Treatment of personality disorder has never looked so promising.
The task now is to determine which patient is best treated with which therapy and by which therapist. No one treatment is best for every patient and not everyone can treat patients with personality disorder. —Anthony Bateman, MD
One of the most important investments you may ever make is getting highly-effective treatment for borderline personality disorder or self-harming behaviors.
Do you have the resources and information you need to make this decision?
Who am I?
I started out my career in mental health by serving as the executive director of the Pinellas County, Florida affiliate of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). In 2007, I founded Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Association—a nonprofit organization dedicated towards providing advocacy, education, and support for persons diagnosed with BPD and their families.
Hope for BPD was created to meet the needs of individuals diagnosed with BPD who are often confused and overwhelmed by navigating therapeutic boarding schools, short-term and long-term residential care, and outpatient treatment options.
Treatment decisions are often met with fear, confusion, and a glimmer of hope for future health and happiness. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for me to hear that therapy and counseling has failed in the past—even to point where there's an increase in symptoms.
I am pleased to offer:
• Confidential and compassionate treatment consultation for individuals diagnosed with BPD or who engage in self-injury, their loved ones, parents, and other caregivers
• Information and research about evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder and self-harm such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Schema-Focused Therapy, STEPPS, Good Psychiatric Management, and Transference-Focused Psychotherapy
• Ongoing solution-focused and nonjudgmental support for individuals with BPD and family members
• Personalized recommendations based on your individual needs*
• Adherent DBT treatment for Baylor University, McLennan Community College, Texas State Technical College students and for adolescents and adults residing in the areas surrounding Waco, Bryan-College Station, Temple, and Killeen.
We're in this together.
* Amanda L. Smith, LMSW accepts no financial compensation
from treatment centers or mental health professionals.