What is borderline personality (BPD)? If you have it, you often find it challenging to distinguish between reality and your own ideas.
You might hold onto misconceptions about the world and the reactions to you. It can cause problems for you in everyday life.
Do you have self-image issues, difficulty managing your emotions and behavior? Have you had a pattern of unstable relationships>
Life with a borderline personality disorder can be like a roller coaster ride. There’s intensity in feelings, emotions, and relationships. Maybe you’ve done impulsive things like gambling, reckless driving, or unsafe sex. Have you gone on shopping sprees, binge eating or sabotaged your success by quitting a great job? Did you end a positive relationship for no reason?
The wide mood swings can last from a few hours to a few days. They might include intense happiness, irritability or anxiety. You might lose your temper, become very sarcastic or bitter, or pick a physical fight.
There are effective types of psychotherapy that include:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – individual or group is one of the most effective treatments. You will learn skills to enhance mindfulness, regulate emotions, and help tolerate distress.
Understanding emotions and relationships are skills learned with DBT. Studies have shown it helps reduce self-harm, suicide thoughts and helps you stay in treatment.
One-on-one (Individual) therapy is another way to help understand your emotions and those of others around you. This can be beside other group therapies and helps reinforce the tools learned.
You don’t have to live with BPD. The counselors at Pathways Counseling Services are trained professionals. They will help you find the tools and skills to manage your life in a more positive and healthy way.
Contact us at 480-235-1682 or book an appointment.