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2,810 people sought borderline personality disorder counseling help in North Carolina in the last year

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Starting Borderline personality disorder counseling

What is borderline personality disorder counseling?

Borderline personality disorder counseling in Charlotte, NC 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 Charlotte 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.

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Saturday Night Live is known for making people laugh, even about difficult subjects, and true to form, they recently took on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Cast member, Pete Davidson was diagnosed with BPD, and he went onto Weekend Update to talk about his struggle. He was honest and genuine and (of course!) funny. He let people know that BPD has caused serious harm in his life, but Pete Davidson also let people know how much better his life has gotten with treatment. He also encouraged others to seek treatment, saying, “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.” Of course, his third point is not part of most treatment plans for BPD, but often, the first two are. BPD can cause people to have unstable relationships, behavior patterns, emotions, and more. However, many people find the help they need to manage the disorder by working with a therapist and going to counseling for Borderline Personality Disorder.

The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Charlotte treat BPD. We understand the toll it can take on an individual’s life, but we have also seen the freedom people can experience with treatment. The therapists at Thriveworks have helped many clients find an effective plan for healing.

Borderline Personality Disorder: What Is It?

“This heart of mine has just two setting: nothing at all or too much.
There is no in between.”
—Beau Taplin

According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), BPD is one of ten different types of personality disorders. These disorders are characterized by maladaptive behaviors. That is, they exhibit behavior and thinking that is destructive to themselves and to others, and these behaviors are present across a wide range of settings and scenarios. Borderline Personality Disorder, in particular, is characterized by instability. People can experience dramatic and often destructive shifts in their emotions, relationships, and identity. BPD often shows its signs and symptoms when people are entering adulthood. Such signs may include….

  • Extreme fear of abandonment and taking extreme measures to avoid real or perceived separation.
  • Belligerent behavior—losing one’s temper, bitterness, use of sarcasm, outbursts of anger, starting fights, and more.
  • A pattern of broken relationships that often begin by idealizing an individual and then swing to perceiving others as cruel and harmful.
  • Easily changing identities—altering one’s goals, values, and perceptions continuously.
  • Oscillating between extreme emotions: happiness and irritability, euphoria and anxiety, and so on.
  • Losing touch with reality for minutes or even hours at a time—experiencing paranoia.
  • Difficulty taking any kind of criticism and rejection.
  • Attempting or threatening to attempt suicide or self-injury (especially as a response to fear, criticism, or rejection).
  • An ever-present and ongoing feeling of emptiness.
  • Acting impulsively and engaging in unnecessary risks like reckless driving, unsafe sex, gambling, drug use, unfettered spending, self-sabotage, binge eating, and more.

DBP can cause many problems for people in and of itself, but it can also leave people at greater risk for other mental health disorders, like self-harm, eating disorders, depression, substance abuse, and addiction.

BPD’s Risk Factors

Almost two percent of people in the US suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder. Three times more women are diagnosed than men, but many in the mental health profession think that men are under-diagnosed, but they suffer at the same rates. How and why BPD develops in an individual is not entirely clear, but there do seem to be certain social, environmental, genetic, and physical factors that raise people’s risk for the disorder. Those risk factors may include….

  • A family history of BPD
  • Experiencing childhood abuse or neglect, especially at the hand of a caregiver or parent.
  • A hippocampus that is reduced in size (this is the area of the brain that controls stress responses).
  • As a child, experiencing the death of a parent or caregiver.

These are believed to disrupt the normal attachment process, and they may create maladaptive behaviors in an individual.

BPD’s Treatments

Borderline Personality Disorder can cause substantial harm in an individual’s life, but with treatment, many people are able to mitigate the harm and live a well-adapted life. Skilled therapists often create personalized treatment plans that meet an individual’s needs and circumstances, but those plans often involve Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a form of treatment that teaching coping and healing skills like…

  • Mindfulness: Helping people becoming more aware and observant of what they are feeling and sensing in their bodies and minds. Mindfulness emphasizes observation without judgment.
  • Emotional regulation: These are the skills people need to recognize what they are feeling and respond in an appropriate way.
  • Distress tolerance: Life is full of ups and downs, and distress tolerance helps people cope with its inevitable difficulties.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness: Relationships are important for an individual’s overall well-being, and interpersonal effectiveness teaches people the skills they need to build and maintain many different kinds of healthy relationships.

Setting Up Appointments for Borderline Personality Disorder at Thriveworks Charlotte

Thriveworks Charlotte has appointments available for BPD. When you contact our office, you may be meeting with a counselor the following day. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and we accept many different insurance plans. Let’s work toward healing. Call today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Hear from our clients

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I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Read more I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Jennifer Feb 2024
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Clarissa is a true professional and I love working with her!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Read more Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Read more Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Feb 2022
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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Charlotte Oct 2021
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Read more I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Charlotte Feb 2021
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I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Read more I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Charlotte Jan 2021
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Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Read more Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Charlotte Apr 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Charlotte is near the corner of Park Road and Woodlawn Road. We are across the street from Starbucks and Exxon. Sharonview Federal Credit Union is the building next to our office.

Phone number

(980) 217-6901

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