We understand mental illness – and the difficulties it creates for those who suffer from it. We value you and we are sensitive to your challenges. We will find every possible solution to enable you to live the life you are meant to live.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Borderline Personality Disorder
As one of the most misunderstood, most stigmatized, and most misdiagnosed mental health disorders, borderline personality disorder (BPD) all too often leaves those diagnosed with it, as well as their loved ones, feeling confused, alone, and hopeless. Solara Health strives to free clients from these feelings through a comprehensive, nuanced, and specialized treatment program, which combines individual psychotherapy, group therapy, holistic therapies, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Through these several therapeutic modalities, clients learn the tools needed to cope with upsetting situations, develop a healthy self-image, handle and solve interpersonal conflict, and come to a more complete, nuanced view of the world. With these tools, clients come to learn that they are capable of lasting change, allowing them to begin the process of healing and develop emotional security.
Turning Turmoil into Harmony
Borderline personality disorder is characterized by two main traits: (1) an innately insecure, even unstable, sense of self, and (2) an inability to control both emotions and behaviors. There is no single cause of BPD; rather, this disorder is the result of a mixture of genetic and environmental factors. Traumatic experiences in childhood, such as abuse, neglect, severe criticism or invalidation, unpredictability, and abandonment, are common in the lives of those with BPD.
Traumatic events like these can prevent healthy bonding and development in childhood, which in turn prevents healthy emotional development in adulthood. As a result, those with BPD are unable to regulate their emotions, resulting in outbursts and mood swings that can damage, or even prevent, meaningful relationships with coworkers, friends, and family. This, in turn, can lead to distorted views of the self and of the world, causing feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and defeat.
Symptoms of BPD vary, and can include any of the following:
Intense mood swings, or disproportionate reactions (such as extreme anger)
Self-destructive behaviors, including self-harm, substance abuse, reckless spending, and risky sexual behavior
Feelings of worthlessness, isolation, or hopelessness
At Solara, we understand that although BPD has mood-related symptoms, it is a separate and distinct illness from mood disorders, requiring its own specialized treatment. As such, our program is specifically designed to be small, structured, and encouraging, creating an environment where clients can work through a variety of therapeutic modalities to better understand their illness and its effects on them, learn tools for handling internal and external stressors, and practice expressing emotions in appropriate and effective ways. Clients can thus begin to heal and create more emotionally fulfilling, stable, and peaceful lives.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, borderline personality disorder is often a long-term condition. Understanding this through years of experience, Solara Health provides the entire spectrum of care from in-residence to outpatient to transitional living to continuing, customized case management of long-term aftercare planning to ensure maximum, long-term success. Solara Health is committed and dedicated to freeing our clients from the clutches of borderline personality disorder, and our program is created to ensure this.
Contact us now to start the healing process.
What Our Clients Say
The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.
Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.
The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.
Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.
The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed
Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.
M.P. – Father
Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many). She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was. We can’t say enough positive about her.
We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.
I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.
I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.
The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.
R.M. – Father
If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.
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