Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Olivia Rejouis
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N  (Online Only)
If you've been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, or are supporting a loved one with one of these mental health conditions, I would love to hear from you. I have 10 years of post-graduate experience in the mental health field, with particular expertise working with clients and families struggling with mood and psychotic disorders. Many of my clients have learned what it takes to manage their mental health conditions, often becoming stronger in the process.
If you've been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, or are supporting a loved one with one of these mental health conditions, I would love to hear from you. I have 10 years of post-graduate experience in the mental health field, with particular expertise working with clients and families struggling with mood and psychotic disorders. Many of my clients have learned what it takes to manage their mental health conditions, often becoming stronger in the process.
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MindMatters Therapy
Licensed Professional Counsellor, RCC, MA, BSc Hon
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Some of my specialty areas include: bipolar disorder, problems with emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stress, and relationship issues.
We all live complex lives and are having to face an ever-changing environment. This can be immensely stressful. We all experience challenges in our lives but we do not always have the clarity or skills to effectively navigate our way through them. We then either get stuck or continue to go through life living on auto-pilot. To create a meaningful life, we need to reconnect with ourselves, the things we value and fine tune our skills to attain our goals. Working through challenges in our past or those in the present in a supportive, therapeutic environment can help us build a fuller and more meaningful life.
Some of my specialty areas include: bipolar disorder, problems with emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stress, and relationship issues.
We all live complex lives and are having to face an ever-changing environment. This can be immensely stressful. We all experience challenges in our lives but we do not always have the clarity or skills to effectively navigate our way through them. We then either get stuck or continue to go through life living on auto-pilot. To create a meaningful life, we need to reconnect with ourselves, the things we value and fine tune our skills to attain our goals. Working through challenges in our past or those in the present in a supportive, therapeutic environment can help us build a fuller and more meaningful life.
(778) 764-1759 View (778) 764-1759
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Teak Daniel
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5K
I'm Teak Daniel, a Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW) who provides individual therapy in British Columbia. My expertise lies in the areas of bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, psychosis, schizophrenia spectrum illnesses, depression and anxiety. I’ve worked exclusively in the area of early psychosis and bipolar disorder for the past 13 years. I'm also a husband, a father, a former supervisor to 15+ Masters students.
I'm Teak Daniel, a Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW) who provides individual therapy in British Columbia. My expertise lies in the areas of bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, psychosis, schizophrenia spectrum illnesses, depression and anxiety. I’ve worked exclusively in the area of early psychosis and bipolar disorder for the past 13 years. I'm also a husband, a father, a former supervisor to 15+ Masters students.
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Bipolar Disorder Online Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5K
As a Psychotherapist and Bipolar Disorder specialist, Greg Rennie has over 20 years experience and has over 40 years lived experience as two of his family members have Bipolar Disorder. Greg has worked in mental health hospitals like Homewood Health Centre and Bellwood Health Services. He provides online therapy for individuals and families impacted by Bipolar Disorder in ALL Canadian Provinces and Territories. For a free 15 minute consultation with Greg Rennie call him at (289) 401-5610 or to book an appointment go to his website: rennieclinicalservices.janeapp.com
As a Psychotherapist and Bipolar Disorder specialist, Greg Rennie has over 20 years experience and has over 40 years lived experience as two of his family members have Bipolar Disorder. Greg has worked in mental health hospitals like Homewood Health Centre and Bellwood Health Services. He provides online therapy for individuals and families impacted by Bipolar Disorder in ALL Canadian Provinces and Territories. For a free 15 minute consultation with Greg Rennie call him at (289) 401-5610 or to book an appointment go to his website: rennieclinicalservices.janeapp.com
(289) 401-5610 View (289) 401-5610
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Greg Rennie - Bipolar Disorder And Addiction Specialist
Registered Psychotherapist, BSW, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5K
Hello! I'm Greg and I have over 20 years experience as a therapist and specialize in Bipolar Disorder, addiction and PTSD. I also help clients with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Most of my career I have worked in mental health and addiction hospitals like Homewood Health Centre and Bellwood Health Services. I provide online therapy in ALL Provinces and Territories for individuals and for families impacted by Bipolar Disorder, substance abuse and addiction. For a free 30 minute consultation go to my website (see button) or go to rennieclinicalservices.janeapp.com. You call me as well at (289) 307-5154
Hello! I'm Greg and I have over 20 years experience as a therapist and specialize in Bipolar Disorder, addiction and PTSD. I also help clients with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Most of my career I have worked in mental health and addiction hospitals like Homewood Health Centre and Bellwood Health Services. I provide online therapy in ALL Provinces and Territories for individuals and for families impacted by Bipolar Disorder, substance abuse and addiction. For a free 30 minute consultation go to my website (see button) or go to rennieclinicalservices.janeapp.com. You call me as well at (289) 307-5154
(289) 307-5154 View (289) 307-5154
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Sam Rumak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues? I am here to help you. I primarily offer therapy via videoconference or telephone to adults living in British Columbia. I have experience and enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and those with complex presentations. I am skilled at helping individuals manage depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive, compulsive disorder, skin picking or hair pulling, psychosis, work stress and anxiety related to life changes.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues? I am here to help you. I primarily offer therapy via videoconference or telephone to adults living in British Columbia. I have experience and enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and those with complex presentations. I am skilled at helping individuals manage depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive, compulsive disorder, skin picking or hair pulling, psychosis, work stress and anxiety related to life changes.
(236) 349-1076 View (236) 349-1076
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Vanessa Simonetta
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, DVATI, BFA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Honesty, trust, and humor are values that build upon the conversational approach I take within sessions. I work with neurodiverse clients in educational and mental health settings; this allows me to adjust sessions to you. I work with burn-out, life transitions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, family relationships, bipolar disorder, and neurodiverse clients. I have had the opportunity to work as a professional art therapist with a variety of ages, sexualities, gender-identity, and life stages. High-lighting the importance of non-judgemental counselling, I utilize curiosity and genuine care in my counselling space.
Honesty, trust, and humor are values that build upon the conversational approach I take within sessions. I work with neurodiverse clients in educational and mental health settings; this allows me to adjust sessions to you. I work with burn-out, life transitions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, family relationships, bipolar disorder, and neurodiverse clients. I have had the opportunity to work as a professional art therapist with a variety of ages, sexualities, gender-identity, and life stages. High-lighting the importance of non-judgemental counselling, I utilize curiosity and genuine care in my counselling space.
(647) 493-8071 View (647) 493-8071
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Melissa Borland
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
I am Melissa, a registered social worker in British Columbia and Ontario. I strive to support individuals in developing an enriched understanding of self to assist you in personal growth and change. I work to provide a safe and non-judgemental space from a strength-based and trauma-informed approach. My experience ranges from anxiety, depression and mood disorders including bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia. I have experience working psychiatry in-patient units and the emergency department, as well as mental health in the community.
I am Melissa, a registered social worker in British Columbia and Ontario. I strive to support individuals in developing an enriched understanding of self to assist you in personal growth and change. I work to provide a safe and non-judgemental space from a strength-based and trauma-informed approach. My experience ranges from anxiety, depression and mood disorders including bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia. I have experience working psychiatry in-patient units and the emergency department, as well as mental health in the community.
(548) 457-1385 View (548) 457-1385
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Cindy Strydom
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z
I believe we all have an incredible ability to heal, overcome life’s difficulties and foster personal growth. Through the therapy process I can provide the knowledge and tools needed, thereby achieving the desired and sustainable change. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a wide variety of different difficulties and conditions that my clients present with. I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depressive disorders, bipolar mood disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, couples, chronic pain and medical conditions, grief and individuals navigating the adjustment to emigration.
I believe we all have an incredible ability to heal, overcome life’s difficulties and foster personal growth. Through the therapy process I can provide the knowledge and tools needed, thereby achieving the desired and sustainable change. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a wide variety of different difficulties and conditions that my clients present with. I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depressive disorders, bipolar mood disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, couples, chronic pain and medical conditions, grief and individuals navigating the adjustment to emigration.
(236) 360-5617 View (236) 360-5617
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Olivia Ng
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
Olivia has the aspiration of working with a diverse clientele presenting a broad range of counselling concerns. She has experience counselling adults who have severe, persistent mental illness including: schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, mood disorders (e.g. bipolar and major depressive disorders), co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders disorders substance abuse, mental challenges etc. She also has experience counselling groups of adults who have addiction and addictive behaviours. Olivia has experience counselling groups of family members and caregivers of people with mental and substance use difficulties.
Olivia has the aspiration of working with a diverse clientele presenting a broad range of counselling concerns. She has experience counselling adults who have severe, persistent mental illness including: schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, mood disorders (e.g. bipolar and major depressive disorders), co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders disorders substance abuse, mental challenges etc. She also has experience counselling groups of adults who have addiction and addictive behaviours. Olivia has experience counselling groups of family members and caregivers of people with mental and substance use difficulties.
(778) 766-4838 View (778) 766-4838
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Carly Spoelstra
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
I have supported people with various challenges including depression, suicidality, anxiety, bipolar disorder, low self-esteem, addiction, life transitions, and trauma.
Hi, I'm Carly! I believe that every person possesses the skills, strength and resilience to overcome personal problems. Whether struggling with unhelpful thoughts or behaviours, processing difficult emotions, or navigating a challenging experience, I encourage you to reach out. I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space for clients to share their stories. My goal is to support you in reframing negative perceptions that you may hold about yourself or your life. Through recognizing that our stories are not fixed, together we can create a new narrative that allows you to feel empowered and in control of your life.
I have supported people with various challenges including depression, suicidality, anxiety, bipolar disorder, low self-esteem, addiction, life transitions, and trauma.
Hi, I'm Carly! I believe that every person possesses the skills, strength and resilience to overcome personal problems. Whether struggling with unhelpful thoughts or behaviours, processing difficult emotions, or navigating a challenging experience, I encourage you to reach out. I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space for clients to share their stories. My goal is to support you in reframing negative perceptions that you may hold about yourself or your life. Through recognizing that our stories are not fixed, together we can create a new narrative that allows you to feel empowered and in control of your life.
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Laurier Chabot
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
I provide support as to small or big life challenges, varying forms of trauma, and an array of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc.
Hello! If you or a loved one are looking to make the best of your current situation and/or feel stuck as to how to move forward in life, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with me to see if I can help. I provide counselling in both English and French online.
I provide support as to small or big life challenges, varying forms of trauma, and an array of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc.
Hello! If you or a loved one are looking to make the best of your current situation and/or feel stuck as to how to move forward in life, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with me to see if I can help. I provide counselling in both English and French online.
(438) 500-9236 View (438) 500-9236
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Veronika Paukkunen
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families including people from all backgrounds experiencing different challenges. I have worked with individuals struggling with relationships, intimate relationships, communication, grief, loss, addictions, substance misuse, trauma, sexual identity, coping with diagnoses, academic struggles, career challenges, body dissatisfaction, low-confidence, low-self esteem, depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders and bipolar. I guide my clients through the change they want to accomplish thus helping them cope better in the face of future challenges.
I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families including people from all backgrounds experiencing different challenges. I have worked with individuals struggling with relationships, intimate relationships, communication, grief, loss, addictions, substance misuse, trauma, sexual identity, coping with diagnoses, academic struggles, career challenges, body dissatisfaction, low-confidence, low-self esteem, depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders and bipolar. I guide my clients through the change they want to accomplish thus helping them cope better in the face of future challenges.
(778) 771-3860 View (778) 771-3860
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Jennifer Boundy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
jennifer draws on over 15yrs of experience providing counselling &practical supports to individuals &families navigating challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety &depression, trauma (including intergenerational trauma), systemic oppression, mental health diagnoses (psychosis, bipolar disorder, etc) &end of life. jennifer has worked in mental health, substance use &social services with diverse communities, including LGBTQQ2S+ folx, women, older adults, end of life, Indigenous folks, new immigrants &refugees. She is warm, positive, empathetic & collaborative **Pls note: NOT currently able to take couples**
jennifer draws on over 15yrs of experience providing counselling &practical supports to individuals &families navigating challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety &depression, trauma (including intergenerational trauma), systemic oppression, mental health diagnoses (psychosis, bipolar disorder, etc) &end of life. jennifer has worked in mental health, substance use &social services with diverse communities, including LGBTQQ2S+ folx, women, older adults, end of life, Indigenous folks, new immigrants &refugees. She is warm, positive, empathetic & collaborative **Pls note: NOT currently able to take couples**
(902) 907-3997 View (902) 907-3997
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Jenna Mitchell
Counsellor, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Hi, I’m Jenna! As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I have extensive experience supporting people with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and sexual or relationship issues. My research background and clinical expertise centres around men’s mental health and sexuality, with a specific focus on supporting clients who have survived sexual trauma. I am also adept in supporting individuals with substance use issues and mood disorders, such as Bipolar or Schizophrenia.
Hi, I’m Jenna! As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I have extensive experience supporting people with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and sexual or relationship issues. My research background and clinical expertise centres around men’s mental health and sexuality, with a specific focus on supporting clients who have survived sexual trauma. I am also adept in supporting individuals with substance use issues and mood disorders, such as Bipolar or Schizophrenia.
(647) 931-3469 View (647) 931-3469
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Michael David De Jong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5R
The focus of my work is with clients seeking therapy for anxiety (PTSD, OCD, driving anxiety etc...) and depressive disorders (depression, Bipolar, adjustment with depression) as well as individuals with ADD/ADHD I use a mindfulness based therapy called ACT for treating emotional issues and biofeedback and neurofeedback technology for working with clients who have ADD and ADHD. The rate I charge for therapy is $220.00 per hour, the rate recommended by the BC Psychological Association.
The focus of my work is with clients seeking therapy for anxiety (PTSD, OCD, driving anxiety etc...) and depressive disorders (depression, Bipolar, adjustment with depression) as well as individuals with ADD/ADHD I use a mindfulness based therapy called ACT for treating emotional issues and biofeedback and neurofeedback technology for working with clients who have ADD and ADHD. The rate I charge for therapy is $220.00 per hour, the rate recommended by the BC Psychological Association.
(825) 445-0330 View (825) 445-0330
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Bryan Milonja
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
In my practice I work with adults (individuals, couples, families). My specialty areas include complex trauma & PTSD (with a focus on the impact of emotional/physical/sexual abuse in childhood & beyond), depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, borderline personality, men's issues, intimate relationships, family relationships. I also help people navigate a wide range of challenges related to identity, relationship to self/others, life transitions, & stress. My clinical background includes working as a therapist at an early psychosis & bipolar clinic, an addictions & criminality recovery program, and a men's trauma centre.
In my practice I work with adults (individuals, couples, families). My specialty areas include complex trauma & PTSD (with a focus on the impact of emotional/physical/sexual abuse in childhood & beyond), depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, borderline personality, men's issues, intimate relationships, family relationships. I also help people navigate a wide range of challenges related to identity, relationship to self/others, life transitions, & stress. My clinical background includes working as a therapist at an early psychosis & bipolar clinic, an addictions & criminality recovery program, and a men's trauma centre.
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Husain Vahanvaty
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N
Husain is a strength based and multicultural Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with experience working with adults, children & youth. Husain provides care for anxiety, panic attacks, mood disorders, depression, grief, trauma, stress-related disorders, brain injuries, relationship issues, substance misuse, PTSD, ADHD and/or bipolar disorders. Husain currently works at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a Mental Health Substance Use therapist and works with complex clinical health cases. Husain also provides specific counselling to victims of assault and/or injury. This includes ICBC or CVAP clients.
Husain is a strength based and multicultural Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with experience working with adults, children & youth. Husain provides care for anxiety, panic attacks, mood disorders, depression, grief, trauma, stress-related disorders, brain injuries, relationship issues, substance misuse, PTSD, ADHD and/or bipolar disorders. Husain currently works at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a Mental Health Substance Use therapist and works with complex clinical health cases. Husain also provides specific counselling to victims of assault and/or injury. This includes ICBC or CVAP clients.
(548) 490-2958 View (548) 490-2958
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Kimberly Stringer
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Life is inherently complex and challenging. Sometimes these challenges feel overwhelming and this is where psychology can help. In an environment of understanding and acceptance, psychologists can help you better identify those strengths that have served you well in the past, while at the same time assist you in learning new ways of solving problems and coping with life's difficulties.
Life is inherently complex and challenging. Sometimes these challenges feel overwhelming and this is where psychology can help. In an environment of understanding and acceptance, psychologists can help you better identify those strengths that have served you well in the past, while at the same time assist you in learning new ways of solving problems and coping with life's difficulties.
(855) 449-3203 View (855) 449-3203
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Davina Ma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
Are you a member of a marginalized community (women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, people with mental health issues, etc.)? You matter, and you deserve to experience the transformative possibilities of a strong therapeutic relationship. My passion is supporting people with marginalized identities and their allies. Through our work together, I have witnessed many clients recognize their resiliency, regain their power, and realize their potential. Life ebbs and flows with challenges, triumphs, and everything in between. No matter where you are in your life’s journey, counselling can provide a safe space for exploration and discovery.
Are you a member of a marginalized community (women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, people with mental health issues, etc.)? You matter, and you deserve to experience the transformative possibilities of a strong therapeutic relationship. My passion is supporting people with marginalized identities and their allies. Through our work together, I have witnessed many clients recognize their resiliency, regain their power, and realize their potential. Life ebbs and flows with challenges, triumphs, and everything in between. No matter where you are in your life’s journey, counselling can provide a safe space for exploration and discovery.
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Bipolar Disorder Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.