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Is Borderline Personality Disorder a Life Sentence? Part 2

What Does BPD Actually Look Like? With so many listed symptoms, you may be scratching your head and wondering, what does Borderline actually look like. Sometimes personality disorders are easier to conceptualize if you have a person or character in mind. When thinking of Borderline Personality Disorder, I would direct you to think about Marie …

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Is Borderline Personality Disorder a Life Sentence? Part 1

What is Borderline Personality Disorder? If you are not familiar with Borderline Personality disorder (BPD), let’s start with a run-down of what it entails. This disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. Borderline personality disorder …

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What Exactly Is Play Therapy—Paying Someone to Play With My Kid?

What Is Play Therapy? Therapy techniques for children are adaptations of adult therapy that are modified and often include play. The act of playing is used to help children to better communicate since they cannot free associate their feelings or process their cognitive distortions verbally like adults can. The therapist’s job in these sessions is …

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Social Anxiety Disorder: What It Is and What It’s Not

We all experience moments of nervousness around social situations, whether it be before a class presentation, a job interview, a first date, etc. However, Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) is much more frequent, can occur in many social situations, is often more intense, and can cause a person to avoid social situations all together. Some …

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Love Bombing

Love is a term often filled with happy and wonderful feelings or memories while the term bomb is typically associated with danger and disaster. So what is love bombing? Love bombing is found in a romantic relationship when one partner showers the other with love and affection in an almost overwhelming way. The person who …

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COVID-19  NOTICE

We at Threads of Hope Counseling care deeply for you, your families, and our community. As the concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 increases worldwide, Threads of Hope is prepared to reduce the spread of illness by following the expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. MDH continues to stress common-sense illness prevention strategies such as sanitizing surfaces, covering your cough and sneezes, and frequent hand washing.

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of a viral respiratory infection including fever, cough, and shortness of breath or if you or someone you have been in contact with traveled internationally in the last 14 days, please DO NOT come to our office. Instead we are happy to offer you telemedicine (online video) services.

Telemedicine appointments are HIPAA secure, do not require any downloads, and can be accessed on any device with microphone and internet access. Ask your provider or the administrative staff if this is a service you’d like to pursue.

Additionally, there is a lot of misinformation being spread regarding this virus which has inspired significant anxiety in many in the community. Look here for ideas on how to reduce your fear while remaining wise in facing the uncertainty of this disease.
We are here for you and there is always hope.