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Starting Borderline personality disorder counseling

What is Borderline personality disorder counseling?

Borderline personality disorder counseling in Raleigh, 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 Raleigh 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?

When Pete Davidson was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), he did what any comedian would do: he used his vulnerability and humor to raise awareness and encourage others to get help, just like he did. Pete is a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and on the show’s segment, Weekend Update, Colin Jost interviewed him about what it was like to receive the BPD diagnosis and seek treatment for it. He had this to say to others who may be struggling, “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.” That last piece of advice may not be the most practical, but the first part is fantastic. Reaching out for help and seeking care are often important steps in healing. BPD is a difficult diagnosis to hear, but many of its symptoms can be mitigated through mental health care. Therapy for BPD has helped many people regain the balance they need after a BPD diagnosis.

The therapists at Thriveworks in Raleigh offer treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. We have seen the instability that BPD can cause in an individual’s life, but we have also seen how the disorder’s symptoms can be managed so that people can live their own life.

Borderline Personality Disorder’s Symptoms and Signs

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) classifies ten different mental illnesses into a category it calls personality disorders. There are each marked by maladaptive behavior, but each has a unique flare. Borderline Personality Disorder’s uniqueness is characterized by volatility. People with BPD often experience instability in their relationships, emotions, and even their identity.

“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

BPD’s volatility shows itself through symptoms and signs like…

  • Swinging between emotional extremes: euphoria and irritability, anxiety and happiness, and so forth.
  • Many broken and turbulent relationships: often, people with BPD idealize other people and then vilify them when they do not live up to expectations.
  • Shifting between different identities, goals, and values quickly.
  • Difficulty receiving any kind of criticism, exclusion, or rejection (even healthy ones, such as constructive criticism).
  • Being afraid of separation or abandonment and taking extreme action in response to a real or perceived threat of either.
  • Participating in risky, careless behavior that could sabotage one’s well-being such as gambling, daredevil driving, unsafe sex, self-sabotage, spending sprees, binge eating, drug use, et cetera.
  • Threatening or attempting suicide or self-injuries as a coping mechanism for rejection, criticism, or fear.
  • Outbursts of anger, sarcasm, bitterness and other forms of belligerence.
  • The on-going feeling of being empty.

BPD Risk Factors

Mental health professionals do not know exactly why Borderline Personality Disorder develops in some people but not other. It is estimated that in between 1 and 2 percent of people in the US have BPD, and certain social, physical, genetic, and environmental factors can increase an individual’s risk of the disorder developing, things like…

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

BPD’s Treatment Options

A quick glance at BPD’s symptoms shows the harm it can cause, but it is important to note that these symptoms are not inevitable. These symptoms may be manage and the harm mitigated with therapy. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is at treatment that was cultivated to treat BPD specifically. It teaches healing skills like…

  • 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 – it is normal to experience setbacks, letdowns, obstacles, and adversity in life. Distress tolerance is the skill that allows people to respond with resiliency to the rougher edges of life.
  • Mindfulness – is the skill of paying attention to oneself without judgment for what one finds. Mindfulness notices random thoughts, bodily sensations, fleeting feelings, and more. It takes note of what is happening.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness – relationships matter for mental health, and interpersonal effectiveness focuses upon teaching people the skills they need to establish healthy relationships in the community, at the office, and at home.

Thriveworks Offers Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder in Raleigh, NC

Did you recognize any of the symptoms of BPD within your own life? Maybe your own volatile behavior is confusing. If so, consider reaching out for help. Maybe you have been diagnosed with BPD but have not sought treatment yet. If so, consider reaching out for help. Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC offers therapy for BPD, and we have appointments available. When you contact our office, a real person (a Scheduling Specialist) will answer and help you find an appointment time. We offer evening and weekend sessions. New clients often have their first session within 24 hours of their first call. We also accept many different insurance plans. Call today.

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 Raleigh therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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John Feb 2024
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Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Read more Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Alfred Feb 2024
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My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Read more My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Jody Feb 2024
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Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Read more Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Jean Jan 2024
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Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Read more Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Raleigh Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Read more I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Read more Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Read more Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Raleigh Jan 2020
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh is located at 8406 Six Forks Rd Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27615, next to Spherion

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