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There are a lot of excellent and effective treatments available for people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with BPD or is suspected of having it, please don’t despair. Treatments are available today that can dramatically improve your life. If you or someone you know is struggling with BPD, reach out today. We’re here to listen and help.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that affects the way someone thinks and feels about themselves and others. People with BPD experience intense emotions and often struggle with relationships. They may have difficulty regulating their emotions, which can lead to impulsive behavior, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Experts aren’t sure exactly what causes personality disorders, but they are believed to may be a result of inherited genes and/or childhood experiences such as invalidation, abuse, or neglect. People with BPD may experience a wide range of symptoms, which can be very distressing and overwhelming.
Here are some common experiences associated with BPD:
People with BPD often experience intense emotions that can shift rapidly, such as feelings of anger, anxiety, sadness and emptiness. These emotions can be triggered by seemingly minor events and may be difficult to control.
Folks with BPD may engage in impulsive behaviors in order to manage intense emotions or feelings of emptiness, such as reckless driving, excessive substance use, binge eating or unsafe sex.
People with BPD often have a deep fear of being abandoned or rejected by others. This fear may lead them to cling to others, act out in response to perceived abandonment, or struggle with relationships.
Folks with BPD may have an unstable sense of self, which can lead to identity confusion or difficulty knowing what they want or value. They may also struggle with self-esteem and self-worth.
Maintaining stable, healthy relationships can be difficult for those with BPD. They may have intense and volatile relationships or isolate themselves to avoid rejection or abandonment.
People with BPD may experience suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harm behaviors as a way to cope with intense emotions or feelings of emptiness.
At Best Therapies, we’ll use an eclectic approach to help you address the emotional and logistical needs of your life. We understand that each person is unique and may require different types of therapy to address their specific needs.
Different types of therapy for borderline personality disorder include:
DBT teaches skills for regulating emotions, managing stress and improving relationships. DBT is highly effective for treating BPD and has been shown to reduce self-harm, suicidal thoughts and hospitalizations.
CBT helps someone identify negative thought patterns and replace them with more positive and productive ways of thinking. CBT may also incorporate elements of exposure therapy to help individuals confront and overcome fears and anxieties.
Therapies like mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) teach people how to be present in the moment and accept difficult emotions. These therapies are effective for reducing anxiety, depression and stress.
Our therapists are highly trained in a range of evidence-based treatments to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.
We know each person is unique and may require different types of therapy to address their specific needs. That’s why we develop personalized treatment plans for each client, based on their individual goals and needs.
Compassionate and nonjudgmental environment
Our team of therapists create a safe, nonjudgmental environment for our clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. We believe that compassion and empathy are key to building a strong therapeutic relationship.
Our therapists are highly experienced in working with folks with personality disorders. We understand the complexities of BPD and are committed to providing the best possible care for our clients.
There are a lot of treatments that are available for those diagnosed with BPD. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with BPD or are suspected of having BPD, please know that your life can be dramatically improved. If you or someone you know is struggling with BPD, reach out today. We’re here to listen and help.