"Untreatable, manipulative, controlling, gaming” – a personality disorder diagnosis often comes with these stigmatizing and painful labels.
I have found that often very difficult and painful life experiences contributed to a “disordered” way of relating with others. The behaviors that kept you safe in the past, now only serve to push others away from you.
Therapy Can Help
I facilitate growth by helping you develop specific skills to improve how you manage your feelings and interact with other people. I approach the skills training with a view that often my patients have not ever had adequate guidance and teaching from their early caregivers. Skills training helps bridge those gaps.
During the course of therapy, we can pursue depth by utilizing the therapy relationship to identify, understand and make changes to the way you relate with other people. This work often can take some time: relationship patterns in the present are often created over a lifetime. We work together to carefully and effectively make changes to free you up to have more meaningful and satisfying relationships.