Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Scotch Plains, NJ

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Dina P. Brue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Specific diagnoses include major depression, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder, gender related issues, substance abuse and addiction.
"What good is psychotherapy if you're up to your a** in alligators?" A phrase that was used by my favorite professor in graduate school. My goal as a licensed clinical social worker is to meet individuals where they are in life presently, whether they need to process ongoing psychological challenges, or current anxiety and stress related to everyday concerns. With my patients, I want to help process through feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and help facilitate a better understanding of any underlying issues. Ultimately, helping individuals to be able to live a more healthy and productive life.
(646) 699-3923
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Resolve Community Counseling Center, Inc
PhD
Resolve Community Counseling Center offers the services of 14 masters' and doctoral level mental health clinicians (LPCs, LAC's, LCADC's, PsyD), under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. We work with families and children of all ages, couples and adults experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. We also carry out psychological evaluations for clinical and forensic purposes. With our large clinical staff, we are able to accommodate the needs of most every person seeking assistance. We are a private nonprofit agency, with a mission to help our community members with low cost but quality, confidential and caring mental health services.
(908) 365-1160 x110
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified
Verified
We specialize in Marriage and Family Therapy and treat couples and individuals. Marriage therapy focuses on the conflicts and disagreements between two people. All families experience some type of disagreement. Some families function in unhealthy patterns and therefore conflict exists. Families are affected when one member of the family is chronically ill, suffers from substance abuse, divorce and separation, single parenting, financial issues, etc, as well as a lack of communicating effectively. Family therapy may be the only setting where you will have the opportunity to hear how other family members are feeling.
(908) 977-6225
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Marie A. Di Iorio
MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! Thank you for visiting my page. I provide psychotherapy to clients who are looking for some extra support—someone in their corner to help them navigate and cope with life’s challenges. My therapy practice focuses on teens and adults (of all ages).
(908) 650-1566
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sarah Kershner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
"A journey begins with a single step." Today it is easy to feel disconnected from people in our lives. I believe awareness, exploration, and communication of feelings is key to becoming reconnected with others as well as with yourself. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and group settings. I have experience with crisis work, long-term therapy, and short-term as well. We will start where we you feel the need to take your "single step" and the "journey" will go at the pace that you set.
(908) 731-5315
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Jessica Cordeiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can be hectic at times, and will lead us to prioritize anything and everything else before ourselves. There may be times where we feel lost and unsure of what to do. This can be an overwhelming feeling and may lead us to question who we are and what makes up our identity. By entering the journey that is therapy, you will be able to finally prioritize getting to know yourself; your likes and dislikes, triggers and strengths, as well as developing the wisdom to become A Better You.
(732) 334-7156
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Robyn Krugman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Depression, anxiety and problems in relationships often cause deep anguish and pain, just getting by each day can be difficult. We often struggle in silence, believing things will never get better or that no one could understand. Well-meaning friends and family urge us to “just get over it”-but that often that makes us feel alone. I believe every person possesses the potential to transform their life. With the right support and ability to learn healthy coping skills, we will work together in a collaborative process to create the change you have been waiting for. Therapy is a place just for you, to be heard, validated and supported.
(908) 386-4445
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Rosanne C Tobey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Do feel like you struggle with the same problem over and over again? Does it sometimes feel as if there are no answers, you've tried everything? Are you worrying about yourself or your children? There is help, and their are answers. At Calm and Sense Therapy, we treat Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Adjustment, Grief and Loss and more. Our therapists specialize in individual therapy. We are a team of kind and compassionate professionals who work with adults, adolescents, and children.
(908) 219-6844
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Lisa Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families on a variety of issues: anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiance and conduct disorders, trauma, grief and loss, different forms of abuse, and adjustment disorders. Lisa also is knowledgeable in the fields of learning disorders and special education, autism, adoption and foster care, separation/ divorce/blended families, chronic health issues, and chronic pain. She has advanced certification in Adoption Studies. Lisa is licensed in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
(732) 592-2594
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Harmony Bay Wellness
MD
Verified
Verified
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
(856) 666-8588
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Peggy Rothbaum
Psychologist, PhD, EdM
Verified
Verified
I am licensed in New Jersey as a practicing psychologist. I practice in Westfield. I work with people of all ages, either individually or as part of a couple or family. In my practice, I welcome general issues such as coping with depression, anxiety, stress, and other related issues. I have some special interests in recovering from trauma or abuse, coping with chronic illness or disability, and managing learning and neuro-developmental difficulties. I also work with issues such as avoiding burnout for small business owners, practice owners, and healthcare professionals. I love my work.
(908) 845-0339
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Youth & Family Counseling Service
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Youth & Family Counseling Service (YFCS) has promoted the mental health and well-being of youth, families and the larger community. We are a private non-profit social service agency. The YFCS team of family-friendly and experienced psychotherapists, social workers, and counselors provides safe and confidential care while adhering to the highest professional standards. YFCS is dedicated to the empowerment, respect, safety and trust of our clients through education, advocacy, support and science-based clinical intervention. Each prospective client is matched with the therapist who possesses the knowledge and expertise most appropriate to meet their needs.
(908) 418-4231
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Iris N Biagioli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My practice philosophy is to understand my patient's situation and then to use many models of possible treatment either alone or together. Relationships can be difficult, life holds its challenges. I am trained in Behavioral Psychology but use it primarily as a tool to manage anxiety and depression. My overall practice is analytic and psychodynamic in nature. I am trained in hypnotherapy and also offer therapy, using a 12 session program, designed to help people with shyness. Another workshop type set of sessions is offered for an assessment of and treatment for, difficulties with motivation in college.
(908) 214-7792
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Karen Altman Steinfield
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Beginning therapy can be a difficult process, and selecting the “right” therapist is an important and positive first step. In a safe and supportive environment, I bring 30-plus years of experience and ongoing training in cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, parenting and family therapies. I work in a highly effective results-oriented manner with children (4 years and older), adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, developmental disorders, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges and performance-related stress in the workplace, classroom or home.
(908) 768-3942
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Caitlyn Karen Dinnerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you find yourself looking for a therapist, you have already taken a step in the direction towards positive change. Trust your instincts – you have come here for a reason. Whether you are aware of what that reason is or not, we can work together in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment aimed towards healing, growth, self-acceptance, self-love and self-esteem. I will help you learn and better understand how your mind works, how you relate to your own emotions, and how learned behaviors and patterns in your life obstruct your ability to work, love, and create.
(848) 212-8367
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Edward M Esposito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I feel the ideal client is anyone who is seeking help. With that in mind, we need to remember that accepting help also means being open to change. Treatment needs to be about accepting that the way we have been doing things hasn't been working.
(732) 564-5923
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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Stacie Shivers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
The process of starting therapy can feel daunting and overwhelming, but can also be enlightening and rewarding. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I offer a collaborative approach to therapy, providing support to each individual along their journey toward self-discovery and growth. My goal is to help you identify and utilize your inherent strengths and learn adaptive skills to aide in developing a strong sense of self, reach your personal goals, effectively manage life’s challenges, and cope with emotional distress. Moreover, I believe that therapeutic work is most productive when aligned with an empathetic and nonjudgmental environment, which I intend to offer each person. I tailor treatment to meet the unique and diverse needs of every individual.
(201) 630-8702
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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Abby Bramnick
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
We all have our “stuff.” It’s part of what makes us human. Some of this causes distress in our daily life that can lead to overwhelming emotions. As painful as life can sometimes feel, these moments provide the opportunity for growth and healing. My approach is genuine, straight forward, integrative, holistic, humorous and relational. I facilitate open and honest communication with clients. Developing trust and safety in our relationship is my foremost priority.
(646) 956-4296
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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Teresa Reitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am glad you are here and exploring what is right for you! I believe that the therapy relationship, along with clinical knowledge, is the key towards effective therapy. A good therapist should be able to create a feeling of safety, which allows one to fully address issues and work towards their goals. Clients have told me that my down to earth style, sensitivity, and clinical skills made it possible to face the challenges that they were working through. I work with Teens, Adults and Parents, always tailoring my approach to clients' individual style and developmental needs.
(862) 377-6770
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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Clear Conscience Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, EdD, LPC, LCADC, CAMS-II, CCS
Verified
Verified
Let's talk about it, and work together towards solutions.
(973) 434-7830
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Plainfield, NJ 07062
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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.