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59 therapists in California specializing in Personality Disorders

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Conrad Larkin

(he/him)

Conrad Larkin profile image
LCSW
42 years of experience
Virtual
I specialize in uncovering the root causes behind feelings of anxiety and depression, helping individuals break free from unproductive patterns that may be holding them back. With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I've discovered that when we expose these patterns and express the emotions tied to them, your true self emerges. As internal conflicts diminish, relationships flourish, and the authentic meaning and purpose of your identity come to light. My goal is to guide each person in developing a personalized plan that aligns with their values and unique contributions. I've had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages. For children and young people, I provide a safe space for them to express themselves and navigate life's challenges. On the other end of the spectrum, I've supported elders and disabled individuals coping with loss and grief. When emotions connected to grief are stifled, I specialize in identifying and resolving these emotional roadblocks, facilitating a path to healing and adjustment.

Next available: Jun 3

Michael Bacallao

(he/him)

Michael Bacallao profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to invest in your mental health. Are you having a hard time balancing family, work, and life? Are you struggling with avoidance and anxiety about the future? Are you just ready for a change and aren't sure how to make a plan of action? It's difficult to grow without support and even harder at times to find the tools to carve your own path. If you feel ready to explore how to reach your unique potential; let's figure out some goals, what's in the way, and how we can work through those challenges so you can reach your goals. My background in research, crisis care, inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, in-home therapy, group therapy and outpatient therapy has given me exposure to several forms of therapy. I am currently practicing CBT, DBT, ACT and some elements of other forms of therapy. If you are curious how we could approach your challenges and goals, please reach out and we can discuss options. Consultations are welcomed.

Next available: May 29

Katja Rapp

(she/her)

Katja Rapp profile image
LMFT
18 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Challenging
Virtual
I believe that we all have resources within us that help us through life's difficulties and can also provide healing, but sometimes we need a little help and guidance on our way to get back on the path that is right for us. I want to help guide you back to this route and find a connection to your “Self” again, using an approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders, trauma, grief, loss, LGBTQ+, HIV and AIDS, substance abuse, as well as, anxiety and depression/bipolar.

Ashley Newman

(she/her)

Ashley Newman profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
The pressures of the modern world seem never ending, particularly when you deal with an untreated or difficult to treat mental health or substance use issue. I specialize in certain mental health diagnoses including personality disorders, postpartum issues, depression/anxiety, self harm/suicidal ideation. I am prepared to assist you in offering helpful coping strategies, understanding the psychology behind your experiences/symptoms, processing feelings and thoughts, and gaining better traction on your life. My specialty is in mental health and substance use (dual diagnosis). I am DBT certified. I have worked with individuals impacted by cycles of trauma, violence, and substances in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, county jail, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient clinics. My mission? Help people THRIVE and be SEEN/HEARD despite these circumstances. I understand that both making sense of the issue(s) at hand and reaching out is incredibly anxiety producing. What I provide is a safe and warm space where you can explore your needs, current feelings, history, and goals. You have the power to stop fighting what is out of your control, and harness your power to control what is just within your grasp.

Next available: May 30

Maz Karandish

(he/him)

Maz Karandish profile image
PsyD
7 years of experience
Holistic
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
I'm Maz Karandish and I'm a psychologist (PsyD). My approach is flexible, client centered, and utilizes mindfulness-based interventions at every point of the journey towards healing. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each specific client. Tenets of CBT, DBT, & solution focused approaches are always incorporated. The depth oriented approaches, such as psychoanalysis, are also integrated to facilitate transformative therapeutic engagements

Next available: May 30

Dunya Gilmore

(she/her)

Dunya Gilmore profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Honesty, integrity, insight, awareness, knowledge, relief and resolutions are what you'll get with me. I believe the theraputic process is organic and our sessions will unfold overtime, focusing on getting you to a place where you can think clearly, understand yourself better and feel solid. I am an out of the box thinker and doer with full acceptance for all lifes wonders. Differences are appealing and I welcome them with open arms, encouraging you to be your absolute self %100 of the time. If you need a jump start, help figuring out what makes you tick, what makes you happy, what your authentic self needs to thrive, I'd love to work with you. Life throws curve balls that can be annoying, frustrating, shocking at times. I get it because I've been there. It's ok and healthy to ask for help. My specialties include insight oriented talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused and strategic therapy. My history is working with adults who have depression and anxiety, relationship distress, anger management issues, trauma histories, existential crisis and have co-occurring disorders which require medication treatment. I work with couples who seek help communicating and bringing the love back into their relationship. I provide psycho-education and real life solutions to problems that seem unsolvable at face value, but with that one tweak, you find out they were solvable all along. I fully believe in the connection between body and mind and weave differing modalities into therapy in order to address each component of healing and wellness. Often we don't realize that just one simple tweak can launch you into the lifetime you want. Are you struggling with personal challenges affecting your relationships, work, social life and, most importantly, yourself. Do you miss that hope, that loving feeling for your partner or your kids? Complex, yet common, issues around love, family, purpose in life, and doing what truly makes you happy, have become overwhelming and you’re ready to do something different. Are you feeling underwhelmed? You may have recently undergone a loss, job change, life change, a psychiatric or medical emergency, and are feeling completely stuck. I believe your truth is in you, and my role of therapist is to provide emotional support, insight, and to help you navigate through past and present so you can have the future you deserve.

Next available: May 29

Dr. Anton Serzhan, Psy.D

Dr. Anton Serzhan, Psy.D profile image
PsyD
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome! How have you been feeling lately? If you have been feeling like something is not right, or that it is time you addressed something that has bothered you for a while, then perhaps we should talk. Whether it trauma, difficulty with mood, low self-esteem, attention, interpersonal conflicts, maladaptive habits, pain management, personality disorders you are always welcomed in. I am Dr. Anton Serzhan, Psy.D (Dr. Anton) and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For years I have been working with a variety of different populations, including the veterans, LGBTQ+, injury recovery and chronic pain patients; adults of every age group, both for individual sessions and as couples. I specialize in the application of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Assertive Communication Skills (ACS), Insight Oriented Therapy (IOT), Problem-Solving Therapy (PST), Guided Breathing, Validation Therapy (VT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am here to be your guide, your resource and your support. Ready to change your life? Then here we go!

Next available: Jun 6

Lori Brown

(she/her)

Lori Brown profile image
LCSW
17 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi there! I've been a therapist for many years and have much life and work experience to draw upon. You are the expert in you and I am your ally and resource. We team up and collerate in meeting your goals and freeing you up to be the best version of yourself. As we walk down this path there will be laughter, sweat and tears. Whether your goal is to figure out your career path, get your mood on an even-keel, or to move through your grief, I'm here for you. You can expect to grow in self-compassion, self-esteem and an appreciation for your strengths and resilience.

Next available: May 28

Diana Abrams

(she/her)

Diana Abrams profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
My ideal client is someone who needs help reaching their highest potential and decrease emotional suffering. They should be ready and willing to begin receiving guidance on how to reach their peak. I believe in self-determination and that individuals can find solutions with the right support. I offer a person centered approach that relies on the client's self-determination. I am experienced working those with dual diagnosis, mood disorders, and anxiety compassionately to help them manage symptoms. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have more questions. I am always willing to answer questions to make sure my services are a good fit.

Next available: Jun 5

Samantha Schaefer

(she/her)

Samantha Schaefer profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you feeling stuck in life and looking for guidance and support so you can move forward? Do you feel bogged down by responsibilities and overwhelmed about the future? Are you anxious about how you're going to keep it all together? I help individuals manage life stress and difficult situations to support them in getting out of their heads and back into their lives. I am trauma-informed therapist focused on supporting individuals and couples navigate difficult life transitions. I have experience working with youth, adults and couples who are struggling with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, and challenges related to postpartum mental health or the transition to parenthood. I have extensive experience working in crisis mental health, including suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors. I obtained my Master of Social Work from NYU in 2016 and have been practicing in California since. Please note that I have limited evening availability.

Next available: May 30

Jami Woods

Jami Woods profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Are you feeling stuck and unable to move forward? Are you ready to make a change? It takes courage to ask for help. Therapy can be rewarding and lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I have experienced the emotional challenges of life and can understand and empathize. In working together, we can cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and developing solutions that can help you gain control over your life and achieve your goals. Ultimately, therapy can lead you to greater self-esteem, self-awareness and most importantly, a more fulfilling life. As your therapist, I will provide a safe, caring, non-judgmental and confidential environment. I use an integrated approach to meet the specific needs and goals of my clients. I have experience working with adults, couples, teens and children

Next available: May 29

Maria Aziz, MA, LMFT

(she/her)

Maria Aziz, MA, LMFT profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hello My name is Marya, I am an LMFT. I am originally from Afghanistan and was raised in California. I have a passion for this field because I have had many experiences that has taught me to gain strength , insight, awareness and I was able to heal myself through my healthy coping that began in my child hood as a refugee. I believe my experiences also provided me with great empathy, understanding and compassion. I want to help you heal through the most difficult challenges. I will not push, I will not pull, as your therapist I will stay by your side, hold your hand. I will understand through great intuition what you are needing and allow you to heal yourself to get the most out of your amazing journey in this life. I have a very unique approach for each one of my clients because I understand everyone is unique and requires different tools and approach and different lens. If you feel broken, you are not, in fact you are open to enlightenment and are able to gain ultimate strength, allow me to guide you with my intuition, clinical skills and because I, too, have been through my own journey and I want to help you on yours. ❤️

Next available: May 30

Michael Cole

(he/him)

Michael Cole profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Thank you for visiting my page. Deciding to embark on the path of healing can be challenging, and I applaud you for taking the first step. I work with young adults seeking to address concerns related to relationships, infidelity, self-esteem, and commitment issues. I offer a safe and supportive space for exploring these complex issues. My goal is to help folks develop the skills they need to navigate life's challenges with confidence. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, social anxiety, grief, trauma, depression, or relationship issues, I am here to help you create a more fulfilling life. I invite you to reach out.

Next available: May 28

Manny Dominguez

(he/him)

Manny Dominguez profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Manny. Are you currently searching for a sense of meaning and purpose in your life? Do you find yourself in an existential/spiritual emergency? Are you exploring your personal identity, expression, or sexuality? I help people of all ages increase self-awareness and decrease symptomology by bringing unconscious material into conscious awareness. Trauma combined with an emotional core (experiences of intense fear/guilt/shame) commonly splinters parts of our personality and represses such into the shadow/unconscious realms of our psyche. In response, many of us have adapted and survived by putting on masks in hopes of fitting in and being accepted by the people around us. Mental health concerns eventually arise because deep in our mind/body/soul we yearn for authenticity/individuation. Clients may also experience suicide ideation and/or self-harm because there are parts of themselves that no longer serve them. Together we can explore which aspects of ourselves to let go, in order to make space for something new to enter. I am a Doctoral Candidate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, my studies focused on Depth Psychology with a specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices. As a Holistic practitioner, I believe that each individual already possesses what is needed for their healing and it is my duty, as a guiding witness, to help the client navigate, process, and integrate such.

Next available: Jun 1

Julia May

(she/her)

Julia May profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I'm Julia May, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Los Angeles and working with clients statewide via telehealth and in person. I am currently only accepting cash pay clients for $250/session. My focus is to help young adults and adults navigate through challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and mood disorders. I utilize a variety of approaches and have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and art therapy. I strive to empower my clients towards personal growth and healing.

Next available: May 31

Tim Rogers

(he/him)

Tim Rogers profile image
LMFT
23 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Our first understanding of ourselves comes from the first people we know. From there, the other relationships we participate in tend to reflect those aspects of ourselves previously learned. At this time, I am choosing to work only with Individual men, men of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community - ***including those questioning*** I specialize in successfully treating the presenting symptoms of childhood trauma. Including and often self-limiting: substance abuse, social and intrapersonal anxieties, clinical, situational and abandonment depression, and the often self-sabotaging and socially unacceptable yet still ubiquitous unresolved rage. As a California and Arizona Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I am privileged to work with a variety of highly intelligent and uniquely talented people, who, due to a lifetime of psychological, spiritual and philosophical pain are often the last to be aware of their authenticity as their true value. The kind of pain that breeds overwhelming feelings of anxiety & depression; encourages thoughts of confusion & discourages the truth in one’s potential or abilities. All of which lends itself toward self-destructive behaviors that double down as “proof” of our unworthiness.

Next available: Jun 2

Kylie Kellas

(she/her)

Kylie Kellas profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, I'm Kylie and I have been a therapist for 8 years, and am EMDR Certified. I support people who experience anxiety, symptoms from trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues. I have a two step approach. First I teach people how to regulate themselves in-the-moment. That way they can get back to emotional safety when things are not feeling right. Then I help people find ways to stop what is bothering them before it even starts. That can look like setting a routine that helps reduce anxiety, processing past trauma, surrounding yourself with people that make you feel great, or figuring out what gives your life meaning and helping you do that.

Next available: May 28

Blake Kerr

(he/him)

Blake Kerr profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Intelligent
Humorous
Direct
Virtual
Over human history, people have mostly lived in close-knit communities. This has eroded with the advances in transportation and technology. Most people have lost much of the social support our forebearers enjoyed. Mental Health Professionals have taken on this role in their respective communities and are an excellent resource for you to realize your strengths and improve your well-being. When your car breaks down you take it to a mechanic. When your tooth hurts you see a dentist. When your mental health can use a “tune-up,” see a Mental Health Professional!

Next available: May 30

Andrew Listvinsky

(he/him)

Andrew Listvinsky profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Hi, I'm Andrew (he/him/his) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that does not have a "one size fits all" approach. I balance direct feedback with a gentle sense of exploration. Therapy involves ongoing revaluation of what is helpful, and so I encourage feedback from my clients. The main question I pose to my clients and myself is simply "is what we're doing working?" Much of the therapy I offer centers around learning to manage unpleasant thoughts and feelings by learning skills and new ways of looking at problems. But I also recognize that it can be important to slow down and recognize the weight of the pain we carry. In my work as a therapist I also value humor, stopping to appreciate and learn from good days and growth, and being a fellow human being. If you would like to schedule a 15 minute consult call, please message me so we can arrange a time.

Next available: May 28

Deanna Jefferson

(she/her)

Deanna Jefferson profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Deanna Jefferson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing therapeutic services for several years. She specializes in helping clients address life transitions, relationship issues, and parenting difficulties. She believes that clients are the true experts on their stories and have many strengths needed to address their current life situations.

Next available: May 29

Tiffany Bell

Tiffany Bell profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, My name is Tiffany Bell and I am a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. I specialize in learning disabilities and neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD, etc.). I have over 21 years of experience working with this population. I love to help this population of people maximize their full potential through direct, fun, and practical ways of understanding their disorder, what will work and what does not, and how to effectively navigate through that. I also have experience in the education system and I understand how specialized education works. I take pride in not only helping those individuals navigate this system and advocate for themselves,

Next available: Jun 10

Leonardo Martinez

Leonardo Martinez profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
My name is Leo Martinez and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience. I specialize in mental health wellness with a concentration on substance use and psychiatric disorders. As a faculty member for Gorski CENAPS I teach and share ways that I have used his model both with clients and personally as a person in long term recovery. Previously, I was a professor at California State University East Bay teaching Masters level students clinical theory and skills. My greatest honor though has been my service as a Marine where I learned leadership, the importance of camaraderie, and how to access resilience even when I felt defeated. As a husband and father of three, family is my foundation. With my Salvadoran-American background and fluency in Spanish, I connect with diverse communities and also normalize the importance of mental health services in BIPOC populations. I currently own Mind Garden, a wellness collective offering holistic mental health services to anyone interested in maximizing self-care. At our practice we promote healing through community and evidence-based practices like relapse prevention therapy which has been some of my.most effective work. Lastly, and the joy of my career, I am an associate supervisor training future clinicians to do this work. It’s a reminder of how students can be the greatest teachers and the greatest motivators to reengage in continued growth.

Next available: May 27

Luz Hernandez Jasso

(she/her)

Luz Hernandez Jasso profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Luz Hernandez Jasso and I am a Bilingual and Bi-culture Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Napa California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with children, adults, families, and couples. I specialize in severe trauma, anxiety, and depression, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness base theraphy, and multi-systemic therapy to help my clients to make progress and start feeling better.

Next available: May 28

Agustina Peroni

(she/her)

Agustina Peroni profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am Agustina. I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 5 years of experience. I graduated from Palo Alto university in 2019 and worked at county based community agencies as well as hospitals. I have helped patients to manage symptoms of depression and anxiety in order for them to have a more rewarding life. I have also worked with patients that had experienced profound grief, extensive trauma, as well as patients with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar. I have experience working with Hispanic populations and I can conduct my therapy sessions fully in Spanish.

Next available: May 28

Melanie Castellari

(she/her)

Melanie Castellari profile image
LMFT
25 years of experience
Virtual
Specializing in couples therapy, I am passionate about enhancing intimacy through effective communication. Yet, my practice is not limited to relationships; By fostering a nurturing, judgment-free environment, I ensure that no topic is off-limits, allowing for authentic expression and growth. I have a strong family history of mental illness and addiction, I am just trying to help make the world a better, freer, happier place. Increasing couple's intimacy through communication is my primary focus in couples' work.

Next available: May 27

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