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Dependent 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.

Solara Health understands the unique challenges that DPD presents and has created a specialized therapeutic program to promote long-lasting relief and recovery in the lives of those with DPD. Our combination of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and holistic therapies allows clinicians to develop comprehensive, individualized, and flexible treatment plans for each client. Through these plans, clients 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.

Gaining Understanding, Independence, and Autonomy

One of the most common personality disorders, dependent personality disorder usually manifests itself in early adulthood. The disorder heavily impacts the formation and maintenance of interpersonal relationships: those with DPD have extremely low self-esteem, an intense fear of being abandoned, and noticeable helplessness. As such, people with DPD are heavily reliant on others, depending on them for everything from help getting through everyday tasks, making simple choices, and even maintaining a sense of self. For some with DPD, this dependence is so deeply engrained that they may enter into—and remain in—damaging or abusive relationships because the fear of confrontation or abandonment runs so deep.

Symptoms of DPD vary from individual to individual, but can including the following:

  • Inability to make choices without asking for help from others
  • Avoiding disagreements or conflict out of fear of being abandoned
  • Constant need for reassurance
  • Lack of self-sufficiency
  • Disproportionate anxiety about interpersonal relationships ending, and extreme turmoil when they do
  • Strong feelings of inadequacy, low self-confidence, and little self-trust

Solara understands how difficult these symptoms, both struggling with them and overcoming them, can be. To aid lasting recovery, Solara provides a residential program to clients with DPD, giving them a place away from both dependent relationships and damaging thought and behavior patterns. Away from these things, clients can break destructive habits and learn new, healthy ones that will allow them to practice making independent decisions and build their self-confidence.

Our highly experienced and knowledgeable clinicians are familiar with the unique challenges that treating DPD can present. As such, our clinicians are highly conscientious in all client interactions, ensuring that the client-therapist relationship does not become dependent. Similarly, our clinicians create thorough and personalized treatment plans for each client, helping clients delve into the roots of their dependency and develop new, healthy ways of managing symptoms. Through this process, clients come to a fuller understanding of themselves and their worth, allowing them to build self-confidence, practice self-sufficiency, and create peaceful, healthy, and happy lives for themselves.

While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, dependent personality disorder is often a long-term condition. Understanding this through years of experience, Solara Health provides the entire spectrum of care from in-residence to outpatient to transitional living to continuing, customized case management of long-term aftercare planning to ensure maximum, long-term success. Solara Health is committed and dedicated to freeing our clients from the clutches of dependent personality disorder, and our program is created to ensure this.

Contact us now to start the healing process.

What Our Clients Say


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


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.
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