Veteran Receiving Therapy
We understand mental illness and the difficulties it creates for those who suffer from it. At our San Diego Mental Health Treatment Center we are sensitive to your challenges. Solara will find every possible solution to enable you to live the life that you are meant to live.


San Diego Personality Disorder Treatment

Personality disorders are a group of related illnesses that affect an individual’s personality and behavior. Although specific symptoms vary from disorder to disorder and person to person, personality disorders as a whole are usually characterized by the lack of a coherent identity/sense of self, a tendency to extreme reactions to perceived threats, an inability to adapt, and a difficulty sustaining relationships and accepting love.

Personality disorders can bring profound instability, insecurity, isolation, and pain to those living with these disorders. These disorders can be especially difficult for the family and friends, who see their loved one suffering, but are unsure how to help. Some family and friends may even view behavior as unpredictable and explosive.

Here, we recognize that veterans’ personality disorder symptoms come from their illness, not their true personalities. As such, our program takes a nuanced, in-depth approach to personality disorder treatment, grounded in a strong understanding of these disorders, to help veterans let go of shame and come to a stable, unified sense of self.

Personality Disorder Treatment at Solara Health

For veterans struggling with borderline, dependent, or narcissistic personality disorder, Solara offers specialized therapies. These therapies are both integrative and modern. They are designed to create a tailor-made mental health treatment plan and maximally effective for each veteran’s specific diagnosis and symptoms. Treatment plans are aided by Solara’s intensive program structure, which allows veterans to progress towards healing in an environment that is focused and compassionate.

At our behavioral health and psychiatric facility, veterans are free from the stressors and judgment so frequent in day-to-day life. Here, veterans can feel safe and secure as they work with clinicians and peers to increase their ability to give and receive love and build a stronger sense of self.

Dependant Personality Disorder

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is characterized by intense feelings of inadequacy or incompetence, extreme fear of being alone and severe helplessness. For people struggling with DPD, these feelings can seem relentless and inescapable, constantly keeping them from living full, self-sufficient lives.

Our combination of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, holistic therapies, and psychiatric counseling allows clinicians to develop comprehensive, individualized, and flexible treatment plans for each veteran. Through the personal treatment plans, veterans are empowered to identify roadblocks on their path to healing, find ways to break down those roadblocks, and ultimately build up their sense of security and self-confidence.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) affects the way you feel about yourself and the people around you. Problems with self-image, controlling emotions, and controlling behaviors stemming from BPD can heavily impact one’s relationships with others.

As one of the most misunderstood, most stigmatized, and most misdiagnosed mental health disorders, BPD all too often leaves those diagnosed with it, as well as their loved ones, feeling confused, alone, and hopeless.

Our veterans come to learn that they are capable of lasting change, allowing them to begin the process of healing and develop emotional security.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

For veterans struggling with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), Solara Mental Health has three main goals for treatment: (1) helping veterans increase their self-awareness; (2) teaching veterans techniques for breaking destructive behaviors and thought processes; and (3) showing veterans ways to increase, develop and display empathy for others.

From inpatient to outpatient, from transitional living to a long-term aftercare plan, our program has been designed to free our veterans from the clutches of narcissistic personality disorder.

Therapeutic Approaches for Personality Disorders

Treating personality disorders can be especially tough as they affect each person uniquely. Not all symptoms may be present in one person as they may be with another.

Because of this, we put effort into tailoring a personalized plan to address each individual’s unique condition.

A combination and variation of the below therapeutic methods may be recommended depending on one’s diagnosis.

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy is Solara’s first line of defense when it comes to personality disorder treatment. Specifically, our clinicians use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is regarded as one of the most successful treatments for anxiety disorders.

At Solara Mental Health, we also pair CBT with psychodynamic therapy. This type of therapy is crucial for veterans with personality disorders because it allows veterans to more deeply examine their lives, helping them come to a deeper understanding of the roots, triggers, and effects of their illness. Through this understanding, clinicians and veterans come to more effective methods for managing the effects of a personality disorder. Veterans can better accept their illness and develop a strong, cohesive sense of self.

Group Therapy

Solara Mental Health provides group dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to our veterans. This therapy is recognized as one of the most effective treatments available for certain personality disorders. We have adapted the customary DBT structure to fit our program and our veteran’s specific needs, making DBT a vital part of the therapeutic process. Our group therapy spaces are supportive and non-judgmental, allowing veterans to develop and practice their new skills in an understanding and safe environment.


Currently, there are no medications designed to treat personality disorders specifically. However, medications can still ease the suffering caused by symptoms of the personality disorder itself. As needed, our clinicians utilize medication management and will prescribe medications, such as anti-anxiety drugs, mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and antipsychotics, to veterans, offering some much-needed relief that will allow veterans to focus on other aspects of their treatment better.

Family Therapy

With personality disorders come unique and difficult challenges to a veteran’s interpersonal life. In fact, some veterans may even find that their symptoms are the most manifest, even the most damaging, through relationships with close family and friends. As such, Solara offers family therapy. This is a safe environment where veterans and their loved ones can come together in honest discussion, learn how to resolve conflict, recognize each other’s struggles, and start the process of healing and forgiving.

Get Treatment for Personality Disorders in San Diego

At Solara Mental Health, our residential personality disorder treatment is an excellent way to focus solely on your mental health for an extended period of time. Our San Diego psychiatric facilities are beautiful, and our staff is professionally trained.

If you are looking at mental health rehab centers, you won’t find better than Solara Mental Health. Our in-residence programs have helped many people overcome their symptoms and get back to the life they want to live.

If you have any questions or want more information about our personality disorder treatment programs at Solara Mental Health, contact us today.

Solara’s Personality Disorder Treatment for Veterans

The symptoms of personality disorders can vary from disorder to disorder and person to person, but they are generally characterized by an inability to adapt, an inability to sustain relationships, and a difficulty accepting love as well as a lack of a coherent sense of self and identity. We understand this is a complex and broad term that requires the guidance and assistance of our qualified staff at our facility.

Solara Mental Health is VA contracted as a community care provider, which gives us the unique opportunity to help veterans with their needs. Once authorized, housing, transportation, and accommodations will be provided.

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What Our Clients Say

Watson Family

Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.


The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.


The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.


I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.


Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.

R.M. – Father

If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.

M.P. – Father

Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many).  She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was.  We can’t say enough positive about her.


The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed

Michelle Family

I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.


The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.


We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.


Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.