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.

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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

I have been treating people with Bipolar for many years. I know coping skills and medication tips. I greatly enjoy helping my clients get relief from mood disorders.

— Adam Green, Therapist in Wilmington, NC

Living with Bipolar and other Mood Disorders can feel like riding a rollercoaster. There are ups and downs and adjusting can be difficult. I seek to provide clients with the ability to have compassion for themselves as they go through this experience. It is important for people who have a genetic predisposition to these conditions to realize that it is not their fault, and to be supported by the people that surround them. I work to make my clients feel grounded and in control of their lives.

— Elizabeth "Lisa" Cotey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL

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 MCGLAMERY, Creative Art 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

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

— Anna Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

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

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

Experience working with individuals with Bipolar 1 and Bipolar II diagnosis who are prescribed medications and receiving weekly psychotherapy and eclectic approaches

— Joycelynn Flowers-Ashton, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Cypress, TX

My primary clinical interests are in the treatment of bipolar, anxiety, and depression. I believe in using an integrative approach that meets the client where they are. I have experience treating these disorders in multiple settings and in all degrees of severity.

— Ben Stover, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Chicago, IL

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

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, Psychotherapist in Longmont, CO

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

Bipolar disorder is treatable and more manageable than some may think. Understanding triggers and identifying warning signs can be key to success. Working with a mental health professional can help guide that self awareness train and promote healthy coping skills in order to encouraging living one's best life.

— Kellie A. Ebberup-Krug, Counselor