Borderline Personality Disorder
What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
More than 3 million people are diagnosed with BPD every year. This disorder essentially is an attachment disorder and often develops from early childhood traumatic experiences that include parental neglect, abuse, and abandonment. Are you experiencing:
- Emotional instability & intense mood swings
- Uncontrollable anger
- Intense emotions & extreme reactions
- Feelings of emptiness
- Lack of boundaries
- Deep insecurity & fear of abandonment
- Unstable relationships
- Impulsive & reckless behaviors
- Intense & highly changeable moods
- Distorted & unstable sense of identity
- Uncontrollable Rage
- Recurring suicidal thoughts/threats/attempts
- Dissociation or "out of body" feeling
If so, therapy can help. The good new is our personalities develop and can change over time and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help you:
- Manage emotions & responses to stressful events
- Develop healthy coping skills
- Set healthy boundaries
- Develop stable & healthy relationships
- Manage realtionship difficulties
- Develop self-value, self-worth, self-esteem, & self-confidence
- Stop self-harmful behaviors
How does DBT work?
DBT can give you new skills to manage painful emotions, destructive behaviors, and conflicts in relationships. DBT focuses on the four key areas below to transform problem feelings and behaviors into positive outcomes.
- Mindfulness: improve your ability to accept and be present in the current moment.
- Distress Tolerance: increase your tolerance of negative emotions rather than trying to escape from them.
- Emotion Regulation: manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in your life.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: communicate with others in a way that's assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships instead of damaging them.