Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by difficulties regulating emotion. These difficulties can lead to impulsivity, poor self-image, complicated relationships, and intense emotional responses to frustrations and triggering events. Struggling with self-regulation can often lead one to cause self-harm like cutting. People with BPD can be very impulsive and are typically more sensitive than most people to environmental circumstances. The perception of impending separation or rejection can lead to profound changes in self-image, affect, behavior and cognition. Treatment of borderline personality disorder typically involves long-term psychotherapy with an experienced therapist.
Local Experts in Borderline Personality Disorder
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
I have worked at length with women who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder, both in residential treatment settings and in my private practice. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which is the only empirically supported treatment for BPD.
Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was created specifically for those who experience traits of Borderline Personality Disorder. I love the DBT model as it addresses important issues that we ALL need help with sometimes: regulating emotions, dealing with extremely difficult emotions, interacting well with others, and cultivating mindfulness.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Great DBT-based interventions available for both group and individual therapy.
I have worked with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder to help them relate to themselves and others in more effective ways and to live a more peaceful life.
A large majority of my experience has been spent treating clients with Borderline Personality Disorder through comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy programs. Much of this work also focuses upon healing a history of relational trauma.