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Our mission is to empower family members to reclaim their lives and move forward in sync with their personal values while decreasing emotional burden, challenging mental health stigma, and transforming strained or even damaged relationships with loved ones who may have been given diagnosis such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and more.

Sound familiar?

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  • As a parent, you feel an overwhelming burden of shame, guilt, isolation, financial stress, anger, and sadness.
  • You don’t feel like your family, friends, or co-workers have had a similar parenting experience. They might make you feel inadequate or offer you unhelpful advice about what your child needs.
  • You feel at a loss with how to proceed and often live with chronic anxiety.
  • The cost of treatments, hospitalizations, medications and legal interventions is astronomical. Loss of a loved one can be devastating.
  • Your child is struggling… unable to complete school, suffering verbal abuse by a family member, stealing money or possessions, or racking up credit card debt.
  • You don’t know how to explain to your child or others that his/her behavior is due to combination of biological, social, and psychological factors that are exacerbated by a chronically invalidating environment and internal experiences.
  • You’re frightened that your child might attempt—or worse, complete—suicide.

Wouldn't you like to...

  • Improve your relationship with your child or loved one.
  • Build your confidence in how you respond to and manage your child.
  • See your child gain mastery over stressors that impede him/her from experiencing quality of life.
  • Learn and be able to speak to the science behind your child’s BPD/HSP diagnosis.
  • Feel connected and supported by a qualified professional who never wants you to feel alone.
  • Experience a transformative moment of hope that results in a sense of safety and being understood—often in our very first meeting.

You are exceptional!

“Your knowledge of living with someone with BPD HS been invaluable for our sanity and keeping boundaries and with keeping us safe over the years. Your kindness, insight, and suggestions have also been based on knowledge and experience. You have helped me personally to just survive various situations. And, it’s just helpful to know that someone is there for you who cares and understands”

Susan S.

, Client

Family coaching

Reclaim Your Power


Understand the Science

Access to the science behind emotion sensitivity and how to apply it right away. What to say, when to say it, and how to use body language to improve communication and your chances for being heard.

Identify Barriers

Recognize roadblocks or barriers within yourself and your loved one that may interfere with being effective. Identify your loved one's state of mind and respond effectively in a way that allows you both to win.

Strategies and Techniques

Tons of different strategies, tips, tools and techniques, including how to avoid making an already-unpleasant situation worse.

Mindset Transformation

A variety of opportunities for connection instead of isolation, an experience of pride vs. shame, and a sense of calm confidence in yourself to replace fear and insecurity that in turn transform your state of mind from one of defeat to one of wisdom and hope.

Cope Ahead Plan

Create a solid plan for your family that allows you all to cope ahead for difficult situations like holidays, hospitalizations, threats, etc.

Relationship Improvements

Discover how mindfulness provides a path to improved wellbeing, trust, and connection in your relationships. Learn the steps you need to take to repair and even rebuild damaged relationships.

Limit Setting Mastery

Guided virtual group training

Offered quarterly | Payment plan available!

Limit Setting Mastery is a 6-week guided virtual group program designed to help you master the skill of setting and sticking to boundaries, even when it feels impossible. 

“My understanding of Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder was improved, markedly. I was better able to understand and improve the relationship with my partner who is affected by both disorders.”

Paul A.

, Client

Still have questions?

The definition of a highly sensitive person is someone who experiences acute physical, mental, or emotional responses to stimuli.

This can include external stimuli, like your surroundings and the people you’re with, or internal stimuli, like your own thoughts, emotions and realizations.

While everyone feels sensitive at times, and everyone reacts to stimuli to some degree, being a highly sensitive person means you experience a much greater response—so much so that it can seem overwhelming. Many highly sensitive people need to excuse themselves from high-stimulus environments, often having a “refuge” where they can be alone and “ground” their reactions.

If your child already has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Attentional Deficit Disorder (ADD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Bipolar Disorder, etc., they most likely belong to this category. If they have not had an official diagnostic assessment, that must be done through a licensed therapist or psychologist, but a diagnosis is not necessary for you to benefit from this program.

One of the worst burdens for a family member is the threat of losing a loved one through suicide. Most can’t understand the toll that it takes, and while there is no guarantee, DBT tools and strategies have been shown to be the MOST effective approach, acknowledging that nothing is perfect. 

This training is not intended to replace evidence-based treatment provided by a licensed therapist or psychologist.

If your loved one becomes suicidal, call 9-1-1.

Additional resources and information:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255), or via chat platform

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741

Why Are Young Americans Killing Themselves? New York Times

I understand how frustrating and exhausting it can be to keep trying things that don’t work. I’ll bet all of your focus has been on helping your child. Research shows that when the family is supported and educated, there are better treatment outcomes for the child.

You’ve spent so much money on treatment for your child, it feels like there’s nothing left for yourself. Or that it would be wrong to take care of yourself before they’re stable. However, if we don’t take care of ourselves first, we aren’t able to stay present for our loved one for the long haul.

There is no such thing as perfection. You don’t have to get it right every time. Any successful interaction is a win for everybody. We’re about progress, not perfection. Perfection has never kept families together—in fact, it can be harmful. 


Real Tools for Right Now

The #1 Resource for bpd supports

Virtual & Self-Paced | Payment plan available!

Hands down, the very best resource for those supporting a loved one with borderline personality disorder or high emotional sensitivity. Everything you need (and nothing you don’t), organized, explained and all in one place.

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