Inpatient Treatment Center for Borderline Personality Disorder

BrightQuest Treatment Centers provides world-class residential treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other complex mental illnesses. Our unique therapeutic approach and expert staff ensure your loved one receives the treatment and support they need for lasting change. Our evidence-based BPD treatments, including residential care and therapy, offer the intensity and duration necessary to go beyond immediate stabilization to help our clients attain greater independence.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness characterized by intense mood swings, problems maintaining interpersonal relationships, and an unstable sense of self.

BPD can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are varied and often mimic other mental health disorders. But once BPD is identified, it is very treatable. With proper treatment, many people who suffer from borderline personality disorder have an improved prognosis and can lead healthy, productive lives.

Treatments for managing borderline personality disorder include residential treatment, psychotherapy, and in some cases medication. Inpatient treatment can be the most effective option, as BPD treatment programs can lead to reduced self-harm and impulsivity, improved self-image and relationships, and overall improved prognosis.

Combining longer-term residential treatment and specific psychotherapies may provide a more effective individualized treatment program.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Treatment


Those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder may adapt best to treatment in a caring residential treatment setting. At BrightQuest, our clinical team will give your loved one the most advanced care in a setting designed for optimal healing. This can be particularly helpful if there is a co-occurring mental health or substance use disorder.

At our BrightQuest locations in San Diego and Nashville, our unique therapeutic model and structure of long-term residential care ensure that your loved one will receive the support necessary for healing and recovery. With the guidance of our clinical team, their fellow peers, and your family involvement, your loved one will work through underlying issues, gain strength, build confidence, regain control of their life, and work toward greater independence.

Treatment Goals for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)


The goals created by experienced mental health professionals treating borderline personality disorder can be achieved more successfully in residential treatment. Our caring team at BrightQuest will equip your loved one with the leading treatment and care in a secure, encouraging setting while they achieve their borderline personality disorder goals:

  • Acknowledging symptoms and the need to change
  • Establishing stress tolerance
  • Bettering relationships with others
  • Decreasing self-destructive behaviors
  • Balancing and controlling strong emotions and moods
  • Applying mindfulness techniques, like meditation or other self-soothing approaches

Successful results for borderline personality disorder treatment are achieved when patients follow the exact treatment plan provided by a mental health professional. The members of BrightQuest’s mental health professional team will help your loved one to better manage their symptoms.

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Treatment Options


Although borderline personality disorder is a serious condition without a cure, it is treatable. The methods of treatment vary depending on each individual’s unique experiences of this condition, and include:

  • Residential treatment. For those suffering from borderline personality disorder, entering a residential treatment center provides the best chance for long-term success. In a setting designed for recovery, patients will learn and practice new skills to better their relationships with others, tolerate stress, regulate their emotions and moods, and lower self-destructive behaviors and other functional instabilities or disruptions brought on by the disorder.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT focuses on identifying how and what a person is feeling and thinking, and how each affects life’s function.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Specifically designed as a treatment for borderline personality disorder. The key to DBT is the ability to hold on to two opposing ideas at the same time, and then to balance acceptance and change.
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Like cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy centers on trying to help people with borderline personality disorder identify, acknowledge and accept, then change contradictory negative thoughts and emotions.
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment. Focuses on improving the process by which a person suffering from borderline personality disorder makes sense of him or herself, others, and the external world.
  • Medication for BPD. Treatment for borderline personality disorder can also include medication when therapy alone is insufficient to alleviate symptoms. Medication is generally not used to treat BPD specifically, because the symptoms vary widely, and the effectiveness is not clear. But when used to treat specific symptoms, use of prescription medication can be very effective in alleviating symptoms associated with BPD.

Inpatient Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)


Whether symptoms are moderate or severe, residential treatment can be beneficial for people suffering from borderline personality disorder. Many times, even if symptoms are moderate, if they are long-term and chronic, or co-occurring mental health disorders are present, inpatient treatment can be a more effective option. In general, residential treatment can lead to reduced self-harm and impulsivity, improved self-image and relationships, and overall improved prognosis.

Longer-term residential stays combined with specific psychotherapy treatments can provide more concentrated individualized programs, with full integration of skills, provided within a controlled and therapeutic setting alongside mental health professionals and a community of others who may have had similar experiences. People who suffer from borderline personality disorder can also learn and practice new skills that improve interpersonal interaction, emotional regulation, and other functional instabilities or disruptions brought on by the disorder.

Our residential treatment programs for borderline personality disorder at BrightQuest San Diego and BrightQuest Nashville allow our clients to acquire the most effective care tailored to their individual needs. With staff support and availability 24 hours per day, you can be sure your loved one’s needs are always taken care of. While interacting with our team and their peers your loved one will reach their treatment goals in a more stable and successful environment at BrightQuest.

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Why Choose BrightQuest for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Treatment


We understand that one of the toughest decisions you can face is choosing the right treatment option for the one you love. We’ve taken this journey countless times with other families who once came through our doors with the same questions. There are several components that make the unique BrightQuest model so successful.

  • We Treat the Family. We engage the entire family in treatment so that they can become more successful in navigating life with a loved one experiencing borderline personality disorder.
  • Lasting Behavioral Change. We offer clients the tools, skills, and support necessary to attain greater stability and independence with the confidence and courage to live a healthy, happy, and productive life.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can co-occur with bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders. If your loved one is suffering from borderline personality disorder, please contact us today.