Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Hamilton, ON

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Grace MacAskill
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MSc, BA Hons
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thank you for taking this first step to take care of yourself. Seeking support is not easy when you’re feeling low. In my work I aim to empower you to make the changes that you want to see in your life, and to create a space where you feel safe to explore what's important to you and what you need to move forward. My approach to therapy is person-centered, empathetic, and collaborative. I have experience working with people with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and bipolar disorder . I can also help if you are feeling unsatisfied with life, are unmotivated, or are struggling with self-compassion or with finding balance in your life.
(365) 661-4620
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Hamilton, ON L8H
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Michael Best
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
As a clinical psychologist I provide assessment and treatment services to people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties including psychosis, bipolar disorder , depression, personality disorders, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and grief. I specialize in treating serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, psychosis, and bipolar disorder but also treat a wide variety of difficulties. The therapeutic relationship is a critical component to therapy and I work collaboratively with clients to identify goals, understand problem areas, and implement a treatment plan to overcome those problems.
(647) 372-5036
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Hamilton, ON L0R
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Leila Coulibaly
Registered Psychotherapist, MsPsy
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thank you for visiting my profile. I offer E.M.D.R. therapy, a trauma-informed therapy, to treat past disturbing memories. Do you experience symptoms in the spectrum of anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic attack), or depressive disorders (depression, bipolar )? Or stress disorders (PTSD, trauma)? Some memories are still a disturbance in your present. When the natural reprocessing gets stuck, you don't have peace. I also offer therapy that focuses on the present with approaches, such as CBT or ACT.
(289) 769-9827
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Hamilton, ON L8M
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Laura O'Neill
Registered Social Worker, PhD, RSW, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with your mood, anxiety or other personal or life problems? I have specialized training and experience in CBT and IPT. I have experience treating depression, bipolar disorder , anxiety disorders, PTSD, grief, relationship conflicts and other interpersonal problems.
(289) 684-3581
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Hamilton, ON L8P
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Patricia James
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CNP, BA Psyc, MHN, RPN, BScN
Verified
Verified
As a Certified Nurse Psychotherapist (CNP) and a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), I counsel and support individuals experiencing a range of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, bipolar disorder , schizophrenia and attention deficit disorders. I also provide counselling and support to individuals who are seeking help for problems with substance use issues. Concepts in Mental Health and Resilience therapeutic approach combines psychodynamic theory, cognitive theory, client centred therapy, and holistic therapy to help our clients manage their problems and build mental health resilience.
(226) 270-5845
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Hamilton, ON L8H
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Stefanie Goyert
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether you are "just" overwhelmed or stressed out, or are dealing with serious symptoms of depression or anxiety, I can help.
(289) 460-2318
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Hamilton, ON L9C
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CBT Solutions
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you ready to feel better? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a proven, effective treatment to help you work through life's challenges. If you are looking for relief from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, chronic pain, panic attacks, addictions, or other mental health concerns, CBT may be the right therapy for you. Using a variety of tools and strategies, CBT helps us to see how our thought patterns influence how we feel, and how we act in the world. Our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and our body are so connected - each one re-inforces the other, making it very easy to get caught in a downward spiral.
(289) 768-8494
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Hamilton, ON L8M
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Not accepting new clients
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Lyndsay Robertson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Are anxiety, depression, stress, burnout or trauma getting in the way of your life and making it hard to function day to day? Has life become so overwhelming that it is hard to know where to start and how to move forward? I am here to support you to overcome your challenges and move forward to where you want to be in life. I offer a safe and non-judgmental environment to explore what is affecting your life. I will support you to sort out your life difficulties and to develop new coping skills and new perspectives
(289) 723-1684
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Hamilton, ON L9B
Not accepting new clients
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Kellie Thomas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q), CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is normal to feel like life's challenges can be overwhelming - but you don't have to go through it alone. Although support from family and friends is important, support from a mental health professional is unique and without bias that often comes with a pre-existing relationship. I seek to support my clients during their life challenges and stressors while increasing resiliency and focusing on strengths. Our work together will be reflective, supportive, and collaborative.
(365) 601-3986
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Hamilton, ON L8L
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Pamela Grace Raddatz
Registered Social Service Worker , RSSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Are you struggling right now? Is this affecting your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being? Imagine... a space free of external distractions so you can go within and listen to what needs to be heard. see with a new perspective, learn healthy ways of coping, process the blocks that hold you back and gain personal freedom. I am here to support you as you navigate change, growth and heal old wounds. This will result in clarity and conscious creation. " Your task is not to seek for love (or insert your word), but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
(289) 768-7815
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Hamilton, ON L9H
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Sophia Fernandes
Registered Social Worker , BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
My approach to counselling is strengths based, person centred and collaborative. I help clients to optimize strengths, build resilience and cultivate growth.
(289) 440-7890
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Hamilton, ON L8W
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Emily Alton
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Feeling worried or distressed about something? Do intrusive thoughts interfere with daily activities? Talking to someone about mental health can be scary but also empowering. Our work together will be guided by you each step of the way, as you are the expert on your own experiences. By understanding how our emotions connect to our behaviours, we are better able to navigate our day-to-day lives. Whether it's stress, nerves, fears, sadness, or anything else, I am here to listen with a non-judgmental lens. I hope to be here for your next big step in this journey.
(365) 398-5126
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Hamilton, ON L8M
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Cristina Palermo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Now accepting new clients!
(289) 272-8281
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Hamilton, ON L8P
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Danielle Statz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Wherever you are on your journey, I am here to meet you in the present moment and ensure you feel safe, supported, and cared for. I acknowledge that what we need sometimes is the space to express ourselves honestly and for our voices to be heard and uplifted.
(289) 272-8603
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Hamilton, ON L8N
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Scott Page
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified
Verified
I am glad you found your way here! I believe the people I work with do best when I offer a warm space and share an honest perspective informed by years of evidenced based practice. I hope we have the chance to work together to make your life better.
(365) 651-6057
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Hamilton, ON L9H
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Jane Savage
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Have you ever felt stuck? Do you ever think therapy is just not for me or think to yourself, is it worth it? Well, believe me, it is. One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. My belief is that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgement.
(289) 273-8870
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Hamilton, ON L9H
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Jessica Gilchrist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I see therapy as a space to speak openly about what it means to be a human. I am a therapist who values safety and understands that trust must be earned. I would like to offer you a warm, welcoming environment, where any topic can be explored without judgement. I have 7 years experience working in the mental health field with children, teens, adults and seniors. Most recently, my work has been in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, where I supported Trans and Non-Binary youth, living with complex mental health concerns.
(365) 650-7597
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Hamilton, ON L8P
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Jill Pollock
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Verified
Currently Accepting New Clients - Are you living your best life? It's possible, and within your reach! Therapy can help you actualize your personal goals, and help you on your journey to wellness. I provide counselling and support to adults and adolescents who may be experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, substance abuse, grief and trauma. My approach to therapy is client-centred, and based on your identified needs.
(365) 305-0126
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Hamilton, ON L9C
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Sonny Berenson
Registered Psychotherapist, DipTIR, MSc, BEd
Verified
Verified
I practice trauma-informed somatic & relational psychotherapy. Relational psychotherapy values how the relationships in our life, from birth to death, impact how we understand ourselves, each other, our connections, ruptures and how we engage in daily experiences. Body-centered therapy uses the body to access, resource and heal unresolved trauma. Developing somatic resources, increases our capacity to feel safe in our bodies, gain a deeper knowing of ourselves, feel resourced & to heal. Together we will explore, what's happening in your life, where you struggle, your hopes, and how to move towards healing & thriving.
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Hamilton, ON L8H
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Barry Spinner
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am now accepting clients available online during business hours - Are you or someone you love struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, or lack of motivation? Are you or your loved ones dealing with relationship difficulties and would like to develop tools and skills to both cope with the now and move forward? I connect with clients with the belief that everyone has both immense strengths that they've already used to solve past problems in their lives, and a capacity to learn new ways of understanding their own lives, their own mind and beliefs, and their own way of acting.
(289) 769-9849
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Hamilton, ON L8S
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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.