Occupational Therapy for Other Personality Disorders

Our specialist mental health occupational therapists provide therapy online for people with other personality disorders. 

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 other personality disorders?

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 other personality disorders in several ways:

1. Developing coping strategies: Occupational therapists can help individuals with personality disorders develop healthy coping strategies to manage their symptoms and challenges. This includes teaching them relaxation techniques, problem-solving skills, and self-regulation strategies.

2. Enhancing social skills: Many personality disorders are associated with difficulties in interpersonal relationships. Occupational therapy can help individuals improve their social skills, such as communication, empathy, and boundary-setting, to establish and maintain healthy relationships with others.

3. Improving self-esteem and self-image: People with personality disorders often struggle with low self-esteem and negative self-image. Occupational therapists can work with individuals to develop a positive sense of self by focusing on their strengths and helping them engage in meaningful activities that contribute to their self-worth.

4. Managing daily activities: Personality disorders can interfere with a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks and routines. Occupational therapy can help individuals learn strategies to manage their daily activities, such as time management, organization, and prioritization. This can enhance their overall independence and quality of life.

5. Promoting emotion regulation: Many personality disorders involve difficulties in regulating emotions, leading to intense and unstable moods. Occupational therapists can help individuals develop healthy strategies for emotion regulation, such as mindfulness techniques, deep breathing exercises, and engaging in activities that promote relaxation and self-soothing.

6. Addressing occupational performance issues: Occupational therapists assess and address the issues that interfere with a person’s ability to engage in meaningful occupations (activities) such as work, leisure, and self-care. They work with individuals to set goals and develop strategies to improve their engagement in these activities, which ultimately contributes to a sense of purpose and satisfaction in life.

Overall, occupational therapy can provide holistic support to individuals with personality disorders by addressing their physical, emotional, and psychological needs, helping them lead more fulfilling lives. It is important to note that occupational therapy is just one component of a comprehensive treatment plan, and individuals with personality disorders may benefit from a multidisciplinary approach that includes therapy, medication, and support from mental health professionals.

Occupational therapy assessments for other personality disorders

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 other personality disorders 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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