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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In addition to medication management, helping client's increase mindful awareness of their moment-to-moment thoughts, feelings, and internal sensations, as well as deviations, is key to successfully managing the bipolar experience. Using a variety of DBT and ACT skills, I can help you overcome the overwhelm with effective skills-based coping and support. Commonly, many people working with bipolar symptoms also have significant trauma histories that we can also address with EMDR and IFS therapy.

— Cameron Lewis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Redmond, WA

Living with bipolar may not always be an easy think to do however I am able to help manage symptoms to make sure they are not controlling your life. I am able to offer tools and coping skills to help live the life you want.

— Kristin Jones, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wilmington, NC

Feeling like your emotions are not in your control is very scary.

— Sonia Kersevich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenbelt, MD

I am fascinated with bipolar disorder. My master's thesis was surrounding the connection between artistic genius and bipolar disorder. I have enjoyed learning the nuances of various bipolar states, including the differences between unipolar and bipolar depression, mixed states, manic agitation, bipolar psychosis, hypomania, and more. I have researched unique ways to approach people with bipolar disorder, because bipolar disorder cannot be treated like any other mental illness.

— Caitlin Miller, Counselor in Northbrook, IL

Being a dual diagnosis clinician, I have built specific skills to help patients of all ages challenge their mental health symptoms from bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression, among others. Working openly and honestly with patients they learn new techniques to manage their symptoms effectively.

— Dawn Ginestra, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

Bipolar can be treated with several therapies. Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy uses tracking, social interaction, and circadian rhythms to keep you stable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be really effective for depression. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) can help resolve any trauma, such as hospitalizations and embarrassing memories. Mindfulness and education round out the treatment.

— Anna Khandrueva, Therapist in Broomfield, CO

Years of experience treating bipolar. I provide both medication management and psychotherapy for bipolar.

— TANIA HEATH, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Largo, MD

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, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in SEATTLE, WA

I identify as a "Wounded Healer." I was diagnosed with Bipolar One Disorder in my teenage years. My experiences within the mental health field led me to choose to become a counselor. I have a tremendous amount of empathy and compassion for those who have mood disorders. I understand the importance of regularly checking in with a therapist when managing one's ups and downs. I utilize Social and Interpersonal Rhythms, Strength-Based and Solution Focused techniques when treating bipolar disorder.

— Alia Cross, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Buffalo, NY

Living with highs and lows that seem beyond control? We can help you find equilibrium and live a stable, fulfilling life together.

— Amina Wane, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Houston, TX

I have spent the last three years working specifically with adults with severe mental illness including bipolar disorders in varying stages of recovery. I also have lived experience with bipolar disorder that I can draw from when it is helpful to relate, while also recognizing that everyone's experience is unique.

— Nick Vaske, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

I have experience in diagnosing and treating the unique differences between Bipolar Type I and II. I combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help clients develop coping skills to utilize during high energy and depressed mood states.

— Kassie Love, Addictions Counselor in Alpharetta, GA

Learn radical acceptance and self-harmony to understand and navigate your bipolar experience

— Margarita Kogan, Addictions Counselor in Denver, CO

I have worked with many clients recently diagnosed with bipolar, and I also work with clients that are experiencing a manic or depressive episode. Bipolar can disrupt life and cause chaos and suffering. My goal in working with clients is to help them understand what bipolar looks like in their life. Just because you are diagnosed as bipolar it does not have to define your life. You are more than your diagnosis.

— Cori Ross, Therapist in Alpharetta, GA

Whether you are looking for an accurate diagnosis or help managing runaway moods, bipolar can leave you feeling unstable, hopeless, or even suicidal. Through education and practical skill-building, I can help you figure out what is going on with your moods, detect early warning signs, amass your supports, and apply effective coping skills. It is possible to regain a sense of grounded stability and repair areas of life that have been shaken by dysregulated moods, and I can help get you there.

— Rebecca Lomeland, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Helping with energy management, identifying and tracking warning signs and planning for what to do if an episode happens and supporting people through these times. Working on acceptance and self-compassion.

— Samantha Holsather, Therapist in Seattle, WA

Full self-disclosure - I was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder type I when I was a late teenager. I have made it a point to work with people struggling with any of the cyclothymic disorders from a place of empathy and compassion. Medication issues and options are always open for discussion. I bring a wealth of personal and professional information to the table, and believe that treatment options are very much personal choice and responsibility, despite what many doctors seem to believe.

— Alyxx Berg, Licensed Mental Health Counselor