Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA

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Alexa Aversano
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about the treatment of trauma, addiction, anxiety, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, and offer LGBTQ+ affirmative, culturally sensitive therapy to adults, adolescents, and families.
I am an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist who values authenticity, balance, and connection. My therapeutic approach is warm, compassionate, and sensible while providing a safe, inclusive, client-centered, and collaborative environment for clients to explore, grow, and communicate. I support clients in exploring their behavior, thoughts, and emotions, in an effort to live a life that honors their core values and most authentic, genuine selves. I believe there is no "one size fits all” approach to therapy and meeting clients where they are at in their process.
(747) 204-3322
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Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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Brendan J Nierenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have been very fortunate to work with a wide range of populations including traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, eating disorders, couples and relationship issues, gender identity issues, borderline personality disorder, and men's issues.
It takes a great amount of courage to be seeking a therapist as you are doing right now. You have made the choice to seek out help, and for that, I can say you are already on your journey of healing. In a session with me, you will find acceptance, understanding, and compassion with any challenge you are facing. No matter what your goal is, you don't have to do it alone.
(805) 243-1580
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Santa Clarita, CA 91310
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Dr. Diana Ali
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic illness, professional burnout, or other sources of chronic emotional dysregulation, I believe there is hope for you. If you have tried traditional talk therapy and felt like you didn't make much progress, you may benefit greatly from trauma specific treatment, or from a more practical, skills-based approach to therapy like Dialectical Behavior Therapy that is aimed at helping you to build the life that you want, to move toward your values, and to change the behaviors that may be getting in the way of your goals.
(424) 371-7103
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Santa Clarita, CA 91310
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
(661) 215-8670
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Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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Dr. Karen R. Kaiser
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I use Cognitive Behavioral techniques which focus on changing how we think in a way that changes our emotions and behaviors. I work with clients from a strengths-based perspective on a wide range of issues, including: Depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health disorders. I work with clients to address a broad range of concerns including: Grief and loss, relationship and family concerns.
(661) 339-5721
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
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Marisol Solano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Latinx, first-generation college graduate and my preferred gender pronouns are her/hers/ella. With nearly 10 yrs of experience providing direct services in the Department of Mental Health, I wanted to expand my psychotherapy services to a greater audience and I think this platform can achieve that. I have helped folks with gender dysphoria, trauma, anxiety, autism, depression, mood disorder, as well as co-occurring substance use disorders, relationship issues and more.
(818) 873-5104
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Santa Clarita, CA 91351
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Giovanna Francela Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
“Therapy only works when we have a genuine desire to know ourselves as we are, not as we would like to be”. Shiizakana. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist, and in the last six years, I have been focusing on helping clients through their healing and self-discovery journey. After working with Active-Duty service members, my practice evolved from general mental wellness to trauma-focused therapy with an emphasis on disorders comorbid to it. I treat teenagers, children, and adults ages 7 to 65. Our first sessions will consist of a biopsychosocial assessment that will allow us to build rapport.
(661) 241-9747
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Santa Clarita, CA 91387
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Niki Savage Malek
Registered Psychological Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
It can be tough to find the support you need. It takes courage to make change happen instead of waiting for it to come. I honor you for taking that step. Whether you’re trying to move away from or move towards something, I provide the support you need. Perhaps you’ve tried therapy or other self-help methods before and still struggle. I will be sensitive and flexible and together we will find how to expand your strengths and get aligned with your best self. We are product of our experiences, but we are not stuck. I collaborate with you and offer support, insight, and actionable steps to make meaning out of your struggles.
(661) 770-1601
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Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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Sarah Y Parhami
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety or anger, these emotions can impact all areas of your life (including your relationships, work, peace of mind) and prevent you from being your best self. As your provider, my goal is to give you the tools to reach your personal goals and process and cope better with life circumstances in a non-judgmental and therapeutic environment. When you make a change, everything around you is forced to change how it reacts to you and that is how therapy becomes a powerful process.
(747) 246-7254
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Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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Safe Space Marriage & Family Counseling Corp.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Specializing in Gottman Model couples therapy, we offer an in depth 4 session assessment of your relationship's strengths and weaknesses. We use this information to decide if therapy is needed or whether you can fine tune your relationship on your own! We'll give you the goals, common language and concepts to "take home" and work at your own pace. If you need a more guided process we can help with therapy sessions to tune up your relationship. Please go www.safespacesantaclarita.com to learn more about the Gottman method of couples therapy and our easy, no commitment, 4 session assessment. Couples workshops ongoing!
(661) 250-6810
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Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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Katie Richtiger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I strongly believe in providing individuals, couples and families with a comfortable and supportive atmosphere to assist in overcoming obstacles of daily life. As a cognitive behavioral therapist, I believe that our thoughts play a role in our feelings, behavior and life satisfaction. I have a passion in assisting clients in identifying and reframing destructive thoughts patterns. I assist clients in identifying needs currently met through unhealthy patterns of coping and find alternative coping mechanisms that can increase life fulfillment. I believe in an individualized approach in which treatment is personalized for each client.
(818) 514-0046
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Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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Leighton James Reynolds
MS, PhD
Four years ago I began working with professional athletes and traumatic brain injuries. This opened a huge door for me to understanding that there are many un-diagnosed brain injuries in the US resulting not just from professional sports, but car accidents, bicycle accidents, falls, and a wide assortment of ways in which children, adolescents, and adults receive a blow to the head. Our brains are much more fragile than previously understood. Be aware: chronic pain, chronic fatigue, constant headaches, brain fog, dizziness, loss of balance, poor memory, sensitivity to light/sound, poor sleep patterns, depression/anxiety.
(661) 250-6809
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Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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SCV Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
Childcare is provided during your session. Bring the kids to spend time at our Kid's Room, while you get treatment from our therapists. All of our therapists hold a minimum of a master's degree in a psychology-related field that qualifies them with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide counseling/therapy in California. Sessions are available in-person as well as online via telehealth. We are accepting new clients now and can get you an appointment within 2-3 days. Open every day apart from Sundays, from 10:30 AM to late evening.
(661) 485-3456
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Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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Barbara Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Barbara Ferrari, LMFT is a Los Angeles-based licensed marriage and family therapist with over thirty years of experience treating mental health issues and working with the dual diagnosed population. My professional services, which operate in a philosophy of hope, optimism, and belief in the benefits of patient and professional counseling, center on creating personalized strategies that encourage growth and healing in the individual, family unit, and community as a whole.
(661) 373-6923
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Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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Samuel Dixon Family Health Center Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Affordable! A Place for the Uninsured, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. We pursue therapy for a number of reasons. Maybe we’ve lost someone special to us. Maybe we feel apathetic or anxious, or we’re having feelings of agitation, remorse, and fear. Whatever our reasons might be, we know that the most vital reason we seek therapy is because we want to grow. We’ve imagined something different, and we want to see change within ourselves. Our amazing therapists provide a safe environment that enable our clients to begin the process of soothing and healing. The space created at SDFHC allows for comfort, growth, and support.
(661) 306-2981
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Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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Brandon Kyle Guresky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In 2020, I opened a private practice. I was blessed it grew to full capacity but dealt with sadness of turning people away due to no space. Frequently people shared their difficulties with finding therapy. I am tired of people and families, who are suffering emotionally not getting the help they need. So, I put together a group of several skilled clinicians. We operate by providing a therapy environment that is confidential and emotionally safe. We’re dedicated to making people feel comfortable and understood when discussing the most sensitive issues. Our goal is to ensure support that is empathetic and non-judgmental.
(661) 209-3614 x6
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Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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Choices Counseling & Skills Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Is ongoing daily stress taking its toll at work or home? Does it feel like the most important people in your life can't hear what you want or won't take "no" for an answer? Let's work together to manage stress and take control of emotional reactions and behaviors. When we're angry, hurt, afraid, or nervous we often react in ways that can make an already difficult situation worse. Or, we just freeze and it gets even bigger! It often feels like the more critical the situation, the less effective we are! We can help.
(626) 935-9973
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Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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Center For Integrated Care
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Center for Integrated Care focuses on one's psychological, social-emotional, and mental well being. Our services are centered around client's needs, where change occurs naturally, genuinely. We provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy. We welcome all those who are needing a lift from their problems and strenuous life situations. We are a team of Licensed Clinicians and Associate MFT And ASW with specialty in working with children and adults. If you just need short term therapy to get over a pressing issue or long term therapy to process and maintain mental health well being we are here for you.
(818) 696-5655
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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Lance Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe in providing a supportive and empowering environment in which my clients can feel heard, safe, and confident that their needs are being met. The best therapists combine competent techniques with genuine empathy and connection to help you achieve the goals and outcome you desire. I work primarily with individuals or couples struggling with traumatic backgrounds, anxiety or depression, addiction, relationship problems, and personality disorders. I strive to ensure that the interaction I have with my clients is always honest, sincere, and compassionate yet effective.
(424) 206-6742
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Santa Clarita, CA 91387
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Valencia Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, EdM, LMFT, LAADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Valencia Therapy Services is a group of individual therapists who provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families, teens, and children in the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond.
(661) 505-6281
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Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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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.