Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
I treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) from the lens that BPD has been over pathologized, and is often a form of attachment trauma. Though it can be traumatizing or upsetting to some to receive this diagnosis, I want patients to understand that BPD can absolutely be treated, and does not mean that you are “crazy” or “too much” for clinicians or loved ones in your personal life. Through work with a therapist that actually understands the disorder and takes an empathic approach, individuals living with BPD can find a life worth living.
Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. These symptoms often result in impulsive actions and problems in relationships. People with borderline personality disorder may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that can last from a few hours to days. Individuals with borderline personality disorder may experience mood swings and display uncertainty about how they see themselves and their role in the world. As a result, their interests and values can change quickly. People with borderline personality disorder also tend to view things in extremes, such as all good or all bad. Their opinions of other people can also change quickly. These shifting feelings can lead to intense and unstable relationships.