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: The Development of Paranoid Personality Disorder

Monday, March 19th, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This week we continue our series of discussions about separation-based personality disorders. We will be presenting the third of our eight separation disorders with an in-depth look into the development of paranoid personality disorder. This can be a devastating disorder that makes it impossible to even leave one's home or maintain any type of relationship. This is sure to be a fascinating and meaningful discussion. If you'd like some information about separation-based disorders before attending, please check out Adam's blog linked below.The group is free and worth 1.5 CEU hours.

Link to Blog

Understanding and Treating Separation-Defenses: The Treatment of Paranoid Personality Disorder

Monday, March 26th, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The discussion of Paranoid Personality Disorder continues this week as we discuss treatment. This will include a review of last week’s information, an opportunity to ask questions and share personal experience and a live role-play in which we ask one of our participants to be in the “hot seat” to treat our acted-out paranoid patient. We also suggest you check out our RESOURCES page (linked below) for blogs, videos and information to help you prepare for the discussion. The group is free and worth 1.5 CEU hours.


Recent News

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.

The shift from focusing on behaviors to defensive structures (video)

Posted by Adam on February 12, 2018
In this one-minute (literally) video, Dr. Diggs answers the question of why Nysa Therapy focuses on defensive structures rather than behaviors.