(310) 435-8887

7212 Raintree Circle, Culver City, CA 90230

Borderline Personality Disorder

Is your behavior, or the behavior of someone close to you, threatening your well-being or the well-being of your family or relationship?

Have you looked at that behavior and come up with no rational reasons for what is going on? The answer may be Borderline Personality Disorder, also commonly known as BPD.

Below I’ve listed the traits attributed to BPD. If five or more of these nine criteria sound familiar, you may now know what you’re dealing with.  BPD can be successfully treated with Dialectical or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I have extensive training and experience in dealing with this disorder, helping people to recover and lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

  • Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment.
  • Relationships that are intense, unstable, and alternate between the extremes of over-idealizing and undervaluing people.
  • A significant and persistently unstable image or sense of self.
  • Engaging in two or more self-damaging acts such as excessive spending, inappropriate sexual conduct, excessive alcohol or drug use, smoking cigarettes, reckless driving, excessive gambling, and binge eating.
  • Engaging in recurrent suicidal behaviors, gestures, threats, or self-injurious behavior.
  • Moods that change very quickly, and frequent intense episodes of sadness, irritability, anxiety or panic attacks.
  • Chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom.
  • Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger.
  • Preoccupation about what others think, or suspicious or paranoid thoughts.

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Borderline Personality Disorder 

What My Clients Are Saying!


“I am the woman I am today because of Ilene. And I freely admit that Ilene was and is exactly what I need. Ilene loves what she does and puts her soul into every session. You only get out of something what you put into it and with Ilene’s dedication to the power of internal healing, you WILL come out strong."


“Ilene is awesome. I can honestly talk to her about anything – career, relationships, stress/anxiety, spirituality. She has helped me immensely and I have a grown a lot thanks to her help. If you’re looking for guidance, deeper meaning, and peace, I highly recommend Ilene.”

Elena T.

“Finding a therapist you get along well with and can trust is pivotal for your journey to mental wellbeing. I have Borderline Personality Disorder and I commend Ilene for being amongst the very few that find value in working with people that suffer from BPD. Thank you Ilene for being a therapist with integrity and for sharing your wisdom wholeheartedly with me. You’ve helped me to calm the storm and to weather my emotions instead of letting them overcome me.”


“Dr. Ilene is hands down the best therapist I have ever worked with. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to truly care, truly listen, and to truly be invested in healing the things that have broken your heart. She has helped me heal my broken mind and my broken heart. Dr.Ilene is an effective healer because she gets to the heart of things. She heals from her heart, to your heart, and from there everything becomes possible.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of therapy do you practice?

I primarily utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Spiritual Psychotherapy. These modalities have been objectively proven to have the highest success rates in overcoming the most prevalent issues being faced by clients today.

Is there anything that you specialize in?

I have extensive training and experience in treating depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and borderline personality disorder.

Do you accept my health insurance plan?

As a licensed therapist, I am able to receive reimbursement from most PPO & POS insurance plans. I am not covered by HMO insurance plans. I personally submit your insurance claim forms to your health insurance company on your behalf.

I will not be utilizing health insurance, so I’ll be paying out of pocket. What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express).

Can I bring my Emotional Support Animal to my session?

As a life-long animal lover, I welcome your pets and ESA companions.

My standard poodle, Strudel, is also available to join us upon your request.

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11 am - 9 pm


11 am - 9 pm


11 am - 9 pm


11 am - 9 pm


11 am - 9 pm

Contact Me


Dr. Ilene Krems


(310) 435-8887



7212 Raintree Circle Culver City, CA 90230