Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

1,649 people sought borderline personality disorder counseling help in Georgia in the last year

Discover how starting borderline personality disorder counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

1 therapist available at Sandy Springs
View all Sandy Springs providers

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Stress, +7 more

I am excited to have the opportunity, experience, and ability to help you build a life worth living.

Starting Borderline personality disorder counseling

What is Borderline personality disorder counseling?

Borderline personality disorder counseling in Sandy Springs, GA is the main form of treatment for borderline personality disorder. It teaches individuals skills that enable them to better manage and cope with their symptoms.

How does Borderline personality disorder counseling work?

Borderline personality disorder counseling at Thriveworks is personalized to each individual. Depending on your unique needs, it can help you learn to manage uncomfortable feelings, reduce impulsivity, and improve relationships (which might otherwise be negatively affected by your condition).

Is Borderline personality disorder counseling conducted in person or online?

Borderline personality disorder counseling with our Thriveworks Sandy Springs therapists can be conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Borderline personality disorder counseling last?

The length of borderline personality disorder counseling sessions will vary from one person to the next, dependent on their specific needs. However, most treatments for borderline personality disorder last for 1-3 years.

Need more help deciding?

In many ways, Pete Davidson is living his dream: He grew up in New York, and now he is a member in one of its iconic institutions, Saturday Night Live. In other ways, Pete’s life has been a nightmare: He has spoken openly about how his father passed away in the 9/11 attacks and how he was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). As a comedian, Pete has opened up in a beautifully honest and funny way about his mental health. In the process, he has encouraged many others who are struggling to seek help. On SNL’s segment, Weekend Update, he told audiences, “first of all, if you think you’re depressed, see a doctor and talk to them about medication, and also be healthy. Eating right and exercise can make a huge difference. And finally, if you are in the cast of a late-night comedy show, it might help, if they, ya know, do more of your sketches.” The last piece of advice got a big laugh on the show, but Pete was clear that the first piece is no laughing matter. BPD can cause many challenges in an individual’s life, but it is also a disorder that has treatment. Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder has helped many people find the balance and stability they crave.

Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs, GA provides treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. We have seen how it can cause instability, but we have also seen how equilibrium can be restored through therapy.

Symptoms and Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

“It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative —whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.” — The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

There are ten mental illnesses that The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) organizes under the label “personality disorder.” Each causes a particular pattern of maladaptive behavior (that is, behavior that does not serve an individual well in life). Borderline Personality Disorder’s pattern is marked by instability. People often have volatile relationships, identities, and feelings.

That instability shows up through signs and symptoms like…

  • Vacillating between extreme feelings: anxiety and euphoria, happiness and irritability, and more.
  • A pattern of turbulent (and broken) relationships: BPD can cause people to romantic other people, and then, others cannot live up to those expectations.
  • Difficulty hearing any kind of criticism—even constructive criticism.
  • A deep-seated fear of separation and/or abandonment.
  • Reckless, risky behavior like daredevil driving, spending sprees, drug use, gambling, unsafe sex, self-sabotage, binge eating, et cetera.
  • Attempting suicide or engaging in self-harm (especially as a way to cope with criticism, rejection, and fear).
  • Belligerence and outbursts of anger.
  • An on-going sense of feeling empty.

BPD’s Development

It is not completely clear why and how Borderline Personality Disorder develops, but mental health professionals understand that certain factors can increase its likelihood. Approximately 1 percent of the US population suffers from BPD, and these are often factors in its development:

  • Death of a caregiver or parent as a child.
  • A smaller hippocampus (region of the brain that manages emotion and stress responses).
  • Surviving childhood trauma (especially emotional, sexual, or physical abuse by a parent or caregiver).
  • Family history of mental illness, particularly BPD.

Treatment for BPD

“There’s a special therapy developed for people with borderline personality disorder called dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT. It’s very practical, focusing on teaching the patients coping skills to keep in their back pocket, like a neurological cheat sheet to pull out in situations where we want our behavior to be different.”
—Eliza Hecht,
“I Have Borderline Personality Disorder.
Here Are 6 Things I Wish People Understood.”

The symptoms for BPD give a picture of the destruction it can cause in an individual’s life, but it is important to understand that those effects are not inevitable. Dialectical Behavior Therapy can mitigate many of the harmful, maladaptive behaviors that BPD can cause through teaching people skills such as…

  • Emotional regulation – this skill helps people process their emotions in a way that is healthy and helpful to them instead of overwhelming them or sabotaging them.
  • Distress tolerance – Obstacles, setbacks, letdowns, and adversity are a common part of life. Everyone faces these, and distress tolerance teaches people how to handle life’s harder moments in a healthy way.
  • Mindfulness – All the thoughts that pop into people’s brains and the feelings they feel in their heart and the sensations that flow through their body are important. Mindfulness teaches people to pay attention to what they are experiencing and to take note without judging what they see.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness – People need other people in their lives, and interpersonal effectiveness sets people up to cultivate a variety of relationships in many different spheres.

Therapy for Borderline Personality at Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs

As you read about Borderline Personality Disorder, did any of the symptoms remind you of your own behavior? If so, it may be time to reach out for help. Thriveworks Atlanta offer treatment for BPD. If you are ready to get started, so are we. When you contact our office, a real person (not a voicemail!) will answer and help you set up an appointment. New clients often have their first appointment the day following their first call. We offer evening and weekend sessions. We also accept many different insurance plans. Let’s work together. Call today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Sandy Springs therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

Show more
Self-pay costs at Sandy Springs
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
I have had a wonderful experience He is kind and listens.
Heather Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I look forward to my sessions with Ashley!
Emi Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Read more My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Atlanta Jun 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Read more My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Atlanta Jun 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Read more Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Atlanta Sep 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Read more Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Atlanta Jun 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Read more I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Atlanta Mar 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Read more I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Atlanta Feb 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

0 photos

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Atlanta is located at 8800 Roswell Road a135, A-245, Atlanta, GA 30350, across from the North River Village Shopping Center.

Phone number

(404) 737-2670

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET