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We are proud to announce the opening of our fourth Residential Facility: Cheyenne House
D'Amore is now in Network with MHN Health Net Insurance
D'Amore is now in Network with MHN Health Net Insurance

Residential Treatment for BPD


D'Amore Healthcare And Bipolar Disorder

Our sympathetic and compassionate approach to treating all of our patients fosters a caring and healing environment. We treat everyone with dignity as we create a healing plan based on their specific needs. 

If you are suffering from borderline personality disorder, you should seek help and treatment. Our staff can help you on the road to a healthier and happier life.

D’Amore can give you the tools you need to live a productive life and enjoy rewarding relationships. Our well-trained, licensed therapists take your entire physical, social, and psychological history into account when designing a tailored plan that’s right for you. As a result, many of our patients achieve a new sense of self-awareness and control over their condition.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder makes it hard for people to manage their behavior and emotions, have a poor self-image, and a pattern of relationships that are unstable. They can also have a severe fear of abandonment or instability and have difficulties being alone.

Someone who suffers from borderline personality disorder can also have frequent mood swings, anger at inappropriate times, and be impulsive. This can result in people being driven away. This disorder tends to start in early adulthood. It is often worse at the beginning and can potentially get better with age. 

It can be hard to distinguish between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. The latter is a mood disorder while the former is a personality disorder, however, they share many similarities in how they show themselves in a person.

Our team of professionals can distinguish between the two, guaranteeing you receive the proper treatment. 

Anyone who suffers from a borderline personality disorder shouldn’t be discouraged. Many people who have this disorder get better with treatment over time, living satisfying and happy lives.

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

Some symptoms of this disorder include:

Having a pattern of unstable relationships

Intense fear of abandonment, oftentimes going to extremes to avoid imagined or real rejection or separation

Periods of time where you have a loss of contact with reality and stress-related paranoia that last from just a few minutes to several hours

Fast changes in self-image and self-identity

Self-injury or suicidal thoughts or behavior

Mood swings that last several hours or days, usually tied to a response of fear of rejection or separation

Risky or impulsive behavior, including reckless driving, gambling, unsafe sex, binge eating, drug abuse, or spending sprees

Intense anger, including being bitter or sarcastic, getting into a physical fight, or often losing your temper

Perpetual feelings of emptiness

There are also additional factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing a disorder:

Stressful Childhood: Some people who have borderline personality disorder have reported being neglected or physically or sexually abused as a child. This includes people who were separated from a close caregiver or parent when they were younger or those people in their lives who had other mental health issues or substance abuse problems. Other people said that they had unstable family relationships or were exposed to conflict in their environments. 

Hereditary Predisposition: A person may be more at risk for this disorder if a relative, such as father, mother, sister, or brother has a similar or same disorder.

Borderline Personality Disorder Can Effect Your Life

This disorder can cause issues and damage in multiples areas. Your intimate relationships, school, job, self-image, and social activities can be negatively impacted, causing:

Not finishing school

Multiple job losses or changes

Legal issues, including time in jail


Abusive relationships

Relationships filled with conflict

Sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancies, car accidents, and physical fights due to risky and impulsive behavior

Suicide attempts

Borderline personality disorder may also cause other mental health issues, including:

Other types of personality disorders

Treatment for BPD

When you come to our facility in Huntington Beach, you will be evaluated by our staff. We will look at your entire psychological and medical history, working toward the best path for you to receive treatment. Our approach to mental health is personalized and holistic, working to heal mind, body, and spirit. 

Borderline personality disorder is traditionally treated with psychotherapy, but your physician may add in medication if they determine it is needed. The medication is used to treat symptoms that arise from borderline personality disorder, such as depression or anxiety. We work to avoid medication and hospitalization for mental illnesses and create an environment that reduces the shame around mental illness.


Psychotherapy is also known as talk therapy. The goals of it include:

Learning how to manage uncomfortable emotions

Focusing on the ways you can currently function

Improving relationships by being aware of the feelings of others and yourself

Reducing any impulsivity by teaching you how to observe your feelings, not act on them

Gaining more knowledge on borderline personality disorder

Some effective types of psychotherapy include:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: This includes individual or group therapy that is specifically designed to treat borderline personality disorders. It utilizes a skills-based approach that teaches patients how to tolerate distress, manage emotions, and improve their relationships. 

Mentalization-Based Therapy: This form of talk therapy helps patients identify their feelings and thoughts at any moment, creating an alternate perspective on whatever situation. It teaches how to think before you react. 

Schema-Focused Therapy: This type of psychotherapy can also be done in a group or individually. Patients will learn how to pick out unmet needs that have subsequently lead to life patterns that are negative. These life patterns can sometimes be useful for survival but harm other areas of your life. It teaches patients how to meet their needs in a healthy way.

Contact D'Amore Mental Health Today

You and your loved ones don’t have to struggle through a borderline personality disorder alone. Our staff at D’Amore will treat you with kindness and compassion, healing you from the inside out.