Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Olympia, WA

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April Christine Slocum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTA, MAOL, CMHS, MHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Additional issues that I offer help with are: Child Conduct Disorder / Emotional Abandonment / Oppositional Defiant Disorder / Cutting / Suicidal Ideation / Social Anxiety / Borderline Personality Disorder / Bipolar Disorders / Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Online & Phone Special Now $58 - Book an Appointment Today. To help in this global time of crisis, I am available extended hours. $10 Discount for Religious Leaders, Military / Veterans & First Responders. Are you suffering from a loss, depression, stress, anxiety, or relationship issues? Together we can work to overcome these issues comfortably and effectively. I am very worldly and have much experience with religions and cultures. Faith based treatment plans are available upon request. Additionally, I am a certified Child and Adolescent Specialist, Couples LMFTA
(360) 526-8409
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Olympia, WA 98501
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$58 (individual)$58 (couples)
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Susan Poznyansky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
You are here. I am glad you are here. Life can be full of incredible suffering and at the same time is full of incredible joys. I want to be here to support you in riding out and navigating the challenges so you can thrive and take in the joys. I want you to live wholeheartedly. No matter what has happened to you or what has brought you here today, you get to enjoy life, you get to achieve your goals. Let’s do this.
(360) 585-0342
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Olympia, WA 98501
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$125 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Not accepting new clients
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Faye Turley
Psychologist, MEd, MSW, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Have you been struggling with anxious feelings or a depressed mood that don't seem to get better? Are painful memories or regrets weighing you down? Have you experienced a change or a loss that's difficult to handle? Have your ways of coping stopped working or are making things worse? We can work together to help you deal with distressing feelings, challenging events, and the weariness that comes from trying so hard to cope. We can remove the barriers to healing that have been in your way so that you can truly recover and experience a genuine, satisfying life.
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Olympia, WA 98501
$225 per session
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Serenity Health & Wellness
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Making the decision to become well holistically is being proactive with your life encompassing the mind, body and spirit. By engaging in therapy you are taking the first step to obtaining the skills you need to reach your goals, gain useful knowledge and feel empowered. I work from a variety of treatment models, unique to each individual and situation.
(360) 529-4191
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Olympia, WA 98501
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$85 per session
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Dr. Tara Murphy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
One of the biggest challenges is finding the “right” therapist in a sea with many options and approaches. Building a treatment relationship of connection, trust and understanding between each client and myself is of the utmost importance. I am a seasoned psychologist who is committed to being a guide for my clients as they move through the struggles, fears, anxieties and pain that have held them back in their life and their relationships. Over the last two years I have started training in IFS (Internal Family Systems) Therapy. This has been a game changer for me and my clients in overcoming long standing issues.
(360) 657-9034
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Olympia, WA 98512
$200 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Victor L. Steffens Jr.
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CDP
Verified
Verified
Victor L. Steffens, Jr., Ph.D., LMHC, CDP: My interests in psychotherapy and healing are broad and much of my training as a psychotherapist is as well: significant training in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalysis, EMDR, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Psychodrama/Sociometry/Group psychotherapy and a number of different modalities that include a cognitive behavioral perspective. My areas of focus in treatment include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other anxiety disorders; Drug and Alcohol use disorders including Co-occurring disorders (Dual Diagnosis); Mood disorders (Depression, Bi-Polar), Personality Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders, I primarily treat adults ages 18-75 and adolescents, in addition to couples.
(360) 525-9041
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Lora Lee Weed
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP, CMHS, SUDP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ultimately, I believe that life is a journey and not a race. Our experiences might have shaped our journey, but they do not have to define our future. I am a strength based counselor that aims to assist my clients in using their own strengths to navigate their life by providing unique and authentic support.
(360) 842-0510
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Destiny Rendon
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Accepting Telehealth clients only- We are living through difficult times and many of us are becoming aware of the things in our lives that aren’t working for us any longer. Some of us may be impacted by old wounds that never had the chance to fully heal; some of us are realizing we aren’t living our lives in a way that aligns with how we want to live. We believe that every person has the capacity to heal and live a life of meaning and positive well-being but that often, many of us do not have the support or skills that we need to make changes in our lives.
(360) 535-7866
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Olympia, WA 98501
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$140 per session
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Olympia Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
All are welcome. By respecting and honoring the unique differences of every client I see, I have worked to empower people to express themselves and to challenge patterns in their lives that they have sought to change. I work to provide warm and consistent support for those who may be experiencing grief, life after trauma, or a significant change.
(360) 763-4031
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Olympia, WA 98501
$110 per session
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Amber K. Jaworski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
In life, unexpected things happen. Challenges and bumps in the road are all part of it. Sometimes with the the help of another we can make room for and navigate through planned or unexpected changes. With the help of a trained professional, life challenges can become easier to deal with. During the therapeutic process, I will work with the tools you already have in order to tackle life's problems. I will listen empathetically and help you uncover those strengths you thought you lost through your life challenges, often using humor and warmth to work through your problems.
(630) 352-4439
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Olympia, WA 98501
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Tarrah Bonner
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA, MA, MHP
Verified
Verified
I’m Tarrah, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist Associate as well as a mother, wife, friend, and real person here to help. My goal is helping children cope with life’s challenges while becoming individuals who recognize their worth. I see people as more than their diagnoses and with that in mind I strive to guide growth and understanding of how to live life fully. My work focuses on children with serious/acute mental illnesses and symptoms (like Bipolar, suicidal ideation, behavioral concerns, and personality disorders) and their parents.
(360) 587-0986
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Olympia, WA 98502
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$105 per session
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Elizabeth Antoon-Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am currenty on maternity leave and not seeing clients until June 2023. Healing and caring for ourselves is hard work. Sometimes painful, often fulfilling, occasionally tedious, it is a necessary part of being open to the experiences that life has to offer us. Therapy is one way to find support in healing from trauma, managing our health, and discovering and practicing new ways of caring for ourselves. As Audre Lorde wrote, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." This work is important, both individually and collectively, and I am here to help you with it.
(774) 541-2743
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Olympia, WA 98502
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Ellie Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I believe that each person strives to feel contentment and become the best version of themselves. This can mean something different to each person, which is why I enjoy the diversity that each individual brings to therapy. It is exciting to watch the growth that individuals experience with some guidance and support. I specialize working with mood disorders & trauma. Trauma is any experience that has overwhelmed your ability to cope and has impacted how you now perceive yourself and the world around you. We can work together to heal and grow past previous experiences so that you can be the best version of yourself
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Olympia, WA 98502
$130 per session
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Virginia Kathleen Cailleteau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy working with adults exploring relationships, family of origin concerns, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress (and growth), grief and loss, and transitions. Each client may seek therapy for different reasons, often because something in their lives has become uncomfortable, unhealthy, unsustainable, intolerable – but each client is so much more than their problem. I've worked with everyone from high school dropouts to combat veterans to long term care residents, and everyone in between ... In every one I see another facet of the best of what it means to be human, and I love to show up and see what we learn together.
(253) 331-2719
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Olympia, WA 98502
$140 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Sylo Cermak
Counselor, LMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Most of us carry around stories about who we are and who we should be without really knowing how we got them or if we want to keep them. Therapy is a place to gently explore and unpack these narratives. My clients want to like and understand themselves more, have better relationships, and feel more hope and possibility in their lives. They are determined and brave, but often have been trying things that aren't working or leave them more stuck. I believe every person has an innate capacity to heal, but sometimes trauma and life experiences can block those pathways and make life feel narrow and small.
(360) 301-7335
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Olympia, WA 98501
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$125 per session
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Rachelle Dudley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We are living in some challenging times. If you’re struggling, that means you’re human. Know that asking for help is a strength. My therapy is collaborative in nature. I treat a range of difficulties using a variety of techniques. I work from an attachment perspective that is emotionally focused. I believe therapy involves the presence of your entire being (mind/body/spirit). Ultimately, I believe human connection is one of the most important healing tools. Thus, I create a safe therapeutic environment where growth and discovery can flourish. I bring my full self to my work – my optimism, my directness, my persistence, my humor.
(360) 284-1139
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Olympia, WA 98502
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$140 (individual)$165 (couples)
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Jean Madrone Lynch-Thomason
SEP, RH
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Do you want to feel more grounded and engaged with the world around you? Are you looking for resolution and integration of past and current experience rather than continuing to cope? Do you need support managing stress in your life? I offer somatic experiencing trauma resolution therapy and holistic herbal medicine to support resilience and nervous system regulation, with a focus on attachment, healing from stress and trauma, chronic illness, autoimmune conditions, developmental and complex trauma, and support for grounding, connection, and embodiment.
(360) 226-7248
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Olympia, WA 98501
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$130 per session
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Abigail (Abby) Horn
Counselor, LMHCA, SUDP
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be a difficult journey that calls for us to be truthful and vulnerable. This can be difficult for many to achieve due to past trauma, previous unhealthy interactions, or defense mechanisms that we have created in order to get to the next moment. For the first stage of therapy, I work with clients to establish safety and improve emotional regulation skills. This is important because we need to stay in control of our body’s reactions when talking about situations that have played an impact on our lives in order to obtain safety.
(425) 640-7009
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Olympia, WA 98501
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$120 per session
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Jacob Sloan
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Engaging in therapy should be done with someone you trust. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or recovering from trauma, or if you are looking for LBGTQIA+ affirming therapy (parents of questioning children are welcome!), reach out to me to discuss potential forms of treatment. If you don't see your concerns on the list of specialties, feel free to call me and ask about it!
(360) 526-6994
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Olympia, WA 98501
$90 per session
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LaFontana Counseling & Consultation Services LLC
Counselor, MA, MHP, LMHC, CMHIMP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
You are a Gift. A Perfect Creation of Love and Generosity. My approach with individuals is multidisciplinary, systemic, all-embracing, holistic, and client-centered. I believe in the immense potential each person possesses and the capacity to heal. My core training is based on psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral theories. However, I use a mix of research-based techniques and mindfulness practices because I'm a strong believer in the power of the connection between mind, body, and soul. I believe that therapy is a creative process that can have a meaningful and profound impact in transforming people's lives.
(360) 464-9381
Olympia, WA 98502
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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.