Personality Disorders Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Alexandra Mejia
Counselor, LMHC, C-PD, CCTP II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
NEW virtual groups available! We have an open ongoing Single Womens Dating Group for ages 32-42 and an 8 week Skills-Based Mindfulness group. We offer Letters of Support for Gender Transitioning. Our practice specializies in working with trauma, complex trauma, dissociation and personality disorders. Utilizing an integrative approach with CBT, DBT, Mentalization, Mindfulness, Radical Openness, sensorimotor, EMDR and structural dissociation. I offer low fee sessions ($50) with MHC Clinical Residents under my supervision. All Residents are supervised in utilizing evidence based practices such as DBT and other interventions.
NEW virtual groups available! We have an open ongoing Single Womens Dating Group for ages 32-42 and an 8 week Skills-Based Mindfulness group. We offer Letters of Support for Gender Transitioning. Our practice specializies in working with trauma, complex trauma, dissociation and personality disorders. Utilizing an integrative approach with CBT, DBT, Mentalization, Mindfulness, Radical Openness, sensorimotor, EMDR and structural dissociation. I offer low fee sessions ($50) with MHC Clinical Residents under my supervision. All Residents are supervised in utilizing evidence based practices such as DBT and other interventions.
(844) 916-2909 View (844) 916-2909
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Jacob (Menachem) Lichtman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Personality disorders, complex trauma, life choices and identity are some of my specialties.
Do you sometimes feel misunderstood by others? Are you craving close and peaceful relationships with others but find them challenging? Is internal sadness and emptiness a familiar feeling for you? If you're struggling with these feelings, I might be able to help. I work to help individuals who struggle with inner conflict and interpersonal challenges, find love, peace and joy. My approach is kind, empathic and straightforward. I provide a safe space where you can openly be you and bring your full self to be seen and appreciated. My goal is to truly understand who you are and what it feels like to be you.
Personality disorders, complex trauma, life choices and identity are some of my specialties.
Do you sometimes feel misunderstood by others? Are you craving close and peaceful relationships with others but find them challenging? Is internal sadness and emptiness a familiar feeling for you? If you're struggling with these feelings, I might be able to help. I work to help individuals who struggle with inner conflict and interpersonal challenges, find love, peace and joy. My approach is kind, empathic and straightforward. I provide a safe space where you can openly be you and bring your full self to be seen and appreciated. My goal is to truly understand who you are and what it feels like to be you.
(646) 780-7761 View (646) 780-7761
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Luciana Forzisi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Luciana Forzisi, Psy.D, LMSW, is an esteemed Psychotherapist with extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, addictions, and personality disorders. She integrates a diverse range of therapeutic approaches and training, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mentalization-based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and more. Luciana's tailored treatment approach is based on individual preferences and needs, emphasizing collaboration, trust, and creating a safe space for clients to address sensitive issues and overcome personal struggles with resilience and compassion.
Luciana Forzisi, Psy.D, LMSW, is an esteemed Psychotherapist with extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, addictions, and personality disorders. She integrates a diverse range of therapeutic approaches and training, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mentalization-based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and more. Luciana's tailored treatment approach is based on individual preferences and needs, emphasizing collaboration, trust, and creating a safe space for clients to address sensitive issues and overcome personal struggles with resilience and compassion.
(347) 851-1313 View (347) 851-1313
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Jessica Guilfoyle
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
I firmly believe that the most curative aspect of psychotherapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I believe that all people are searching for a corrective emotional experience of some kind, and it is my primary role as therapist to provide the space and safety to make this experience possible. My approach to client work is gentle and compassionate and always non-judgmental. I draw from several therapeutic modalities in my work, including Psychodynamic, Gestalt, and CBT. I am adept at working with clients with mood, eating, and personality disorders, as well as issues related to developmental trauma and identity.
I firmly believe that the most curative aspect of psychotherapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I believe that all people are searching for a corrective emotional experience of some kind, and it is my primary role as therapist to provide the space and safety to make this experience possible. My approach to client work is gentle and compassionate and always non-judgmental. I draw from several therapeutic modalities in my work, including Psychodynamic, Gestalt, and CBT. I am adept at working with clients with mood, eating, and personality disorders, as well as issues related to developmental trauma and identity.
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Rebecca Rosen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy for adults who experience depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, job stress, personality disorders, self-esteem issues, difficulty with attention and concentration, and other life stressors. I work both with individuals and couples.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy for adults who experience depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, job stress, personality disorders, self-esteem issues, difficulty with attention and concentration, and other life stressors. I work both with individuals and couples.
(917) 512-7589 View (917) 512-7589
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Erica F Zajac
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Hi! Welcome to Sex Positive Therapy! I am a sex positive therapist and supervisor working with a wide range of issues. I have been practicing since 2006 and worked with a wide range of issues. I am a unique and eclectic therapist that challenges my clients to move towards emotional/behavioral change and work on their core attachment issues. My areas of speciality are: Borderline Personality/Narcissistic Personality disorders, Trauma/PTSD/CPTSD, Abuse/DV, Gender/sexuality, ENM/Poly, Kink/BDSM, and/or LGBTQIA+ folx. My approach is client focused and collaborative and I see my work with clients as a journey we take together.
Hi! Welcome to Sex Positive Therapy! I am a sex positive therapist and supervisor working with a wide range of issues. I have been practicing since 2006 and worked with a wide range of issues. I am a unique and eclectic therapist that challenges my clients to move towards emotional/behavioral change and work on their core attachment issues. My areas of speciality are: Borderline Personality/Narcissistic Personality disorders, Trauma/PTSD/CPTSD, Abuse/DV, Gender/sexuality, ENM/Poly, Kink/BDSM, and/or LGBTQIA+ folx. My approach is client focused and collaborative and I see my work with clients as a journey we take together.
(929) 205-5426 View (929) 205-5426
Elaine Lancia Hurst
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Treatment for depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Individuals, couples, and groups. Adults and adolescents.
Treatment for depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Individuals, couples, and groups. Adults and adolescents.
(646) 600-8176 View (646) 600-8176
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Emily E Stowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11216
I am a clinical social worker and psychotherapist with extensive experience treating adults and adolescents facing a variety of challenges. Whether you have a pressing problem or simply want to live your life more fully, our work together can help shift the focus from deficit to enhancement. I have particular expertise in helping individuals with personality disorders and behavioral problems navigate and improve their interpersonal relationships. I also have significant experience assisting individuals to overcome problems with addiction and compulsivity. I take an empathic, person-centered approach to helping people I work with to develop and maintain a rich and rewarding life.
I am a clinical social worker and psychotherapist with extensive experience treating adults and adolescents facing a variety of challenges. Whether you have a pressing problem or simply want to live your life more fully, our work together can help shift the focus from deficit to enhancement. I have particular expertise in helping individuals with personality disorders and behavioral problems navigate and improve their interpersonal relationships. I also have significant experience assisting individuals to overcome problems with addiction and compulsivity. I take an empathic, person-centered approach to helping people I work with to develop and maintain a rich and rewarding life.
(315) 847-4661 View (315) 847-4661
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Erica K Rosenthal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217
My clinical work includes the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders with a specialty in the treatment of personality disorders.
As a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City with many years of clinical training and experience, I conduct psychotherapy with adults and adolescents who are looking to make significant and lasting changes in their lives. I work from a psychodynamic foundation and utilize CBT and DBT techniques to target symptoms and improve overall well-being.
My clinical work includes the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders with a specialty in the treatment of personality disorders.
As a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City with many years of clinical training and experience, I conduct psychotherapy with adults and adolescents who are looking to make significant and lasting changes in their lives. I work from a psychodynamic foundation and utilize CBT and DBT techniques to target symptoms and improve overall well-being.
(347) 482-0745 View (347) 482-0745
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Reed Maxwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Maxwell’s specialties include mood and anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.
Dr. Reed Maxwell earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University (May 2017) and completed his doctoral internship at University of Rochester Medical Center. He uses a variety of evidence-based techniques to treat problems in work, love, and life. Dr. Maxwell is experienced in cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and third wave therapies (e.g., acceptance and commitment therapy). Dr. Maxwell is available for Telepsych and skype.
Maxwell’s specialties include mood and anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.
Dr. Reed Maxwell earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University (May 2017) and completed his doctoral internship at University of Rochester Medical Center. He uses a variety of evidence-based techniques to treat problems in work, love, and life. Dr. Maxwell is experienced in cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and third wave therapies (e.g., acceptance and commitment therapy). Dr. Maxwell is available for Telepsych and skype.
(646) 916-4835 View (646) 916-4835
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Tracy L. Liang
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, C-DBT, CTMH
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11214  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider and a Certified Personality Treatment Provider. I work full-time as a Psychotherapist at a non-profit community mental health clinic. I am experienced working with Mood Disorders, Trauma & PTSD, Behavioral Disorders, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse, and the LGBTQ community. I am competent in working with multiple cultural backgrounds. I have a Certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Prior to my current experience, I worked as a Bilingual Psychotherapist at a Chinese Psychiatry practice. I have many years of research experience in mental health.
I am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider and a Certified Personality Treatment Provider. I work full-time as a Psychotherapist at a non-profit community mental health clinic. I am experienced working with Mood Disorders, Trauma & PTSD, Behavioral Disorders, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse, and the LGBTQ community. I am competent in working with multiple cultural backgrounds. I have a Certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Prior to my current experience, I worked as a Bilingual Psychotherapist at a Chinese Psychiatry practice. I have many years of research experience in mental health.
(646) 920-0993 View (646) 920-0993
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Graham Reynolds
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I am a CBT and DBT provider offering in-person and telehealth visits. Choosing the right therapist is about finding the right fit – I am hopeful that working together we can find out where you feel stuck so we can help you achieve a fulfilling life. I work with adults struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues and personality disorders. Most importantly, I strive to foster a collaborative and active environment to help people create lives that are worth living.
I am a CBT and DBT provider offering in-person and telehealth visits. Choosing the right therapist is about finding the right fit – I am hopeful that working together we can find out where you feel stuck so we can help you achieve a fulfilling life. I work with adults struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues and personality disorders. Most importantly, I strive to foster a collaborative and active environment to help people create lives that are worth living.
(646) 419-3312 View (646) 419-3312
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Angel Caula
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
I am an eclectic in many ways and sort of Jungian which gives therapy a spiritual dimension. I am not Freudian but hold his approach with respect. Over the years, I gained much experience with various types of populations: cancer and AIDS patients, substance abuse clients, personality disorders clients, to someone with anxiety and low mood concerns. I worked with young adults and older clients, together finding a good match for each one. I plan on seeing clients on weekend
I am an eclectic in many ways and sort of Jungian which gives therapy a spiritual dimension. I am not Freudian but hold his approach with respect. Over the years, I gained much experience with various types of populations: cancer and AIDS patients, substance abuse clients, personality disorders clients, to someone with anxiety and low mood concerns. I worked with young adults and older clients, together finding a good match for each one. I plan on seeing clients on weekend
(347) 434-0395 View (347) 434-0395
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Irene Kushnir
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11235  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed by persistent worries that interfere with your daily life? Are you grappling with a heavy burden of sadness that seems to linger despite your best efforts to shake it off? Have past traumatic experiences left you replaying distressing memories? Do you want more out of your relationships? Are you overwhelmed with being a support system for those around you? Do you find yourself struggling through your daily routines and obligations? As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, OCD, and adult ADHD.
Are you overwhelmed by persistent worries that interfere with your daily life? Are you grappling with a heavy burden of sadness that seems to linger despite your best efforts to shake it off? Have past traumatic experiences left you replaying distressing memories? Do you want more out of your relationships? Are you overwhelmed with being a support system for those around you? Do you find yourself struggling through your daily routines and obligations? As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, OCD, and adult ADHD.
(929) 481-3184 View (929) 481-3184
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Justin Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
I work with a wide variety of clients and issues, with a focus on depression & mood issues, anxiety, identity, trauma, isolation, addiction, personality disorders, psychosis, loss & bereavement, and relationship & intimacy issues.
I believe in the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship - as a site for activation, reflection, examination, change, and corrective emotional experiences. So often the very things that have helped protect us throughout our lives also create barriers and challenges. Therapy offers us a space to slow down and explore these defenses and patterns, and to develop healthier alternatives. We will work collaboratively to reach mutual understanding, honest emotional expression, and to acknowledge and nourish your true self, in all of its complexity - which will hopefully lead to a more authentic, vibrant, fulfilling life.
I work with a wide variety of clients and issues, with a focus on depression & mood issues, anxiety, identity, trauma, isolation, addiction, personality disorders, psychosis, loss & bereavement, and relationship & intimacy issues.
I believe in the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship - as a site for activation, reflection, examination, change, and corrective emotional experiences. So often the very things that have helped protect us throughout our lives also create barriers and challenges. Therapy offers us a space to slow down and explore these defenses and patterns, and to develop healthier alternatives. We will work collaboratively to reach mutual understanding, honest emotional expression, and to acknowledge and nourish your true self, in all of its complexity - which will hopefully lead to a more authentic, vibrant, fulfilling life.
(718) 814-6790 View (718) 814-6790
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Gabriella Cardona-Morales
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11217
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. I received my doctorate from Adelphi University and work with children, adolescents, and adults. I also have experience and clinical training in CBT, DBT, interpersonal therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) with a focus on treating depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, loss, and personality disorders. I focus on helping improve emotion regulation difficulties, interpersonal problems, behavioral dysregulation, and issues related to women's health/ motherhood, particularly maternal loss and adjustment to motherhood, including the emotions, anxieties, and stressors involved in navigating this complex life transition.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. I received my doctorate from Adelphi University and work with children, adolescents, and adults. I also have experience and clinical training in CBT, DBT, interpersonal therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) with a focus on treating depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, loss, and personality disorders. I focus on helping improve emotion regulation difficulties, interpersonal problems, behavioral dysregulation, and issues related to women's health/ motherhood, particularly maternal loss and adjustment to motherhood, including the emotions, anxieties, and stressors involved in navigating this complex life transition.
(516) 506-0621 View (516) 506-0621
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Samuel Edeson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Sam Edeson is a Licensed Mental Health counselor practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) with individuals and couples therapy in New York City. Sam helps clients learn the skills needed to process intense emotions and overcome distress in relationships and the self. Sam treats clients with Major Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Personality Disorders, and relationship distress.
Sam Edeson is a Licensed Mental Health counselor practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) with individuals and couples therapy in New York City. Sam helps clients learn the skills needed to process intense emotions and overcome distress in relationships and the self. Sam treats clients with Major Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Personality Disorders, and relationship distress.
(347) 862-9923 View (347) 862-9923
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Katie Filak
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I also have specialized training in working with people having unusual experiences such as hearing voices, and experiencing paranoid/suspicious thoughts.
Feel like something is holding you back from your potential and goals or like you aren't able to access your true self? Are you craving connection, meaning and deepening? Life stressors or transitions may feel overwhelming, or you may be feeling stagnant/stuck and unable to attain goals. Life situations and circumstances that challenge you are often the most rewarding and formative; yet adapting and managing your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in collaboration with a seasoned therapist can often make the process more manageable and the outcomes more productive and in alignment with your values. Licensed in NY, NJ and VA
I also have specialized training in working with people having unusual experiences such as hearing voices, and experiencing paranoid/suspicious thoughts.
Feel like something is holding you back from your potential and goals or like you aren't able to access your true self? Are you craving connection, meaning and deepening? Life stressors or transitions may feel overwhelming, or you may be feeling stagnant/stuck and unable to attain goals. Life situations and circumstances that challenge you are often the most rewarding and formative; yet adapting and managing your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in collaboration with a seasoned therapist can often make the process more manageable and the outcomes more productive and in alignment with your values. Licensed in NY, NJ and VA
(929) 203-0090 View (929) 203-0090
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Erin O'Rourke
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
My training is focused on clients looking to work through experiences of anxiety, depression, life transitions, personality disorders, and relationship issues.
Carrying the emotional weight of our experiences can impact our ability to maneuver through our lives. By understanding ourselves better, we can learn to cope with these obstacles and achieve a more manageable way of life. With genuineness, openness, and curiosity, I offer a welcoming and comfortable space where the expert in the session is you.
My training is focused on clients looking to work through experiences of anxiety, depression, life transitions, personality disorders, and relationship issues.
Carrying the emotional weight of our experiences can impact our ability to maneuver through our lives. By understanding ourselves better, we can learn to cope with these obstacles and achieve a more manageable way of life. With genuineness, openness, and curiosity, I offer a welcoming and comfortable space where the expert in the session is you.
(718) 957-8206 View (718) 957-8206
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Molly Miskiewicz
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Asking for help is an act of courage; it is one of the bravest things you can do. As an eclectic therapist, Molly primarily draws from psychodynamic, relational, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic theory to provide an inclusive, affirming, trauma-sensitive space for individuals to engage in healing and self-exploration. Molly has experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings with adults battling challenges including PTSD/complex trauma, domestic/intimate partner violence, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, personality disorders, and perinatal mental health.
Asking for help is an act of courage; it is one of the bravest things you can do. As an eclectic therapist, Molly primarily draws from psychodynamic, relational, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic theory to provide an inclusive, affirming, trauma-sensitive space for individuals to engage in healing and self-exploration. Molly has experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings with adults battling challenges including PTSD/complex trauma, domestic/intimate partner violence, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, personality disorders, and perinatal mental health.
(347) 933-6478 View (347) 933-6478

Personality Disorders Therapists

What are the common treatment options for personality disorders?

Personality disorders are typically treated with psychotherapy, sometimes in conjunction with medication. Therapy can help people with personality disorders develop skills to tolerate difficult emotions, navigate interpersonal relationships, and solidify their sense of self. Medications can treat symptoms that co-occur with the disorder, such as depression, anger, aggression, and impulsivity.

When to seek treatment for personality disorders?

Even though treatment for personality disorders can be an uphill battle, it’s best to seek help if you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with one, because personality disorders can create substantial problems in life. Symptoms depend on the specific disorder, but overall signs of personality disorders include consistent difficulty maintaining close relationships, dramatic variations in self-esteem, and an unstable sense of identity.

How long does therapy take for personality disorders?

The timeline for treating personality disorders isn’t as clear-cut as it is for other disorders. Change can be difficult, taking from around one year to five, 10, or more. The key is finding a therapist who has extensive experience treating the relevant disorder. For example, a psychologist who specializes in narcissistic personality disorder has specific communication strategies that allow them to sustain the relationship and be more effective with narcissistic patients.

Can therapy help people with personality disorders?

Research suggests that for those who are motivated to address concerns or interpersonal conflict related to a personality disorder, therapy is far more effective than no treatment, and that most people in therapy see improvements. However, since personality disorders involve entrenched elements of identity, they are less responsive to treatment than are other mental health conditions. Finding an expert who has extensive experience working with a given personality disorder is one factor that increases the likelihood of successful treatment.