Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Newtown, CT

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Dr. Rebecca Stacy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life is hard. Sometimes it feels like we're unable to deal with the challenges thrown our way. As a result, we might feel anxious, depressed, or experience relationship issues. In therapy, my goal is to help you improve your communication style, increase your self-esteem, and expand your mind to healthier ways of thinking. I will listen to you without judgment and provide different treatment interventions that best fit your needs. Therapy can be enriching and life changing if you allow yourself to take the first step.
(855) 955-0463
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Megan Pitchard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Beginning therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming or uncomfortable, but I strive to provide a warm, caring, and down to earth atmosphere. Our therapy space is a judgment-free zone - a place for you to be your true, authentic, imperfect self. I am a sounding board for you to share your pain and fear, and celebrate your sucess and growth. I believe that everyone has the potential to overcome their obstacles with the appropriate tools and insight.
(203) 894-6178
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Karyne B Wilner
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Practice Full/Wait List. Using video-therapy and tele-therapy Dr. Wilner will help you reduce stress, manage anger, experience pleasure, achieve success, quell anxiety, enhance love relationships, develop trust, and improve communications. Having 40 years experience working with clients, supervising therapists, and facilitating workshops, she will teach you techniques to bring balance and positivity into your life. In addition, Dr. Wilner teaches master's students in the Holistic Counseling Program at Salve Regina University. Practicing in RI and training therapists in CT, contact Karyne if you are ready to experience life change.
(401) 288-1245
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Maria Morabito
Licensed Professional Counselor, CAS, LPC
Verified
Verified
A safe therapeutic space is critical to the therapy experience so that the individual feels heard, understood, and supported while learning skills to navigate life’s challenges. During events of high stress, anxiety, and uncertainty, Maria’s approach is warm and caring, as she encourages open communication, collaboration, and participation. Maria has extensive experience working with adults, well as with and children with Autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. She is passionate about providing effective support, working to understand the unique perspective of each individual.
(475) 258-7681
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Alex Shvartsman
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, CCDPD, BCPC, ASAP
Verified
Verified
It is my goal to assist you achieve a higher level of wellness and success in all relevant aspects of your life. I use practical approach for result oriented therapy. Together, we will achieve positive in your life outcomes for both present and future.
(203) 743-4112
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Barbara Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Life sometimes presents us with challenges that can feel overwhelming and we find ourselves at an emotional impasse. As an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe in fostering a collaborative relationship that is rooted in safety, respect, trust and empathy. During the course of therapy, I offer an accepting environment that opens possibilities for noticing patterns of daily functioning that are not working or are limiting potential. I consider that it is essential to validate my client's uniqueness to develop insight and encourage personal growth and healing of mind, body and spirit.
(203) 680-3759
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Richard W. Madwid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LADC, CCS
Verified
Verified
In my 37 years of experience, I have come to believe that all of us at times in life may need some guidance and support with tough challenges or situations that cause emotional upset. However, I view these times as an opportunity to learn new strategies that can be more effective than the ones we have been using along with gaining critical insight into why we struggle in certain areas.
(203) 987-3694
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Amy N Dunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The work you do in therapy can be so powerful and impactful. I utilize our therapeutic connection, along with a flexible combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy to inform treatment and guide you toward your goals. Whether you struggle with relationships, juggling the many hats you wear, or working through some uncomfortable thoughts, I recognize that every person’s story is so intricately unique, and I aim to support you in making the changes necessary on your path to healing.
(203) 590-9849
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Gregory Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While lasting change takes time, when individuals and families are struggling or in crisis, it is important that they find some immediate relief; I am mindful about attending to urgency for results. When helping someone make the changes they want, I recognize that symptoms of anxiety, sadness and interpersonal conflict all occur within contexts; these problems exist within a person and within a system - whether family, social or occupational.
(475) 234-2642
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Jamie Steiner
Pre-Licensed Professional, EdD, LPCA
Verified
Verified
My goal is to help clients become more self-aware. I hope to help fortify positive relationships and coping skills, and to avoid sabotaging behaviors. I work in conjunction with clients and families to set realistic and achievable goals and to live positive and productive lives.
(475) 255-0866
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Kate Bradley Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I know how important it is to find a therapist who is the right fit for you, who you can trust, and feel safe and comfortable with. I offer a warm and empathetic approach. I have over 10 years of professional experience working with child, adolescent, young adult, and adult clients. I have worked with clients on a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, self harm, anger and impulsivity, grief/loss, and parenting/attachment issues.
(475) 253-3441
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Victoria Lynn Massey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Each person has the power to change, and I will partner with you to discover the solutions to the challenges you are facing. I provide a warm, nurturing environment and tailor the therapeutic process to help you overcome obstacles standing in your way. You deserve to achieve fulfillment and success in your life and it’s a privilege to take this journey with you. Please reach out via email or phone to schedule an initial phone consultation.
(860) 301-6977
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Bend, Don't Snap Wellness, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My practice caters to the mind, body and spirit through various services such as Psychotherapy (individual, family, couples), Expressive Movement and Reiki Energy Healing.
(475) 250-1758
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Malina Choi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I treat victims and those struggling with narcissistic personality, BPD , perfectionism, anger and anxiety using grounding/meditation, mindfulness, DBT/CBT & psycho-education.
Using a trauma-informed, holistic, and supportive yet challenging approach. I offer a combination of direct, but compassionate style of therapy. The pain of emotional wounding can be difficult to navigate through, but with the power of listening, and useful therapeutic tools, your journey of healing can be achieved. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem can impact anyone's quality of life and take a toll on their relationships. I'm here to promote the importance of safety & quality self-care; as well as rebuilding intimacy and passion in your relationships through healing communication and conflict resolution skills.
(475) 255-6631
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Danbury, CT 06810
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Johanna Wekar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with emotions that are difficult to manage? Are you engaging in behaviors that are problematic and interfering with your quality of life? I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment that helps people learn healthy ways of regulating emotions, behaviors and thoughts. I will work with you in learning how to effectively make changes, solve problems and learn to accept yourself so that you may enhance your capacity to experience joy in your life. I also specialize in ACT, another CBT approach that helps people learn new ways of attending to their thoughts and emotions.
(843) 258-4135
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Chelsea Hepburn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are on the human journey. It is a path of challenges, victories, joy, pain, love, loss, and uncertainty. These experiences are universal, their effects on us and our mental health are real and nurturing it - is essential. Whatever has prompted you to seek help, wisdom, or a new perspective indicates a willingness for growth and improvement. Everyone needs support and the tools to promote their inner wellbeing. Working with me, you will have access to care that works for you and with you - all of you. Your past, your traumas, your realities, and your desires.
(203) 587-8870
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Southbury, CT 06488
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Myrna Hill, MS, LPC, ACS, NCC, Diplomate AMHCA
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACS
Verified
Verified
I am a therapist with over 40 years of ongoing education, training and experience with almost all mental health and life issues. I offer many types of treatment and can even customize one that may work best for you. I am dedicated to helping you tell your problems and needs without rushing you. I am told I am a warm, genuine, and compassionate listener, who accurately and nonjudgmentally empathizes with your suffering and the human emotions of sadness, fear, anxiety, anger and shame. I will help you practice mindful awareness and heartfelt acceptance of whatever is occurring for you, so
(585) 899-9422
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Easton, CT 06612
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Jesse Metzger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Columbia-trained clinical psychologist with expertise in treating a variety of life difficulties, including anxiety, depression, academic and career struggles, and self-esteem issues. I work well with a variety of clients, from college and graduate students to senior executives. I am compassionate, easy to talk to, and real. Whether you are experiencing chronic feelings of anxiety, unhappiness, or procrastinating and feeling stuck, I can help get your life back on track and reach your full potential. My clients often see reduction in symptoms and improvement early on in treatment.
(203) 721-6746
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Brookfield, CT 06804
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Ana Taveras
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Identifying and expressing our emotions or feelings can be challenging at times. Children utilize forms of play to express and communicate their feelings. It is my passion to help children and adolescents find their voice, communicate their feelings and build relationships with others. As a professional counselor, I am given the opportunity to help children and families come together despite the challenges that arise.
(203) 286-5229
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Monroe, CT 06468
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Jason Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv
Verified
15 Endorsed
Verified
15 Endorsed
Are you tired all the time? Sad most days? Does the littlest thing take so much effort? Maybe you're snapping at loved ones and easy to anger? Are you constantly worried? Do you chew on the same negative thoughts over and over? Feel lost? Empty? Overwhelmed? Alone? Are you struggling to balance work and family and your own needs and feel like you are failing at all of them? Do you self-medicate with substances, food or unhealthy activities? It's time to do something about it! With telehealth it's easier than ever to start therapy!
(475) 275-9109
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Easton, CT 06612
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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.