This type of treatment focuses on the whole self, and is the most flexible of the different therapies I provide. I use various forms of treatment including elements of expressive art; feminist focused treatment modalities, motivational interviewing, and solution focused brief therapy to name a few types of therapy that I specialize in, while also exploring not only your mental and emotional well being but improving wellness overall- including spiritually and physically.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who suffer chronic depression and is a way to help individuals better understand and manage their thoughts and emotions.
According to the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence, Mindfulness training is an effective treatment for prevention of relapse, and that it reduces such rates by 50% among patients who suffer from recurrent depression. One of the ways that this is achieved is through learned skills that will help to reduce negative thoughts by focusing on the present moment- rather than reliving the past or worrying about the future.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) is an evidence-based treatment that addresses the significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events, and those who suffer from PTSD.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) focuses on the concept of mindfulness or paying attention to the present emotion. DBT teaches skills to control intense emotions, reduce self-destructive behavior, manage distress, and improve relationships.
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) focuses on teaching coping skills to combat counterproductive urges, regulate emotions and improve relationships. Involving individual and group work, DBT encourages practicing mindfulness techniques such as meditation, regulated breathing, and self-soothing. DBT has been shown to be effective in reducing suicidal behavior, psychiatric hospitalization, treatment dropout, substance abuse, anger, and interpersonal difficulties.
There is no singular medication designed to specifically treat the core symptoms of BPD. Medications can be useful in treating certain symptoms associated with BPD, such as depression and anxiety. They can also be used to help increase a person’s ability to engage in psychotherapy.
For people with BPD, almost everything is unstable: their relationships, their moods, their thinking, their behavior, and even their identity. It’s a frightening and painful way to live. But there is hope. There are effective BPD treatments and coping skills that can help you feel better and back in control of your thoughts, feelings, and actions.