Dr. Brownlee specializes in Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and traits associated with the diagnosis. While Dr. Brownlee sees the “diagnosis” of BPD as a cluster of symptoms that stem from trauma, she believes it important to acknowledge that individuals are diagnosed with BPD and use an evidence-based treatment protocol. The MBT approach is effective because it allows individuals to process their experiences while holding them accountable to their behaviors and increase their ability to have compassion and empathy for themselves and those they are in a relationship with.
Shelise specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality. This is a manualized, evidence-based approach that teaches clients distress tolerance, healthy coping skills, grounding practices, and effectively reduces the symptoms of BPD. DBT offers individuals Shelise has a compassionate approach that allows clients to explore the roots of their diagnosis and gain insight about their current behavior and overall functioning. To learn more about Shelise and her work click here.