Resources

COVID-19

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, all therapy sessions will be conducted via telehealth.  Billing will be conducted remotely as well, please check your email inbox for invoices.  

I've prepared this handout as a general guide for how to handle social distancing and quarantine.  Please feel free to share.  Another guide from SAMHSA can be found here.

Additional resources:

The CDC's website on COVID-19

The WHO's website on COVID-19

Mindfulness exercises

Several of the methodologies used by Dr. Paggeot incorporate mindfulness training and skills.  Below are links to websites and mindfulness exercises that clients may find useful.  

Portland Psychotherapy Clinic

This website contains links to several mindfulness exercises that are variants of exercises utilized by Dr. Paggeot, most notably the Mindfulness of Thoughts and Feelings exercise, the Leaves on a Stream exercise, and the Mindfulness of Anxiety exercise.  

Ocean Mindfulness of Emotions Exercise (10:00, Insight Timer)

Accepting and Letting Go (30:00, Insight Timer)

Helplines 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1(800) 273-8255 - The Lifeline also has a specialty line for Veterans, just dial 1 after this number.  The Lifeline website also contains phone numbers for those who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing, as well as web chat and text lines for those who are not in a position to be able to speak out loud. 

 

Note: You do not need to be immediately suicidal to reach out to the Lifeline, and they accept phone calls from concerned friends and family members as well.  

Borderline Personality Disorder resources

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be a difficult and confusing diagnosis to receive, and can be just as confusing for family, friends, and loved ones.  This is complicated by misinformation found in some corners of the web.  Below are some resources to help both sufferers and loved ones begin to make sense of the disorder, and to understand the path to healing. 

 

NEA BPD - What is BPD?

 

This link goes to a description of the disorder, the incidence, and some of the historical context for the misunderstanding and misdiagnosis of this psychological disorder. 

Behavioral Tech - How DBT Helps

This link goes to a webpage explaining how Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps individuals with BPD, and outlining some of the research supporting DBT's effectiveness.  

NEA BPD - Family Connections

This link explains BPD to family and loved ones, and contains a registration form for the Family Connections support program for those with loved ones suffering from BPD.