Personality Disorders Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Jenise Mitchell-Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30349  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating depressive & anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and mental illness related to physical health illness.
Hi. If you are reading this you have chose to entrust me in helping you feel better. In this thing called life, we often face challenges that can seemingly feel overwhelming. Rest assured that you are not alone. Millions struggle in finding ways to cope with life challenges. I am here to help you to identify the issue, create a plan of action, and provide you with the necessary guidance & motivation needed to put your plan of healing into motion. Additionally, I independently complete Trauma, Substance Abuse, Parental-Fitness, and Domestic Violence Assessments.
I specialize in treating depressive & anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and mental illness related to physical health illness.
Hi. If you are reading this you have chose to entrust me in helping you feel better. In this thing called life, we often face challenges that can seemingly feel overwhelming. Rest assured that you are not alone. Millions struggle in finding ways to cope with life challenges. I am here to help you to identify the issue, create a plan of action, and provide you with the necessary guidance & motivation needed to put your plan of healing into motion. Additionally, I independently complete Trauma, Substance Abuse, Parental-Fitness, and Domestic Violence Assessments.
(770) 758-9101 View (770) 758-9101
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Shannon Sarkar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I specialize in working with young adults and adults, and I have experience working with complex trauma, sexual abuse/assault, personality disorders, eating disorders, ADHD, body image issues, spiritual/religious abuse, dissociative identity disorders, addiction, self-harm/injury, and co-dependency.
Trauma has an undeniable effect on people’s lives that can shape core beliefs about self, relationships, and feeling safe in the world. Seeking out therapy is truly an act of bravery and trust, and I take that trust very seriously. Whatever you have been through, I strive to cultivate a space where you can feel safe with vulnerability. My goal is to help you find the awareness, healing, and resiliency that we all need and deserve.
I specialize in working with young adults and adults, and I have experience working with complex trauma, sexual abuse/assault, personality disorders, eating disorders, ADHD, body image issues, spiritual/religious abuse, dissociative identity disorders, addiction, self-harm/injury, and co-dependency.
Trauma has an undeniable effect on people’s lives that can shape core beliefs about self, relationships, and feeling safe in the world. Seeking out therapy is truly an act of bravery and trust, and I take that trust very seriously. Whatever you have been through, I strive to cultivate a space where you can feel safe with vulnerability. My goal is to help you find the awareness, healing, and resiliency that we all need and deserve.
(404) 400-3509 View (404) 400-3509
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Stefanie Speanburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, FABP
Not Verified Not Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
Should you contact me, you will find that I am an attentive, genuinely concerned, boundaried, and professional therapist with advanced training in the treatment of trauma related distress; personality disorders; inhibitions and self defeat in work, love, and creativity; and compulsions in the substance use, sexual behavior, and work performance.
Feeling down? Anxious? Exhausted? Doubting your self and your ability to make important changes in your life? Despite your best intentions, are you always getting in your own way? Maybe you take much better care of others than yourself. Perhaps "you have it all", but still feel empty or bored? Are your thoughts dominated by self criticisms, fear, and troublesome memories? Perhaps, you have read self help books and have tried trendy quick-fixes. Why continue to go at it alone? Therapy can help you recognize the patterns of relating to your self and others that contribute to your ongoing distress.
Should you contact me, you will find that I am an attentive, genuinely concerned, boundaried, and professional therapist with advanced training in the treatment of trauma related distress; personality disorders; inhibitions and self defeat in work, love, and creativity; and compulsions in the substance use, sexual behavior, and work performance.
Feeling down? Anxious? Exhausted? Doubting your self and your ability to make important changes in your life? Despite your best intentions, are you always getting in your own way? Maybe you take much better care of others than yourself. Perhaps "you have it all", but still feel empty or bored? Are your thoughts dominated by self criticisms, fear, and troublesome memories? Perhaps, you have read self help books and have tried trendy quick-fixes. Why continue to go at it alone? Therapy can help you recognize the patterns of relating to your self and others that contribute to your ongoing distress.
(404) 994-4480 View (404) 994-4480
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Bud & Blossom Therapeutics, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAMS II, CFMHE, CCTP, cMHIMP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
Jayne' Green, a compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor serving Georgia and Florida, specializes in enriching couples' connections, guiding individuals through trauma healing, and diagnosing and treating personality disorders. My practice welcomes those desiring to enhance their relationships, find peace amidst personal struggles, and navigate the complexities of mental health with a focus on attachment styles and personal growth.
Jayne' Green, a compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor serving Georgia and Florida, specializes in enriching couples' connections, guiding individuals through trauma healing, and diagnosing and treating personality disorders. My practice welcomes those desiring to enhance their relationships, find peace amidst personal struggles, and navigate the complexities of mental health with a focus on attachment styles and personal growth.
(470) 988-8861 View (470) 988-8861
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Sydney Christian
Counselor, MEd, APC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30310
I incorporate intersectionality, inclusion, and equity to foster a therapeutic and healing environment for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Queer and Trans (LGBTQ+ ), and Neurodivergent individuals. I specialize in working with adult clients with marginalized identities and treating depression, anxiety, personality disorders, dissociative symptoms, and trauma and stressor-related disorders.
I incorporate intersectionality, inclusion, and equity to foster a therapeutic and healing environment for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Queer and Trans (LGBTQ+ ), and Neurodivergent individuals. I specialize in working with adult clients with marginalized identities and treating depression, anxiety, personality disorders, dissociative symptoms, and trauma and stressor-related disorders.
(470) 594-5615 View (470) 594-5615
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Jennifer A Riapos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
Waitlist for new clients
Jennifer has a passion for and specializes in working with LGBTQ+ youth, addiction issues, trauma, & families in crisis; a wealth of experience working with clients with bipolar, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, anger and relationship issues.
Jennifer earned her Master's degree in Social Work at Kennesaw State University graduating cum laude. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. A New Jersey native, Jennifer relocated to Cobb County in 2005 as a single parent raising two children. She is active in the community and her church. Jennifer has extensive experience working with varied populations: working with a pregnancy resource center; inpatient adolescents; individuals/families in the community; as well as substance abuse/mental health IOP/PHP treatment settings.
Jennifer has a passion for and specializes in working with LGBTQ+ youth, addiction issues, trauma, & families in crisis; a wealth of experience working with clients with bipolar, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, anger and relationship issues.
Jennifer earned her Master's degree in Social Work at Kennesaw State University graduating cum laude. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. A New Jersey native, Jennifer relocated to Cobb County in 2005 as a single parent raising two children. She is active in the community and her church. Jennifer has extensive experience working with varied populations: working with a pregnancy resource center; inpatient adolescents; individuals/families in the community; as well as substance abuse/mental health IOP/PHP treatment settings.
(678) 263-2735 View (678) 263-2735
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Talk it Out
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
We specialize in numerous mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, grief, LGBTQIAA issues, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, life transitions, among others.
Hello and welcome to Talk it Out! We are a family friendly group practice located near Truist Park (formally SunTrust Park) with easy access off of 285 and 75. We specialize in a wide array of mental health concerns. One of our knowledgeable and compassionate clinicians will work with you to meet your specific goals in therapy. Our clinicians utilize various treatment modalities and vary in terms of gender and age so you can feel confident that you will be matched with a clinician that you will feel comfortable and safe with.
We specialize in numerous mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, grief, LGBTQIAA issues, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, life transitions, among others.
Hello and welcome to Talk it Out! We are a family friendly group practice located near Truist Park (formally SunTrust Park) with easy access off of 285 and 75. We specialize in a wide array of mental health concerns. One of our knowledgeable and compassionate clinicians will work with you to meet your specific goals in therapy. Our clinicians utilize various treatment modalities and vary in terms of gender and age so you can feel confident that you will be matched with a clinician that you will feel comfortable and safe with.
(678) 343-2499 View (678) 343-2499
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Amy Eisenman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30319
I work with adults and older adolescents with anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, disordered eating, and personality disorders.
If life demonstrates anything, it's that change is truly our only constant. Yet, dealing with the change and managing the multitude of things which are thrown at us can seem completely impossible and unmanageable. It is possible, it is manageable, and sometimes we need some extra support to figure it out and truly heal.
I work with adults and older adolescents with anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, disordered eating, and personality disorders.
If life demonstrates anything, it's that change is truly our only constant. Yet, dealing with the change and managing the multitude of things which are thrown at us can seem completely impossible and unmanageable. It is possible, it is manageable, and sometimes we need some extra support to figure it out and truly heal.
(678) 619-5136 View (678) 619-5136
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Clerissa Cooper
Counselor, MS, LPC, SEP, CDBT, CPCS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I help individuals and their families overcome difficulties associated with mood disorders, anxiety disorders including OCD, personality disorders, trauma, relationship issues, and the adoption triad utilizing mindfulness, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, clinical hypnotherapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Somatic Experiencing techniques.
I value honest and thoughtful communication, which means I communicate in an attentive, supportive, compassionate, empowering, and non-judgmental manner while being authentic, direct, and transparent. I utilize validation and humor in therapy to foster connection and to create space for healthy, long-lasting change. I seek to help my clients deeply accept and understand their own thoughts, emotions, actions, and experiences so they can more effectively navigate their relationships with self and the world.
I help individuals and their families overcome difficulties associated with mood disorders, anxiety disorders including OCD, personality disorders, trauma, relationship issues, and the adoption triad utilizing mindfulness, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, clinical hypnotherapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Somatic Experiencing techniques.
I value honest and thoughtful communication, which means I communicate in an attentive, supportive, compassionate, empowering, and non-judgmental manner while being authentic, direct, and transparent. I utilize validation and humor in therapy to foster connection and to create space for healthy, long-lasting change. I seek to help my clients deeply accept and understand their own thoughts, emotions, actions, and experiences so they can more effectively navigate their relationships with self and the world.
(404) 445-1177 View (404) 445-1177
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James Parker Griffin Jr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAMS II
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328  (Online Only)
I WORK WITH SURVIVORS OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE.
VIDEO LINK BELOW. I work with many income levels and cultural backgrounds. I help them learn skills to change their lives for the better. I have decades of experience--cradle to grave. My cognitive-behavioral approach is to serve WITHOUT JUDGMENT or assuming how clients are without getting to know them one-to-one. All client information is confidential except as required by law: danger to self or others such as child or elder abuse. Fortunately, this is rare. ASK FOR DR. GRIFFIN!: THE VERY BEST WAY TO SCHEDULE IS BY EMAIL ACCORDING TO THE INTAKE SPECIALIST. GIVE TIME AND DATE AT: psychiatric.consult@aol.com
I WORK WITH SURVIVORS OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE.
VIDEO LINK BELOW. I work with many income levels and cultural backgrounds. I help them learn skills to change their lives for the better. I have decades of experience--cradle to grave. My cognitive-behavioral approach is to serve WITHOUT JUDGMENT or assuming how clients are without getting to know them one-to-one. All client information is confidential except as required by law: danger to self or others such as child or elder abuse. Fortunately, this is rare. ASK FOR DR. GRIFFIN!: THE VERY BEST WAY TO SCHEDULE IS BY EMAIL ACCORDING TO THE INTAKE SPECIALIST. GIVE TIME AND DATE AT: psychiatric.consult@aol.com
(404) 341-7642 View (404) 341-7642
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Lucero del Rocio Morse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RPT, CPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308
As a Multi-Lingual Mental Health Counselor, I've had the opportunity of working with English, Spanish, and Portuguese speaking populations. I had received extensive Play Therapy training and I am a Registered Play Therapist. I specialize in working with Major Depressive Disorder, Trauma, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Family, and Group relationships. I firmly believe that people can heal through the power of the therapeutic alliance between the client and the therapist, while implementing new skills that will improve their situations. "The therapist's role is like a mirror where the soul can be explored"
As a Multi-Lingual Mental Health Counselor, I've had the opportunity of working with English, Spanish, and Portuguese speaking populations. I had received extensive Play Therapy training and I am a Registered Play Therapist. I specialize in working with Major Depressive Disorder, Trauma, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Family, and Group relationships. I firmly believe that people can heal through the power of the therapeutic alliance between the client and the therapist, while implementing new skills that will improve their situations. "The therapist's role is like a mirror where the soul can be explored"
(678) 681-9953 View (678) 681-9953
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Holly Wingate
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30344
I am well versed in the treatment of Personality Disorders, Mood disorders (depression and anxiety), PTSD, and generally helping individuals identify their strengths and their future goals.
Hi, I am Holly WIngate, a Mental Health Therapist in Georgia, Virginia, and Florida. My therapy style is based on your, the client's, needs. I am not a "cookie-cutter" therapist. My focus is mostly a focus on thoughts that are not serving you well and helping to, as quickly as we can, get you back to a healthy and happy life. My approach works and is quick, and will lead you to a life full of happiness and fun. I am comfortable with older teens and adults. I specialize in helping victims of Narcissistic and Emotional abuse understand and move on from the abuse.
I am well versed in the treatment of Personality Disorders, Mood disorders (depression and anxiety), PTSD, and generally helping individuals identify their strengths and their future goals.
Hi, I am Holly WIngate, a Mental Health Therapist in Georgia, Virginia, and Florida. My therapy style is based on your, the client's, needs. I am not a "cookie-cutter" therapist. My focus is mostly a focus on thoughts that are not serving you well and helping to, as quickly as we can, get you back to a healthy and happy life. My approach works and is quick, and will lead you to a life full of happiness and fun. I am comfortable with older teens and adults. I specialize in helping victims of Narcissistic and Emotional abuse understand and move on from the abuse.
(678) 648-1549 View (678) 648-1549
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Meade Fields
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30341
Although eating disorders are my primary area of expertise, have extensive experience and interest addressing such issues as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, family of origin issues, and personality disorders.
Working from a person-centered perspective, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important components for change. I offer an empathic space to explore your goals toward recovery. I use a variety of theoretical approaches, including CBT, existential, and interpersonal therapies. Specializing in eating disorders, I begin the therapeutic relationship by meeting clients where they are in the recovery process. I understand that the development of an eating disorder is complex, and that there is no "one size fits all" approach to treatment. I can help you learn positive coping skills and address body image, identity, and self-esteem issues.
Although eating disorders are my primary area of expertise, have extensive experience and interest addressing such issues as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, family of origin issues, and personality disorders.
Working from a person-centered perspective, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important components for change. I offer an empathic space to explore your goals toward recovery. I use a variety of theoretical approaches, including CBT, existential, and interpersonal therapies. Specializing in eating disorders, I begin the therapeutic relationship by meeting clients where they are in the recovery process. I understand that the development of an eating disorder is complex, and that there is no "one size fits all" approach to treatment. I can help you learn positive coping skills and address body image, identity, and self-esteem issues.
(770) 285-5675 View (770) 285-5675
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Janice Duncan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30316  (Online Only)
My areas of specialty are mood disorders, behavioral issues and various personality disorders.
Sometimes in order to heal you need someone to listen to you. I provide individual and family therapy to adults, couples, and teenagers with various mental health disorders. I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate and approachable demeanor. My counseling skills are above par, and as we work together, we will explore and process your needs and develop the best treatment plan. It is important for individuals to disclose information at their own pace. Working together will ensure that you complete your treatment goals successfully.
My areas of specialty are mood disorders, behavioral issues and various personality disorders.
Sometimes in order to heal you need someone to listen to you. I provide individual and family therapy to adults, couples, and teenagers with various mental health disorders. I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate and approachable demeanor. My counseling skills are above par, and as we work together, we will explore and process your needs and develop the best treatment plan. It is important for individuals to disclose information at their own pace. Working together will ensure that you complete your treatment goals successfully.
(678) 680-5438 View (678) 680-5438
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Sherry S Mchenry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. My approach is a humanistic, psychodynamic, and systemic one. My primary focus is helping individuals, couples, and families address those difficult issues in their lives which have been chronic and resistant to change. I also specialize in the treatment of personality disorders.
I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. My approach is a humanistic, psychodynamic, and systemic one. My primary focus is helping individuals, couples, and families address those difficult issues in their lives which have been chronic and resistant to change. I also specialize in the treatment of personality disorders.
(404) 236-6708 x2 View (404) 236-6708 x2
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Starting Anew Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS, CMAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Over the course of 14 years in the field, I have honed my skills in addressing a broad spectrum of challenges, including personality disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief.
Hello! My name is Lisa Davis, and I am a dedicated and passionate Licensed Professional Counselor based in the Atlanta area. With a robust academic background, holding both an MA in Communications and Training and an MS in Counseling Psychology, I bring a well-rounded expertise to my practice.
Over the course of 14 years in the field, I have honed my skills in addressing a broad spectrum of challenges, including personality disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief.
Hello! My name is Lisa Davis, and I am a dedicated and passionate Licensed Professional Counselor based in the Atlanta area. With a robust academic background, holding both an MA in Communications and Training and an MS in Counseling Psychology, I bring a well-rounded expertise to my practice.
(678) 403-6712 View (678) 403-6712
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Elly Yooil Chung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303
I am a licensed Clinical social worker(LCSW) with specialized training in mental health. I have various experiences as a clinician working with people with serious mental illness(SMI) to Co-occurring disorders. I also have experience with people with mood disorders and personality disorders. My clinical and research interests are 1) how culture plays a role in one’s life, 2) how to reconstruct relationships through reconstructing one’s unresolved trauma, and 3) strengthen one’s resilience to cope with life difficulties.
I am a licensed Clinical social worker(LCSW) with specialized training in mental health. I have various experiences as a clinician working with people with serious mental illness(SMI) to Co-occurring disorders. I also have experience with people with mood disorders and personality disorders. My clinical and research interests are 1) how culture plays a role in one’s life, 2) how to reconstruct relationships through reconstructing one’s unresolved trauma, and 3) strengthen one’s resilience to cope with life difficulties.
(470) 410-6107 View (470) 410-6107
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Pam McGhee Gibbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CPCS, CCPS -C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Growth begins when one is willing to take the first step. I help clients feeling stress in relationships due to infidelity, betrayal, boundary issues, narcissistic abuse and manipulation. I also work with clients recovering from substance abuse and/or struggling to manage anger, anxiety, depression, work stress and life transitions. I meet clients where they are and partner with them to face their problems and move forward. I use a trauma informed relational style, CBT, DBT and other therapeutic approaches to empower individuals to realize their greatest potential to overcome challenges and get unstuck.
Do you feel stuck? Growth begins when one is willing to take the first step. I help clients feeling stress in relationships due to infidelity, betrayal, boundary issues, narcissistic abuse and manipulation. I also work with clients recovering from substance abuse and/or struggling to manage anger, anxiety, depression, work stress and life transitions. I meet clients where they are and partner with them to face their problems and move forward. I use a trauma informed relational style, CBT, DBT and other therapeutic approaches to empower individuals to realize their greatest potential to overcome challenges and get unstuck.
(678) 383-1734 View (678) 383-1734
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Darla N. Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CADCII, SAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30302
It is vital to provide integrated treatment for mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief/loss, personality disorders, drug and alcohol and similar conditions. Located in the heart of Warner Robins, Georgia. I provide safety and privacy for patients seeking healing and recovery. I am specially trained to address the complex needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders and to treat the whole person in a comprehensive way. I have specialized training in the services being treated.
It is vital to provide integrated treatment for mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief/loss, personality disorders, drug and alcohol and similar conditions. Located in the heart of Warner Robins, Georgia. I provide safety and privacy for patients seeking healing and recovery. I am specially trained to address the complex needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders and to treat the whole person in a comprehensive way. I have specialized training in the services being treated.
(478) 449-1590 View (478) 449-1590
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Beth McDonald
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30342  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with clients who have experienced narcissistic abuse. As an adult child of a narcissist myself, I know all too well how difficult it is to get help and to heal. Narcissism isn't necessarily overt abuse, especially for children, and it is often hard to figure out why you feel depressed, anxious, struggle with perfectionism, or keep finding yourself in codependent relationships as adults. Narcissistic abuse is trauma and it can keep you in survival mode for a very long time. As trauma therapist, I would love to help you learn to thrive, to find joy, to be free, and really live your own life. We do heal!
I specialize in working with clients who have experienced narcissistic abuse. As an adult child of a narcissist myself, I know all too well how difficult it is to get help and to heal. Narcissism isn't necessarily overt abuse, especially for children, and it is often hard to figure out why you feel depressed, anxious, struggle with perfectionism, or keep finding yourself in codependent relationships as adults. Narcissistic abuse is trauma and it can keep you in survival mode for a very long time. As trauma therapist, I would love to help you learn to thrive, to find joy, to be free, and really live your own life. We do heal!
(952) 314-6783 View (952) 314-6783
Personality Disorders Therapists

What are the common treatment options for personality disorders?

Personality disorders are typically treated with psychotherapy, sometimes in conjunction with medication. Therapy can help people with personality disorders develop skills to tolerate difficult emotions, navigate interpersonal relationships, and solidify their sense of self. Medications can treat symptoms that co-occur with the disorder, such as depression, anger, aggression, and impulsivity.

When to seek treatment for personality disorders?

Even though treatment for personality disorders can be an uphill battle, it’s best to seek help if you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with one, because personality disorders can create substantial problems in life. Symptoms depend on the specific disorder, but overall signs of personality disorders include consistent difficulty maintaining close relationships, dramatic variations in self-esteem, and an unstable sense of identity.

How long does therapy take for personality disorders?

The timeline for treating personality disorders isn’t as clear-cut as it is for other disorders. Change can be difficult, taking from around one year to five, 10, or more. The key is finding a therapist who has extensive experience treating the relevant disorder. For example, a psychologist who specializes in narcissistic personality disorder has specific communication strategies that allow them to sustain the relationship and be more effective with narcissistic patients.

Can therapy help people with personality disorders?

Research suggests that for those who are motivated to address concerns or interpersonal conflict related to a personality disorder, therapy is far more effective than no treatment, and that most people in therapy see improvements. However, since personality disorders involve entrenched elements of identity, they are less responsive to treatment than are other mental health conditions. Finding an expert who has extensive experience working with a given personality disorder is one factor that increases the likelihood of successful treatment.