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Starting Borderline personality disorder counseling

What is borderline personality disorder counseling?

Borderline personality disorder counseling in Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg 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 in Lynchburg, VA—Counseling and Therapy

Thriveworks Lynchburg offers appointments for BPD therapy. If you’re seeking treatment for BPD conditions, reach out by phone or call us to get started.

Borderline Personality Disorder: Signs and Symptoms

In particular, volatility is a hallmark of borderline personality disorder. BPD often means people have unstable relationships, emotions, and sense of self:

  • Feeling scared at the idea of being abandoned and going to extremes to avoid perceived or real abandonment.
  • Being belligerent: exhibiting bitterness, angry outbursts, using sarcasm, losing one’s temper, starting/engaging in fights, and more.
  • A pattern of fractured partnerships, relationships, friendships, and connections.
  • Shifting quickly between different identities—changing one’s values, goals, and perceptions on a regular basis.
  • Seesawing between emotional extremes: irritability and euphoria, anxiety and happiness, and more.
  • Experiencing paranoia—losing touch with reality for a period of time, possibly minutes or even hours or even days.
  • An inability to accept criticism or rejection of any kind, including healthy separation or constructive criticism.
  • Self-injury, attempted suicide, or threats to harm oneself (particularly when faced with criticism, fear, or rejection).
  • Feeling empty.
  • Acting impetuously: gambling without restraint, engaging in unsafe sex, reckless driving, drug abuse, and more.

The symptoms of BPD show that it can wreak havoc all by itself, but often, it also leaves people are treat risk for other mental health challenges. In particular, DBP can also co-occur with self-harm, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and substance abuse.

Risk Factors and BPD

Over one percent of the population in the US will develop Borderline Personality Disorder. How it develops and why it develops in some but not others is still a mystery. However, mental health professionals have identified certain factors that may increase an individual’s risk, including….

  • Genetic history: relatives to have BPD
  • Experiencing abuse or neglect as a child, especially if the perpetrator was a caregiver or parent.
  • A hippocampus (the area of the brain that controls stress responses) that is reduced in size.
  • Losing a parent or caregiver as a child.

Therapy for BPD

There are effective treatments that may mitigate the destructive effects of Borderline Personality disorder. Skilled therapists can often help people find an individualized treatment plan that address their unique needs and concerns. Often, people can learn how to cultivate a well-adapted life and manage their BPD. One of the most effective therapies for BPD is Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This is therapy that focuses upon healing and coping skills such as…

  • Mindfulness is a foundational skill for good mental health. When people practice mindfulness, they simply observe themselves—their emotions, their bodies, and more. Mindfulness emphasizes paying attention without judging.
  • Emotional regulation builds upon mindfulness. When emotions are observed, people are able to respond to them (instead of react according to them) with the skill of emotional regulation. For example, they may sense themselves becoming angry and decision to directly address the problem before they lash out.
  • Distress tolerance are those skills needed when life goes wrong or is challenging, and challenges, setbacks, and struggles are a guarantee in life.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness is all about relationships. These are the skills that allow people to successfully build and maintain healthy relationships in every area of your life—at home, in the office, as friends, within a marriage, as a parent, and more.

Scheduling Appointments for Borderline Personality Disorder at Thriveworks Lynchburg

Thriveworks Lynchburg offers BPD, and we have appointments available. If you recognized some symptoms of BPD, consider reaching out by scheduling online or give us a call. We also accept many different insurance plans.

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 Lynchburg therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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It was so difficult to find a therapist my daughter liked. So glad I made the initial call to Thriveworks. She was matched to a therapist that she finally talks to! She liked her so much that now my oldest daughter and I use her therapist as well. We love Lora!
Read more It was so difficult to find a therapist my daughter liked. So glad I made the initial call to Thriveworks. She was matched to a therapist that she finally talks to! She liked her so much that now my oldest daughter and I use her therapist as well. We love Lora!
Shannon Feb 2024
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It been comforting talking to someone who understands what you are going through.
Holly Jan 2024
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Lynn Lemmon is a wonderful therapist! I feel so comfortable with her!
Amy Dec 2023
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Kim is the absolute best counselor! She is very kind and caring and adapts to whatever works best for you personally. She does not use the typical counselor answers or “by the book” responses. She talks to you like you are a real person. She always make me feel like the things that I am going through are important and the feelings are valid. She provides a completely judgement free zone to talk about anything that is needed. She understands that things take time and she does not force you to talk about anything. She allows you to process in your own time. She has a way of working with me that allows me to fully trust her. Kim has a heart of Gold! You can tell throughout your sessions with her that this is more than just a job for her. You feel legitimately cared for by her. You can tell that she genuinely wants to help you to move through the things that are holding you back in life. She’s very encouraging and reassuring. Her genuine compassion and encouragement helps me feel like I am actually important and deserving of growth. I would highly recommend Kim as your counselor if you are looking for someone who will make you feel valued and heard and not like you are just another name on their client list! She has definitely made a huge impact on my life!
Read more Kim is the absolute best counselor! She is very kind and caring and adapts to whatever works best for you personally. She does not use the typical counselor answers or “by the book” responses. She talks to you like you are a real person. She always make me feel like the things that I am going through are important and the feelings are valid. She provides a completely judgement free zone to talk about anything that is needed. She understands that things take time and she does not force you to talk about anything. She allows you to process in your own time. She has a way of working with me that allows me to fully trust her. Kim has a heart of Gold! You can tell throughout your sessions with her that this is more than just a job for her. You feel legitimately cared for by her. You can tell that she genuinely wants to help you to move through the things that are holding you back in life. She’s very encouraging and reassuring. Her genuine compassion and encouragement helps me feel like I am actually important and deserving of growth. I would highly recommend Kim as your counselor if you are looking for someone who will make you feel valued and heard and not like you are just another name on their client list! She has definitely made a huge impact on my life!
Lynchburg Jul 2022
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Working with Dr. Tiffany Stephens has been so helpful! She is very approachable, easy to talk to, and genuinely cares about concerns and circumstances. She can help think through problems and works toward a better outlook and teaching real skills that help toward calmness and strength in the midst of complicated issues. She helps teach courage to be vulnerable in the moment, so I can learn patterns and work at replacing them with more healthy ones— her style of preparing clients to approach things differently makes all the difference when difficulty arises. I feel safe and confident (but not tight and overly-clinical) when talking with her. I absolutely recommend working with her if you are working toward a better you!
Read more Working with Dr. Tiffany Stephens has been so helpful! She is very approachable, easy to talk to, and genuinely cares about concerns and circumstances. She can help think through problems and works toward a better outlook and teaching real skills that help toward calmness and strength in the midst of complicated issues. She helps teach courage to be vulnerable in the moment, so I can learn patterns and work at replacing them with more healthy ones— her style of preparing clients to approach things differently makes all the difference when difficulty arises. I feel safe and confident (but not tight and overly-clinical) when talking with her. I absolutely recommend working with her if you are working toward a better you!
Lynchburg Dec 2021
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Dr. Tiffany Stephens is an amazing therapist. She is engaging as well as empathetic. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone looking for a highly skilled and compassionate therapist.
Read more Dr. Tiffany Stephens is an amazing therapist. She is engaging as well as empathetic. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone looking for a highly skilled and compassionate therapist.
Lynchburg Sep 2021
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Bryan Hunsley has been a great help in providing counseling to myself and my husband! He begins our ZOOM sessions on time. Bryan is great at his job in that he is easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. His feedback is even tempered (appropriate, positive and welcoming), plus clear and easy to understand. My husband and I feel that Bryan provides sensitive care and treats us both with ultimate respect! He is flexible in that he can easily switch gears according to the urgency of our needs for any particular session and is quick to offer any needed support between sessions. He provides a professional high quality of care that is also relaxing and informative. I am more than satisfied with his services being provided and find myself looking forward to the next session! Bryan has and continues to strengthen our marital wellness with his superb counseling expertise!
Read more Bryan Hunsley has been a great help in providing counseling to myself and my husband! He begins our ZOOM sessions on time. Bryan is great at his job in that he is easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. His feedback is even tempered (appropriate, positive and welcoming), plus clear and easy to understand. My husband and I feel that Bryan provides sensitive care and treats us both with ultimate respect! He is flexible in that he can easily switch gears according to the urgency of our needs for any particular session and is quick to offer any needed support between sessions. He provides a professional high quality of care that is also relaxing and informative. I am more than satisfied with his services being provided and find myself looking forward to the next session! Bryan has and continues to strengthen our marital wellness with his superb counseling expertise!
Lynchburg Sep 2021
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Lynchburg is located on Jefferson St. in the heart of the downtown area. The James River runs directly behind our building, which we share with Zola’s Beauty Studio and Stimulus Adverstising and Web Design.

Phone number

(434) 771-0495

Languages spoken by VA providers

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