working with individuals, couples, and families helping with substance misuse disorder, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and thoughts disorders.
My name is James Milner. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the San Francisco Bay Area. I have extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I believe in helping people live better lives.
(415) 895-9505 View (415) 895-9505
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Stacie Brown
Counselor, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
Online therapy in California / Feeling full of worry, despair, or emotionally charged is no way to live – and it can be really paralyzing. You may find yourself trying everything in your power to prevent the worst from happening. Or, feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life, your family, and your relationships. I get that it can feel hopeless trying to create change on your own only to find that you’re still not where you want to be. I am trained to help you overcome panic attacks, anxiety, depression and personality disorders – or how to manage your relationship with someone with a personality disorder.
Online therapy in California / Feeling full of worry, despair, or emotionally charged is no way to live – and it can be really paralyzing. You may find yourself trying everything in your power to prevent the worst from happening. Or, feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life, your family, and your relationships. I get that it can feel hopeless trying to create change on your own only to find that you’re still not where you want to be. I am trained to help you overcome panic attacks, anxiety, depression and personality disorders – or how to manage your relationship with someone with a personality disorder.
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Walter Bowles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Hi! I offer individual therapy to California residents. I utilize an eclectic relational therapy style and specialize in working with adults who are creatives, artists, and/or the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, entertainment business stress, substance, body image, disordered eating, and issues with sex, sexuality, trauma, chem-sex, inner child wounds, and body image by using exploratory harm reduction techniques. Connecting with satisfaction and contentment can lead to balance, fulfilling potential, discovering meaning, and joy.
Hi! I offer individual therapy to California residents. I utilize an eclectic relational therapy style and specialize in working with adults who are creatives, artists, and/or the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, entertainment business stress, substance, body image, disordered eating, and issues with sex, sexuality, trauma, chem-sex, inner child wounds, and body image by using exploratory harm reduction techniques. Connecting with satisfaction and contentment can lead to balance, fulfilling potential, discovering meaning, and joy.
(323) 208-0954 View (323) 208-0954
Personality Disorders Therapists

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 specializes 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.