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BPD Therapy in West Palm Beach

Are you struggling with intense emotions, a confusing sense of self, and relationship challenges? You may be experiencing symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). While BPD can be challenging, with therapy, you can maintain emotional regulation, improve your relationships, and increase self-esteem. Our goal is to empower clients and their families by providing effective BPD therapy in West Palm Beach.

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

What Is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality disorder that typically develops in early adulthood. It is characterized by unstable relationships, seeing oneself differently at times, impulsive behavior, and intense emotions that can rapidly change.

BPD is considered a common diagnosis with 1 in 100 people diagnosed in the U.S. The condition is more prevalent among women, however, this may be due to women being more likely to seek help and therefore receive a diagnosis. 

People with BPD may be stigmatized, which may have further negative consequences on their mental health such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders

Some stigmas associated with BPD include being labeled as:

Reducing the effects of stigma starts with connecting with someone who understands. For most people, that may be a therapist. Our practice is proud to serve the Palm Beach area with empathetic and reliable BPD therapy. 

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder?

BPD is a complex condition, which can be distressing to individuals with this condition. People with BPD often experience emotional dysregulation and may struggle with who they are and what they want in life.

BPD symptoms include:

Someone with BPD may experience some, but not all of these symptoms. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), an individual must experience at least 5 symptoms to receive this diagnosis.

Some signs of BPD include:

BPD is a serious mental health condition that can be treated with the help of a licensed clinician who can help you improve your sense of self-worth and overall well-being. 

What Causes Borderline Personality Disorder?

Several risk factors for BPD include:

Additionally, according to attachment theory, people with insecure attachment styles such as anxious or disorganized attachment styles have a higher risk of developing BPD. This suggests that a baby’s bond with the mother may affect the development of certain mental health conditions.

How Does BPD Feel?

Imagine you’re navigating a challenge at work and a sudden wave of anxiety comes over you. A casual comment from someone close may awaken your inner critic, which screams “you are not good enough”. You may find yourself leaving relationships or jobs to avoid this intense emotional pain. 

BPD symptoms can be overwhelming. It is important to acknowledge that your emotions are valid, although they do not define you. You don’t have to deal with these challenges alone.

At the Trauma Therapy Center, your therapist will support you in exploring coping strategies to navigate intense emotions in a healthy way. You may also learn grounding skills to help you stay present in the moment and create a self-care plan that will equip you to handle future challenges. 

Treatment Options

BPD is a multilayered condition, which requires professional intervention to effectively manage symptoms and navigate a path towards healing. Managing BPD alone can be overwhelming, but a licensed counselor can help provide you with practical tools and strategies to improve your interpersonal effectiveness and self-esteem

Can Therapy Cure BPD?

Therapy cannot cure BPD, however, it is the best course of action to treat the symptoms and improve the quality of your life. BPD is a complex disorder but can be managed with the support of a skilled therapist or clinical social worker. 

A support system is a crucial part of BPD recovery. A support system can consist of family, friends, or a support group. 

How Is Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosed?

Diagnosis of BPD requires assessment by a clinical therapist, counselor, or psychologist. Assessment includes discussing your medical history, family history, and symptoms.

Your therapist may refer you to a physician for a medical assessment to rule out any medical conditions. If you think you have BPD it is important to talk to a qualified clinician.

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

Different Therapeutic Options

The first line of treatment is psychotherapy. Some options for therapeutic interventions include:

Together with your therapist, you can decide the best course of treatment for your specific situation, needs, and preferences. 

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DBT in Depth

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) specifically designed for BPD with a focus on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

During this form of therapy, you will have an opportunity to discuss your feelings and receive validation of your experiences. Your therapist’s office is a place where you can feel accepted, heard, and fully supported in your self-improvement journey. 

The Role of Medications

Some medications that can treat the symptoms of BPD include:

Although medications alone cannot treat BPD, the best course of treatment is a combination of consistent therapy sessions, medication, and self-care. 

What Are the Self-Care Strategies for BPD?

Self-care is important for everyone but can be extremely beneficial for people with BPD. Self-care strategies for BPD include:

Remember to be patient with yourself. Recovery is not linear and is a lifelong process. With the help of a therapist at the Trauma Therapy Center, you can manage your emotions, improve your relationships, increase self-esteem, and enhance your overall well-being. 

Finding a Therapist in Palm Beach County

Finding the right therapist is a vital part of your recovery. Your therapist needs to be someone you can trust, be honest with, and feel accepted by. The best BPD therapist is knowledgeable in DBT skills, empathetic, and compassionate. 

Our therapists in West Palm Beach are dedicated to being your partner in BPD recovery and collaborating on a treatment plan. We believe that therapy is a collaborative process and will work together to find the solutions that are right for you. 

Our commitment to effective treatment for borderline personality disorder in WPB is unwavering. We’re here to guide you towards healing and offer the support you deserve. Take the first step towards a brighter future – reach out to us today and let us help you and your loved ones on your journey to managing BPD.

Page Modified on Mar 30, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.