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
 

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

I have extensive experience working with the full range of mood disorders and success is supporting a healthy management of mood related symptoms and behaviors. Many people with mood disorders also suffer from complex trauma, known or unknown to them, and/or substance abuse issues. I am well qualified, having extensive specialized trainings and experience, to help.

— Stacy Ruse (Founder), Licensed Professional Counselor in Longmont, CO
 

There are times when therapy alone is not enough. No matter what you do, you can't stop crying, or you can't sleep or focus, with your mind racing and feeling irritable, energized, or driven. I help people recognize when it is time to see a medical professional, and provide integrated care to ensure that they are stable enough to benefit from therapy. Together, we can work through the process of becoming whole, and creating balance in your life so that you can be all you were meant to be.

— Deena Hitzke, Counselor in Tucson, AZ

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
 

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

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
 

Addressing mood dysregulation utilizing an integrated approach.

— Tracy Carmody, Counselor in Baldwinsville, NY

I have worked with clients diagnosed with Bipolar, helping them to navigate through life's challenges.

— Anna Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
 

I'm equally passionate about working with clients who have Bipolar disorder. The clients I work with often struggle with low mood, motivation, and energy or with an elevated mood, thoughts of grandiosity, irritability and/or a high sex drive. Maybe you feel yourself dragging a lot of the time and are ready for a change. To curb emotional overwhelm and distress, I utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to ease these symptoms. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) incorporates mindfulness to learn emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

— Catharine Pritchard Hawks, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

You may be questioning if you have bipolar if you are swung around by your emotions and move between extremes. Psychological testing can be extremely helpful to gain an accurate diagnosis and help with treatment recommendations, medication evaluation, and coping tools.

— Relational Psych Group, Psychologist in Seattle, WA
 

I have studied extensively about Bipolar Disorder and have worked with many affected clients. My focus is in mood management. I incorporate many concepts of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) into my treatment approach, which I have found extremely helpful with Bipolar Disorder.

— Jasmeen Miah, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Capitola, CA

Bipolar disorder is a diagnosis that I have treated for almost twenty years. My goal is to develop a safe space for clients and develop a healthy repoire. Therapy will designed around the clients needs with the priority to help them manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

— Caitlin Grossi, in longmeadow, MA
 

I have expertise in CBT for bipolar spectrum disorders.

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

There are times when therapy alone is not enough. No matter what you do, you can't stop crying, or you can't sleep or focus, with your mind racing and feeling irritable, energized, or driven. I help people recognize when it is time to see a medical professional, and provide integrated care to ensure that they are stable enough to benefit from therapy. Together, we can work through the process of becoming whole, and creating balance in your life so that you can be all you were meant to be.

— Deena Hitzke, Counselor in Tucson, AZ
 

I have worked with those who have bipolar disorder for the last 5 years in hospital settings, community mental health, and group practice. Bipolar disorder is complicated and coordinating care can be difficult. I understand how important it will be to work with your care team to provide the best care.

— Laura Wood, Counselor in Seattle, WA