I am FINALLY starting DBT!!!!!
There was one psychologist in my area who specializes in BPD and offers DBT. For those of you who don’t know what DBT is, it’s basically the form of therapy created by Marsha Linehan that has shown to best help borderlines to manage their symptoms. She doesn’t take insurance, though she has stated that some insurances will help people cover the cost. I haven’t had insurance or been able to get it for awhile, but that’s a whole other story. I also kept thinking, “When on earth do I have time to go to therapy sessions?”
Well things have been rough lately and with things getting more serious with my boyfriend recently and it sparking up a lot of my symptoms, I figured I really really need to do something. I contacted her while I was crying at my desk at work yesterday and told her I really needed help. I met with her today. Low and behold, I also got insurance today. Things are falling into place. Worst case, I am able to pay for at least one session a month, which is better than no sessions!
She is very nice and she follows DBT to the letter. She provided all kinds of contact information and also offers “Coach-calling” which apparently is part of Marsha’s steps to offer the best therapy for borderlines. This allows me to call her if I’m struggling or in an episode and need quick skill coaching to get through. I’ve never had that and just wow. I am so happy and excited…and a little scared. I know it will be hard but I really am hoping for the best.