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 mood swings can be frightening. One week you may feel depressed, unmotivated even suicidal. Then you surge into a whirlwind of high energy, racing thoughts, sleeplessness, and maybe you do things that you feel embarrassed about later, when you come down from the emotional high. And this leads to more depression, shame and guilt. It's exhausting! There's hope. People with bipolar disorder lead healthy, productive lives with proper diagnosis and treatment.

— Celia Tatman, Counselor
 

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in mood, energy and thinking. Individuals with bipolar experience a spectrum of high and low moods—known as mania and depression. Untreated bipolar usually worsens, however, with early intervention and coordinated treatment, people can learn to manage symptoms.

— David Johnson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Mateo, CA

Through CBT, somatic interventions, and creative arts therapy, we specialize in helping you regain a stability, trust in yourself, and awareness pf your triggers. Prevention of mania or depressive states are possible when you have the right support and therapists on your side.

— Jennifer Giuglianotti, Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
 

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

Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist and Mental Health Integrated Medicine Provider, specializing in integrative treatments for bipolar and other depressive disorders.

— Derek Prescott, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Hubert, NC
 

Treatment for Bipolar usually includes medication, but also work on developing a practice of healthy habits whether that is art, writing, yoga, breathing, or spiritual practices. Bipolar symptoms can be debilitating and negatively influence your self-esteem and relationships. In therapy we work on finding those triggers and help you find ways to alleviate and manage the symptoms.

— BARBARA E MCGLAMERY, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

I understand the ups and downs of Bipolar and can help you learn to manage your emotions and moods so that you can achieve your goals.

— Coral Krueger, Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO
 

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

Do you feel at times like you can do ANYTHING, and at other times like you can NOT do anything? Bipolar Disorder causes severe mood swings that can throw arrows through your plans. I love to help people create a plan for living a meaningful life with Bipolar Disorder. I have training in Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy, a newer intervention specifically for Bipolar Disorder as well as other approaches that can help you do this. I believe that recovery from Bipolar Disorder is possible.

— JENNIFER GERLACH, Therapist in Swansea, IL
 

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

Addressing mood dysregulation utilizing an integrated approach.

— Tracy Carmody, Counselor in Baldwinsville, NY
 

Treatment for Bipolar usually includes medication, but also work on developing a practice of healthy habits whether that is art, writing, yoga, breathing, or spiritual practices. Bipolar symptoms can be debilitating and negatively influence your self-esteem and relationships. In therapy we work on finding those triggers and help you find ways to alleviate and manage the symptoms.

— BARBARA E MCGLAMERY, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

I know first-hand what it is like to live with mental health challenges and specialize in a client-centered approach for this area of focus.

— Chris Cole, Therapist in Longmont, CO
 

Through CBT, somatic interventions, and creative arts therapy, we specialize in helping you regain a stability, trust in yourself, and awareness pf your triggers. Prevention of mania or depressive states are possible when you have the right support and therapists on your side.

— Jennifer Giuglianotti, Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

The ups and downs of bipolar disorder can leave you feeling fragmented and disoriented. Although you may spend much of the time feeling low, an episode of mania or hypomania can present without much warning. In our sessions, you can learn yourself and your patterns/triggers. We will explore ways for you to identify your mood and learn how to navigate them in a healthy way.

— Heather Vignali, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mahwah, NJ
 

I practice 2 of the most leading treatments for Bipolar Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy. It is critical to point out when treating bipolar disorder that your environment effects your mood and your mood effects your environment. People who struggle with bipolar disorder are especially sensitive to their environment. I will work with you to help you find balance in life.

— Destiny Rattanapichetkul, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Fransisco, CA

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