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What is Borderline personality disorder counseling?

Borderline personality disorder counseling in Fredericksburg, VA 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 Fredericksburg 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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Borderline Personality Disorder – Therapists and Counselors in Fredericksburg, VA

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition in which an individual has difficulty controlling their emotions. People with BPD feel intense emotions for extended periods of time and have difficulty finding balance within these periods of irregularity. The episodes are brought on by emotional triggers. These emotional episodes can lead to strained relationships, self-harm, low self-esteem, and impulsive actions and decisions.

In recent research, it was determined that over 75% of individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder are women. Men are also impacted but commonly misdiagnosed.

Symptoms

Borderline personality disorder experience instability and insecurity within their emotions. These signs and symptoms may include:

  • Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment by friends and family.
  • Unstable personal relationships that alternate between idealization (“I’m so in love!”) and devaluation (“I hate her”). This is also sometimes known as “splitting.”
  • Distorted and unstable self-image, which affects moods, values, opinions, goals and relationships.
  • Impulsive behaviors that can have dangerous outcomes, such as excessive spending, unsafe sex, substance abuse or reckless driving.
  • Self-harming behavior including suicidal threats or attempts.
  • Periods of intense depressed mood, irritability or anxiety lasting a few hours to a few days.
  • Chronic feelings of boredom or emptiness.
  • Inappropriate, intense or uncontrollable anger—often followed by shame and guilt.
  • Dissociative feelings—disconnecting from your thoughts or sense of identity or “out of body” type of feelings—and stress-related paranoid thoughts. Severe cases of stress can also lead to brief psychotic episodes.

Causes

As with many mental health illnesses, the root cause of borderline personality disorder is not clear and is the source of many research projects. The factors that contribute to the onset of BPD can range from family history to brain imbalances. Here is a breakdown of a few factors:

  1. Genetics: Individuals who have family members who have been diagnosed with BPD are more likely to develop the disease. Scientists have yet to identify a genetic link but there may be one identified as research improves.
  2. Environment: Individuals who live in toxic environments or experience abuse such as abandonment, physical or sexual trauma, are more likely to develop an illness like BPD. Environmental impact can be difficult for the brain to overcome and therefore create emotional imbalance that reduce an individual’s ability to make sound decisions.

Diagnosis

Borderline personality disorder does not have a concrete testing, which can make it extremely difficult to diagnose. Mental health professionals use comprehensive testing and evaluations that help to determine if the symptoms are in fact indicative of BPD.

Treatment

BPD patients are treated using personalized plans that address their symptoms. Mental health professionals can use one or more techniques during therapy that includes medication, group therapy, or psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is usual the first method of treatment mental health professionals uses to treat BPD patients.

These methods are adjusted as the plan progresses depending on how effective the treatment plan is in managing BPD symptoms. If a patient is suicidal, short-term hospitalization may be necessary to ensure their safety until their episode is stabilized.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Fredericksburg therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Ann is a great listener, but she is also helpful with strategies for coping and communicating. She does more than "validate feelings."
Read more Ann is a great listener, but she is also helpful with strategies for coping and communicating. She does more than "validate feelings."
Melissa Jan 2024
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I had the best luck with finding Krista! She helped me through so much. The doctors were quick to put me on several medications which made me feel worse with my anxiety and depression. So she helped me find different natural ways of coping. She had the best advice, it was honestly kind of a sad day when I realized I didn’t need her anymore. But I know who I’m going back to if I ever need someone to talk to again! Krista if you see this please know you helped save my life! Thank you!
Read more I had the best luck with finding Krista! She helped me through so much. The doctors were quick to put me on several medications which made me feel worse with my anxiety and depression. So she helped me find different natural ways of coping. She had the best advice, it was honestly kind of a sad day when I realized I didn’t need her anymore. But I know who I’m going back to if I ever need someone to talk to again! Krista if you see this please know you helped save my life! Thank you!
Fredericksburg Mar 2020
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I called and spoke with the office mgr Sandra on the phone..Man! She kept me laughing as she worked hard to accommodate my request, but due to my work schedule she could not find a good time for me, but she was so professional and pleasant , patient on the phone..i will definitely be calling back to Thriveworks to schedule an appointment as soon as my schedule allows..
Read more I called and spoke with the office mgr Sandra on the phone..Man! She kept me laughing as she worked hard to accommodate my request, but due to my work schedule she could not find a good time for me, but she was so professional and pleasant , patient on the phone..i will definitely be calling back to Thriveworks to schedule an appointment as soon as my schedule allows..
Fredericksburg Nov 2019
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Colette was very easy to talk to and going to her has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend to anyone else in need of a therapist!
Read more Colette was very easy to talk to and going to her has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend to anyone else in need of a therapist!
Fredericksburg Oct 2019
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I just want to say that since beginning counseling at Thriveworks that it has been the best choice I could have made for myself. I know everyone goes into counseling with their own ideas of what to expect from their counselors. But Thriveworks Fredericksburg has the most comfortable atmosphere, my counselor is Amazing, and the staff is professional every time I call to schedule my recurring appts! If you need help Thriveworks Fredericksburg is the place to call! All I can say is kudos to Aimee K! Thank you!!
Read more I just want to say that since beginning counseling at Thriveworks that it has been the best choice I could have made for myself. I know everyone goes into counseling with their own ideas of what to expect from their counselors. But Thriveworks Fredericksburg has the most comfortable atmosphere, my counselor is Amazing, and the staff is professional every time I call to schedule my recurring appts! If you need help Thriveworks Fredericksburg is the place to call! All I can say is kudos to Aimee K! Thank you!!
Fredericksburg Oct 2019
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The Thriveworks Team was PHENOMINAL! They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. The counseling services I received was Exceptional!
Read more The Thriveworks Team was PHENOMINAL! They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. The counseling services I received was Exceptional!
Fredericksburg Jan 2019
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Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy. 24hrs is pretty standard and more feasible when you have children.
Read more Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy. 24hrs is pretty standard and more feasible when you have children.
Fredericksburg Jul 2018
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I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert. It’s taken me a while to make this move towards dealing with some outstanding hurts. I’m certain I’ve come to the right place.
Read more I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert. It’s taken me a while to make this move towards dealing with some outstanding hurts. I’m certain I’ve come to the right place.
Fredericksburg Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fredericksburg is located in the same building as FireSide Hearth & Home and Simply Home. Across Kenmore Ave and heading towards Charlotte Street is Union Bank Shares. Across the street where it intersects with Jackson Street is Atlantic Union Bank. Nearby is International Parking Institute, and Maury Stadium is also nearby at the intersection of Jackson Street and Hanover Street.

Phone number

(540) 413-0358

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