“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”― John Green
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Williston, FL
Borderline Personality Disorder occurs when a child experiences trauma and doesn’t have a safety net of a safe and healthy family. A person's relationship with their parents and family has a strong influence on how they come to see the world and what they believe about other people. Unresolved trauma can lead to a variety of distorted adult thinking patterns that impact your functioning and relationships. You feel out of control and don’t know how to stop it. Let me help you heal.
Being a practicing therapist for over 20 years I have developed a large bag of “tricks” so to speak. Meaning I have a wide range of techniques and interventions to draw on to develop a plan with you to get you where you want to be. To me the goal of therapy is to help you have your best life.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
CBT focuses on your thinking and how thinking effects your behavior and ultimately your mood. Basically if you change how you think about things you can change how you feel. CBT helps you identify inaccurate thought patterns and the resulting emotional responses and behaviors. Often times we run on autopilot and we keep doing the same things over and over hoping for a different outcome. But that won’t happen until something changes. So let’s change your thinking and change everything else.
I have worked in addiction treatment most of my career and is a specialty of mine. I believe to move beyond addiction it is essential to understand the underlying pain/trauma that is the source of the desire to numb feelings. Once these issues can be addressed we can work together to help you get to your best life without substance abusing interfering with your ability to be fully present in your life.
Many of us have been wounded in our childhood and had to find ways to protect ourself so we could survive. Often times we continue to live in survivor mode and never truly experience joy. Healing takes time but you are worth the effort. I have years of experience in working with women dealing with trauma, inner-child issue, co-dependency, self-esteem, body issues, addiction and more. I enjoy helping women reach their full potential. My experience also includes working with trans-women.
Borderline Personality Disorder often occurs when a child from a young age experiences: • emotional, physical or sexual abuse • exposure to long-term fear or distress • neglect by 1 or both parents • parent/caregiver with a serious mental health or addiction problem When this happens it can leave you with issues of unresolved fear, anger and distress from childhood; which can lead to a variety of distorted adult thinking patterns. I have experience treating BPD using DBT informed.