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What is Borderline personality disorder counseling?

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

Thriveworks Woodbridge borderline personality disorder counselors have helped many people fighting the effects of Borderline Personality Disorder. Our therapists have given them the support and structure they needed to live their lives instead of living with the instability of BPD.

Borderline Personality Disorder and Instability

There are ten mental illnesses that The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders groups into the category of “Personality Disorder.” Each is characterized by some maladjusted behavior—that is, a pattern of behavior that does not serve the individual. Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by volatility. That instability can show up in a number of ways, including…

  • Living with an abiding and deep fear of abandonment.
  • An antagonistic personality: bitter, easily angered, sarcastic, quarrelsome, and more.
  • A pattern of fractured personal and professional relationships: often BPD causes people to glorify others at first and then vilify them when they do not live up to expectations.
  • Shifting between identities, goals, values, and perceptions easily.
  • Moving quickly from emotion to emotion: irritability to euphoria to anxiety to joy to anger and so on.
  • Dealing with paranoia—times when one is unable to tell what is real.
  • An inability to receive any kind of negative feedback or criticism, even when given constructively and appropriately.
  • Experiencing suicide ideation, attempting suicide, self-harming, threatening to hurt oneself (especially as a coping mechanism).
  • Living with an abiding and deep feeling of emptiness.
  • Taking poorly calculated and needless risks that could seriously harm themselves or others: substance abuse, engaging in unsafe sex, reckless driving, unchecked gambling, and more.

The signs of Borderline Personality Disorder give a clear picture of the harm it can bring into a person’s life. These signs, however, are only part of the story. BPD can also raise the risk that an individual experiences other mental health disorders. It frequently co-occurs with difficult mental health diagnoses like depression, eating disorders, addiction, substance abuse, and self-harm.

BPD’s Development

In between 1 to 2 percent of adults in the US are diagnosed with BPD. There are not clear reasons as to why Borderline Personality Disorder develops, but there are social, physical, and circumstantial factors that can aid its development. For example, these can increase an individual’s risk of BPD:

  • A family history of mental health disorders, especially BPD.
  • Experiencing abuse (physical, emotional, and/or sexual) or neglect as a child, particularly if a parent or caregiver perpetrated it.
  • A hippocampus (area of the brain that handles emotional regulation and stress response) that is below average size.
  • Experience the abandonment by or the death of a caregiver or parent as a child.

Treatment for BPD

Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental disorder, but it is also an illness that has treatment. Skilled therapists can tailor interventions to each individual’s needs, but often, treatment plans include Dialectical Behavior Therapy—a form of treatment that was created specifically for BPD. It focuses upon helping people learn key skills for overcoming BPD, skills like…

  • Mindfulness helps people notice what is happening in their minds, their emotions, and their bodies. It is the art of paying attention without judgment or shame.
  • Emotional regulation is about feeling any emotion that arises without losing control in the process.
  • Distress tolerance works on the skills necessary to respond to difficulties with resiliency. Hardship, setbacks, and challenges are normal, and distress tolerance allows people to experience the highs and lows of life without becoming stuck.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness seeks to enrich people’s life through helping them make strong relationships across a variety of contexts.

Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder at Thriveworks Woodbridge—Scheduling an Appointment

If you recognized any of the symptoms of BPD, consider reaching out for help. Thriveworks Woodbridge treats BPD, and we have appointments available. When you call to make an appointment, a scheduling specialist will answer (no voicemail!), and help you schedule a session. That appointment may be the following day. We also accept many different insurance plans, and weekend and evening sessions are offered.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Woodbridge therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Woodbridge
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

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$1

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4.7 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Mariah is excellent and always exceeds expectations. I am very grateful to have such a caring and dedicated Dr.
Read more Mariah is excellent and always exceeds expectations. I am very grateful to have such a caring and dedicated Dr.
Lester Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Very helpful and I feel lucky to have her.
William Jan 2024
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I want to start off by saying that my two counselors I had were great, but the thrive works Business model is lacking a care for its clients. I had my heat go out and I missed my session because I was working for eight hours straight on it and was told that I shouldn’t have been working on my heat and made my appointment because it’s more important than my family. Will not recommend, and I had a horrible experience with Thrive works as a business model but again my two counselors were wonderful. I got nothing but respect for them.
Read more I want to start off by saying that my two counselors I had were great, but the thrive works Business model is lacking a care for its clients. I had my heat go out and I missed my session because I was working for eight hours straight on it and was told that I shouldn’t have been working on my heat and made my appointment because it’s more important than my family. Will not recommend, and I had a horrible experience with Thrive works as a business model but again my two counselors were wonderful. I got nothing but respect for them.
Donnie Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Johanna Lee has been my therapist for the past 7 months and I am extremely pleased with her! She is very professional and goes above and beyond to meet my needs. Thriveworks makes the whole process easy because I can text them to solve any issues I’m having.
Read more Johanna Lee has been my therapist for the past 7 months and I am extremely pleased with her! She is very professional and goes above and beyond to meet my needs. Thriveworks makes the whole process easy because I can text them to solve any issues I’m having.
Woodbridge Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I mentored Sharon in her master’s and doctoral studies where I found her to be thoughtful and discerning. She always generated a sincere sense of passion as her desire was not just to obtain degrees but to build the skills and knowledge base to support people within her community. Transparent in all her interactions with me and fellow students, she was unapologetically true to Biblical standards as the foundation of her interactions with others. I am confident that she will continue to be a thoughtful and wise counselor to all who seek her guidance and compassion.
Read more I mentored Sharon in her master’s and doctoral studies where I found her to be thoughtful and discerning. She always generated a sincere sense of passion as her desire was not just to obtain degrees but to build the skills and knowledge base to support people within her community. Transparent in all her interactions with me and fellow students, she was unapologetically true to Biblical standards as the foundation of her interactions with others. I am confident that she will continue to be a thoughtful and wise counselor to all who seek her guidance and compassion.
Woodbridge Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Sharon is the epitome of integrity. She operates in humility and truth. She embodies what I call the three Cs: Caring, Considerate, and Compassionate. She sees you, hears you, and listens attentively and intuitively to your concerns. Her advice is sound and non-judgmental. Sharon's quiet, calm, and peaceful spirit puts you at ease, and makes you feel comfortable. I often seek her advice when life becomes difficult. I highly recommend Sharon for those that are broken, and in need of much healing and inner peace.
Read more Sharon is the epitome of integrity. She operates in humility and truth. She embodies what I call the three Cs: Caring, Considerate, and Compassionate. She sees you, hears you, and listens attentively and intuitively to your concerns. Her advice is sound and non-judgmental. Sharon's quiet, calm, and peaceful spirit puts you at ease, and makes you feel comfortable. I often seek her advice when life becomes difficult. I highly recommend Sharon for those that are broken, and in need of much healing and inner peace.
Woodbridge Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Sharon Fernandez excels in Professionalism, Prepardness, and Integrity. Her ability to express concern about sensitive subject matter is very comforting.
Read more Sharon Fernandez excels in Professionalism, Prepardness, and Integrity. Her ability to express concern about sensitive subject matter is very comforting.
Woodbridge Nov 2021
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★★★★★
Sharon shows a great deal of compassion, wisdom and kindness when sharing my concerns/issues with her. She is professional yet very personal as she guides and provides the help I need. If you are looking for a counselor that cares Ms. Sharon is an excellent choice.
Read more Sharon shows a great deal of compassion, wisdom and kindness when sharing my concerns/issues with her. She is professional yet very personal as she guides and provides the help I need. If you are looking for a counselor that cares Ms. Sharon is an excellent choice.
Woodbridge Nov 2021
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodbridge is located on Hunter Pl, which is right off of Minnieville Rd. We share a building with Elite Realty and Associates and are across the street from Oberryman Insurance Agency.

Phone number

(571) 365-3172

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