Did your parent or caregiver show patterns of BPD?


Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is highly stigmatized and often goes undiagnosed. An official diagnosis can only be determined by a licensed clinician through the use of assessment techniques. This quiz is not the equivalent of a psychological diagnosis for anyone. However, it can be useful to collect clues about your family of origin. This clarifying insight can help you get targeted support to help you heal, regardless of anyone else’s official diagnosis.

About this Quiz

Review the questions below. The first set of questions are about your parent or caregiver. The second set are about you. As you read through these questions, pay attention to the overarching pattern of your responses. Remember, doubting yourself is a common outcome of being raised in an invalidating environment such as being around a parent with BPD so don’t discount your opinion.

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About Your Parent or Loved One (either in the past or currently)

Feelings that you have as a result:

Now What…?

ReParentive™ Therapy is a groundbreaking approach I developed to help adults who grew up in households with patterns of Borderline Personality Disorder. As a therapist developing this approach, I’ve helped many individuals make great strides in healing from the legacy of BPD.

If you’re ready for more help, register for this on-demand, virtual workshop for just $25!

For Therapists

My focus now is on bringing ReParentive™ Therapy to more people by training other therapists in this highly-effective, somatically-based approach. Be on the lookout for an upcoming directory of therapists certified in ReParentive™ Therapy to help you find one in your state. If you’re already working with a therapist who you *wish* offered a practical, time-tested approach to healing from the effects of growing up in a household affected by BPD, click here to let me know and I’ll reach out to them.

What if I Suspect *I* Have BPD?

First off, know that you are NOT alone. When you grow up in this environment, it’s very easy to adopt the patterns yourself. My #1 recommendation is to find a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) group or individual therapist.

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