Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD for short, is a condition that makes it hard for people to manage their emotions.
Many people with BPD have intense moods and struggle to control their anger, anxiety, or sadness. Some people self-injure, think about killing themselves, or have a history of suicide attempts. Often, individuals with BPD have trouble forming satisfying relationships, and struggle with trusting others. Many struggle with fears of abandonment and emptiness.
Borderline personality disorder can look very different in different people. What seems to be at the core of BPD is a deficit of emotion regulation. This means people with BPD react differently to their emotions, because of their biology and their unique experiences. Emotions are more intense, uncomfortable, and last longer. Thankfully, emotion regulation can be learned.
At FRTC, we use a therapy called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In DBT, clients learn skills to improve their emotion regulation, so they can be happier, lead more fulfilling lives, and be more effective in their personal relationships.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is the best treatment for persons with BPD. It is also effective for many other issues, including depression, self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, and other issues related to intense emotions.
At Front Range Treatment Center, we offer a comprehensive DBT program. This means we run the program the way it was designed, with: weekly individual therapy, DBT skills groups, 24/7 available phone coaching, and intensive therapist-to-therapist consultation. Our psychologists and social workers are intensively trained in DBT by the people who created it, and receive ongoing training in DBT and BPD.
We also work with people who are close to someone who is suffering from BPD, such as parents, spouses, and children.
Contact us today to see if we can help.