Personality Disorders


Personality Disorder Can Be Healed

At Nysa Therapy we specialize in the treatment of personality disorders. Whether you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one or are a professional seeking a deeper understanding of personality disorders and how to provide effective treatment, we can help. People really can, and do, get better. We look forward to working with you.

Our mission is to effectively treat personality disorders, and build the skills and knowledge of treating professionals through training, consultation, and research.

Upcoming Events

Understanding and Treating Separation-Defenses

Monday, April 16th, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

We've been talking about separation and attachment defenses for as long as Nysa has existed. If you'd like to know more about why and how we've divided personality disorders into these two categories check out Adam's blog linked below. In this week's group we will review the last four separation defenses we've covered thus far. This includes narcissistic, anti-social, paranoid and schizotypal personality disorder. This group will be a great opportunity to ask questions, consult about challenging cases, and share your knowledge and experience. The group is free and worth 1.5 CEU hours. We look forward to seeing you there.

Separation or Attachment-Based Personality Disorders

CSU, Chico Humanities Center Presents Dr. Steven Diggs and Dr. Rebecca Diggs: “The Continuing Archetypal Journey”

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
7:30 p.m.

CSU, Chico Collaborative Space, Arts and Humanities Building 227
The Modern Western individual Self, for centuries required to strive toward objectivity and solipsism, is shifting from a position of detachment and abstraction to one of re-immersion in the ensouled world of archetype. From Carl Jung to James Hillman to Richard Tarnas, psychologists have intimated this call to re-engagement with archetype for the past century. Clinical psychologist Dr. Stephen Diggs and contemporary mythologist Dr. Rebecca Diggs will discuss the legacy these psychologists contributed to our contemporary understanding of the Self’s need for relationship with archetype, invoking examples and applications from their respective fields, including the therapy room and the television screen.

Recent News

Dr. Steven Diggs & Dr. Rebecca Diggs Chico State Humanities Center Lecture

Posted by Adam on April 10, 2018

The Shift from Problems to Exceptions (video)

Posted by Adam on March 14, 2018
We've produced a series of one-minutes videos in which we discuss some aspect of Nysa Therapy's integrated approach to treating personality disorders. In this months video Dr. Diggs discusses how…

Separation vs Attachment-Based Disorders

Posted by Adam on February 22, 2018
Adam writes about the division between attachment-based personality disorders and separation-based personality disorders.