I am 47 years of age. At the age of 14, I was diagnosed with PTSD, Depression, Bipolar II, generalized anxiety, and Borderline Personality Disorder. For 33 years I suffered from my thinking, how I viewed myself
and I believed that I would always be a sick person. For the past two and a half years, I have made REBT, emotional intelligence theory, and mindfulness a part of everything that I think about. After living
with and researching my diagnosis of BPD, I have concluded the following ...
I am not defined by my diagnosis!
I have been through many types of treatment over the years including different forms of Cognitive Behavior Therapy such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I have had psychiatric management with my medications, anger management, psychotherapy, transference-focused therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and schema therapy, but none of these worked for me ... until REBT & EI/EQ & mindfulness.
REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy), mindfulness, and EI/EQ (Emotional Intelligence Theory) are finally effective. I work hard every day to reason and "dispute" my irrational self-talk. I find with each experience that I learn from, and it becomes easier to dispute my irrational and rigid beliefs.
1913 - 2007
Dr. Ellis developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in 1955. It is was a revolutionary form of cognitive behavior therapy and focused on an individuals thinking about events to manage cognitive and emotional disturbances.
Las Vegas, NV
Dr. Cornwall studied REBT under Dr. Ellis and Dr. Raymond DiGiuseppe. Dr. Cornwall practices in Las Vegas, Nevada. He specializes in Emotional Intelligence Theory and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.
Melanie Hilliard was diagnosed at age 14 with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar, Depression, generalized anxiety, and PTSD. "I thought that I was sick forever." I consider Dr. Cornwall my mentor and use I REBT skills to have a fulfilling life.