Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Shawnna M Robinson
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My areas of focus are children, teens, and adults. I specialize with borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, bipolar, eating disorders, trauma, parenting concerns, family conflict, and self-worth issues. I work with individuals 7 years old and up. Sessions are focused on your unique needs. Interventions are engaged that will help foster a healthy sense of self and promote healing. My session is a safe space with acceptance at the core. I am humbled to join with an individual and support them in their life story. In our sessions, your voice will be honored and used as a resource to obtain your goals.
(425) 215-1322
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Seattle, WA 98101
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Emma Lukin
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! My name is Emma and I specialize in work with clients aged 12-25. I am passionate about offering counseling to individuals facing issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and LGBTQ+ identity development and related trauma. In therapy we will work together to prioritize your needs and concerns. We will focus on your strengths, and patterns and beliefs that will serve you in your wellbeing.
(425) 537-7925
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Seattle, WA 98115
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Brent Potter
Counselor, PhD, PhD , PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with 29 years of direct experience. I have worked with diverse populations and Washington State endorses me as a Child Mental Health Specialist and Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist (Native and African American populations). I hold licenses in multiple states in both mental health as well as chemical dependency. I am the author of multiple Amazon best-sellers including 'Elements of Self-Destruction', ' Borderline Personality Disorder' (co-authored with Jacquie Gunn), and 'Elements of Reparation'. Above all, I am a proud father of two and a husband.
(206) 558-6391
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Seattle, WA 98119
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Bil Kareta
Counselor, MAPC, LMHC, SD
Verified
Verified
Therapy with Individuals: I use cognitive behavioral methods to treat depression, thought disorders, borderline personality disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and anxiety.
Life is a difficult and confusing journey for all of us. Occasionally we get "stuck" along the path. Sometimes that growth is blocked because of issues, patterns and behaviors from the past which affect the way we feel, do or react in the present. If you are experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationship concerns. I can offer you: a combination of heart, skill, and understanding to help you find your own solutions to these problems that face you. Through the use of solution-oriented, emotionally focused, and reality based techniques, can help you and your relationships overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.
(206) 557-6792
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Seattle, WA 98117
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Joy Holt Hilliker Psychotherapy & Consultation
Counselor, BA, MA, MACP, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with adult children of Narcissists/those partnered w/a Narcissist as well as those impacted by BPD .
Seeking therapy can be a daunting process, while also being one step toward greater wholeness/healing. Relationship is where we are both wounded and healed. I work with individuals seeking relief from distressing symptoms such as; demanding too much of yourself, finding it hard to trust self, your experience, your mind, self-soothing through addictive behaviors, pleasing others at your own expense, anxiety, depression, PTSD. Our patterns of relating develop early within our first attachments, so our journey might include visiting some of those relationships to wonder how they impact you in the here and now.
(206) 866-6213
Seattle, WA 98116
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Pam Snyder Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am licensed in Washington State and I work with adult children, partners and siblings of individuals with Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder traits. It can be difficult to find a therapist who truly understands the impact and wounds of being raised in a home or being in a relationship with someone who has narcissistic traits or borderline traits. My work includes creating a healthy psychological separation, changing the negative internal messages, learning how to respond to others, creating healthy boundaries, stopping the legacy of distorted love and becoming your true and authentic self.
(720) 838-4531
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Seattle, WA 98112
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Odyssey Counseling
MA, LPCA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Need to talk with someone who will listen without judgement? I am a trauma informed therapist and I have worked with domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues like depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder. I listen to understand, and I believe understanding can lead us to our own answers.
(803) 921-0289
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Seattle, WA 98112
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Angela Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in CBT, DBT and behavior therapy for mood disorders (depressive disorders), anxiety disorders (panic, social, PTSD, OCD, worry), issues related to self-esteem, eating disorders and obesity, emotion dysregulation, borderline personality disorder and relationship problems.
Welcome to my practice! My goal is to provide you with evidence based psychological treatments/techniques to help you reach your goals, reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. In addition to having received training in treating a wide-range of problems from world-renowned treatment centers, I enjoy infusing my work with compassion, humor, and kindness in an effort to provide you with the highest standard of care. Please visit my website to see if we might be a good fit (www.angeladavisphd.com) or contact me with any questions.
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Nicholas R Lee
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I have experience in addiction issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, & adjustment issues,.
My ideal client would be searching for a counselor who is genuine, empathetic, unconditionally holds them in positive regard, and can connect to their experiences. They would have a goal of learning new skills, working on behavioral and cognitive change, and are willing to look at multiple solutions to achieve their goals. They would want to strive for success as they see it and want support in removing any barriers for a better and healthier future.
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98198
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Tobi N Goering (Life Compass Counseling)
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy is hard, not getting therapy is harder. Taking the first step to wellness can be the most difficult and I will gladly help you navigate though life's challenges via TeleMental Health sessions. I became a counselor to help others find hope and their potential in life. I have experience working with civilian/veteran clients who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, anxiety/panic, depression, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and who have suicidal ideation, attempts, and/or self-harming behaviors. While we diagnose in order to "name it to tame it," I view us all as human beings who need extra help along the path of life.
(206) 900-9356
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Seattle, WA 98118
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Cristina Mullen PCCS
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I welcome people who are facing any number of challenges including life transitions such as divorce, job loss, illness, death of a loved one; all shifting the ground beneath us in dramatic ways. What worked no longer works. My trMy training as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher complements training and practice in psychotherapy addressing a dysregulated emotion system resulting in various symptoms such as anxiety, panic, depression, and identity disturbance and sometimes even a desire to die or hurt oneself. There can be a painful sense of isolation and feeling unmoored. There is a way out; first understanding, then tools to heal.
(206) 752-6263
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Seattle, WA 98118
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Natalie Upton
Counselor, LMHCA, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hey there, welcome! I'm Natalie. I see teens 16+, adults, and couples/partners. Coming to therapy and being vulnerable with someone new is a decision no one makes lightly. Sadly, when it comes to mental health and personal growth, it's not unusual to feel stuck for months or years without experiencing a noteworthy change. If willpower were enough to pull anyone out of a tough spot, then no one would need therapy, ever! If you are interested in making a real difference in your quality of life, you've come to the right place. To achieve this, I am informed by therapies (see below) that maximize your effort and investment.
(206) 222-4421
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Seattle, WA 98115
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Nicole Barquist
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, AT
Verified
Verified
I am a Seattle based Art and Psycho-Therapist, serving Adults through a means of verbal and visual expression. I work to explore each clients experiences through creative expression, not only as an emotional outlet but also as a window into other parts of the self and a way to create meaningful and lasting change. I work to conduct therapy in a means which makes the client feel heard and safe to explore their inner experience. Diving into memories and behaviors which no longer serve us can be uncomfortable work. Knowing this, I find the therapeutic relationship to be imperative to the foundation of making change.
(503) 308-1973
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Kelsey Kennedy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing distressing reactions following traumatic events like dissociation, anxiety and depression. These experiences can lead to painful thoughts like you are unsafe or worthlessness and lead to feelings of emptiness and withdrawal. This frame of mind may be getting get in the way of the relationships you want with your friends, kids, or partner. My goal is to help you grow and change to live your life more fully. I believe in increasing our inherent strengths, as well as teaching new skills and techniques to be more effective.
(425) 214-4876
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Seattle, WA 98103
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A Sound Mind Therapies
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MHP, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
Winter Gonzalez is a holistic therapist who believes in working with the mind, body, and spirit. Winter provides strength-based, trauma-informed, somatic psychotherapy to adults and youth seeking to transform patterns that no longer serve them and create a path towards greater resilience and meaning in their lives.
(206) 895-7203
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Seattle, WA 98121
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Lisa Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Video Based Therapy from the comfort and safety of your home. Serving Florida, Hawaii, Colorado and Washington. The good news- therapy is effective. The bad news- mental health symptoms often get in the way of attending therapy. This is why my services are offered through a secure online platform. I offer video, phone and text based therapy. Trouble leaving the house or getting out of bed? That’s ok, I’ll meet you right where you are.
(305) 614-2528
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Seattle, WA 98101
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Wise Mind Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Something happens...or someone says something...and before you know it you're reacting. And it's big. In the heat of the moment, you're sure you are right - and maybe you really are-but it pushes others away. They tell you things like "you're making a big deal out of nothing" or "just chill". And that just makes things worse. Later, when the moment has passed, you can have regrets...or even shame. And then the self-hatred sets in. You've got to change. You've probably done therapy before, and it just didn't help.
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Seattle, WA 98105
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Elizabeth Randall
Counselor, MSW, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
I am continually inspired by the depth and breadth of the human experience. I have a passion for learning the internal and external workings of individuals, groups and systems across varied backgrounds. Along with constant learning, I seek to support individuals in being heard, understood and empowered. It is these core values that led me toward a bachelor’s degree in language studies, and later, to a master’s degree in social work. These two degrees allow me to consider carefully the emotional experience of an individual, while accounting for the unique ways in which we express, perceive and develop meaning.
(206) 590-6271
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Seattle, WA 98126
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Allison Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSWA
Verified
Verified
Allison provides structured time for you to focus on your visions for healing, growth, and personal development, both within your relationships and within yourself.
(206) 208-9709
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Cory Michelle Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My primary therapeutic focuses are Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Sex Therapy. I have extensive training in DBT and have been facilitating groups since 2013 in inpatient and outpatient settings for adults and teens. I provide individual and group DBT therapy, and also offer DBT consultation and training to other therapists. I also specialize in relationship and sex therapy for individuals and couples around sexual functioning, intimacy and desire, sexual pain, and emotional connection.
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Seattle, WA 98116
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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.