Occupational Therapy for Histrionic Personality Disorder

Our specialist mental health occupational therapists provide therapy online for people with histrionic personality disorder. 

We are a registered NDIS provider and use an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

How can occupational therapy benefit people with histrionic personality disorder?

A mental health occupational therapist is different from a psychologist or psychiatrist. Mental health occupational therapists look at how your condition affects the functional aspects of your life and work with you on ways to improve this.

Occupational therapy can benefit people with histrionic personality disorder in several ways:

1. Coping Skills Development: Occupational therapists can help individuals with histrionic personality disorder develop effective coping strategies for managing emotional and interpersonal challenges. They can teach skills such as stress management, relaxation techniques, problem-solving, and emotion regulation.

2. Social Skills Training: Occupational therapists can work with individuals with histrionic personality disorder to improve their social skills, including appropriate self-expression, active listening, and non-verbal communication. They may use role-playing, social scripts, and group therapy sessions to help individuals practice and refine these skills.

3. Self-awareness and Self-reflection: Occupational therapists can help individuals with histrionic personality disorder gain insight into their own behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. Through guided reflection and activities such as journaling, art therapy, or mindfulness practices, individuals can develop a better understanding of their own patterns and triggers.

4. Improved Relationships: Occupational therapists can assist individuals in developing healthier and more fulfilling relationships by working on communication skills, boundaries, empathy, and perspective-taking. They can offer guidance and support in building and maintaining meaningful connections with others.

5. Activity Planning and Engagement: Occupational therapists can help individuals with histrionic personality disorder engage in meaningful and purposeful activities that promote personal growth and satisfaction. By identifying interests, setting goals, and structuring daily routines, individuals can experience a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment.

6. Addressing Co-occurring Mental Health Issues: Many people with histrionic personality disorder may also have co-occurring mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression. Occupational therapists can help individuals manage these conditions by providing support, incorporating stress-reducing activities into their routines, and creating tailored intervention plans.

Overall, occupational therapy can support individuals with histrionic personality disorder by enhancing their emotional well-being, improving social functioning, promoting self-awareness, and fostering a more satisfying and balanced lifestyle. It is important to note that therapy should be individualized to meet each person’s specific needs and may involve collaboration with other mental health professionals for a comprehensive treatment approach.

Occupational therapy assessments for histrionic personality disorder

We are able to provide many types of occupational therapy assessments online, including Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) and reports required for the NDIS. Please see this article for more information on assessments we can provide.

NDIS registered provider

We are a registered NDIS provider and work with self-managed, plan-managed and agency-managed clients. 


If your are an NDIS provider or support coordinator we can provide reliable occupational therapy for clients with histrionic personality disorder in any location. Refer a client and we’ll connect you to the right clinician. 

Is online occupational therapy effective?

Yes! A growing body of evidence shows that online delivery of therapy can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy has many other benefits too, including being convenient and accessible for people in regional and rural areas.  

How does online occupational therapy work?

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person and their family/support people leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic.

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