Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Cedar Falls, IA

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Renee June Barbu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Now accepting new clients 16+, I have extensive experience helping clients manage several disorders. I enjoy working with clients with intense emotions such as shame, guilt, fear, and anger. I assist in managing symptoms coming from abuse, rejection, and other past traumas. I am aware that people often have the perception that they don't fit it in or are disconnected from others. I would like to be able to be a support person and help clients navigate feelings and relationships. As well as helping clients gain communication skills and build a healthy support network.
(319) 220-0947
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Stephanie Neelans (Harken)
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have worked in the counseling field for over 20 years, primarily in a University setting, until the past several years when I began working in private practice. I enjoy working with clients who believe in their potential to change and have the motivation to make those changes. I have experience working with a variety of issues. Clients I most often work with struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship/marital problems, abuse, trauma and grief and loss. I listen, without judgment, and provide objective feedback while also being compassionate. I provide a safe space to learn, change and grow.
(319) 349-1046
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Kayla Reisinger
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Life is difficult, unpredictable, and not always beautiful. As a therapist, I will support you in working through the feelings that accompany those difficult times and work towards developing healthy view of yourself. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of everyday life, parenthood or work, experienced trauma, want to mend a relationship, explore attachment, or just need support through a trying time, I am here to help you reach your goals.
(319) 239-3533
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Brittany Orzola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I understand the stigma associated with feeling as if you don't fit into the norms that the majority group has set for you. I offer you a safe place to be heard and understood to discuss things others might not get. We all walk a unique path in this life and I will always support your individuality. I absolutely love celebrating successes with those I work with, and I enjoy seeing people’s faces light up with pride in their achievements. Seeing a person grow before your eyes, even when they don’t notice it yet themselves, is an amazing thing. That said, everything isn’t always rainbows,(
(319) 988-2515
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Jennifer Brost
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MA, MBTI
Verified
Verified
Few things are more distressing than when an important relationship is not going as well as it could. Whether relationship problems are causing you stress or if you are simply struggling within yourself, I would be honored to assist you on your journey towards greater emotional and relational health. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I am a Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner.
(319) 313-5224
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Rachael Dolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I believe that everyone deserves a place to feel safe and heal and I pride myself in providing a warm and welcoming space to do just that. The experiences that we face daily shape our decisions as well as what we have been through. Not only do I understand both sides of the mental health chair, I believe that it can lead to learning from each other. I am focused on the betterment of my clients in any way possible. I use humor often and find it a useful tool in healing and processing life.
(319) 260-2149 x104
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Bob Boezinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Bob is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and practices within a growth focused care model. He is a generalist practitioner working with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents to address multiple issues including depression, self-esteem, anxiety, stress, anger management, marital/partner/family relational problems, work and school related issues and life transitions. Bob has experience working with older adults and individuals from diverse backgrounds. He also has an interest and experience working in the area of domestic violence, adjustment issues, dealing with illness and chronic pain, crisis intervention and grief and loss issues throughout the life span Bob is available for consulting and supervision.
(319) 774-4199
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
$80 per session
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Deanna Shafer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I’m Deanna. I provide a safe and accepting space to help clients work towards their mental health goals. I work with adult and older teen individuals on a variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress. I practice strengths-based, trauma-informed therapy and use a variety of modalities, including mindfulness, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and solution-focused therapies. I’m an ally to members of LGBTQIA+, immigrant and refugee, BIPOC, and neurodivergent communities and particularly enjoy working with these groups. I provide services in English and Spanish.
(319) 224-8749
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Brad D Hjelmeland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IADC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Level Social Worker (LISW) and certified substance abuse counselor (IADC). I have been providing therapy since 2009, working in community mental health and hospital settings. I am able to work with individuals struggling with addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and parenting issues.
(319) 250-2395
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Liz Freese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! Thank you honoring yourself and giving the gift of self-exploration, understanding, healing and balance to your life. Therapy is an amazing journey that can help with many areas of life that may feel overwhelming and unchangeable. I have a passion for helping others and find joy in the work I do. I would be honored to be with you on this journey. I have been practicing in the field for 17+ years, working with youth, adults, and families.
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Karen Haas Misseldine
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. I am certified in EMDR and Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy. I have been helping people of all ages navigate mental health and life challenges for over 25 years. Together, we can tailor your therapy to meet your individual needs so you can move beyond whatever is holding you back and begin to experience the relief and change you are seeking. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate and collaborative.
(563) 202-2189
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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$80 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Michele M. Skaggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Immediate openings for new patients ages 25+ for Telehealh ONLY. Most insurances accepted. Couples therapy with commercial insurance ( non-Medicaid). Office hours are as follows: Mondays: 7 AM- 4 PM; Tuesdays 7 AM-5 PM; Wednesdays 7 AM-5 PM; Thursdays 7 AM- 4 PM, and Saturdays 7 AM- 5 PM.
(319) 657-5185
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Erika Bandilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am now accepting new clients! Beginning your mental health journey can be one of the most rewarding yet terrifying gifts you ever give yourself. I understand a person has a choice when selecting the therapist with whom they choose to walk that path, so I do not take for granted my privilege to tag along. I am truly passionate about providing therapy that is collaborative, trusting, safe, and compassionate, while focusing on solutions you want to see.
(319) 408-8705
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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$157 per session
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Taylor Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I earned my Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. I continued my education and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Master of Social work degree with specialization in trauma informed care. During my time at UNI, I gained valuable experience working with children, youth, and families. Outside of college, I worked as a Mental Health Therapist, in the school system, counseling students experiencing concerns with depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, self-identify, self-harm, relationships, and more.
(800) 531-4236
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Brandi Schmitt
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Attempting to cope with a mental health concern is often a lonely and exhausting process. Additionally, pursuing counseling can often be a difficult decision to make, but one that I believe is worthwhile. As a counselor, my role is to help support you through your healing journey and empower you to rediscover your own unique strengths and resources as a means to promote such healing. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to share your own unique life story.
(800) 531-4236
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Kelli Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! Starting your therapeutic journey can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful. I try to provide a safe, secure, and empathetic environment as we work together to process through difficult emotions and thoughts.
(319) 284-8956
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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$155 per session
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Sarah Aanonson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Throughout my career, I've found fulfillment in helping others discover their goals and potential. For the past 12 years, I've had the honor of working with servicemen in the military and their families, and I'm happy to now also serve the public beyond. My treatment approach addresses a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, life transitions, trauma, PTSD, divorce, grief, anger management, OCD, and ADHD. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) that I use to reprocess trauma and treat OCD, self-worth, and anxiety. I see children and individuals age 8 through adult.
(319) 429-7475
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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$180 per session
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Gail Wood
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Available in Cedar Rapids M &Tu; in Vinton W - F. New clients in Vinton only. Each of us can identify some aspect of our lives that we'd like to change. As your therapist, my intention is to help you learn about the therapeutic process and how it can help you identify changes you'd like to make; collaborate with you in setting realistic, achievable goals for yourself; teach you to incorporate coping skills to ease through transitions; and fully support you while we walk this journey together. Your comfort is my priority, and I offer compassion and understanding without judgment.
(319) 281-0499
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)

Online Therapists

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Chris Hagan
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
Dr. Hagan is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, college professor, & award winning mental-health researcher. His primary specialty is in understanding and preventing suicide as well as cultural differences in risk. In his part-time practice, he sees clients with a variety of concerns including suicide risk, self-injury (e.g., cutting), mood & anxiety disorders, trauma, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He also provides ADHD and bariatric surgery assessments. Dr. Hagan uses only empirically supported treatments to provide you with the best opportunity for recovery.
(319) 220-6726
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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$120 per session
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Brooke Marie Bloker
Counselor, tLMHC, CADC
Verified
Verified
I utilize a combination of approaches to assist individuals struggling with complex and relational trauma, emotional intensity, BPD , anxiety, depression, self esteem concerns, and relationship issues.
Currently have openings both in-person and via telehealth! We all have a story and some chapters tend to be more difficult to remember and understand than others. I assist others in processing through, coping with, and resolving the pain of those chapters in their lives that may impact their everyday life functioning in their current state. Landing onto this page is your first step in a very brave, yet potentially scary journey in healing. My approach is practical and often direct, however driven with compassion and non-judgement. I often tailor my sessions with a bit of humor if appropriate. :)
(319) 614-6079
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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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.