Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Northbrook, IL

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Kay Segal
Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago DBT Institute at The Center for Mindfulness and Behavior Therapy - DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Program(tm)- is a specialty clinic that serves teens and adults who are exhibiting self-endangering behaviors and/or emerging or established borderline personality traits, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, impulsivity, post-traumatic stress, and/or emotional instability. Our scientifically-based interventions incorporate skills to help patients recognize and face their emotions skillfully and overcome the self-destructive coping behaviors that have plagued their lives.
(847) 416-2063
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Northbrook, IL 60065
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Sylvia Davidson
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
Verified
I believe everyone is capable of building a life they love. Finding freedom often requires us to slow down and take a look at our behaviors, thoughts, and emotions and learn how to interact with them differently so we can create a better and more purposeful life. More often than not, we just haven't learned the skills needed. I utilize evidence-based treatments in combination with warmth, compassion, and humor to help take a look at the patterns that are keeping you stuck and help develop tools to respond differently so you can build a life you don't want to escape from.
(847) 906-2613
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Dana Louise Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach focuses on guiding the client to discovering their personal truth while providing them with useful information and tools to help better cope with the trials and tribulations of life. Whether you are struggling with emotions, relationships, a stressful environment, or looking to work on developing yourself, you do not have to do it alone. Therapy can provide you with skills and personal insights that will transform how you see yourself, others, and the world.
(224) 261-7661
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Joseph Rubin
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Constantly thinking about the consequences of past decisions? Going over catastrophic what-if scenarios again and again in your head? Are these thoughts making it difficult for you to do your best at work or school or negatively affecting your relationships? Let a trained mindfulness expert help you get out of your head using the best and most researched methods from Western psychology and Eastern philosophy and healing techniques. The world is waiting for you !
(847) 423-6842
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Sandy Wolff
Counselor, MA, EdD, EdS
I have over 20 years of testing experience as a Licensed Diagnostician, Educational Psychologist, and School Psychologist. I specialize in psychoeducational & neuro/psychological testing for children, teens, college students, and adults. I evaluate for ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, mood, developmental concerns, social anxiety, social difficulties, personality traits, adjustment issues, 504/IEP, learning challenges, college & graduate school testing, college career assessment profiles, & more. I worked with many school districts as a child advocate/consultant/school psychologist, including North Shore, Lincolnwood, & NSSED
(224) 628-7425
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Monica Mikhaeil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At Here & Now our goal is to help each client discover the joy of feeling comfortable in their skin and knowing their purpose in life. Our clinical specialists thoughtfully and compassionately tailor a wellness hub of solutions to each client’s unique needs. Our Wellness Hub of professionals incorporates evidence-based practices. Everyone's Hub at Here & Now is unique; it may involve Psychiatry, Ketamine or Talk therapy, Neurobiofeedback/brain training, Infusion therapy, Art therapy, Hypnosis, Breath work, VR exposure therapy, EMDR, Movement and Somatic work. We also offer trusted resources for overcoming substance abuse issues.
(847) 796-6075
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Jane Ward Carlton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MSMFT, LMFT, LPC, LLC
Verified
Verified
Your willingness to reach out for therapeutic support shows tremendous bravery, courage and resilience! Maybe you are quietly bearing deep struggle, hurt, loss, loneliness, trauma, or grief. Maybe your life has been utterly turned upside-down. Or maybe your marriage feels empty, conflictual, or painful, so different than you ever imagined, and you don't know the way back to goodness. It is an honor to enter into those difficult places with you, as I listen with deep compassion. Together, we will work to navigate these difficult challenges, heal hurting places and fulfill deep longings you hold for self and your relationships.
(224) 412-3214
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Scott Hamilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It can be difficult to ask for support, especially when you aren't sure how it all works. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that makes sense to you and meets your unique goals. I believe in developing genuine connections with his patients, fostering self-awareness, offering psychoeducation, and practicing compassion toward others and self in a safe environment. We will work toward self-acceptance and self-forgiveness, allowing you to find hidden areas of strength. I enjoy using humor and positivity in treatment.
(224) 723-5772
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Jacqueline S Mallinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 34 years of clinical experience in various settings, including a mental health center, a college, a psychiatric hospital, a family service agency and private practice. I provided individual, couples and family therapy in these settings. I offer clients a supportive environment, enabling them to overcome a wide variety of challenges in their relationships and life situations. My therapeutic approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual, blending psychodynamic, attachment and family systems treatment. I have extensive experience with clients of all ages and various backgrounds. Brief treatment is available. Medicare provider.
(847) 737-7037
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Celina Huerta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I am Licensed Counselor and Certified Trauma Professional with 7+ years of experience helping youth & adults overcome obstacles through life’s challenges, including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity concerns, behavior issues, relationship problems, family conflict, sexual intimacy and sex concerns. I also help adults with childhood trauma through a holistic and trauma-informed approach to inner child healing. I have experience working with adults who face sexual trauma and therapy for sex workers. I enjoy helping adults explore their sexual identity, kinks, boundary setting, assertiveness, and intimacy needs.
(847) 565-1538
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Talia Shaked
Art Therapist, ATR, MA
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
At Here & Now our goal is to help each client discover the joy of feeling comfortable in their skin and knowing their purpose in life. Our clinical specialists thoughtfully and compassionately tailor a wellness hub of solutions to each patient’s unique needs. Our psychiatry, brain training, art therapy and counseling incorporate evidence based practices. We also offer trusted resources for clients who are confronting and overcoming substance abuse issues, including opioids and alcohol. We collaborate with your personal doctors in all specialties to offer a whole solution.
(847) 961-2409
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Susannah Ward
Pre-Licensed Professional, ATR, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At Here & Now our goal is to help each client discover the joy of feeling comfortable in their skin and knowing their purpose in life. Our clinical specialists thoughtfully and compassionately tailor a wellness hub of solutions to each client’s unique needs. Our Wellness Hub of professionals incorporates evidence-based practices. Everyone's Hub at Here & Now is unique; it may involve Psychiatry, Ketamine or Talk therapy, Neurobiofeedback/brain training, Infusion therapy, Art therapy, Hypnosis, Breath work, VR exposure therapy, EMDR, Movement and Somatic work. We also offer trusted resources for overcoming substance abuse issues.
(847) 648-9886
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Dr. Maggie Kozmin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and specialize working with diverse adolescents, adults, and older adults (click website link to learn more). I work with patients who have suffered from a wide range of symptoms interfering in overall functioning, such as anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, adjustment and intense/excessive reactions, alcohol and drug addictions, sexually-based concerns, and emotional problems.
(847) 423-6519
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Jennifer Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking to bloom in your current season of life? Do you feel stuck, confused, or disconnected and can’t figure out how to take the next step? Jennifer would love to support you and nurture your growth! Jennifer is a mother to four children, and is a Marine Spouse. As a military spouse and mother, she understands life has many transitions; some unpredictable. Jennifer embraces a growth mindset and uses a whole person approach when establishing relationships with her clients. She believes by validating our experiences and understanding our environment, we can seek out our best self.
(847) 693-3120
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Jan Gosselin
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am effective in helping adults young and old who struggle with anxiety, depression and low self-worth, and self-defeating patterns in their lives. Sometimes we feel too overwhelmed, ashamed, or discouraged to deal with these parts of ourselves, and need the help of an attuned listener to understand and work through our problems. The process of talking about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences within a trusting therapeutic relationship helps relieve emotional distress and increases your capacity to manage difficult feelings.
(847) 337-5797
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Kate Stewart
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
As someone who began my own therapy journey as a therapy-resistant teen, I believe that trusting, down-to-earth, and relatable relationships with my clients are incredibly important for instilling growth. It is through personal experience and innate passion for changing the narrative around mental health that I have fostered a strength to understand, connect with, and treat young people in crisis. I work with Children (10 y.o.+), Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults who are motivated to find empowerment to change their patterns, mindset, and overall wellness through mind, body, and energetics.
(847) 961-4884
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Nicole Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
When life feels overwhelming, your daily stressors add up, or past experiences cause you difficulties, making the decision to start therapy can be a pivotal step towards feeling like yourself again. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, LGBTQ+ affirming, authentic, and holistic. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative space that helps you recognize your strengths and become the narrator of your own life.
(847) 565-2243
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Sarin Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTP, RYT 200
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
"Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are." -Brene Brown It is often our own misconceptions who we are "supposed to be" and unrealistic expectations of ourselves that get in the way of our own personal growth. We tend to overlook our strengths and struggles while giving so much weight to these perceived failures. We think of happiness as a destination to get to, unpack our bags, and live there "happily ever after." I will work with you to untwist these unrealistic, unhelpful ways to view our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Our behaviors have a purpose if we look close enough without judgement.
(224) 707-8264
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Leah Seligman
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I strongly believe that relationships are the key to positive outcomes in psychotherapy. Whether using cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, or play therapy, building a positive, trusting relationship with clients comes first. That relationship allows me to understand, align with, and guide my clients through achieving their therapeutic goals.
(847) 235-6047
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Rachel Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working closely with clients across the lifespan struggling with a range of personal issues. I strive to provide a safe emotional environment to help clients feel at ease discussing their concerns. My therapeutic work is interactive and engaging, with the goal of meeting clients where they are ready to do some of their hardest and most meaningful emotional work. I have been described as authentic, direct, empathic, and pride myself on being a strong advocate for my clients. I often work collaboratively with parents & schools to help my clients attain the necessary tools to grow, heal, and achieve their goals.
(847) 325-5569
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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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.