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

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
 

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

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
 

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, Licensed Professional Counselor in Longmont, CO

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
 

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

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