Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in West Torrance, Torrance, CA

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Kari A Barker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with clients and families dealing with intense emotions, BPD , PTSD, depression, anxiety, and dissociation.
Having emotions be in the driver seat of one’s actions can lead to misery and suffering. I am passionate about helping clients gain control over their emotions and actions so that they can build their life that is worth living. I have over 19 years of experience working with adults, adolescences, couples and families. My approach is balancing validation and acceptance with a push to change so that one can achieve the life and relationships one wants. While providing a non-judgmental, collaborative environment, clients can reconnect to their values, set goals, and problem solve behaviors needed to achieve their life worth living
(310) 373-1823
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$200 (individual)$250 (couples)
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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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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$150 per session
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Kristen Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Military Trauma, Eating Disorders and Sexual Addiction.
I am a Psychoanalyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in practice for over 25 years, treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide a skilled, empathic, supportive, and yet challenging therapeutic environment in which I will not only act as a guide to deeper insight, but help to navigate the change that is necessary to help you reach your potential as well.
(310) 740-9761
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$150 per session
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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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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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$200 (individual)$250 (couples)
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Karin Brewster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I am Karin Brewster, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services across Los Angeles with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with adolescents and adults with a wide arrange of challenges including depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions, interpersonal issues, impulsive behaviors and rapid mood changes. I also have assisted many people in coping with trauma and grief/loss. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), however, I aim to tailor every individuals treatment plan according to their specific needs.
(424) 312-0577
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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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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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$140 per session
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Bobbi K O'Brien
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beginning therapy can be intimidating, and I provide a comfortable, safe place to begin the process of self discovery and growth. I consider therapy to be a tool for finding and overcoming obstacles to a fulfilling life. I have worked in mental health for over 20 years, and I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders, grief and loss, depression, life dissatisfaction, and relationship issues. I believe emotional well being is just as important as physical health, and psychotherapy can be an effective way to feel healthier and more satisfied with your life.
(310) 895-9647
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$225 per session
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Nicole Woolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
(310) 504-7306
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$150 (individual)$170 (couples)
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Mary Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself shut down or suppress your feelings? Do you struggle in relationships due to your trauma? Are you unsure of where you belong? I work with people of all identities to process unresolved feelings due to trauma. I strive to provide you a safe and non-judgmental space, in order for you to develop coping mechanisms for trauma symptoms (anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.) and to explore aspects of yourself. I can help you let go of past HURTS and develop tools to find RELIEF.
(424) 368-9336
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$150 (individual)$180 (couples)
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Daishea Poole
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are anxiety and stress keeping you from living your life to your fullest potential? Are you feeling stress weighing on you internally or causing you to feel exhausted and hopeless? Together we will explore ways to grow, further develop self-acceptance and unearth traumatic experiences and daily stressors that are hindering you from achieving this potential. I will be available to provide an unbiased listening ear and warm spirit as you reimagine the life you want for yourself. In this safe and accepting environment, we will develop an action plan to better manage your unique symptoms and your life.
(424) 232-0862
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$120 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Verified
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
(310) 861-3599
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$130 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Nicole Logan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
(310) 362-5485
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$150 (individual)$170 (couples)
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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.
(424) 238-6634
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$130 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Tani Dabirian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Psychologist in California since Feb 2011. I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I got my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from CGI. I am bilingual and have over 15 years of experience in several clinical settings, including: college counseling center, private setting, community outpatient rehab center and in prison mental health facility. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist. In this therapeutic journey, the patient will gain insight into their current thought process/outlook, that has resulted in their daily pattern of behaviors/decisions.
(820) 300-7807
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Carol Ann Francis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MFTT, CHT
Verified
Verified
Relief from anxiety, depression, fears or angers gives you room to live your life fully. Self-improvement (your mind, body, self-esteem, capacity for satisfying/exciting relationships and powerful career advances) can move you leaps and bounds toward a richer, lively life. Eliminating habits (smoking, over-eating, lack of exercise, substances, etc) frees you to be you. Creating new paths after divorce, death, traumatic disruptions, leads toward a self-directed future. Through many different therapeutic approaches--well researched and tested-- you can attain your goals & dreams for your fuller, peaceful life. www.drcarolfrancis.com or call 310-543-1824.
(424) 570-2143
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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Gary Schapper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are your worried, rushed, easily losing your temper, crashing in hopelessness, and/or uncertain of who you are and what is your purpose in life? I use a mindfulness therapy that helps you to: 1) notice when unhelpful aspects of your past are presenting themselves in the present; 2) understand, notice, and temper all of your feelings; 3) create new stories in your life; 4) embrace love at its deepest levels; 5) improve relationships and communications in all areas of your life.
(310) 879-5063
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$120 per session
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Jodie Marholz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mental Health and Addictions field for over 21 years. In that time, I have helped hundreds of clients gain perspective and move out of their “stuck” place to a more fulfilling life. I do this by clarifying a client’s vision for themselves, the core values that give their lives meaning and purpose.
(424) 305-3285
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Natalie Suric - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My objective is to help people gain insight and live more peaceful lives. I have a Master's degree in Counseling from California State University Los Angeles, specializing in school-based family counseling and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I work with individuals and couples to function better within the complex systems of family and society.
(424) 380-7551
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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Jeremy Bartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My goal is to get the bottom of your difficulties so that we can overcome them. Some of my specialty treatment areas include: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Panic, Mind-Body Syndromes, Chronic Pain, Headaches, Insomnia, Relationship difficulties, Attachment Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Coaching for the Loved Ones of Substance Abusers. I have specialized postdoctoral training from Stanford Univerity. To learn more go to www.dynamictherapysouthbay.com
(310) 878-4217
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$150 per session
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Camille Bien
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, frustrated, depressed, or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel distant in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you find meaningful connections and balance the constant changes in life. In therapy, I can provide you a safe and warm environment for you to process your trauma or triggers. I will assist you in discovering your own strengths and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(424) 336-5350
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$130 (individual)$150 (couples)

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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.