Best Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Center & Hospital

Don’t let borderline personality disorder rob you of one more day. Sierra Tucson can provide you with the personalized BPD treatment you need so that you can live the healthier life that you deserve. Learn more about our comprehensive services in Tucson, Arizona.

Learn More About BPD Treatment

Learn more about borderline personality disorder treatment at Sierra Tucson

Characterized by a pattern of unstable relationships, emotions, and image of one’s self, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder that results in significant distress and impairment in an individual’s ability to function properly in various settings. Occurring most often in early adulthood but with signs emerging early in a person’s life, BPD causes an individual to make frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment by engaging in impulsive and risky behaviors, all while experiencing stress-related paranoid thoughts, which have the potential to result in a variety of mental and behavioral problems. At Sierra Tucson, the best treatment center and hospital for borderline personality disorder treatment, we understand how discouraging and difficult it can be to live with borderline personality disorder, which is why we are proud to offer exemplary treatment that is geared towards holistically healing those afflicted with this condition. As a leading treatment provider, we put forth every effort to improve the life of every person who comes to our treatment center for premier care.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for borderline personality disorder

If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, the self-destructive thoughts and behaviors displayed by your loved one may not only cause you to worry, but at times may frighten you. In addition to helping your loved one get the professional help they need, knowing more specific ways in which you can support them can immensely increase the overall well-being of your loved one. In addition to helping your loved one find mental health treatment that will best suit their individualized needs, there are a number of things you can do to provide them with a stable relationship and increase their self-esteem. Some suggestions include:

  • Be unconditionally supportive and accepting of your loved one. Assure them that you are there for them and that they can always come to you with any concerns that may arise. Additionally, since those who have BPD often have fear of abandonment, make sure that they understand that you will not abandon them. Most importantly be sure you follow through on what you say you are going to do.
  • Establish and follow a predictable routine on a daily basis in order to help eliminate some of the fear of abandonment, anxiety, and lack of trust that your loved one may feel. A daily routine will help provide your loved one with a sense of security and stability.
  • Try to be as positive as you can and avoid negativity. Keeping a positive attitude, even in during difficult times, as this can help your loved one find something positive to focus on.
  • Take the time to engage in meaningful and enjoyable activities with your loved one that you both will enjoy. Additionally, encourage your loved one to participate in other activities they enjoy, as this can help increase their sense of self-worth.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for borderline personality disorder at Sierra Tucson

As serious as the ramifications are for untreated borderline personality disorder, the unfortunate reality is that many people do not seek out the professional care that they need in order to manage the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. The result of lack of treatment is significant interference and distress in a person’s life. Individuals with BPD tend to have a sense of impending separation or rejection, which can result in extreme sensitivity to the environment around them, inappropriate anger, and intense fear of being alone. These fears can lead to dangerous impulsive acts, including self-injury or suicidal behaviors. Because their views of other individuals tend to change so rapidly, they often have a difficult time establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships, increasing feelings of loneliness and isolation. Furthermore, those with BPD tend to experience dramatic shifts in their self-image, often changing their goals, values, and other ambitions and potentially resulting in multiple job changes and shifts in friendships.

Types of Treatment

Types of BPD treatment offered at Sierra Tucson

As an internationally known and respected treatment provider of medical, therapeutic, and experiential services, our center is pleased to offer state of the art treatment for a wide range of behavioral health concerns. Through the integration of evidence-based practices and integrative therapies, our treatment center prides itself on being a leading provider of services that are effective in treating addictions and other behavioral health problems. Holistic and individualized treatment is cornerstone to the best care offered at our center, and is provided by a staff of qualified and experienced. At Sierra Tucson, a premier BPD treatment center, our primary goal is to deliver services in such a manner that all who come to us for treatment will benefit from our services and resume the pursuit of a healthy and productive future.

Our BPD treatment center includes our 15-bed behavioral health inpatient unit, and a 124-bed behavioral health residential treatment center, both of which are situated on the same campus. Residents who require immediate stabilization due to the presence of psychiatric concerns, such as those associated with borderline personality disorder or those in need of medical detoxification can receive these services prior to engaging in our treatment center’s residential care.

The behavioral health residential treatment supplied by our BPD center is designed to elicit the most favorable treatment outcomes for all residents. With five distinct treatment options offered within the residential treatment center, residents can expect to receive the beneficial services they need in order to truly heal. For those who are trying to overcome the debilitating symptoms of anxiety, our treatment center’s Mood and Anxiety Program allows our residents to heal the mind, body, and spirit through integrative and comprehensive treatment. This intensive treatment incorporates both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectic behavior therapy workshops and continues to provide psychodynamic therapy through their primary process group and individual therapies.

The types of services you receive will be determined by your treatment team. Once an initial assessment has determined that a resident’s needs will be best met through this treatment, they can learn healthy ways of coping with the symptoms of borderline personality disorder and begin to prepare themselves for reintegration into their communities. Additional treatment methods offered in a resident’s treatment plan include:

Medication management: Residents engaged in the Mood and Anxiety Program are seen by a psychiatrist or attending physician at our treatment center on a weekly basis to determine the need for medication, monitor medication, and adjust any medication prescribed in order to ensure optimal alleviation of mental health symptoms, including those associated with borderline personality disorder. Registered nurses and clinical technicians also assist in monitoring a resident’s medication needs.

Individual therapy: Upon entering the Mood and Anxiety treatment plan, each resident is assigned a primary therapist at our BPD treatment whom they will meet with at least once a week. All individual sessions are conducted by master’s level clinicians and licensed psychologists.

Group therapy: In addition to being assigned a primary therapist, each residents is also assigned a small group of peers at our treatment center with whom they will meet four times per week with a primary therapist. In addition to the peer group, other groups are supplied by this treatment plan and may include topics such as:

  • Anger management
  • Dialectical skills group
  • Hygiene
  • Coping skills
  • Working through grief and loss
  • Relapse prevention
  • Mindfulness

Therapeutic Recreational Activities: In order to help residents build a stronger sense of self and confidence, our center offers a Therapeutic Recreational Activities Program. This treatment plan includes the following therapeutic activities, which are conducted daily or on a weekly basis to stress the importance of getting physical activity:

  • Equine therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Chi Kung
  • Reiki
  • Personal training
  • Psychodrama
  • Yoga
  • Movement therapy
  • Adventure therapy (including a ropes course and rock climbing wall)

Additional services for purchase: In order to best care for the needs of those in the Mood and Anxiety treatment plan, our BPD treatment center offers a number of additional services that have proven effectiveness in helping people manage the symptoms of their anxiety or mood disorder. The following services are those offered within this innovative treatment:

  • Somatic Experiencing® Therapy (SE)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Salon
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Chiropractor
  • Psychological testing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Somato-emotional massage (SE massage)

Should a resident require stabilization services while engaged in our center’s residential treatment, they are able to partake in the services supplied by our inpatient program before returning to residential treatment. The staff of professionals conducts an ongoing assessment of each resident’s progress and needs and offers assistance in making this a seamless transition so as to continue the process of healing with as little disruption as possible.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for BPD

Sierra Tucson’s method for providing the best all-encompassing care for every resident who comes for treatment includes thorough discharge planning and continuing care services that are second-to-none. Once a resident engages in services at our treatment center, a comprehensive continued care plan is devised so that residents can remain successful once treatment is complete. Those partaking in the services at our Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit meet with continued care staff to assess each individual’s needs and plan for discharge. Those engaged in the residential treatment at our center meet with the same continued care staff and regional outreach specialists and partake in lectures as well as one-on-one planning sessions to ensure quality referrals and to establish any follow-up appointments that may be required once a resident is discharged.

Furthermore, residents exiting the residential treatment, along with their family members, can benefit from The Connections Program. This treatment plan includes 12-month-long case management services that are designed to provide ongoing and substantial support to former residents. A representative from this plan contacts residents 48 hours after discharge and is available to assist these individuals in seeking and obtaining the additional services they need in order to remain successful in the process of healing and recovery.

Lastly, former residents can take part in the Alumni Relations affiliated with our treatment center. These services include groups offered through outpatient centers, which are located across the United States.

If you or a loved one wishes to receive the superior care that has helped many individuals live happier, healthier lives, look no further than our borderline personality disorder treatment center.

Sierra Tucson has given me serenity in my life by helping me to accept my past and get to the core of my personality defects.

– Sierra Tucson
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • GeneSight
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar
  • PsychArmor
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval