Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Boulder, CO

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Michael Cook
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
My specialties include borderline personality disorder, sexual abuse, and alcohol/substance use.
Mental health struggles can feel isolating. There is stigma in our society about receiving help. This only compounds the negative impact to our wellbeing. Life throws a lot of curve balls, and overcoming these hurdles is daunting, especially if we never learned how. I work collaboratively with clients to help them learn how to cope with mental health struggles as well as better understand the root causes.
(720) 804-0979
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Boulder, CO 80304
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$100 per session
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Christina Allard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality, substance use disorders, relationship concerns and life transitions.
We are all striving to be happy and free from suffering. However, we often find ourselves far from our ideal lives, or even at a loss for what our ideal life would look like. Sometimes our emotions might be so strong that fear, anger, sadness, guilt and/or shame begin to be driving forces in behavior and choices. We might lose sight of our own identify. This pain, however, can be transformed into awareness, insight, compassion, hope and joy. Through the process of therapy, we will explore your experience, your truth, and begin the process of healing both old and new emotional wounds.
(720) 605-7654
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Boulder, CO 80304
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$85 per session
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Dissociation LTD Somatic Coaching & Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
Note: I'm not able to take insurance. My fee is $75 for individual/$150 for couples. I specialize in working with those of us who are living with dissociative disorders - DID, DDNOS, BPD & Autoimmune disorders. Research shows a direct link from early childhood trauma to adulthood dissociative & auto-immune disorders. I use a triad of therapies: I'm a certified TIST practitioner - it's Janina Fisher's approach based on the Structural Dissociation model. I also teach TIST to therapists. I use Harville Hendrix's Imago relational model for systems & couples work. I teach Stephen Porges' Polyvagal approach and use his SSP music.
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Boulder, CO 80301
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$75 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Emily Pichler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am committed to helping those who seek greater understanding, connection, and stability in relationships with self and others. Specialty areas include depression, anxiety, BPD spectrum, trauma, substance use, and interpersonal conflict. The focus of my practice is integrative individual psychotherapy and I primarily draw from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive/behavioral approaches (including ACT, DBT, CBT). My background in mindfulness also informs therapy. Above all, I think my job is to listen really well, while bringing curiosity, challenge, and kindness toward your unique human experience.
(844) 730-0292
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Boulder, CO 80302
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$200 per session
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MettaWell
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MS
Verified
Verified
Dr. Merriman offers one-on-one psychotherapy with adults who wish to suffer less. As Haruki Murakami wrote, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” She is an integrative therapist, drawing from various traditions to provide patients a unique, tailored therapeutic experience that benefits them most. She takes a humanistic and contemplative approach to therapy. Dr. Merriman is a generalist and treats a variety of conditions, but areas of specialty include trauma and PTSD (including chronic/complex trauma), grief/loss, mindfulness and meditation, and narcissistic/ borderline /personality issues.
(970) 341-2089
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Boulder, CO 80301
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$160 per session
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Cassandra Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CACIII
Verified
Verified
YOU can...reduce intrusive thoughts, be more effective in relationships, regulate the emotions that you want to, get through a crisis without making it worse, put an end to addictive behaviors, emptiness, depression, anxiety improve your performance at home, work, or play...work on your goals starting today!!
(303) 829-6977
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Boulder, CO 80301
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$160 (individual)$180 (couples)
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Solluna Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWC, RYT, TSYT
Verified
Verified
I think people are so much more than the pathologizing diagnostic labels and societal expectations that are placed upon them. I have experience working with survivors of violent trauma, and people carrying diagnoses of mood disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders, and trauma conditions. I am here to guide those who are ready to heal and uncover what lies beneath the labels.
(720) 796-9091
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Boulder, CO 80305
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Dharma Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
I am a Jungian depth psychotherapist. I help patients heal the soul-wound and awaken mindfulness. These are complimentary and connected processes and neither can fully succeed without the other. Our objective in the patient-therapist relationship is awakened mind-heart connection and mindful growth beyond the events of the past in order to create a thriving present and future. My background is eclectic. My degrees are in Human Services and Native American Studies. My spirituality was learned from traditional Native American Sun Dance healers. My psychotherapy came from a Jungian Buddhist. I am also a certified interfaith minister.
(406) 551-1612
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Boulder, CO 80304
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$100 (individual)$100 (couples)
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Elizabeth Christina Acuña Driscoll
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CBTRT1
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sometimes daily challenges grow to feel like they are actively holding you back. These once manageable internal blocks and environmental influences can be hard to name and even harder to break through. But there is also something calling you to reconnect and take strong steps towards truly living. The root of my work is to help you Define Your Duende -- the inherent fire that sparks your own authentic expression and inspired experience. Through talk therapy and varying modalities, we can collaboratively build a dynamic therapeutic approach that utilizes your strengths and engages your specific struggles.
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Boulder, CO 80302
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$135 per session
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Saul Randall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
As your therapist I will work hard to provide you with the tools to overcome obstacles and reach your personal goals. Unlocking your potential will be our primary aim along with developing an awareness of how we create our own blocks. You will also work towards becoming more yourself as strange as that may sound! This involves getting in touch with your own psyche to discover, or rediscover, what makes you tick. It can be an incredibly rewarding process.
(303) 529-7303
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Boulder, CO 80301
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$125 per session
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René White
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAClll
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in Individual and Couples Therapies. I maintain a private practice in Boulder, Colorado and am a graduate of Naropa University. With over 21yrs of experience the therapeutic approach I use is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. As needed, I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(720) 513-2643
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Boulder, CO 80301
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$165 (individual)$210 (couples)
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Joseph Holub
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MHA, CAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have two client focuses. Individuals seeking help with substance abuse and individuals who have a loved one that struggles with substance abuse. If you believe that you fit into one of those categories, call me. Many areas of people's lives can be impacted by substance abuse and I hope to stand at the intersection of change with you.
(720) 802-6925
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Boulder, CO 80303
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$120 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Sandstone Care Teen & Young Adult Treatment Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, LPC, LAC, CAC-III, CSAC-A
Verified
Verified
Sandstone Care provides substance use, addiction, and mental health treatment for young adults (ages 18 to 30) and adolescents (ages 13 to 18) including Residential Treatment, Day Treatment (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and General Outpatient (OP) programming.
(720) 597-8672
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Boulder, CO 80303
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Rebecca Finnoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a seasoned psychotherapist/life coach, I believe in our innate healing potential and guide my clients to unlock their internal wisdom, resilience and resources for healing. Somatic (body-centered), mindfulness-based approaches to holistic coaching and therapy, allow me to integrate my clinical training while tuning into intuition to effectively guide the unfolding healing process of my clients. Trauma-informed, holistic coaching and therapy allows for greater capacity to rewire the brain, which can make the unconscious conscious and shift your automatic reactive patterns and outdated beliefs, helping you to live your best life.
(720) 712-3946
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Boulder, CO 80301
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$150 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Lisa Cargerman
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Verified
Unique to my practice is my ability to mirror your innate wisdom. With this relational focus, whether you are coming in for individual or couples therapy, you'll begin to work through issues, and increase your confidence while doing so. I hold a safe space that is conducive to exploring those scary and sometimes dark places that we fear, like broken heartedness, and come out the other side with tenderness, wisdom, & contentment.
(720) 605-4696
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Boulder, CO 80301
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Jennifer Abbott Phd
Psychologist, LP, LAC, EMDR, DBT
Verified
Verified
Hope is not something that everyone has, but it is something everyone deserves. I work successfully with adolescents and adults to overcome difficult problems including addiction, substance abuse, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship problems, and overwhelming emotions. My expertise in both psychotherapy and addictions counseling allows me to help people resolve compounding problems though an integrative and effective approach. My passion is working with complex trauma, extremely intense emotions, and addiction. I am committed to helping you feel better, uncover your potential, and achieve meaningful goals.
(720) 613-5495
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Boulder, CO 80302
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$200 per session
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James Jahmaya Kessler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Ever feel like there is more to this life than the one you've been living? As someone who has felt the gravity and darkness of untapped potential I know what's it's like to be living a life we don't love. The clues are within the depression and/or anxiety - these are our body's brilliantly sane ways of saying "pay attention!" Anyone can have a life that is full of passion, richness, purpose, and they feel joyfully proud to be living. It will take vulnerability, bravery, sacrifices, and perhaps some help to get this life that you love. I'd be deeply honored to be the gentle and firm guide you need to help you create this life.
(720) 669-7721
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Boulder, CO 80301
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$110 per session
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Patrick Ross Vann
Psychologist, Ed, D
Verified
Verified
I assume serious intent to address whatever brought the patient to my office in the first place. It is my hope to form the most positive therapeutic alliance possible. The first step is to acknowledge the courage it took to make the call. I have been practicing as a licensed Clinical Psychologist for thirty years. I have also served as a faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder for over twenty years. I mostly see chronic depressed and anxious patients I .have worked across the spectrum from imminently suicidial to the broader existential issues concerning a more meaningful life.
(303) 835-6786
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Boulder, CO 80302
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$175 per session
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Sara Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Dr. Sara Lewis is Associate Professor and Chair of Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, and Faculty Co-Director for Psychedelic Studies at Naropa University.
(720) 640-8980
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Boulder, CO 80302
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Neil J Rosen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Self-defeating patterns, bad moods, low self-esteem, relationship problems at home or work, school or parenting dilemmas often respond to professional help. I work with all sorts of people, professionals, students, executives, academicians, artists, writers, engineers, entrepreneurs, I'm interested in helping people learn about how they think, feel and understand themselves and others in order to develop more flexible responses.
(720) 386-4744
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Boulder, CO 80301
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$225 per session

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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.