Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

967 people sought borderline personality disorder counseling help in Massachusetts 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

Good news! We have 28 therapists in Massachusetts available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Borderline personality disorder counseling

What is Borderline personality disorder counseling?

Borderline personality disorder counseling in Westborough, MA 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 Westborough 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?

Borderline Personality Disorder in Westborough, MA—Therapy and Counseling

The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Westborough offer treatment for borderline personality disorder. We have worked with many clients who were struggling with the harmful effects of BPD, and yet, by seeking help, they learned how to heal and how to build the life they wanted.

Signs and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder’s distinguishing symptom is instability. BPD can cause people to have unstable emotion, identity, and relationships. The volatility can show itself as…

  • Being fearful of abandonment, and responding with extreme actions at any real or perceived separation.
  • Belligerence: starting/jumping into fights, outbursts of angry, bitterness and sarcasm, easily losing one’s temper, and more.
  • A history of fractured friendships, partnerships, business connections, and other relationships.
  • Wavering between different selves—altering and shifting one’s identity, goals, values, and perceptions regularly.
  • Swinging between extreme feelings: euphoria to irritability, happiness to anxiety, and more.
  • Feeling paranoia and losing touch with real life for minutes (or hours or days) at a time.
  • Extreme difficulty with any kind of rejection or criticism, even healthy forms of constructive criticism or separation.
  • Attempted suicide, self-harm, or threats to injure oneself (particularly when afraid, rejected, or criticized).
  • Feelings of emptiness.
  • Acting recklessly: engaging in unsafe sex, gambling without restraint, drug abuse, reckless driving, and more.

It is obvious from these symptoms that BPD can cause significant harm in an individual’s life. Yet, its harm is more far-reaching. BPD often co-occurs with other mental health problems like depression, self-harm, addiction, eating disorders, and substance abuse.

Treatment for BPD

BPD can cause severe harm in an individual’s life, but with interventions, many people are able to find treatment for it. Counselors who are experienced in BPD therapy can often help people mitigate its harm in their lives. The best treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder is often personalized to unique clients, but there is a form of therapy that is often effective. Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed specifically to treat BPD (although it now is used for other disorders). It promotes healing by teaching clients emotional skills like…

  • Mindfulness – The ability to observe oneself without judgment so that people have an accurate grasp of what they are feeling and what their bodies are sensing.
  • Emotional regulation – The skills needed to use the emotions one feels well by responding to them instead of allowing them to dictate one’s reaction.
  • Distress tolerance – The resiliency skills needed to face life’s disappointments, challenges, struggles, and setbacks (because they happen to everyone).
  • Interpersonal effectiveness – The relational skills needed to cultivate a wide variety of relationships.

Borderline Personality Disorder at Thriveworks Counseling in Westborough—Scheduling an Appointment

If you are struggling and if you recognized some of the symptoms of BPD as you read about it, consider reaching out. Thriveworks Counseling in Westborough has appointments available. When you contact our office, a scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you set up an appointment. New clients frequently see their counselor within the same week of their call. We offer evening and weekend appointments, but we do not put our clients on a waitlist. Many different insurance plans are also accepted. 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 Westborough therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

Show more
Self-pay costs at Westborough
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

4.8 Thriveworks Westborough reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Read more Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Westborough Apr 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I’ve had a wonderful experience. The staff is punctual and kind.
Westborough Jan 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Read more Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Westborough Jan 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Read more I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Westborough Jan 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Read more My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Westborough Aug 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Read more For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Westborough Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Just met Greg today so far everything went well.
Westborough Apr 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Good chat with Stephanie
Westborough Apr 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westborough is located at 5 E Main St Suite 3, Westborough, MA 01581, in the same building as Berkshire Bank.

Phone number

(774) 252-7733

Languages spoken by MA providers

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

Shown in ET

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

Shown in ET

13 photos