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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that centers on the inability to control emotions or impulses that could result in the destruction of interpersonal relationships. Sometimes all relationships are affected and sometimes only one. Signs of BPD usually begin during adolescence or early adulthood.

While some persons with BPD are high functioning in certain settings, their personal lives may be in turmoil. Most people who have BPD suffer from problems regulating their emotions and thoughts and can engage in reckless behavior and unstable relationships.

Depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other personality disorders can often exist along with BPD.

A person with borderline personality disorder may experience:

  • Intense outbursts of anger
  • Impulsive aggression
  • Self-injury
  • Distortions in thoughts and sense of self
  • Self view of being fundamentally bad or unworthy
  • Feeling isolated or lacking social support resulting in frantic efforts to avoid being alone
  • Unstable patterns of attachment in social relationships
With its focus on building skills and eliminating destructive behaviors, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly practical and direct form of therapy that can help those struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder. Many people who feel stuck in therapy or have pursued many treatments with minimal benefits find DBT to be remarkably helpful.

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Village Counseling and Wellness

4405 Riverside Drive, Suite 203 Burbank, CA 91505
Call 818-238-9895

We provide evidence-based individual, group and family therapy and wellness programs to adults, adolescents and children. We serve the Los Angeles area including the communities of Burbank, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Valley Village, Glendale, La Crescenta, La Canada, and Hollywood.