WorTH; a woman’s road to guidance, mindfulness, wholeness, success.
For many young adults, growing up with an undiagnosed or untreated mental health or personality disorder can have a lasting impact on their development. They may find it difficult or impossible to maintain interpersonal relationships, finish school, or keep a job. These struggles can, in turn, lead to substance abuse or other dangerous behavior.
The Woman’s Road or WoRTH program is structured to offer the kinds of help, healing, and support needed by these young adults. Our focus on dialectical behavioral therapy and dual diagnosis allow us to help our clients build a strong foundation for a bright future.
Living with borderline personality disorder–there is hope.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition marked by turbulent emotions, impulsive behavior, and interpersonal difficulty.
Until only recently, individuals who struggled with borderline personality disorder were either unrecognized, undiagnosed, or considered impossible to treat. People with borderline personality disorder can learn to understand and work within their disorder, and are able to live fulfilling lives.
The four phases of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT was developed specifically to provide that kind of support, and is widely recognized as one of the most useful treatments for borderline individuals. All of our WoRTH therapists have been extensively trained, at the Portland DBT Institute. We emphasize DBT for all our clients–even those without BPD–due to the broad scope of its treatment potential.
An active, positive, growth-oriented community.
During residential treatment, we encourage our clients to practice maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. In addition to addiction, self-harm, and other destructive habits, many of them struggle with rigid thinking patterns, which hamper their ability to learn, change, and progress. Creative expression, thought exercises, or physical activity can help break this rigidity, allowing for greater emotional freedom and growth.