Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL

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Emily Camera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My treatment specialities include BPD , identity, and emotion regulation.
Too often, we stifle our true identities and silence our voices because of external pressures and expectations, which ultimately keeps us from cultivating fulfilling lives. You deserve a space where you can be exactly who you are and become exactly who you want to be, in a way that makes you feel seen and validated. My aspiration is to be exactly the kind of therapist my generational peers and I would have needed in our teenage years: one who is solution-focused, authentic, nonjudgmental, will call you on your BS (gently!), and genuinely cares about you and your progress. (I do not treat couples or families at this time)
(813) 212-2392
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Holly Gardner
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in treating, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Eating Disorders.
Are you struggling to maintain healthy relationships? Do you experience anger, depression, anxiety, mistrust, difficulty with communication, fear of failure? If you’re struggling with one or more of these things, let me help you find the balance that brings greater self-awareness, self-worth, self-compassion, and improved connections with others. I am running an in person and virtual group that focuses on changing unhealthy patterns of behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. The group will use CBT, DBT, Schema Therapy, art, and music. For current clients only at this time.
(727) 485-0867
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Jennifer Szabo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am also trained in perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, OCD and comfortable working w/bipolar & Borderline .
Feeling consumed by intrusive, unwanted thoughts that interrupt your daily living? Are you wanting to regain power over your thoughts and life? I understand how difficult it may seem to begin the healing process. But, you do not need to do it alone. When you meet with me you will be welcomed into a nonjudgmental space that will allow you to explore the possible source of your current challenges and ways you can enhance your well-being. I don't believe therapy has to be a painful experience, it can be a healing and rewarding journey. I can walk along side you as you begin to regain control of your life.
(480) 878-7894
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Fonda Tokushige
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating adults with: Relationship & Couples Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder and Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Our emotions and feelings take a toll when they go unaddressed, affecting our relationships, self-worth and general life satisfaction. So often, these emotional problems stem from our family-of-origin and intergenerational traumas & wounds. While we can feel that something is wrong, the path to healing, recovery and health can feel messy and out-of-reach. Our feelings are not a reflection of reality because we can experience freedom from the dysfunctional patterns in our lives.
(213) 297-2275
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Rachael Rainier Wells
Counselor, LMHC, EMDR-C, RYT-200, QS, BC-TMH
Verified
Verified
Curious about thriving? My name is Rainier and I am so looking forward to welcoming you into a healing space. I am an autistic, nerdy, NB therapist. I work with many folks and have a wealth of experience in veteran's assessments, nonprofit, victim advocacy, O/P, and in-home. I specialize in complex trauma & PTSD, dissociative disorders, autism, the adult industry, and personality disorders. I find with self-compassion and acceptance of life's curveballs, we can achieve your goals and help you live the life you deserve. Let's break the intergenerational trauma cycle and reunite with joy, freedom, and acceptance!
(727) 477-9104
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Heather Lawson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I have extensive experience helping people heal from the emotional and behavioral difficulties related to depression and anxiety, including relationship issues, family conflicts, and problems in the work place.
(727) 261-0307
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Ashley Ertel | Clinical Supervisor | The Delta Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, C-DBT, CTMH
Verified
Verified
Ashley is a Kentucky Board Certified LCSW Supervisor who has been in the role as a senior therapist for a decade. She is the owner of The Delta Group which specializes in telehealth services with a focus on: Trauma Related Disorders (including Racial Trauma), Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Adjustment and Transitional Concerns, Parenting Challenges, and LGBTQIA Issues.
(502) 237-4322
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Joseph Choy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, anxious or alone? Are you having trouble coping with life’s stressors, chronic health issues, having relationship conflicts, or plagued with unsettling thoughts, feelings and behaviors? Often times these difficult experiences stem from a lack of awareness and disharmony in our lives and not having the tools, strategies and guidance to help us overcome our problems.
(415) 226-4096
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Tatiana Bryan
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, RYT200, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tatiana offers an integrative approach to therapy by bringing awareness to the relationship between your mind and your body. Through a range of evidence-based techniques, Tatiana's goal is to provide a space that is collaborative, supportive, and sex-positive. She works with a variety of clientele who may be experiencing any combination of issues related to sexual difficulties, substance abuse, relationships, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, and feeling stuck.
(727) 998-4196
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
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Ellen Shewmaker - Accepting New Clients!
Art Therapist, MS, LCAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellen's diverse work experiences include counseling children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Ellen works from a strength-based perspective and blends multiple principles from differing schools of psychotherapy, including: art therapy, DBT, CBT, positive psychology, and mindfulness. She has worked extensively with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, concerns regarding chronic illness, issues related to self identity, life transitions, and coping with family matters.
(727) 220-2346
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
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Teletherapy Solutions
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
WE SERVE ALL OF FLORIDA! Teletherapy Solutions is an online platform connecting licensed therapists to people via privacy enabled video-chat. We are on a mission to make high quality mental health care affordable and accessible! Our therapist-match questionnaire makes finding your ideal therapist easy. Step 1. Complete the questionnaire. Step 2. Immediately review your matches. Step 3. Make your first appointment.
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Ramon Aleman
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified
Verified
As a child (and now), I was gifted with sensitivity, empathy, and the ability to make others feel comfortable and understood. This innate propensity inspired curiosity in humans, suffering, and the mind/heart from a young age. However, it wasn’t until my descent into depression at the age of 20 that I decided being a therapist was my calling. Through my own therapeutic work and journey into darkness, I solidified my desire to become a therapist and bring the same healing I found to others while integrating my continued journey of seeking wisdom and spirituality.
(727) 291-9584
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Jeryl (Jeri) Devale
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have had 44 years experience working with with individuals, couples, marriages, families, and businesses where I combine a holistic psychotherapy (mind-body-spirit philosophy) with psychodynamic and therapeutic techniques. I help you learn effective communication skills for your life, marriages and businesses. People become more enlightened and confident as individuals allowing them to achieve more success, peace and happiness in their lives. I also help people with serious physical illnesses let go of them and remain disease free. use nutrition. meditation, psychotherapeutic techniques and spiritual exercises. help businesses
(727) 477-9614
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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Zephyr Care
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Zephry Care offers telehealth testing for children, teens, and adults for a variety of concerns including ADHD, autism, depression, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, personality disorders, psychosis, etc. We also offer pre-surgical evaluations (bariatric surgery, spinal cord stimulator), fitness for duty, adoption evaluations, and pre-employment evaluations for military, police, gov't etc. We have immediate openings for appointments. Servicing the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CT, CO, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI.
(727) 349-1743
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Sara Macone
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Sara Macone is a lifespan Clinical Neuropsychologist and Therapist. She has over 15 years of experience working with patients of all stages of life in both Italy and the United States. Dr. Macone offers psychotherapy for adults at Saible Neuropsychology. She has worked in psychiatric and medical units of hospitals and in private practices throughout her career.
(727) 205-8778
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Michalla Brianna Bohon
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting New Clients! Welcome, I'm Michalla Bohon (Age 35) and I'm so happy that you're here. The Healings Arts offers a journey of mind, body, and spirit. It provides a holistic and balanced approach where you can immerse yourself to discover the authentic core of your being, connect to your inner wisdom, and create the life you really want. I focus on the root, below the foundation, in order to help you rebuild the life of your dreams in a safe, nurturing, collaborative, and confidential space.
(813) 669-7678
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
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Janel Miller-Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, M-Div, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a provider for several employee assistance programs (EAP) and work with individuals who are experiencing stress at work, home or in their relationships. I also work with people who are experiencing trauma, grief/loss and adjustments to life transitions.
(727) 472-5259
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
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Alessandra Macca - Accepting New Clients!
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHI
Verified
Verified
“I’m fine” is the one of most common lies we hear. It's ok not to be ok. We are often shamed for being broken instead of asked how we fell apart. For sixteen years I suffered from an eating disorder that ultimately inspired my studies to help others who felt anxious, depressed, and insecure. Trauma is a fact of life but it does not have to be a life sentence. Humans are very resilient. Artwork is just like our ever-evolving journey; we are always learning, growing, and surprised by life. My focus is primarily client-centered; however, I use an eclectic approach to meet the needs of my clients.
(727) 261-2488
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
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The Fedora Psychological Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Our ideal patient is a patient that is motivated to make changes and brave enough to try different suggestions. A patient that is willing to look at his or her issues and examine his or her past and present to identify opportunities to improve his or her life.The group is constituted of two licensed psychologist who are very versatile and experienced. We are a family owned and operated business that brings a personal and discreet approach to helping our patients.
(727) 755-0552
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Vanessa K Guidry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
Verified
When life gives you challenges the process of managing those challenges can be real difficult. Having someone to process and find solutions to real life issues can be helpful and supportive. I have a very well rounded background in both adult and child therapy. I have worked with Oncology clients, clients in crisis, couples, families and children with different emotional needs. When I meet a client it is important to meet them where they are and develop a strong therapeutic relationship.
(832) 376-6971
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33716
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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.