Bipolar

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. Formally known as manic depression, bipolar is a serious condition that can cause dangerous behavior, including suicidal tendencies. The manic and depressive periods can be brief (hours or days) or last several weeks or even months. Bipolar disorder is typically treated with a combination of therapy and medication. If you are suffering from bipolar disorder (or suspect you might be), contact one of TherapyDen’s specialists to get help today.

Meet the specialists

Bipolar disorder can lead to abrupt mood shifts that can be difficult to manage and lead to impulsive choices, psychosis, challenged relationships, etc. There are therapeutic techniques we can engage in together to help bring about increased awareness of how lifestyle and mood are intertwined for you personally and identify areas for adjustment. Through processing in therapy, we can work together toward a greater sense of balance - both internally and externally.

— Dr. Dana Avey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
 

It takes one to know one. I am skilled at treating bipolar disorder because I suffer from it too.

— Sonya Murray, Physician in Laguna Hills, CA

I utilize a blend of mindfulness-based interventions and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) informed therapy to help synthesize the reasonable mind and emotional mind when it comes to impulse control and regulating emotions in the both manic and depressive episode stages.

— Dr. Sylvia Kalicinski-Don, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Miami Beach, FL 33140, FL
 

I have expertise in CBT for bipolar spectrum disorders.

— Ziv Bell, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Mercer Island, WA

Tortured by racing thoughts, pressured speech, lack of sleep and irritability? Have a hard time getting out of bed or enjoying even simple pleasures? Have you lost hope of feeling anything again? Join a fellowship of people and their caregivers seeking support around Bipolar and other mood disorders, led by Matthew Breuer, a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern with his own diagnosis of Bipolar Type 1. A graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies, he is a trained facilitator by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has experience with a variety of group settings, most recently as a co-leader for a Harm Reduction group at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Participate to receive help with manic, depressive or mixed mood symptoms at $45 per session. We meet weekly, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm at 870 Market St., Suite 800, in the Flood Building off Powell Station, above GAP and across from Westfield Mall. An intimate 10 person per week capacity. Reserve your spot today.

— Matthew Breuer, Counselor in San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jon Chandler utilizes a wide variety of evidence-based treatments for managing both “poles” of this diagnosis.

— Jon Chandler, Psychiatrist in New Orleans, LA

We gather a history of your mood and its patterns. I assist you in establishing steady and stable routines, ultimately leading to a more balanced lifestyle, so that you can achieve your goals. I assist you in challenging negative beliefs you may have about yourself, so that you can feel confident and proud. Talk therapy is only one approach to treatment and for clients who would like to explore other forms, I am also versed in art therapy interventions.

— Robyn Tamanaha, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine, CA
 

My experience with issues related to bipolar I and bipolar II has taken place in psychiatric hospitals, intensive community services, outpatient offices, and peer support. The problems these individuals face are uniquely challenging, though my experience across the range of severity allows me to visualize paths to wellness and recovery.

— Kuniko Madden, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Durham, NC

We gather a history of your mood and its patterns. I assist you in establishing steady and stable routines, ultimately leading to a more balanced lifestyle, so that you can achieve your goals. I assist you in challenging negative beliefs you may have about yourself, so that you can feel confident and proud. Talk therapy is only one approach to treatment and for clients who would like to explore other forms, I am also versed in art therapy interventions.

— Robyn Tamanaha, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine, CA
 

Mood disorders, such as bipolar I or II, are often misdiagnosed. Unfortunately, patients may go years with a mood disorder left untreated, which can lead to comorbid issues, such as substance abuse. Our goal is to identify and treat the mood disorder as soon as possible.

— Elizabeth Robinson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Atlanta, GA

Bipolar disorder can lead to abrupt mood shifts that can be difficult to manage and lead to impulsive choices, psychosis, challenged relationships, etc. There are therapeutic techniques we can engage in together to help bring about increased awareness of how lifestyle and mood are intertwined for you personally and identify areas for adjustment. Through processing in therapy, we can work together toward a greater sense of balance - both internally and externally.

— Dr. Dana Avey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
 

It takes one to know one. I am skilled at treating bipolar disorder because I suffer from it too.

— Sonya Murray, Physician in Laguna Hills, CA

I started working with individuals who struggle with bipolar disorder while in graduate school. While I believe that DBT is a great approach for many who struggle with such a disorder, I have found that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy helps all people solidify their values and align their lives to reflect personal priorities regardless of being in a manic, depressive, or remission state.

— Bradley Raburn, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Boise, ID