Counseling for Personality Disorders – Counselors in Austin

Though there are many types of personality disorders, most fit into three clusters: anxious and fearful behaviors, eccentric and odd behaviors, and dramatic, erratic, and emotional behaviors. Examples of personality disorders include compulsive personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and paranoid personality disorder.

The causes of personality disorders

There is no known cause of personality disorders but according to the American Psychological Association, about 30% of people who seek treatment for mental health issues are eventually diagnosed with a personality disorder.

Advances in counseling for personality disorders

The sad truth is that it was only a few decades ago when many professionals believed there was little if anything that could be done to help with these disorders. Today’s counseling is far advanced from this point and there are both medications and talk therapies that have been proven effective.

Core beliefs can be hard to shake

A core belief is something a person believes even when they have evidence that it’s not true. They simply aren’t able to see that evidence and can only see evidence that supports their erroneous belief. These core beliefs can be about other people, the world in general, or the person themselves.

Counseling can help clients understand where these core beliefs started and how to better process evidence that supports and these beliefs and to recognize evidence that doesn’t support said beliefs.

It often starts with getting feelings under control

Personality disorder counseling is a personalized experience but for many clients, it begins by focusing on getting feelings under control. Only then can the individuals begin to work on the rest of their issues. This can be done via talk therapy, pharmaceuticals, or both.

Thriveworks Austin Counseling and Coaching is here to assist you on the challenging yet rewarding journey of personality disorder counseling.


Austin Locations

Thriveworks Counseling
Therapy only
8700 Manchaca Rd., #701
Austin, TX 78748
Testing only
9701 Brodie Ln., #205
Austin, TX 78748
512-649-2266

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Thriveworks Counseling
5524 Bee Caves Rd., Suite #K4
Austin, TX 78746
512-649-3050

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North Austin
7701 N. Lamar Blvd.
Suite 206
Austin, TX 78752
512-649-2270

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