Therapy for Borderline
Personality Disorder (BPD)
Helping you understand your emotions, identity, and relationships.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is complex and a serious mental health concern.
BPD is characterized by intense and strong thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Thoughts are often preoccupied with fear of being abandoned by those you love.
Strong emotional reactions such as anger, anxiety, or depression can overtake your days and it's difficult to regulate your emotions.
sense of self is unstable.
Chronic feelings of emptiness.
Your relationships chaotic.
In an attempt to feel better you may react in an extreme or impulsive manner, which may help you feel better in the short-term but have longer term consequences.
Intentional self harm may help you replace the emotional pain with physical pain.
You don't feel whole, rooted, or balanced.
Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
Listed below are some common signs of BPD:
Emotional symptoms such as feelings of anger, depression, and anxiety, fear of abandonment from loved ones, and feelings of emptiness, shame, jealousy
Mental symptoms such as unsure of identity, negative self talk, thoughts of self harm and suicide, and disconnection from body and/or experiences
Behavioral symptoms such as conflict in relationships, self harm in attempt to regulate emotions, and impulsivity with (but not limited to) spending, sex, substance use, driving, or binge eating
Therapy is very effective for Borderline Personality Disorder
Left untreated borderline personality disorder (BPD) can significantly impact your relationships, work/school, and functioning. appropriate treatment and support
treatment resistant now has substantial research supporting dialectical behavioural therapy as an effective treatment. treatable with the right treatment and mental health therapist.
This therapeutic approach focuses on practical skills for mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills.
Counselling is a collaborative approach to help you learn new skills to handle life challenges, regulate your moods, and work on your relationships.increase awareness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
mindfulness teaches you how to live in the moment
distress tolerances healthy coping mechanisms.
emotional regulation to how mange your emotions.
The goal of therapy is to teach you to use these skills intentionally and consistently in your daily life and to help you overcome any challenges and boundaries around using these skills.
Therapy provides a sacred non-judgmental space to openly talk about your fear of being abandoned, your struggles with your identity, and your use of impulsive behaviours to help regulate your emotions. Having someone validate your experiences and understand them in a non-judgmental way can be extremely therapeutic.
When you are struggling with hope, therapy helps you to realize that you have what it takes to flourish again and helps you to find your inner strength to strive.
Don't let depression stop you from living the life you want. You don't have to tackle this on your own.
Let's get you back to feeling whole, balanced, and rooted again.