Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Saint Paul, MN

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Hilary Mueller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, OTRL, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 10 years of experience working with people with borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, trauma-related disorders, TBI and chronic illness.
I view therapy as a process of understanding and healing. Often times we discover that there are parts of ourselves that we do not acknowledge, we cannot acknowledge, because the pain is too great. Finding a balance between acceptance and change, while sustaining compassion, can help us grow stronger.Therapy work needs to be done together, in a safe space, at a safe pace. I have seen the impact of trauma on daily life...and I have seen people heal by doing this work. I would be honored to be a part of your process.
(651) 964-2159
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Saint Paul, MN 55104
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Tracey Wilkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
In addition, I have specialized in working with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and disorders related to childhood trauma and neglect (as well as traumas endured in adulthood) including PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder and all realted disorders/symptoms.
If you are unhappy, struggling with life's challenges, feel like you are not reaching your potential, have difficulty in managing relationships or feel like there is something seriously wrong, we can work together to figure out what's wrong and work on solutions. I have over 15 years of clinical experience. I have siginificant experience in treating mood disorders including Depression and Bipolar Disorder, anxiety disorders and eating disorders.
(651) 560-3831
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Saint Paul, MN 55104
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Morgan Boeltl
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, MS
Verified
Verified
Utilizing both relational-cultural and psychodynamic approaches as well as expressive arts techniques, she works to serve people with the following: depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, relationship issues, substance abuse issues, self-esteem issues, life changes, and grief/loss.
Accepting New Clients NOW, daytime + evening hours available for clients 18+. Morgan is a clinician who is committed to building trusting, therapeutic relationships, where clients feel empowered to search deep within themselves to foster healing, confidence, and a strong sense of personal identity. Having experience working with complex cases, Morgan does not shy away from the unique challenges her clients present, offering curiousity and hope in the process of healing. Previously working in the community with the SPMI (Severe & Persistent Mental Illness) population, Morgan has a wealth of knowlege and compassion.
(651) 615-9144
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Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Michael J Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in working with people who may be struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder , Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder) , Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder , Panic Disorder (Including Panic Attacks) , Self Harm Disorders , Trauma And Stress-Related Disorders , Bipolar Disorders , Major Depressive Disorders , Eating Disorders.
Hi, I'm a clinical psychologist and have spent the last 20 years providing DBT in the Twin Cities community; first during my doctoral internship, then for 15 years at the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Department, and now in my private practice. I have been trained in multiple variations of DBT by recognized experts in DBT. I specialize in working with individuals who have a history of trauma and offer prolonged exposure as a treatment for PTSD. My training and experience have prepared me for helping individuals with a history of or actively struggling with suicidal thoughts and ideation.
(651) 661-1808
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Saint Paul, MN 55104
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Lindsay Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with ADD/ADHD, chronic pain and illness, eating disorders, anxiety, mood, and borderline personality disorders.
Congratulations on taking the first steps towards better mental health. I have over 12 years of experience helping individuals living with mental health disorders develop coping strategies, find balance, and experience peace. Let's work together to create the change you are striving for. My practice emphasizes dignity and self determination for every individual seeking recovery, balance, and well being.
(651) 661-2729
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Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Kyle William Ross
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individual struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma/PTSD, and Children/Adolescents.
When we feel stuck in life everything can feel difficult and like a battle; I believe there is no need to face issues alone. With a collaborative approach, I can help people better understand the life events that have shaped their view of the world. Every individual experiences events that can discourage us. My goal is to help highlight the unique strengths that lie within all of us. I strive to help children/adolescents, families, and adults to recognize the meaning they attach to life experiences. When we understand the meaning we attach to events, we better understand our choices.
(651) 571-4325
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Saint Paul, MN 55105
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Molly Buhler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with adults with substance abuse disorders & mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, trauma related disorders, and more.
Seeking a therapist can sometimes feel like an overwhelming process and I commend you for taking this first step towards change and healing! I am currently accepting new clients and would be honored to work with you.
(651) 615-9491
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Saint Paul, MN 55116
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Melanie Witthoft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked in child welfare and community mental health for over 15 years. I have worked with individual from all backgrounds and traumas. I work with individuals with a variety of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Postpartum Depression and those are just to name a few. I have experience working with historical trauma, grief and loss, relationship challenges, domestic violence, difficult life transitions, and abuse.
(651) 414-1139
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Saint Paul, MN 55119
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Rachel Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have clinical experience with those who've encountered complex trauma, co-occurring mental health disorders, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, psychosis, and others.
Ideally, a client voluntarily comes to therapy seeking assistance resolving the struggles they experience which are interfering with their daily functioning. The client is willing to engage in the therapeutic work with their time and energy in the effort to move toward healing.
(214) 247-7948
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Saint Paul, MN 55106
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Minnesota Ctr for Psychology-Childrens Svcs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
At Minnesota Center for Psychology, we offer comprehensive mental health services for children and adolescents age 3-17, as well as their families. We are committed to providing the best quality care in an environment that fosters integrity, respect, hope, health, and learning. If your child is experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family conflict, school or relationship issues, grief, sadness, body image issues, sleep problems, suicidal thoughts, trauma, low motivation, restlessness, communication issues, LGBT or gender identity issues, life transitions mood swings, shame, anger, or behavioral issues, our highly trained and experienced clinicians can help!
(651) 419-3768
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Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Omni Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Our agency has Immediate Openings and we'd love to help you. I oversee a team of experienced therapists who are eager to support those who are struggling. I enjoy helping others find their inner strength to make lasting changes that bring them closer to the life they yearn for. I strive to make therapy a safe place to work through fears, self-doubt, hopelessness and anger, so that you can develop the skills and confidence needed to live authentically and engage in healthy relationships.
(651) 661-3548
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Saint Paul, MN 55119
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Roberta Sorenson
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Do you find it difficult to be kind to yourself? Do your relationships feel unmanageable? Do you feel as if your creativity is stifled? You don't need to keep it all inside. I know how important it is to be heard without judgement. I am good at identifying hidden strengths... strengths you may discount due to self-criticism and emotional pain. We can work together to help you love yourself so that you may be able to fully experience the love of others and accomplish the things you hope to accomplish and gain a more positive perspective on your life.
(218) 276-5532
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Saint Paul, MN 55117
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Tayler Marie L'amoureux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW , MSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing psychotherapy to children and adults in the Minneapolis/S area. I started practicing psychotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. During my time there, I was trained in helping both children and adults build coping skills to be able to help themselves through life's many unique challenges. Currently, I am training at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago where I will earn a PhD with a specialty in Psychodynamic therapy. This therapy helps children and adults process and create meaning from past life events within a safe, therapeutic relationship.
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Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Pamela Gilliam Martin
MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I am committed to your health and well-being through the delivery of evidence based therapeutic approaches. As a Mental Health Practitioner, I work with adults & adolescents addressing a variety of concerns including anxiety, stress management, depression, self-esteem, career, life transitions, grief/loss and relationship issues.
(651) 644-4100 x140
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Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Teri Blauersouth
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Now (as of 1/1/2023) accepting new clients for virtual therapy. My specialty is helping people to get their painful emotions out of their way and on their side. If your feelings are getting in the way of your relationships, sobriety, career, or life, I'd like the chance to help. I especially enjoy working with people trying to stay sober, members of the queer community, people coping with the justice system, and people with disabilities or chronic pain. My clients often feel overlooked or misunderstood by other therapists, and really need someone to listen to them.
(612) 261-1843
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Saint Paul, MN 55104
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Kristen Lund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Hi. I'm Kristen Lund. I have over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups. I am also the owner of The Center for Validation and Change, LLC. As a person many people find me genuine, humorous and warm. As a therapist many clients find me direct, challenging, compassionate, intuitive and respectful. I enjoy working with male and female adults of many different orientations, races and cultures. If I am full I have many wonderful therapists on my team that can see you! Check out my website to meet them. www.kristenlund.com They can see clients as young as 6 and as old as 100 years.
(612) 208-7309
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Saint Paul, MN 55116
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Reena Pathak
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Psychologist who utilizes evidence-based therapies. I am committed to helping people learn how to manage and reduce their mental health symptoms more effectively so they can see long-term gains and functioning. I work with adults and young adults in my individual and DBT skills groups who are working on depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, and shame symptoms.
(651) 299-6160
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Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Minnesota Center for Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
At Minnesota Center for Psychology, we offer comprehensive mental health services for children, adolescents and adults, as well as couples and families. We are committed to providing the best quality care in an environment that fosters integrity, respect, hope, health, and learning. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family conflict, work or relationship issues, grief, sadness, body image issues, sleep problems, suicidal thoughts, trauma, low motivation, restlessness, communication issues, post-partum depression or anxiety, LGBT or gender identity issues, life transitions mood swings, shame, anger, parenting or behavioral issues, our highly trained and experienced clinicians can help!
(651) 383-4569
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Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Jennifer Pinion
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Our agency has Immediate Openings and we'd love to help you. I oversee a team of experienced therapists who are eager to support those who are struggling. I enjoy helping others find their inner strength to make lasting changes that bring them closer to the life they yearn for. I strive to make therapy a safe place to work through fears, self-doubt, hopelessness and anger, so that you can develop the skills and confidence needed to live authentically and engage in healthy relationships.
(612) 255-5991
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Saint Paul, MN 55125
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Christina L Kress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you (or your family) stuck? Have you been trying the same things over and over and nothing is changing? Time to try a more direct approach! I can help. My work with clients is rooted in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT is not for the faint-hearted! It is direct, evidence-based and it works. DBT has been proven useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. At Minnetonka Counseling I lead adolescent and family DBT groups, adult DBT groups as well as advance DBT workshops for DBT graduates.
(651) 967-8762
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Saint Paul, MN 55115
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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.