Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Vancouver, WA

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Jacqueline Lydston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
In my practice, I treat adults with PTSD, borderline personality disorder, survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, religious trauma, people with suicidal thoughts or self harm, depression, grief, loss, and many other issues. I also see clients with bipolar disorder. I work with folks on issues regarding family life: parenting and other relationships. In your therapy, I will work carefully to provide a calm, warm, safe space in which to explore your unique self, and what happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment look like for you. As therapy progresses, we will talk about everything that is important to you.
(360) 800-1079
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Tonya Molnar
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MHP
Verified
Verified
Are you exhausted, tired, stressed-out, and always on edge? Do you find racing thoughts are keeping you awake at night, tossing and turning instead of sleeping? You may be fed up with constant anxiety and lack of sleep that leaves you feeling tired and irritable and is causing you problems at work or home. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But, one this is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to start sleeping soundly again. You’re ready to start feeling good again. Most of all, you’re ready to start feeling energized about your life again.
(360) 953-5896
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Vancouver, WA 98686
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Kathryn Valero
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Do you experience intense and unmanageable emotions? Do you often find yourself acting impulsively and engaging in self-defeating behaviors? Does it seem like you are simply surviving the journey of life rather than enjoying it? Change is possible! I am glad you are interested in counseling with me and I look forward to hearing your story. Through therapy I can help you learn new ways to cope with current difficulties, as well as heal old wounds. I will strive to help you discover your own inner strength and become your best self.
(360) 727-0596
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Sara Mayne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you're looking for someone to be in your corner, hear you out, & partner with you to address the challenges in your life, we may be a good match. If you're experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, persistent emotional dysregulation, self-harming, or suicidality, I can tell you with confidence it can get better & there are things we can do to make positive change. I strongly believe each person has within them the strength needed to make powerful changes in the way they experience the world, and that we can increase our skill-sets to make ourselves more effective. I exclusively provide teletherapy at this time.
(530) 924-5717
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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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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Vancouver, WA 98682
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Shelley Bunn
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It’s been hard for you lately. Maybe it’s been hard for as long as you can remember. Your depression and/or anxiety is overwhelming and you need a change. Rejection and disappointment may have decreased your sense of self-worth. Beautiful, smiling people on social media advertise perfect lives; discontentment seeps in. Coping with past trauma and loss demands more energy than you have. A relationship lacking intimacy can compound feelings of despair. These are heavy issues, and I want to help. In counseling with me you will have a safe place to open your heart and mind, without judgement, and unpack whatever is weighing you down.
(360) 215-2521
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Vancouver, WA 98682
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Karl Reichert
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Do you constantly feel like you’re slightly out of sync with most people? Maybe you frequently take things too literally. Maybe you constantly make movie reference quotes, but no one ever knows what you’re talking about. You shut down when you’re overwhelmed and you’ve been told that means you have depression—but you aren’t quite sure that’s right. One minute you’re in control of your emotions, and the next minute you’re lashing out at others. You don’t understand why you’re so overwhelmed this time, when you have previously handled situations like this with ease? Do you find yourself often anxious and avoidant of people and places?
(360) 448-1417
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Blake Hauser
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
I believe in helping people learn to live authentically from a place of self-compassion and self-worth. I pride myself in offering comprehensive and collaborative individual therapeutic care. I work with all diagnoses and disorders and have experience addressing symptoms and offering behavioral interventions across a range of evidence-based modalities. I believe that meaning-making is an important part of the human experience and so I spend time talking to clients about existential issues and collaborating with you to make a story of your life worth living.
(360) 800-4965
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Jennifer C Barber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Hi! I am happy you found me. Let's get to work. Together, with open/honest/and direct communication, we will work to identify and overcome your obstacles and improve your life, one step at a time. Do you feel overwhelmed with life? Are you struggling with a tough transition? I can help. Are you experiencing a life/family crisis? Do you need some coaching on important decisions in order to move your life forward? Call me!!! With over 15 years experience, I know how to help you. I work with individuals as well as married and unmarried couples.
(360) 972-3514
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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David Carlile
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSWA, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is a person looking to improve their communication and mental health. They may have issues with accurately understanding and responding to other people, engaging with other people, or effectively analyzing and utilizing language commuinicaton skills. Their needs include efficient and accurate mental health, as well as the ability to integrate their coping skills capabilities into their existing systems and workflows. Their goals include improved satisfaction, increased productivity and efficiency, and the ability to make decisions. They want a reliable therapist to help empower them to grow.
(360) 774-4229
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Vancouver, WA 98682
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Jason Loverti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach to therapy is based on making an empathetic connection, promoting awareness and relational growth. I have a holistic perspective, believing we are our own best resource for growth and healing. I am skilled at providing an open and compassionate space in which to connect with what is most important to you. For therapy to be meaningful and therefore useful, I have found techniques less important. Instead, I emphasize skillful use of the therapy relationship to work deeply with a wide range of issues, challenges and presentations - honoring diversity in my work with people, ideas and identities.
(360) 614-2474
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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Dr. Laura K. Schenck
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I deeply believe in the human capacity for growth in the face of incredible adversity. Pain is oftentimes inevitable, but suffering is optional. For those brave enough to reach out for support in trying times, I offer a new way to draw upon inner strengths and reframe how you relate to your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. My aim is to compassionately work with you to understand your concerns and their impact.
(360) 502-8885
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Vancouver, WA 98683
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Gayle Lynette Fielding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
I love working with teens- which isn't what most people would ever say! I connect well with them, and enjoy working through trauma, attachment, and other issues. Working with the entire family is the best way to make lasting change, and as such, I also enjoy working with parents and family systems.
(844) 337-4808
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Esther J Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Chronic stress can play a huge role in someone's life. When stress becomes chronic, it can severely impact one's ability to function. Telling our story benefits us in many ways. It connects us from the past to our present and future. Instinctively we are automatically drawn to stories. When we can see ourselves reflected in them, they can teach us lessons in life.
(360) 763-0695
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Vancouver, WA 98683
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Wellness Springs Counseling Jason Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MHP, LICSWA
Verified
Verified
My name is Jason. I own Wellness Springs Counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington. My overall goal is to work with you to increase the quality of your life. What that looks like will be different for each person. You are the most important person and the driving force behind our relationship. As a team, we will work to decrease sadness, anxiety, stress, feelings of hopelessness, isolation, and worry, while increasing overall wellbeing and goal attainment.
(360) 587-0983
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Vancouver, WA 98664
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Marieke Renner
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I believe a trusting therapeutic relationship between counselor and client is essential to Create Change.
(360) 747-8706
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Jeffrey Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work on helping everyone find their unique path towards success and growth. In this work I have learned that there is no "one right way" to do things and everyone has a unique and personal journey towards finding the peace, success and growth they want in themselves, their lives and relationships. My goal is to help everyone I work with find this path and walk with them as they journey through the many challenges of their lives.
(360) 300-8914
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Jeanne L Meyer
Counselor, LPC, MAC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are tired of living this way. You either know or aren't sure what the problem is, but you want it to be better now. You don't want to just sit and talk, you want change in your life. In my practice, we identify the things getting in your way, decide how to move through the challenges and make your life better, permanently. Call for a free 30 minute introductory session. Others have said, "Your clinical skills are amazing," "Your compassion shows in everything you do!" Check out my Facebook page www.facebook.com/Jeanne.L.Meyer
(360) 529-4833
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Vancouver, WA 98665
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Kim Cantonwine
Counselor, MA, QMHP-C
Verified
Verified
My goal as a therapist is to be able to offer you hope. There are times in life where we become overwhelmed or confused about how to manage day to day life. It is at those times when we need someone who is empathic, caring , experienced and will truly listen to us. I know everyone has a story and it is important to be heard. I offer you the opportunity to be heard and to heal.
(360) 233-8760
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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Carlota Dorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life right now might feel difficult and grueling for many of us. The current state of the world may have opened up old traumas, anxieties, difficulties with depression, and relationship distress; or perhaps you are struggling with these challenges for the first time. Regardless, you are probably searching for a therapist because you are at a loss for how to cope with the wounds and demands of life that can so often feel overwhelming. I work with teens, adults, veterans, and monolingual Spanish-speakers and immigrants.
(503) 272-1155
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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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.