Borderline Personality Disorder is a common psychiatric condition characterized by intense anxiety, sadness or anger in response to actual or perceived criticism, rejection or abandonment. Perceived rejection may also be accompanied by impulsive, self-harmful behavior, or suicidal gestures or attempts. During severe stress, there is an increase in paranoia and belief that others are being hostile. There is often a feeling of being empty on the inside with a lack of security about self-identity.

Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder typically includes hospitalizations for suicidal behaviors followed by outpatient group therapy to learn coping skills. It often takes many years of counseling to achieve improvement in symptoms.

Dr. Heselton offers a new approach with Revisioning Psychotherapy that addresses core issues to bring about lasting changes in emotional regulation, relationships, self-identity, and decrease self-harmful and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Dr. Heselton treats Borderline Personality Disorder as a typically milder dissociative disorder, resulting from attachment/relationship wounds from the past. Inconsistent caregiving can result in anxiety about relationship abandonment due to unmet emotional needs. The goal of Revisioning Therapy is heal the attachment wound with the activation of the Mirror Neuron Network, which is the attachment and connection network of the brain. Mental imagery is then used to to build a comprehensive sense of the core self, stabilize emotions, and reduce or eliminate self-critical or self-harmful thoughts.