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Welcome! Im Oriana

Keep healing, 

Keep growing,

Keep finding your truth.

Street Cred and Certification

Certified Community Support Worker and Educational Assistant.

Oriana’s healing journey began back in 2010 after a rapid decline in mental wellness, history of toxic relationships and receiving a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.

She is a mental health advocate  who is passionate  to reach out to others to provide her insights with living with, and recovery from BPD, healing from trauma & narcissistic abuse and her journey into developing a deeper sense of self awareness.

Healing through a variety psycho-educational programs with certification of achievement in:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Women’s Seeking Safety Program [C-PTSD]
  • Understanding Family Roles 
  • Life Skills Program
  • Understanding the 12 Steps
  • WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan
  • Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT) complex blend of behavioural interventions with techniques from psychodynamic, client-centered, gestalt, paradoxical and strategic approaches, as well as, Eastern meditation practices.

My Truths In Recovery of BPD & The birth of LIES IN DISGUISE

Lies in Disguise was inspired after much self-exploration, discovery of unconscious beliefs, thinking patterns, and defence mechanisms, that were created to self preserve after trauma and neglect. I found out that most, if not all, of my Borderline Personality traits , stemmed from a broken and flawed core belief system.  I operated from false self perceptions ‘lies’ about myself, such as, ‘I am not good enough’, ‘I am not lovable’. Hence the title “Lies in Disguise”.  As an adult, I learned that these childhood experiences taught me lies that became engrained into my personality, and wired into brain patterns, creating unconscious defence mechanism/coping strategies. All of which were designed to protect me from the childish fears and intense emotions scarred deep within me.  Identifying these “lies” led me to understand my baffling and destructive behaviours that were a manifestation of my beliefs. I found my truth by creating new truths and belief systems about myself. I did this by facing the truth of my painful experiences, grieving for my inner child and learning/practicing better coping skills to wire new patterns.  I write about the processes I took to find my truths, to heal the past and attain personal growth. This is why after each blog, I write “keep healing, keep growing, keep finding your truth”.  How vital this process proved to be for me that I am now considered recovered from BPD. I hope to share my insights with you, so that, you may find your own truths, heal your inner wounds and continue your personal growth.

~ Oriana