Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is considered to be a mental illness that involves an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. Some of the signs and symptoms of BPD include:

  • Extreme mood swings
  • A tendency to view things in the “extreme” such as it is all-good or all-bad and nothing in-between.
  • Views of other people and things can change quickly such as they may like you one minute but then dislike you the next.
  • Inappropriate or intense feelings of anger

These shifting mood changes can create intense and unstable relationships with others, including friends, family, and coworkers. These fierce and highly changeable moods can last a few hours or even a few days.

These are just a few of the many symptoms that can occur, and symptoms can be triggered even by ordinary events.

BPD Therapies

Although BPD is difficult to treat, there are forms of therapies that can help manage it, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

CBT for BPD

  • CBT helps by identifying and changing core beliefs and behaviors that form the basis for how those with BPD think about themselves and others.
  • CBT can also help in reducing the ranges of mood swings.
  • CBT helps to make sense of the problems experienced in the present moment.

NLP for BPD

  • NLP helps to change the underlying patterns that create destructive thoughts that lead to negative behavior.
  • NLP helps regulate emotions, control impulses, and ultimately improve relationships with others but more importantly themselves.
  • NLP helps change the underlying patterns, so the problems do not reappear.

Both CBT and NLP believe our thoughts influence our emotions and behaviors. The difference between CBT and NLP are that CBT makes changes at the conscious level, and NLP makes changes at the unconscious level. Complete therapeutic help for borderline personality disorder can be achieved by combining both forms of therapy.

At Miami Hypnosis and Therapy, we offer a vast array of resources to suit your individual needs. Our primary therapist, Anna Marchenko (LMHC. Ed.M), will help you with a tailor-made therapy treatment plan for BPD and any other underlying issues. We can provide the support needed to make the positive life changes you are looking for, so contact us and take that first step to transform your life today.

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