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

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

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

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 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

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

I understand the ups and downs of Bipolar and how it can affect daily life. I can work with you on learning how to manage those stressors and take control of your life.

— Coral Krueger, Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO

Bipolar Disorder can feel like you're constantly chasing a high that feels good when you have and feels awful when you don't. You may have found yourself in many risky situations lately or not being able to control your tongue when it matters most. This might make you feel "crazy" and out of control. I'd love to partner with you in reducing the highs and lows by creating meaningful moments that bring joy without the pendulum mood swings.

— Abigail Eck, Psychotherapist in Houston, TX

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

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

Bipolar can be a difficult illness to live with. I have been working with several people over the years to help them to manage their symptoms of bipolar. With the use of DBT and CBT materials to help them to reach their full potential.

— Jennifer Smith, Counselor in Dillon, MT

I have expertise in CBT for bipolar spectrum disorders.

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

Bi-Polar DO includes mood changes, emotion fluctuation, and therefore often behavior reflects these changes. Managing the highs and lows of Bi-Polar isn't easy and stress is often a part of the picture. That being said, DBT can help a person learn more about their emotions and how to manage emotions so that they live the life they want to live.

— Annamarie Hess, Counselor in Red Bud, IL

It can be hard to find the right medication to manage your bipolar. I enjoy working with people to fine tune medications so that you feel well.

— Marisa Bell, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner