Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Rochester, NY

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Lauren Squiers
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I've also found my work with people who meet criteria for mild-moderate borderline personality disorder to be particularly rewarding on both ends.
Change being a constant force in our lives means that there is constant opportunity for us to create something different for ourselves. Opportunity can feel exciting, and it can also be a difficult and disorienting process. Losing sense of self, values, and direction, and uncertainty about the future are common experiences- ones you don't have to navigate alone. Additionally, if you find yourself experiencing anxiety, low mood, difficulties with relationships with both yourself and/or others, or if intense emotions are getting in the way, then you've come to the right place!
(585) 449-4164
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Rochester, NY 14610
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Bianca Nieto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Has therapy been difficult for you or have you felt that other therapists were not equipped to give you the guidance you need to improve your life? Do you feel like you experience every emotion but are unsure what you are feeling or what to do when you feel too much? Is anxiety guiding your life and stress is fueling it? Does the way you are experiencing life impact your relationships and ability to thrive? Folks living with anxiety, mood disorders, and borderline personality disorder do not have to settle. Here is the opportunity to build the life you want.
(917) 540-9474
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Rochester, NY 14604
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Rebekah Balch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in treating Generalized and Social Anxiety, BPD , and mood disorders.
Are you feeling anxious, nervous, restless? Does it keep you up at night, keep you from doing the things you want, keep you from meaningful relationships? Does this cause you hopelessness, depression/sadness, anger, loneliness or feeling left out? Do you notice long standing patterns of behaviors repeating in your life, which cause you to not have the relationships, or life you want? I am here to help you work through these concerns and support you to have a better understanding of yourself. You can have the relationships, career, social network, and overall emotional wellness to empower you to have a fulfilling life!
(585) 636-3982
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Rochester, NY 14610
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Donna J Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Since 1983, I have dedicated myself to helping thousands of individuals and couples whose lives are affected by a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, relationship issues, sexual abuse recovery, borderline personality disorder, OCD, and just generally feeling stuck.
I offer an interactive, practical, comprehensive, respectful and resourceful style of therapy that helps people shift their focus from wondering, "What's wrong with me?" to asking a very different question: "What's right about me?" My sessions, for both individuals and couples, are designed to identify effective and practical problem-solving strategies, as well as to uncover inner strengths and healing resources to address your concerns. I am open-minded and value cultural and religious diversity.
(585) 563-9570
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Rochester, NY 14620
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Felicia R Reed-Watt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
"When I talk with Felicia, I leave feeling good about myself and others". Change occurs when people feel supported and comfortable enough to become aware, recognize their strengths and learn effective ways to deal with life's challenges. Now that you have made the first step let's work together to learn new life affirming skills, dispel negative beliefs, resolve painful issues and deepen your spiritual connection
(585) 454-9334
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Michelle Lentine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
All persons engage in life better with feeling capable and having flourishing connections with others. However sometimes current or previous life experiences create disconnection, friction and isolation. Are you struggling with personal behaviors, relationship challenges or coping with stress? Not feeling like you are the best version of yourself? Do your emotions overwhelm you at times? I hope to support you in understanding your unique experiences and developing a healthy path for healing and coping. I want to empower you to move from surviving life to thriving.
(585) 986-8044
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Rochester, NY 14610
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Jamie Lee Viavattine
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe in building a healthy therapeutic relationship in order to understand the needs and strengths of my clients. I strive to show compassion and empathy to individuals while challenging areas in which they identify they would like grow and change. I focus on using DBT skills such as mindfulness, emotions regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance in order to help patients change problematic behaviors. I work to help patients utilize their strengths in order to overcome barriers that interfere with their goals.
(585) 541-3539
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Rochester, NY 14620
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Christine Reber
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
Verified
Highly sensitive hearts, introverts, deep feelers, the socially anxious, and those with emotionally intense personalities are welcome here. You feel ALL the feels. All the time. Sometimes your emotions seem so powerful that you feel out of control or that it is unbearable. You form strong attachments to people, pets, places, and things but struggle with stability and security in your relationships. You are fed up with being told that you are 'too emotional', 'too needy', 'too clingy', or 'too sensitive'. Maybe you use alcohol, drugs, food, or suicidal thoughts to cope with your overwhelming emotions.
(585) 615-6985
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Ronald E Follansbee Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I hold the opinion that most challenges to our health come from things that have happened to us in the past. Sometimes people need help processing what has happened to them and understanding how it impacts their life today. I believe that people are generally good and are always striving to live their best life. I like to come alongside someone, in an accepting and curious manner, to help them figure out how to move forward in the most healthful way possible.
(585) 440-9153
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Jody Mykins
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CSAT-C
Verified
Verified
I focus of guiding persons with sexual addictions and their partners through the journey of recovery from sexual addiction and partner betrayal trauma. I provide a safe space to begin to learn the skills to achieve and maintain sobriety using an evidence-based approach. I also help individuals begin to understand and recover from the underlying issues, such as trauma, other addictions, or other life experiences. For the betrayed partner I focus on helping them find their voice to express the deep pain caused by the addictive behavior as well as identifying a path to health and begin their own recovery process .
(585) 440-6455
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Rochester, NY 14607
Not accepting new clients
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Kathleen Murtha
Counselor, LMHC, CGP
Verified
Verified
Are you motivated for change but unsure how to get there? Are you yearning for better relationships with others as well as yourself? I consider it my privilege to help individuals work towards their goals by illuminating current patterns in their lives and curiously exploring them. We will work together to determine if these patterns suit you or if change would better enhance your life. From there, I will help you develop the skills you want to build a life worth living. Making change in one's life is brave and should be celebrated. Congratulations on taking the first step!
(607) 333-7844
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Rochester, NY 14618
Not accepting new clients
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Joseph Weber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MSW, MDiv
Verified
Verified
I am a psychotherapist specializing in growth-oriented counseling with adults & couples. My clients typically work to increase emotional awareness of their present choices or patterns which lead to various forms of distress. This pain often causes significant disruption in their social, work, physical lives or intimate relationships. Early childhood experiences influence how we all experience our lives today. Insights and associations during talk therapy often bring previously unseen options to light that lead to healthier choices and decreased stress and pain. These sessions take place weekly over the course of many months or more to provide the foundation of lasting growth.
(585) 271-5610
Rochester, NY 14618
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Rebecca English Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It has been a joy to work as a therapist for the past 15 years. I have been witness to much resilience, strength, healing and growth. My passion is working with children, adolescents and families, helping them to feel supported and validated as they increase peace in their lives, resolve issues and manage stressors and mental health symptoms. I have worked in the settings of residential mental health, outpatient mental health, psychiatric emergency department and as a school social worker.
(585) 228-0163
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Rochester, NY 14626
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Vanessa Komarek
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Traumatic stress is unfortunately very common in our society, and it affects a person's mood, beliefs, and body in numerous ways. I specialize in helping people heal from trauma, whether it’s from a single major life event (such as a car accident or sexual assault) or ongoing hardship (for instance, growing up in a chaotic home environment or repeatedly having their feelings invalidated). My style is warm and accepting, and I like to work collaboratively with each person. My goal is to help people move beyond merely reducing symptoms, and towards making their lives more meaningful and fulfilling.
(585) 440-5472
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Rochester, NY 14625
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Christopher J Charleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Verified
You are not alone as we partner together to explore, uncover and remove the obstacles that prevent you from becoming your best self and having the quality of life you long for. Using a psychodynamic framework to engage you, build hope, and establish a healing relationship, I specialize in dealing with the cumulative life stresses, traumas, griefs and losses that insidiously sabotage your best efforts, deplete your energy, tempt you into addictions to numb and avoid the pain life has brought you, or turn your long suffering into despair and depression.
(585) 302-4198
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Rochester, NY 14602
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Allison Mauro
Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC
Verified
Verified
Dr. Allison Mauro at the Rochester DBT Institute- serves teens and adults who are experiencing emotional dysregulation (anger, depression, anxiety, mood swings), impulsivity (self-harm, suicidality, substance use, disordered eating, verbal or physical acting out, etc.), rigid or pervasive thinking patterns, and issues with interpersonal relationships. The comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy program is scientifically-based and incorporates skills training, individual therapy, and skills coaching to help patients and their families more effectively manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and build a “life worth living.”
(585) 636-3173
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Rochester, NY 14625
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Breanna Hira
MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi! My name is Breanna and I work at Anahata Wellness and am currently accepting new clients. I do online sessions only but have flexible days and times. At Anahata Wellness “We utilize a holistic approach to navigate anxiety, worry, panic, self worth, traumas, and difficult life transitions. We see wellness as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Sometimes we get stuck or lose our direction along the way resulting with symptoms of dis-ease”. I view my job as helping you get back on track to the direction you want to go.
(585) 449-2848
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Rochester, NY 14624
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Erika Torrence
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Effective therapy required having a great working relationship with your therapist, taking your needs and therapists strengths into account. I can help with effectively managing anger, developing coping skills for anxiety and depression, regulating emotions, tolerating distress, building interpersonal relationships with others, and addressing trauma from the past. I love to give helpful tools to my clients so that they can address their difficulties and challenges both in and outside of therapy.
(518) 625-8738
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Rochester, NY 14600
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Kelly Candice Belmontes
Counselor, ABD, LMHC, NCC, CASAC-T
Verified
Verified
I help clients work towards their goals in a way that aligns with their values by accessing strengths, identifying resources and overcoming challenges. My training, interpersonal skills and cultural awareness have allowed me to foster meaningful relationships with clients of varying cultural identities in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, college clinics and mostly recently telehealth. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY and working towards becoming a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. I am also pursuing a doctorate in counseling and counselor education.
(315) 961-9769
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Rochester, NY 14626
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Jenna Rivera
MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Being an adult is HARD! Hell, life, in general, can be challenging. Sometimes you are sad, anxious, or in the throes of an existential crisis. Other times stress and conflict consume your life. It's terrifying and often overwhelming to think you can't change it alone. You aren't sure when or how it got so bad, but you are sure you want to find a way out. You may struggle to make it through the day or breeze through pretending things are okay. Either way, it can no longer be ignored. You've become stagnant and want much more for your life.
(585) 699-1876
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Rochester, NY 14618
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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.