Solutions for Borderline
For people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) or high emotional sensitivity in your daily life, every day can be full of uncertainty. Little things can become major issues with seemingly no warning, and you’re left wondering what to do about it.
I'm here to tell you that there is help.
There is a path forward, and I am here to help you find it.
As an experienced and qualified Dialectical Behavior Training coach, I want to help you build a life worth living by building skills and identifying behavior patterns to deal with BPD and high emotional sensitivity as well as a number of other mental health issues. Here’s how…
BPD Coaching Solutions for Individuals, Families and Loved Ones
Individual DBT Coaching for BPD
If you are personally suffering from BPD or a related condition, you’ve probably experienced how every day can be unpredictable and uncontrollable.
You wake up with a plan, only to have relatively small things derail your mindset and daily goals.
I can help.
Family DBT Coaching for BPD
Not only does it hurt to see someone you care about going through that suffering, but you may also find yourself on the receiving end of some of that negative behavior, and not know quite what to do.
I also provide DBT coaching for those who want to be good allies for people with BPD.
Skills Groups for Individuals & Families
multiple groups to choose from
COST: Starting at $45/session
Weekly groups are available for individuals and family members who are seeking a deeper understanding of emotional sensitivity and the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills, and how to practice using these skills in real life situations. Lean on a group of peers and get real-time professional advice from Coach Lisa.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
what is DBT coaching?
Comprehensive DBT Therapy is one of two evidence-based methods of BPD treatment.
During DBT coaching sessions, clients will learn and practice skills proven to be effective for regulating the intensity of emotions, including tolerating distress without making things worse. We will promote mindfulness and determining core values and character strengths
We will also work at being effective in getting, maintaining, and strengthening positive relationships and ending toxic ones.
Some of our DBT coaching sessions utilize small groups, where we do role playing, video and gaming modalities. This helps to forge some of those positive relationships and model healthy interactions with others.
Individual DBT coaching sessions are also available for anyone who prefers to work on these skills in a one-on-one setting. This can be useful for those with more personal issues, or to address more specific, focused problems they’re facing in areas such as relationships, work, general mental health, values clarification, mindset, goal setting and accomplishment, college, divorce, and other transitions.
Sessions are available in either 60 or 90 minute intervals over Zoom, and while some find it helpful to continue having sessions for years, many show positive improvement in just 4-6 weeks. Everyone experiences their emotions differently, so there is no “right” answer to how long you should attend our DBT coaching sessions – there is no contract or commitment, so that is something we can help you determine together.
For people suffering from depression, anxiety, self harm, suicidal thoughts, OCD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders, or who haven’t been diagnosed but are looking to build coping skills for their emotional response, there is help for you.
DBT coaching is an evidence- based method of BPD treatment that is shown to work consistently, but it isn’t just for that! DBT coaching can help with any of the aforementioned symptoms by helping you become more emotionally grounded.
I am a former psychiatric and ER nurse with extensive training and experience in Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) and have created and developed treatment programs, training and professional/community presentations for a variety of mental health issues. I have intensively trained in Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), treatment of eating disorders, and Internal Family Systems, all of which inform my coaching.
As a DBT coach, I build my coaching around relationships. The biggest difference for me between coaching and nursing is that I am able to forge closer, long-term relationships with clients and truly help them to improve their quality of living over time.
Working as a DBT coach, I can also offer text coaching – I believe it is important for clients to have access to their coach between sessions, especially during times where their developing skills may be immediately applicable. Being a DBT coach allows us to have flexibility in our meetings, which means you can have support when you need it the most.
That’s what I’m passionate about – helping to make the biggest impact on clients so they can remove impediments to a life worth living.
Undergoing DBT treatment for BPD is shown to work, but it is a big commitment. That’s why we start many coaching relationships with a 15-minute initial telephone consultation to determine fit. and to establish expectations and readiness.
DBT coaching can show results in as few as 4 sessions, but it does require clients to commit to those sessions, as well as additional work outside of them, and frequently it can require commitment of several months for the best results.
I am also able to refer clients to licensed professionals or hospitals in an emergency situation – these coaching sessions are not therapy, nor is it a substitute for therapy. In the event that someone needs more immediate, critical help, I am able to recognize that and connect you with someone who can help.
However, this all starts by taking the first step. Your life is worth living to the fullest. I will do everything I can to help you discover it. Contact me today and take that first step.