Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder are common conditions that often lead to unpleasant and chaotic lives for certain individuals and their loved ones. Contemporary psychoanalytic therapy can help improve patients’ lives, often remarkably. In our experience, we have found that some who have tried dialectical behavior therapy are not helped as much as they wish. Consequently, the approach we utilize seeks to address those parts of personality and underlying struggles that often are not addressed in many treatments.
We have published books and articles on these complex disorders, and present at conferences about the origins of these conditions, how they are assessed, and on how they may be treated. Our expertise and clinical experience allow us to help patients here in Birmingham, MI, make meaningful, lasting changes in their lives.
Compulsive sexual behavior, which is sometimes called “sex addiction,” is a preoccupation with sexual ideas and activities. Many wonder if these problems require treatment; others believe that their problems are too shameful to discuss with anyone else, or find that such ideas and behaviors are so upsetting that they must do something to feel “normal”.
Treatment should be considered when sexual preoccupation is causing a person to neglect important responsibilities, affecting their ability to maintain employment and relationships, or causing harm. We have treated a number of individuals at our Birmingham, MI, practice who are struggling with these aspects of their sexuality, including concerns about pornography addiction or unusual sexual ideas or preferences. We and our patients understand how these actions are related to a person’s personality structure and how they help solve underlying problems for which they might not be aware.