Borderline Personality Treatment in San Diego

Medline Plus notes that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder in which emotional regulation is impaired. Difficulties regulating your emotions impact the way you feel about yourself, increase impulsive behavior, and impede your relationships. BPD symptoms can lead to intense and unstable relationships with your loved ones as your feelings about them can drastically shift from good to bad and back rapidly. Drastic and rapid changes in your mood can feel frightening; therefore, seeking borderline personality treatment can help you build tools for a healthier you.

At Sober Life, we know how challenging it can be to find affordable care that fits your life. Despite your mental health difficulties, the world does not stop and wait for you to feel better. Knowing you still have responsibilities and obligations to maintain in your life can make it more difficult to believe there is time to heal. However, even when the world keeps spinning, your mental health deserves the same level of care as the rest of your life. We are committed to providing borderline personality treatment that meets you where you are to support your long-term recovery.

The Challenges of Borderline Personality Disorder

Unaddressed BPD can make functioning in your daily life more challenging. Many people with BPD may have difficulties with impulsivity, dissociation, emptiness, loneliness, emotional control, and self-harm. Moreover, the challenges of BPD disrupt your ability to build and maintain fulfilling relationships and foster life satisfaction. Listed below are some of the challenges that can come with BPD:

  • Impulsive
    • Spending sprees
    • Substance misuse
    • Risky sexual behaviors
  • Dissociation
    • Feeling disconnected from yourself
  • Emotional control
    • Inappropriate anger
    • Difficulty controlling anger
  • Relationship insecurity
    • Fear of abandonment
  • Chronic emptiness
    • You feel disconnected from yourself and others
      • Feeling purposelessness
  • Self-harm
    • Cutting
    • Burning

Feeling disconnected from yourself and others is deeply distressing, especially when you feel like you are unable to control your emotions and behaviors. In an effort to alleviate your symptoms and distress, you may turn to self-medicating with substances to feel some relief from your pain. Thus, the challenges of BPD often co-occur more intensely with other mental health disorders and substance use disorder (SUD). Despite the challenges of co-occurring disorders, at Sober Life, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live their best life. With borderline personality treatment, you can find the support you need to improve daily and relationship functioning to thrive in your life.

Finding Borderline Personality Treatment at Sober Life

BPD is a long-term condition of dysfunctional behavior patterns that often lead to social difficulties and distress. However, with borderline personality treatment, you can build healthy coping tools to lead your best life. At Sober Life, we believe in providing a holistic and service-oriented approach to care that focuses on individualized support for a healthier you. Your symptoms and the impact it has on your life and relationships can feel overpowering.

When faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, the thought of recovery may feel like a fantasy or a cruel joke. However, with support like borderline personality treatment, you truly can build the tools you need to heal and thrive in every part of your life. Utilizing a holistic approach to care gives clients and clinicians the tools and space to work in collaboration with each other for long-term recovery. At the core of holistic care is the notion that the whole of you is more than the sum of your parts.

Holistic care recognizes that every part of you and your experiences play an important role in your well-being. Through holistic care, you can understand the roots of your challenges for whole-person healing. We are committed to providing holistic support that fosters healing in mind, body, and spirit. With our HealthyU program, you can work with masters-level mental health clinicians to build a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

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Discovering Your Path to Healing

Many traditional rehabs tend to focus on the symptoms of a condition but overlook how other aspects of your life and experiences may impact your disorder. In reality, your mental, emotional, social, physical, and environment have an interdependent relationship that can contribute to your challenges. At Sober Life, we believe borderline personality treatment should be designed to do more than manage symptoms; effective treatment should give you the tools to thrive in every part of your life. Therefore, we offer holistic approaches to mental health and addiction because there is no one path to recovery.

Whether you have a co-occurring addiction or not, you should have access to individualized borderline personality treatment that acknowledges your specific needs for long-term recovery. In our HealthyU program, our clinicians can provide a variety of specialized treatments and modalities to customize a treatment plan for your specific needs. Through our mental health and addiction recovery approaches, you can engage in resiliency-focused care to develop adaptive tools to build a healthier you.

Mental Health Recovery Approach

As noted in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, BPD comorbidities include mental health disorders and physical conditions like anxiety disorder, SUD, and chronic pain. When left unaddressed, comorbid mental health disorders and SUD add another layer of challenges to BPD recovery. Thus, the HealthyU program is designed to provide individualized borderline personality treatment that addresses your specific needs for whole-person healing.

Some of the treatment options we offer through our HealthyU program include:

  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Hybrid IOP
    • Virtual group IOP
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Veteran IOP
  • Holistic activities

At Sober Life, we know that your experiences and symptoms are unique to you. You deserve holistic treatment that recognizes how every part of you and your life contributes to your well-being. We are committed to working in partnership with you to build a borderline personality treatment plan to support you in achieving your goals for a healthier you.

Addiction Recovery Approach

According to Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation, there is a high co-occurrence between BPD and SUD. Beyond utilizing substances as a self-medicating tool, symptoms of BPD can contribute to an increased risk for SUD. In particular, emotional dysregulation and difficulties with impulsivity can lead to risky behaviors like substance use. Thus, the high prevalence of co-occurring mental health disorders, SUD, and physical conditions share a bidirectional relationship as risk factors for each other.

As a result, at Sober Life, we offer customizable paths to healing in mental health and addiction to find the path to recovery that makes sense for you. Listed below are some of the flexible services we offer for borderline personality treatment to support your long-term well-being:

  • Outpatient detoxification
  • PHP
  • IOP
  • Virtual IOP (VIOP)
  • Adolescent IOP
  • Veteran IOP
  • Aftercare

With holistic care, you can truly discover that the strength is in you to build a healthier you in recovery.

Benefits of Borderline Personality Treatment in a Healing Space

The challenges of BPD increase feelings of loneliness and emptiness in your life. You feel disconnected from your loved ones, yourself, and your sense of purpose in life. Feeling disconnected from the rest of the world can make it difficult to imagine that recovery and meaningful connection is possible for you. Yet, at Sober Life, we believe everyone is deserving of the opportunity for healing.

Even when the world and life keep spinning, we have dedicated ourselves to fostering an environment where you have the space to build skills to thrive in real time. The vibe of the space in which you heal is an important recovery tool as it gives you access to healthy social support. Therefore, here in Downtown San Diego, we are dedicated to fostering a casual recovery community that grows with you. We are surrounded by a vibrant and creative community in the Little Italy district where healing and connection are at the center of our commitment to you.

Addressing the Importance of Borderline Personality Treatment

The challenges of BPD and other co-occurring disorders can make you feel like you are a burden. It can be especially demoralizing when your symptoms contribute to instability in your relationships. Thus, thinking you are alone or a burden to others is understandable. However, without treatment, you are at a greater risk for self-destructive behaviors like self-harm and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

While taking that first step toward borderline personality treatment is scary, you deserve the opportunity for long-term healing. Reaching out for support can give you the tools to lead an independent and fulfilling life.

To take that first step and find borderline personality treatment today, visit our Get Help page.

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