Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Cary, NC

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Karen M Erikson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and I have expertise in the use of acceptance-based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the treatment of trauma. I see a wide variety of clients in my practice, including individuals struggling with symptoms of borderline personality disorder ( BPD ), depression, and anxiety disorders. I also work with survivors of trauma, including physical and sexual abuse and assault. I believe that effective treatment begins with a collaborative relationship with my clients.
(919) 351-1569
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Cary, NC 27511
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Stacia Crick-Brommel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have treated Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Relationships for many years.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based therapy to adolescents, children, and adults. In my work, I explore ways to find the best therapy for each individual that will help him/her return to an emotional balance enabling more enjoyment in life and improving all interpersonal relationships. I do my best to practice the tenets of empathy and unconditional positive regard while using an eclectic approach that informs my therapy including Humanistic, Family Systems, CBT, DBT, Solutions Focused, schematic therapy, reality, and relational therapy.
(828) 373-8607
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Cary, NC 27513
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Kathleen Hyland
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Verified
I have additional expertise working with teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder.
I have expertise helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict & marital discord. My work with clients helps them reclaim their lives and bounce forward from pain and difficulties. I take a practical, evidence-based approach to assist clients in learning effective coping, communication & conflict resolution skills. I aim to help couples and families develop stronger relational bonds and restore peace in their lives. In my individual work with teens & adults, I provide a non-judgmental space to gain insight and offer the skills to successfully navigate struggles, find purpose, and increase happiness.
(919) 429-7230
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Cary, NC 27512
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Natalie Strzok
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
No one seems to understand you. Emotionally, physically, and sexually you feel exhausted and hopeless. It's a constant struggle to forget the things that have happened, and the people that have hurt you. You want to change how you are in your relationships but don't know how despite trying everything you could. Rest assured, there is hope! Together, we can work to help you rebuild the pieces that have felt missing for so long. You can have safe, fulfilling relationships with friends, family, and partners, and find joy and meaning again. You can also start enjoying things you may have stopped doing or have avoided out of fear.
(919) 551-6907
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Cary, NC 27513
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Audrey Ahlvers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Every one of you is a complex, unique individual that deserves to be treated as such. My treatment philosophy is to get to know a person well, develop a trusting relationship, and find out what specific treatment will work for them. I have a wealth of experience and training thanks to living around the world, always staying curious and open, and being in the military for 9 years. I take that knowledge, couple it with my education, and put it to use helping you survive, thrive, and ultimately live the life you want.
(910) 672-6431
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Cary, NC 27518
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Nicole Chase
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
Verified
I have lived and traveled in many countries throughout my life and initially wanted to “save the world” by focusing on ecology and chose to get my BA in Environmental Sciences. Through my own journey of therapy and recovery, I found that I felt more purpose and passion in supporting others in overcoming whatever obstacles were preventing them from living a full and meaningful life. I understand how important it is to keep an open mind and remain non-judgmental. In a society that – whether meaningfully or not – often generates a sense of shame, isolation, and helplessness on individuals, I want to do the exact opposite.
(919) 371-5426
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Cary, NC 27513
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Christina Unruh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with adults who struggle with painful emotions that lead to regretful decisions and behaviors. Your relationships, parenting, and work life are impacted. You may have tried strategies to feel less emotional, and to take charge of your behaviors. Meanwhile, you're suffering deep emotional pain that no one sees or seems to understand. You may be in a cycle of invalidation with the most important people in your life which makes you feel stuck and hopeless. You are smart and competent but you just need to achieve more stability and to be able to envision a future as the person you know yourself to be.
(919) 883-4971
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Cary, NC 27511
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Heather M. McKenzie
Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, BC-TMH
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
You have this one life; it should feel the way you want it to! But maybe instead it feels overwhelming and heavy. Maybe you wonder "Why can't I stop over-thinking?" "What's wrong with me?" "Why do I feel like this?" You've tried to change and you still end up feeling awful about yourself or frustrated in your relationships. Are you ready to feel differently and to have more confidence in dealing with whatever comes each day? Do you want to feel more in control even when your emotions are strong? Do you want to feel more at ease & connected in your relationships with others? Let's change things! Life CAN feel the way you want it to.
(919) 926-0275
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Cary, NC 27518
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Susan Lipiec
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
If you are at a place where you are experiencing some difficulties in life, you do not have to stay in that place. I offer a wide variety of knowledge, experience, compassion, and empathy into my time with others. I enjoy infusing my work with a lot of humor, and creativity, while embracing the holistic model of the mind/body connection.
(919) 372-0631
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Cary, NC 27511
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Sylwia Stamm-Nawrocka
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCPC, SEP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I am a compassionate, down to earth person offering therapy to both individuals and couples. It is my belief that healing comes from within you, and within the context of a relationship. I specialize in working with the effects of trauma on people's lives, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relational troubles. I practice using Somatic Experiencing and EMDR to help clients find calmness, wholeness, emotional resilience, and renewed connection to themselves, and to people in their lives.
(919) 504-9169
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Cary, NC 27511
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Jenna Desrosiers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you a mom who is trying to figure out life post-partum? Are you feeling more anxious or sad than usual? Are you a tween or teen who gets nervous when taking a test or when around new people? Do you struggle with self-harm? Are you feeling hopeless or worried about the future? So much is unknown and is constantly changing in this world. By working on coping skills and ways to manage anxiety and depression, I can help you feel like "you" again.
(919) 585-1069
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Cary, NC 27511
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Vanessa Soleil
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Hello there. Finding a counselor can be overwhelming, so I appreciate your presence. Research shows that meaningful change in therapy is grounded in a safe, warm, & accepting relationship. That’s why l work to build trust & learn about my clients' inner world. I believe that I can best support you if I understand the contexts of which you are a part & that shaped you—family, work, culture, & larger systems of power. My style is to blend thoughtful questions, gentle challenge, & inner exploration with teaching clients practical skills. My hope is to nurture your innate wisdom, so that you may grow, heal, & flourish on your own terms.
(984) 207-0761
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Cary, NC 27513
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Thrive Counseling & Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, LMFT, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. We all experience moments that leave us feeling hopeless, sad, frustrated, angry, or frightened. However, life is not meant to be lived in that place of darkness. While we can't change the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Using complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will help unearth old behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're ready to take steps forward, we are ready to help.
(919) 651-8313
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Cary, NC 27511
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Spencer D Grinnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Teenagers and even children are more and more dealing with environmental pressure that results in them feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious and can often lead to depression among a host of concerns. Parents can be their child's biggest strength through these tough years and is why I am dedicated to strengthening the parent and child relationship to enable children and teens to be successful in dealing with these common issues.
(984) 205-6873
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Cary, NC 27513
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Precious-Pearl Johnstone
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, CRC, LCMHC, CCATP, CCTHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is a journey - it’s path can be easy to navigate or can have twists and turns that we never expected. Sometimes, we veer off the path altogether and find ourselves lost. I want to help you to get back on your path and become the best version of yourself. I believe that the time people spend outside of therapy is even more important than the time spent in it. I focus on teaching skills that can be utilized in real world settings and help ease distress and improve overall function in life. I will work with you to form concrete, attainable goals and guide you along the path towards achievement.
(910) 335-2910
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Cary, NC 27518
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DeCassi Foundation 501 3 C Nonprofit Organization
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
DeCassi Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers resources and solutions to the vulnerable, disenfranchised, under-served and dis-empowered members of society who are often overlooked. We offer mental and behavioral health services and substance abuse services, on a sliding scale for those struggling with a multitude of issues due to childhood traumas, poverty, immigration issues, discrimination and racism. We offer empathy and support to those who are lacking resources, and offer a safe place to process these issues.
(919) 583-6652
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Cary, NC 27511
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Wake Counseling & Mediation, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, NCC, LPCS
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Welcome to Wake Counseling & Mediation! We provide the professional guidance you need to resolve wide variety of life issues. Our therapists are experienced & well trained to listen, guide, and respectfully challenge you. We have a team of passionate clinicians who has the expertise in different areas related to mental health & family issues. We are guiding individuals, couples and families make needed lifestyle adjustments that resulted in healthier coping skills, improved communication, and happiness. We also couples & families with adjustment, parenting issues, marital issues and substance use/abuse related issues.
(919) 514-2316 x1
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Cary, NC 27511
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Melinda J Lopez, LCSW, CAMS-II, PC, P.L.L.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In addition to helping individuals, as well as couples wanting to improve their relationships, I specialize in assisting those who are facing high conflict relationships or divorce. Both are devastating and difficult to navigate on a "good" day. Gaslighting, accusations, manipulation, long drawn out legal battles, and difficulty co-parenting can take a toll on even the most resilient person. Many of my clients are questioning if they are in an abusive relationship, are considering leaving, are ready to leave but need guidance and support on how to do so in a safer manner, or have left and are trying to rebuild a new life.
(919) 694-4497
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Cary, NC 27511
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Sara Megeed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Accepting New Clients! (Updated 9/19/22). Welcome, I am glad you are here! Whether you are looking for support around trauma, depression, anxiety, or addictions, I am here to help guide and support you in the direction you want to go. It can feel isolating and hopeless to carry all of it alone. It might feel like nobody understands you or that you are just going through the motions of life. You may feel like you will never move past the things that have happened to you or gain control of your life again. I want to help you find fulfillment and enjoyment out of life again as you move towards a more meaningful and connected life.
(919) 336-0548
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Cary, NC 27513
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Piedmont Behavioral Services
Counselor, LPCA, LCAS
Verified
Verified
We provide all kind of therapy (individual and DBT groups) and psychiatry services for Children and Adult, including medication management, Partial hospitalization (PHP) substance abuse, Suboxone treatment and TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for Depression and OCD. Our clinic is in Cary and has easy access to Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs and Raleigh-Durham (North Carolina).
(984) 205-2767
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Cary, NC 27513
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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.