Borderline personality disorder · Therapy · Uncategorized

DBT: improving the lives of people with borderline personality disorder

"Having BPD is difficult, but not hopeless.  I've learned to use what makes me different to grow a beautiful person, a better person." --Anonymous Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) was created by Marsha Linehan, PhD, to help people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) improve the quality of their lives. Basically this therapy is an intensive 6-month… Continue reading DBT: improving the lives of people with borderline personality disorder

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Understanding borderline personality disorder

"People with BPD are like [patients] with third degree burns over 90% of their bodies.  Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement." -- Dr. Marsha Linehan Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a perplexing disorder, partly because people with this illness tend to spark deeply positive or negative emotions in those… Continue reading Understanding borderline personality disorder

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What’s psychotherapy about?

Maybe you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stress, or some existential question, and you're thinking about seeing someone about it. Or maybe a friend or colleague recommended psychotherapy to you. But what is psychotherapy?  Sure, you’ve watched the movies and seen that same old image: the wise guru sitting calmly taking notes as the neurotic… Continue reading What’s psychotherapy about?