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Personality Disorders

Feeling trapped by intense emotions or relationship struggles? You are not alone. Our caring team is here to support you on your journey to understanding yourself and connecting with others. Together, we’ll uncover your strengths and build a path to a more fulfilling life. Take the first brave step – reach out today.

Counselling for Personality Disorders

In the landscape of personality disorders, past wounds often shape present struggles. Our approach recognizes that your experiences, particularly early relational traumas, have profoundly influenced how you navigate the world and connect with others. We offer a safe, empathetic space where your story is heard and validated. Together, we’ll gently explore these past hurts, understanding their impact on your current patterns and relationships. Through our therapeutic relationship, you’ll have the opportunity to experience new, healing connections and gradually rewrite your narrative. We believe in your innate capacity for growth and healing, and we’re here to support you as you discover new ways of being with yourself and others.

Understanding Personality Disorders: Types, Impacts, and Hope for Treatment

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.

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.

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.

Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre's Approach

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.

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 VancouverBurnaby, 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.

Our Registered Clinical Counsellors & Therapists in Vancouver & Coquitlam

We take great care in selecting the therapists we hire and only bring on those who embody our values of compassion, curiosity, and openness. We believe that these qualities are essential to creating an environment where our clients can feel safe and supported as they navigate their mental health journey.

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Benefits of Seeking Counselling for Personality Disorders

Counselling for personality disorders offers a path to profound transformation. In your therapy sessions, you’ll gain more than symptom relief – you’ll discover your true self. Together, we’ll uncover your strengths, improve your relationships, and build emotional resilience. Every small step leads to big changes. You don’t have to struggle alone; we’re here to guide you towards a more authentic, connected life. Take that brave first step – reach out and begin your journey of growth today.

Why Choose Lotus Therapy?

Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre provides compassionate, trauma-informed care through holistic, evidence-based practices in an inclusive environment, offering flexible scheduling and low-cost options to ensure accessible, quality mental health support.

Compassionate Care in a Safe Space

At Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre, our highly skilled clinicians provide a safe, inclusive space where compassion and connection foster profound healing and personal growth.

Holistic, Trauma-Informed Approach

We utilize a holistic, trauma-informed approach, integrating mind, body, and nervous system techniques to address core issues and unlock your potential.

Flexible and Accessible Quality Service

Committed to accessible care, we offer flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends, and low-cost options without compromising our evidence-based, quality service.

Downtown Vancouver

938 Howe Street, Suite 703, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9.

Coquitlam

3030 Lincoln Ave #211, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6B4