Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Woodridge, IL

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Dr. Amber Beal
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Dr. B. I believe that although I am a therapist you know you better than I.  I am here to work with you in partnership.  I approach therapy from a person-centered perspective, and I believe in holding clients in a genuine, warm, and empathic environment. I believe in establishing a strong therapeutic alliance which is crucial for healing. I have worked with clients from 4 years of age to 75 years of age and also clients with all different ethnicity, religious beliefs and gender identities.
(224) 293-6979
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Alia Elshaer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Warrior Heart Therapy was created to embrace growth by championing empathy and uncovering truths which deliver results for every individual. Warrior Heart Therapy is a private counseling practice dedicated to providing the highest quality mental health services to aid individuals, children, and families through their most difficult and challenging times.Achieving these results cannot be accomplished without adopting an inclusive approach that it takes to understand you. Alia is a mother to a loving daughter and a beautiful boy with special needs. She shares similar life challenges that you may find in your journey.
(312) 854-8799
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Ryan Goldenstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Goldenstein’s experience within the mental health field includes 4+ years providing direct daily care to individuals struggling with various developmental and brain injury concerns, and over 16+ years of providing mental health therapy and assessment services. Since completing his doctorate in 2010, he has been licensed to practice independently since 2011 and offers both assessment and therapy services to individuals 18 years of age and older. His clinical experience includes forensic, neuropsychological, and clinical assessment with a variety of patient populations as well as therapy for a variety of concerns.
(331) 246-0931
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Dr. Amy K Williamson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Everyone at times in their lives will face personal obstacles that seem insurmountable. These challenging and painful aspects of life exist not only at the individual level, but also in relationships, interactions, social patterns, and dynamics. Accessing inner strengths and understanding how past experiences have molded one’s understanding of self is key to healing one’s present self and effectively navigating through these life hurdles. You can find me on IG-dr.amy.k.willl
(630) 864-6650
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Meg Childress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I help people of all ages who are dealing with stress, a significant loss, obstacles to achieving important goals, a mental health concern or difficulties in their relationships with others. Do you find yourself feeling anxious, frustrated, sad, or overwhelmed much of the time? We can work together to help you with that. Therapy provides a safe, designated space to work on feeling better, more satisfied, and "less stuck." I offer a caring and non-judgmental approach which appreciates that each person is unique, as is their life path and goals for treatment.
(630) 518-4014
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Quantum Counseling Inc.
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CFTP
Verified
Verified
Finding the right therapist is important. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with many years' experience working with children, adolescents and adults, helping them to grow and work through the problems many face every day. Additionally, I am a Certified Alcohol and other Drug counselor and have training working with people regarding Domestic Violence. I hope to work together with my clients to help them figure out why they do what they do and to make any changes they choose to make to improve their lives.
(630) 707-7217
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Samantha Kovac
LPC Intern, MS
Verified
Verified
I believe everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients to allow them to reach a level of vulnerability that allows for change. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort through which we can build healthy boundaries and coping skills to live and maintain a healthy, productive life.
(630) 296-5731
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Tabitha Jirsa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Your inner critic says things like "Why can't you just stop doing this to yourself? You know this is all your fault." It also slides in with comments like "Why even bother....you're never going to be good enough anyway." and "Look at yourself. Why would anyone want to be with someone like you?" Sometimes you want to scream, and other times you just want to cry. Often, you find yourself missing out on friendships and social events because they don't fit in with your latest eating plan, or you're too down on yourself to be around anyone else. You find yourself feeling angry, lonely, and, sometimes, scared. It's not who you want to be.
(630) 394-6750
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Linda Anaya
Counselor, MA, MHC, AMFT, LPC
Verified
Verified
Aloha, I am a Couples and Family Therapist. My approach emphasizes the importance of working with a couple and family as a system that influence one another. To restructure healthy relationships, I use therapies that promote positive interactions between individuals. My methods include trans-generational, structural family therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and Gottman Therapy. I use exercises such as enactments to help clients set new appropriate boundaries, build love maps to improve interactions and establish loving communication.
(630) 478-8548
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Jorie Miklos
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m here to listen to the story that you’ve written for yourself so far, and to help you write the next chapter. For us, the goal will be to help you find some much-needed balance in your life, despite all of the obstacles that may be slowing you down and forcing you to live outside of who you really want to be. It’s a fast-paced world out there, and I understand the types of demands that society has placed upon us. And often times, those demands can leave us feeling defeated, exhausted, frustrated, and unmotivated to be who we really want to be – and still, we’re forced to “keep it together.”
(331) 214-5237
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Woodridge, IL 60517
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Dr. Jenna Gidman-Dutta
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck, alone, or overwhelmed? Are you distressed by emotions of sadness, anxiety, or loneliness? Are you feeling unsupported or lost in your current relationship? I aim to provide a safe space to release your thoughts, process your emotions and behaviors, and heal. For whatever reason, you ended up here—and I am so glad you did! I'm here to help you by providing a warm and welcoming environment for you to be your most authentic you. I provide couples and family counseling, as well as individual psychotherapy.
(331) 259-9078
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Liza Devaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have over twenty years of social work experience. I have worked in foster care and adoption, in a psychiatric hospital and am currently working in private practice. My patients include children, adolescents, adults and couples. I treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief issues, conflict resolution, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, OCD, addictions, issues related to divorce and family/marital conflicts. I use a variety of treatment modalities based on the individual needs of the patient. My therapeutic approach is a non-judgmental blending of eastern and western philosophies thereby helping patients develop acceptance and develop better coping strategies to deal with their challenges.
(630) 884-4319
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Susan Pauna, MS, LCPC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are suffering from anxiety, depression or PTSD? Are you ready to make a positive change in your life? What change would you like to see happen in yourself and your life and how would you feel different as a result? Life can sometimes feel overwhelming and counseling can help. We can discover long-standing patterns that may be holding you back from experiencing a more meaningful life. Whether you are looking for extra support and guidance through a difficult situation or you are just ready to move to a new direction in life, I look forward to working with you.
(630) 474-3172
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Amy R Glinke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Have you had enough? Do you need to make a change? Are you hurting? I desire to help others who are on a journey of growth, healing and change. I will help guide you through your personal journey and together we will find the way. I work with individuals and couples who are dealing with a variety of life situations and struggles. Many of my clients experience anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, communication conflicts, abuse,and divorce. It is easy to isolate yourself and not talk about issues that are causing unease. I will help you discover your own answer.
(630) 599-8791
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Lisle, IL 60532
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Todd Mokos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You're reading this because you need an expert who can help you. Mental health issues can be devastating, and so it's critically important that you receive the attention and care that you deserve. Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, addiction, high-functioning psychosis, behavioral issues, or other mental health problems, I'm here to help you get back to living the life that's most important to you.
(331) 246-0575
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Lisle, IL 60532
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Rachel Winborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, MA, LSW
Verified
Verified
Rachel’s creative background lends itself to an intuitive therapeutic practice and her recent training as a Social Worker brings her grounded in the world of each individual she works with. Rachel is an attuned, empathetic listener, who focuses on her clients’ needs. She has experience working with persons with chronic distress, complex PTSD, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, learning differences), faith-based injury/inquiry, grief/loss, identity, life transitions, parenting, family, and relationship issues.
(630) 446-6692
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Downers Grove, IL 60517
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Donna Loza, Midwest Center for Hope & Healing, Ltd
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CODP I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are there moments in your day, when you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or sad? There are ways to bridge the gap between merely living from moment to moment to experiencing your best life. What is it that you need? Do you need to let go of anger or find a way to move through your grief. Donna specializes in anxiety, depression, grief/loss, postpartum, divorce care, addiction, & domestic violence. Donna offers a safe, Christian, environment that encourages hope, empowerment and strength. You may visit my blog posts on Cultivating Connection, and Engaging Grief, at mchhcounseling.com/category/our-blog/ My LinkedIn has my blogs.
(630) 748-7709
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Lisle, IL 60532
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Tom Stamas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
When life is challenging it can be hard to know what to do or where to turn to. You feel worried, angry, or sad. You don't think you're "good enough." It's hard to get things done. You can't let loose and fully enjoy life. You might be struggling with an addiction. You aren't where you thought you'd be at this point in time and you know you’re capable of so much more. You want fulfillment, success, fun, money, and love. I can help. I am a collaborative, caring therapist. Together we will identify your needs and learn to take action to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals to make your life happy, comfortable, and meaningful.
(630) 426-7293
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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William S Piekarz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Listening is a lost art in modern psychotherapy. Change begins when you are heard and understood. I use simple, effective, proven techniques to lead my clients to greater insight, which leads to change. Individuals, couples, and families are my focus from adolescents through senior citizens. I help folks manage life's many stressors including but not limited to loss, grief, separation, substance abuse, and illness.
(331) 260-9892
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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David Rodemaker
Psychologist, PsyD, CH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I look forward to working with you on making and taking the choices and actions that move you towards building a life filled with meaning based on your values and goals. The struggles we all face, large and small, are part of what define our humanity - be it anxiety, trauma, or confusion. It is the compassion and willingness for intimacy we show to ourselves and others that defines much of the rest. I enjoy working with my clients as they go through the process of defining who and what they want to be and then help them go about achieving it.
(630) 453-0888
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Lisle, IL 60532
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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.