Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be approached in many ways depending on the severity of your symptoms, the amount of dedication you have to your own recovery, and the amount of time and money you have to invest in your healing process.
For patients who may be severely dysregulated or who feel they need 24-hour care, residential BPD treatment may be the best option. Patients leaving residential treatment or who do not need around-the-clock care but still require intensive treatment often enter day treatment BPD programs.
For those who are transitioning out of residential or day treatment, or who may not have the time available to dedicate several hours daily to Borderline Personality Disorder treatment, outpatient BPD treatment offers the best way to stay on track with recovery while still juggling other responsibilities.
Before embarking on a course of outpatient BPD treatment, you will be thoroughly assessed and a BPD treatment plan will be designed that is specific to your needs. This ensures that you are maximizing your time in Borderline Personality Disorder treatment by focusing on the areas you need to work on the most, and finding the level of care that is most appropriate given your diagnosis and life situation.
Benefits of Outpatient BPD Treatment
Outpatient Borderline Personality Disorder treatment offers many of the same benefits as more intensive treatment courses do. You will be provided therapy by therapists who are experts in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other BPD treatments. Group therapy is available on a range of specific issues such as codependency and eating disorders, vocational training is provided if needed, and couples or family counseling can be arranged as well.
However, in outpatient BPD treatment, the schedule is more flexible and less time is committed weekly to treatment, allowing you to fit your BPD recovery into your life without disrupting your normal routine.
For many people, outpatient treatment is the best way to integrate their BPD recovery into their busy lives.