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 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.


Understanding and Treating Separation-Defenses: The Development of Schizo-Typal Personality Disorder

Monday, April 2nd, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Have you ever been confused about the difference between schizophrenia and shizo-typal personality disorder? Have the nuances of the differential diagnosis been difficult to see? Well, then this is the group for you. Schizo-typal personality disorder will be tonight's topic and the fourth separation-based defense we will be discussing in our Monday night group. As always, we highly recommend checking out some of our resources (linked below) to help give you some background on the discussion topics. Also, don't forget that 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.