Do You Have Difficulty Managing Extreme Emotions in Stressful Situations?
There’s a common misconception that people with personality disorders, like borderline personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder, will never experience relief from their symptoms – that simply isn’t true. At The Retreat, our team of psychiatric experts are here to provide treatment for personality disorders to help you live a better life.
Our Evidence-Based Approach to Treatment for Personality Disorders
Our treatment for personality disorders heavily focuses on both psychodynamic psychotherapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – approaches that are proven to be effective in helping people suffering from personality disorders find a path forward.
We help residents learn and implement the specific skills they need to manage difficult emotions and not act on them in unhealthy, or even dangerous, ways.
Personality disorders impact people from all walks of life – at The Retreat, we specialize in helping those who have not seen satisfactory results from traditional therapeutic programs thrive.
At The Retreat, We Offer:
Several weekly DBT groups
Our DBT offerings are delivered by providers who have received extensive training and have deep experience in DBT.
24/7 in-the-moment DBT skills coaching
The Retreat is staffed by highly trained clinicians around-the-clock.
Evidence-based groups, including Psychodynamics and Positive Psychiatry
Up to 35 hours of group programming is offered every week at The Retreat.
Personality disorders can be complex diagnoses - we equip residents and their families with the knowledge and skills they need for after discharge.
This therapeutic modality has been shown to be effective for both borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.
This is an evidence-based approach that is rooted in developmental research.
Good Psychiatric Medicine (GPM)
An evidence-based approach to addressing a variety of personality disorders.
Why Seek Treatment for Personality Disorders at The Retreat?
Our personality disorders track and DBT programming is led by doctors with years of experience working with individuals with personality disorders. We also offer several other evidence-based modalities, meaning that individuals with personality disorders will find the right therapeutic fit at The Retreat.
And, all of our residential offerings extend to residents of Ruxton House and Magnolia House and to those who work with us on an outpatient basis, meaning that clients of The Retreat can continue receiving effective, evidence-based treatment once they’ve moved on from residential care.
Evidence-Based Care for Personality Disorders
Meet Our Clinicians Specializing in Treatment for Personality Disorders
Daniel Kakuska, MDPsychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard PrattSpecialties:Adult Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy
Michael Young, MDMedical Director, The Retreat at Sheppard PrattSpecialties:Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders
Terri Griffith, PsyDPsychologist, The Retreat by Sheppard Pratt; Clinical Coordinator, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard PrattSpecialties:Eating Disorders
Jeffrey LaPratt, PsyDLead Psychologist, DBTSpecialties:Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Trauma Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors, Forensic Psychology
See Our Clinicians' Research
Multimodal psychoanalytic and dialectical behavioral approaches: a case study.
Treatment-Resistant Depression: The Importance of Identifying and Treating Co-occurring Personality Disorders.
Even when life feels out of control, solutions are within reach.
The Retreat offers residential psychiatric rehabilitation to people experiencing behavioral health issues, including depression, OCD, anxiety, personality disorders, and co-occurring disorders.