Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Intense Emotions
If you’re someone who feels emotions strongly, often has reactions that seem out of proportion to situations, or have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), we can work together to bring balance and regulate the emotions that dominate your life.
People who experience intense emotions sometimes have trouble calming down after intense situations and coping with distress.
Inside, you’re simply trying to find relief from the storm of emotions and thoughts you’re experiencing.
To other people, such verbal or physical outbursts are misunderstood or ridiculed.
For some, this can involve engaging in behaviors like cutting, burning, and punching themselves in an effort to cope with the emotional pain.
For others, impulsive behaviors like shopping sprees, eating binges, and alcohol and drug use are never-ending cycles.
No matter how you have tried to cope with intense emotions, you can feel assured that my approach is patient, understanding, and absent of judgment.
What Can Intense Emotions or Borderline Personality Effect?
- Difficulty controlling your reactions and behaviors, especially when stressed.
- Relationships with family, friends, and coworkers
- Productivity, motivation, and sleep
- Increased use of alcohol, drugs, or non-prescribed use of medications
- Neglecting household and parenting expectations
- Financial or legal issues
What Change Can Look Like
- Ability to regulate emotions, tolerate stress, and have greater awareness
- Stability of thoughts and reactions
- Specific strategies customized to you that help you cope with difficult situations and relationships
- Confidence in your decisions and improved self-esteem
- Better relationships with family, friends, and coworkers
What Can I Expect in Session?
- A thorough assessment of your concerns, symptoms, and collaboration together in setting your treatment goals
- DBT-informed skills and strategies personalized to you
- Customized access to resources to support you outside of sessions
- Assessment and needed adjustments based on how you feel the tools and techniques provided are helping you
- Involvement of partners or family members in sessions based on goals and desires
- Collaboration with any physicians or prescribers that you would like to be involved in your treatment approach