Borderline Personality (BPD) Support Groups in Franklin, TN

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Photo of Cindy Butler Mancini, Psychologist in Franklin, TN
DBT Skills Training Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group "
(615) 270-9994
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
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Online Adult DBT Skills Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified
Verified
"This group will be held every Tuesday evening from August 3rd through December 21st from 5:00 to 6:30 PM CST. This group will cover all four of the core DBT skills modules to increase participants’ Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, ..."
(615) 488-7683
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
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Adult DBT Skills Group
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified
Verified
"Comprehensive DBT skills training for adults. Open group. Women and men are welcome. "
(615) 745-1066
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064

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Photo of Cindy Butler Mancini, Psychologist in Franklin, TN
DBT Skills Training Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group "
(615) 270-9994
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
Photo of Jack Justin Dreher, Pre-Licensed Professional in Franklin, TN
Online Adult DBT Skills Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified
Verified
"This group will be held every Tuesday evening from August 3rd through December 21st from 5:00 to 6:30 PM CST. This group will cover all four of the core DBT skills modules to increase participants’ Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, ..."
(615) 488-7683
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
Photo of The Village of Kairos, Psychologist in Franklin, TN
Adult DBT Skills Group
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified
Verified
"Comprehensive DBT skills training for adults. Open group. Women and men are welcome. "
(615) 745-1066
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064


Borderline Personality (BPD) Support Groups

What is the most successful approach to treating borderline personality disorder?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is considered the gold standard of treatment for borderline personality disorder. An evidence-based treatment, it addresses the extreme emotional reactivity, the relationship difficulties, and the acts of self-harm that create so much distress for BPD patients. DBT is a comprehensive program that includes both regular individual psychotherapy sessions and weekly group sessions of skills training.

What happens in treatment of borderline personality disorder?

Treatment typically consists of weekly individual therapy sessions that last an hour and group skill-focused instructional sessions that may last up to two hours. Patients are typically given homework “assignments” in which they are asked to practice in their daily life the skills they acquire in therapy. Patients also keep a diary tracking their emotions and impulses as a way to know which situations are most problematic and to help them gain control over their own behavior. Difficult situations and feelings are typically reviewed in therapy sessions and more constructive solutions found.

What kinds of problems does BPD treatment help with?

DBT was initially developed to dampen the self-destructive impulses of chronically suicidal patients. It is now the treatment of choice for borderline personality disorder, a serious condition marked by extreme emotional reactivity, relationship instability, and self-injurious behaviors. Treatment of BPD helps patients tolerate the flux of emotions without acting on them, often with a specific focus on tolerating negative emotions. DBT addresses the core problems of BPD—fear of abandonment, low self-esteem, and impulsivity.

What is the goal of treatment in borderline personality disorder?

The goal of treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) is to relieve the extreme emotional distress that patients experience—to curb their emotional reactivity, to minimize their inclination to self-harm, and to reduce their impulsivity. Toward these ends, patients are not only taught an array of new coping skills and techniques for emotional regulation, they are given opportunities to practice them. Another major goal of treatment is interpersonal effectiveness; patients learn and problem-solve ways to effectively communicate in relationships, especially how to ask for what they need as a way to minimize hurt feelings.




What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Franklin Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Franklin is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Franklin are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.