Counselling for Personality Disorders in Vancouver BC

Counselling for Personality Disorders in Vancouver BC Online and in-person

Personality Disorders are characterized by inflexible and problematic personality traits that significantly affect an individual’s life, causing distress, hindering their ability to perform at work, and negatively impacting their personal relationships.

The following is a list of Personality Disorders recognized by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5):

  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

There is a common misconception that Personality Disorders are untreatable, leading to increased stigma surrounding this type of mental health concern. However, with the right support and approach, clients can learn to manage their symptoms and improve their lives.

Our team of counsellors offer a supportive and safe environment for clients as they navigate their unique challenges. Our goal is to empower our clients to gain valuable insight and develop essential skills for managing their emotions, enhancing communication, transforming relational patterns, and effectively addressing the specific aspects of their Personality Disorder. Through a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, we strive to help our clients achieve lasting growth and a greater sense of well-being.

Why Seek Help for Personality Disorders

Personality disorders can often go unnoticed or misunderstood, but their impact can be significant for those who are struggling with them, as well as for those in their lives. These disorders can be challenging to diagnose due to the wide range of symptoms they exhibit, which may be mistaken for symptoms of other mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression.

Ignoring the signs of a personality disorder can lead to serious consequences over time. What may seem like a minor issue at first can escalate into a much larger problem that affects multiple aspects of life, including relationships, work, and even basic self-care abilities.

If you are concerned that you may be struggling with a personality disorder, it’s essential to take action and seek help. Our team of experienced therapists use effective treatment options that can help you manage your symptoms and reclaim control over your life.

How Can Counselling Help?

Treatment for Personality Disorders can be a challenging process, as many mental health providers may lack specialized training in the most effective therapies. Additionally, the persistent and pervasive nature of personality disorder traits can create significant barriers, hindering daily functioning and interpersonal relationships, making it difficult for clients to seek and maintain treatment.

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However, recent research indicates that effective treatment is possible, particularly for Borderline Personality Disorder. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, has been shown to be the most effective form of treatment for this diagnosis and has produced remarkable results.

If you or someone close to you is struggling with a Personality Disorder, we can offer support and guidance. There are various therapeutic techniques and approaches have been proven to be effective in helping both clients and their loved ones.

Our offices are located throughout Greater Vancouver. These areas include Vancouver, Kitsilano, Burnaby, Coquitlam. When you’re ready, our therapists are here to guide you and provide the space you need. You can schedule a complementary 15-minute consultation to learn how we can help you or your loved one.