blue sky with cloud and seaBorderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness marked by turbulent emotions, unstable relationships, extreme impulsivity and heightened anger. People with BPD sometimes lack a coherent sense of identity; self-harm and self-defeating behaviors are common. Dorothy’s approach to treating clients diagnosed with BPD is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment model developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., especially to treat borderlines. DBT is built around the concept of dialectics, which involves trying to create balance between opposing ideas. Using a dialectical approach recognizes teaches clients the skills to balance the all-or-nothing, black-or-white attitude that drives the thoughts and behaviors of people with DBT. Call Dorothy at her Madison, NJ office for more information: 201-788-3189.