[su_heading]Do You Struggle to Maintain Positive and Lasting Relationships?[/su_heading]
Do you often feel as if there is a void in your life or even your very soul? Is it difficult for you to control your anger and you feel your emotions like the intense ups and downs of a rollercoaster? Maybe you have a history of having passionate but unstable relationships with others, perhaps one or more failed marriages. Perhaps you have sought to fill the void by engaging in risky and thrill-seeking behaviors such as unsafe sex or through the use of drugs and alcohol. There may have been times when managing your life felt so overwhelming that you sought to relieve the pain through self-harm or even contemplated or attempted suicide.
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, can sometimes feel like a death sentence. The truth is that many mental health professionals do not know how to diagnose, much less treat, BPD. Struggling with BPD can lead one to feel devoid of feeling and with a constant fear of rejection and abandonment. Attempting to deal with a loved one who has BPD can lead families to behaviors which reinforce these feelings unintentionally.
[su_heading]Treatment is Available and Recovery is Possible[/su_heading]
In years past, it was thought that personality disorders such as BPD were incurable. New research is showing that this is not true. Advances in the fields of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, including Schema Therapy, as well as Mindfulness-Based approaches, have been shown to assist those with BPD to form positive lasting relationships, not just with others but also with themselves. It takes a skilled and knowledgeable counselor to navigate the ups and downs of treatment with a person with BPD and many lack the ability to effectively do so.
Many counselors will refer out those that they suspect have BPD, which for those struggling is just one more to add to the long list of rejections and can be a deterrent for them to seek help in the future. Don’t give up. There is hope. Positive, lasting change is possible and achievable. As with most good things, change will not occur overnight. It will take determination and hard work. If you have what it takes to persevere in order to make that change a reality, call me.
I invite you to contact me for a free phone consultation to discuss your specific needs and any questions that you might have about me, mindfulness counseling, or my practice.