Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Carmichael, CA

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John 'jack' Lyons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
I have experience working with teens, young adults, adults in all life stages and family members of individuals with severe mental health diagnosis, such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.
As humans we can all naturally struggle from time to time, but that doesn’t mean we have to do so alone. Together we can seek understanding for behaviors, clarity on our emotions, sort out any racing or disorganized thought patterns and rebuild the relationships with ourselves to strengthen the bonds with have with those in our lives. Whether its a safe space to reflect, processing complex trauma or breaking free from crippling symptoms like anxiety or depression, I am hopeful that our work can offer you feelings of relief.
I have experience working with teens, young adults, adults in all life stages and family members of individuals with severe mental health diagnosis, such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.
As humans we can all naturally struggle from time to time, but that doesn’t mean we have to do so alone. Together we can seek understanding for behaviors, clarity on our emotions, sort out any racing or disorganized thought patterns and rebuild the relationships with ourselves to strengthen the bonds with have with those in our lives. Whether its a safe space to reflect, processing complex trauma or breaking free from crippling symptoms like anxiety or depression, I am hopeful that our work can offer you feelings of relief.
(916) 702-8245 View (916) 702-8245
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Tosha Sweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
I am Tosha Sweet, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated to helping people manage difficult emotions, gain greater understanding about themselves, and develop skills that promote healthy communication with important people in their lives. I have experience working with clients who experience mood and anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders, Bipolar and Schizophrenia spectrum disorders. I am client-centered and a highly collaborative therapist. I take an eclectic approach drawing upon clinical strategies from cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques.
I am Tosha Sweet, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated to helping people manage difficult emotions, gain greater understanding about themselves, and develop skills that promote healthy communication with important people in their lives. I have experience working with clients who experience mood and anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders, Bipolar and Schizophrenia spectrum disorders. I am client-centered and a highly collaborative therapist. I take an eclectic approach drawing upon clinical strategies from cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques.
(626) 702-2720 View (626) 702-2720
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Eric Llorente
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Hello! My name is Eric Llorente, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I look forward to helping in your journey and helping make the changes you would like to make in your life! I have various experiences in community mental health with severe mental health disorders such as major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and Schizophrenia. I have a passion for supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as I have background work in gender and sexuality. I enjoy working with all clients from all walks of life.
Hello! My name is Eric Llorente, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I look forward to helping in your journey and helping make the changes you would like to make in your life! I have various experiences in community mental health with severe mental health disorders such as major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and Schizophrenia. I have a passion for supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as I have background work in gender and sexuality. I enjoy working with all clients from all walks of life.
(562) 275-8369 View (562) 275-8369
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Marie Kirby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
As an interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues. With compassion and understanding, I help individuals find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues.
As an interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues. With compassion and understanding, I help individuals find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues.
(916) 251-9970 View (916) 251-9970
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Brandi Juarez Family Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
Glad you're here. You may not be in the best mood, relationship, or situation, and you might be trying to help a loved one find a therapist; whatever it is - you are in the right place. My theoretical approach is always client-centered with an ecclectic treatment approach pulling from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt, and Brainspotting therapies. I love helping people willing to explore hard things - who've had trauma - who are ready for different and want to make the most of it - who understand the importance of being true to yourself while honoring life choices for others - with strength.
Glad you're here. You may not be in the best mood, relationship, or situation, and you might be trying to help a loved one find a therapist; whatever it is - you are in the right place. My theoretical approach is always client-centered with an ecclectic treatment approach pulling from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt, and Brainspotting therapies. I love helping people willing to explore hard things - who've had trauma - who are ready for different and want to make the most of it - who understand the importance of being true to yourself while honoring life choices for others - with strength.
(916) 710-8845 View (916) 710-8845
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Jill Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in a single-parent family youngest of five children. I am also a trauma survivor. I completed my doctoral work at the University of Southern California, and my master’s at Loma Linda University, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have 29 years of experience working with children, youth, families, and adults in non-profit, for-profit, government, acute care, and hospice settings, as well as private practice. My specialties include children, adolescents, grief, loss, abuse and neglect, and trauma.
I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in a single-parent family youngest of five children. I am also a trauma survivor. I completed my doctoral work at the University of Southern California, and my master’s at Loma Linda University, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have 29 years of experience working with children, youth, families, and adults in non-profit, for-profit, government, acute care, and hospice settings, as well as private practice. My specialties include children, adolescents, grief, loss, abuse and neglect, and trauma.
(916) 314-7728 View (916) 314-7728
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Jennifer Welch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
(530) 314-7425 View (530) 314-7425
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Kelvin Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals dealing with disease, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and other life hardships. I have successfully helped my clients become better equipped to manage their problem lists and assist them in changing their perspective on life. I incorporate a variety of theoretical perspectives including strength, systems, cognitive, and behavioral. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals dealing with disease, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and other life hardships. I have successfully helped my clients become better equipped to manage their problem lists and assist them in changing their perspective on life. I incorporate a variety of theoretical perspectives including strength, systems, cognitive, and behavioral. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
(916) 584-9627 View (916) 584-9627
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Essential Therapy & Advanced Psychological Testing
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
I offer both therapeutic and diagnostic services. In therapy, clients who benefit most are motivated to work toward change. They seek to improve their moods and progress toward their goals, whether related to relationships, careers, or health. I’m committed to a practice centered around empathy, caring, and acceptance. I believe establishing deep connections with clients leads to helping them achieve their goals. I also supervise an unlicensed psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She helps them improve family and peer interactions, handle emotional challenges, and master self-control.
I offer both therapeutic and diagnostic services. In therapy, clients who benefit most are motivated to work toward change. They seek to improve their moods and progress toward their goals, whether related to relationships, careers, or health. I’m committed to a practice centered around empathy, caring, and acceptance. I believe establishing deep connections with clients leads to helping them achieve their goals. I also supervise an unlicensed psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She helps them improve family and peer interactions, handle emotional challenges, and master self-control.
(916) 943-4329 View (916) 943-4329
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Robert Barron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Hi, I am Robert Barron LMFT. I have been counseling for 19 years in varied positions from youth to elderly adults. I have served in the California Army National Guard (Infantry) and Active Duty Navy and Naval Reserves as an Aircrewman and followed service by providing counseling to military members and their families at Tripler Army Medical Center and Pearl Harbor Hickam. My passion is to empower clients, couples, and families to overcome challenges and strengthen relations. It is of high importance for me to create an emotionally safe counseling environment to address client/couple/family issues and concerns in a positive manner.
Hi, I am Robert Barron LMFT. I have been counseling for 19 years in varied positions from youth to elderly adults. I have served in the California Army National Guard (Infantry) and Active Duty Navy and Naval Reserves as an Aircrewman and followed service by providing counseling to military members and their families at Tripler Army Medical Center and Pearl Harbor Hickam. My passion is to empower clients, couples, and families to overcome challenges and strengthen relations. It is of high importance for me to create an emotionally safe counseling environment to address client/couple/family issues and concerns in a positive manner.
(323) 433-5863 View (323) 433-5863
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Kimberly Fouche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the field of psychology, for the past 11 years. In the journey of healing my own trauma I was drawn into the field of psychotherapy-I can serve as a guide to return you to balance Through my own work with psychedelic medicines I have gained a great deal of knowledge of how the mind is impacted by the stories that we tell ourselves. These stories can cause anxiety and depression that affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, and mentally.
I have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the field of psychology, for the past 11 years. In the journey of healing my own trauma I was drawn into the field of psychotherapy-I can serve as a guide to return you to balance Through my own work with psychedelic medicines I have gained a great deal of knowledge of how the mind is impacted by the stories that we tell ourselves. These stories can cause anxiety and depression that affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, and mentally.
(213) 460-5664 View (213) 460-5664
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Tina Glishich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95609
I provide safe, accepting, and mindful environment as well as culturally sensitive services for children, adults, and families who are experiencing difficulties with emotional stress such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, behavioral issues such as ADHD, defiant, and oppositional behaviors, culture-related stress such as immigration and issues regarding identity including gender variant clients. I love helping couples and use Emotionally Focus Therapy in addition to CBT techniques.
I provide safe, accepting, and mindful environment as well as culturally sensitive services for children, adults, and families who are experiencing difficulties with emotional stress such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, behavioral issues such as ADHD, defiant, and oppositional behaviors, culture-related stress such as immigration and issues regarding identity including gender variant clients. I love helping couples and use Emotionally Focus Therapy in addition to CBT techniques.
(916) 347-5794 View (916) 347-5794
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Leslie Davis, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I not only trained in, but am certified as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. I've helped people find solutions to their lack of connection and happiness for more than 26 years. I walk alongside my clients to help them understand and change old patterns that keep them stuck. I am trained in EMDR and EFT (tapping), as well as Internal Family Systems. These techniques help empower you to cope in an often "triggering" world. When you feel empowered, you are more effective in your life. And who doesn't want to feel effective?
I not only trained in, but am certified as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. I've helped people find solutions to their lack of connection and happiness for more than 26 years. I walk alongside my clients to help them understand and change old patterns that keep them stuck. I am trained in EMDR and EFT (tapping), as well as Internal Family Systems. These techniques help empower you to cope in an often "triggering" world. When you feel empowered, you are more effective in your life. And who doesn't want to feel effective?
(916) 347-4708 View (916) 347-4708
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Kim Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Are you ready to try Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome a pattern of unstable relationships and reactive emotional outbursts? Perhaps you have landed in the psychiatric hospital due to erratic behavior. Perhaps you have reached a point where things just are not working for you and you are ready to make a change. Control these symptoms: Frantic attempts to prevent abandonment. Unstable relationships - alternating between "I love you" and "I hate you". Impulsive behavior such as binge eating, reckless driving, or spending. Self-mutilation or suicidal thoughts. Mood swings. Anger that is out of control or inappropriate.
Are you ready to try Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome a pattern of unstable relationships and reactive emotional outbursts? Perhaps you have landed in the psychiatric hospital due to erratic behavior. Perhaps you have reached a point where things just are not working for you and you are ready to make a change. Control these symptoms: Frantic attempts to prevent abandonment. Unstable relationships - alternating between "I love you" and "I hate you". Impulsive behavior such as binge eating, reckless driving, or spending. Self-mutilation or suicidal thoughts. Mood swings. Anger that is out of control or inappropriate.
(916) 472-0056 View (916) 472-0056
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Healing Pathways Psychological Services Inc
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
As a group, we have served in Sacramento since 2007, offering various counseling services, groups, classes, and workshops. We practice from an ecosystemic perspective, an interconnected whole. As individuals living in the wider world we must interact with each other, attending to the health of our inner life and the health of our personal and public relationships. We must learn how to balance inner and outer peace with inner and outer freedom. As an ecosystem we function as a unit of very dynamic and complex symbiotic relationships. Our health depends on ensuring balance within ourselves and balance in our communities.
As a group, we have served in Sacramento since 2007, offering various counseling services, groups, classes, and workshops. We practice from an ecosystemic perspective, an interconnected whole. As individuals living in the wider world we must interact with each other, attending to the health of our inner life and the health of our personal and public relationships. We must learn how to balance inner and outer peace with inner and outer freedom. As an ecosystem we function as a unit of very dynamic and complex symbiotic relationships. Our health depends on ensuring balance within ourselves and balance in our communities.
(916) 794-8436 View (916) 794-8436
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Amy J Ahlfeld Psyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
I have a clinical and consulting practice in Midtown working with individuals and couples on parenting, women's issues, relationship violence, and anger management. Additionally, I work as an executive coach with professionally successful Women of Color. As a licensed psychologist, my training and life experience have afforded me the opportunity to provide expert consultation, counseling, and evaluation services. I have conducted short and long term therapy as well as comprehensive assessments pertaining to academic, workplace, or medical-related issues. Specific client populations I work with include executives, men and women of color, adolescents (and families), and domestic violence offenders.
I have a clinical and consulting practice in Midtown working with individuals and couples on parenting, women's issues, relationship violence, and anger management. Additionally, I work as an executive coach with professionally successful Women of Color. As a licensed psychologist, my training and life experience have afforded me the opportunity to provide expert consultation, counseling, and evaluation services. I have conducted short and long term therapy as well as comprehensive assessments pertaining to academic, workplace, or medical-related issues. Specific client populations I work with include executives, men and women of color, adolescents (and families), and domestic violence offenders.
(916) 546-4379 View (916) 546-4379
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Kathleen Oravec
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Are you and your partner having trouble communicating without dissolving into conflict that seems to never get resolved? Are you tired of feeling anxious and walking on egeshells? Do you have difficulty expressing yourself and getting your needs met? Do you often end up in the same relationship rut without being able to find a way out of an unsatisfying cycle of blame and regret?
Are you and your partner having trouble communicating without dissolving into conflict that seems to never get resolved? Are you tired of feeling anxious and walking on egeshells? Do you have difficulty expressing yourself and getting your needs met? Do you often end up in the same relationship rut without being able to find a way out of an unsatisfying cycle of blame and regret?
(916) 546-1493 View (916) 546-1493
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Kathy Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I often work with people who grapple with hard questions to which there is no one "right" answer. I offer a non-judegmental atmosphere in which each person can seek his or her own answers. Therapy is a co-creation. I work with each person to find what "speaks" to him / her. That may include talking, mindfulness practices, or creative arts therapies. Using these methods accesses parts of the brain that can't be reached through words alone, and puts people in the flow of their wisdom and creativity, from which solutions to problems can emerge.
I often work with people who grapple with hard questions to which there is no one "right" answer. I offer a non-judegmental atmosphere in which each person can seek his or her own answers. Therapy is a co-creation. I work with each person to find what "speaks" to him / her. That may include talking, mindfulness practices, or creative arts therapies. Using these methods accesses parts of the brain that can't be reached through words alone, and puts people in the flow of their wisdom and creativity, from which solutions to problems can emerge.
(916) 550-5065 View (916) 550-5065
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Stephen Bryant Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
As a licensed psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher, clients receive compassionate support and encouragement to bring mindfulness and kindness to their problems, issues and life goals. Traditional psychotherapy is complementary to the meditative traditions which emphasize non-judgmental awareness, energy and the cultivation of positive emotions. Stephen graduated from the Professional School of Psychology in 1992. He has had specialized training in Buddhist Psychology, Gestalt, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He teaches core mindfulness skills and meditation in daily life.
As a licensed psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher, clients receive compassionate support and encouragement to bring mindfulness and kindness to their problems, issues and life goals. Traditional psychotherapy is complementary to the meditative traditions which emphasize non-judgmental awareness, energy and the cultivation of positive emotions. Stephen graduated from the Professional School of Psychology in 1992. He has had specialized training in Buddhist Psychology, Gestalt, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He teaches core mindfulness skills and meditation in daily life.
(916) 251-9986 View (916) 251-9986
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Shelly Kunker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Please note - I do not accept insurance. I specialize in working with children, teenagers, and adults who have experienced trauma, grief, neglect and/or loneliness. Trauma can include a variety of things including physical, emotional, sexual or any other type of abuse, such as being raped or attacked; witnessing or experiencing something terrible such as a car accident or the trauma of combat deployment; the death of a loved one; or many other difficult life experiences. I have also helped numerous members of the LGBTQ community, including those questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity.
Please note - I do not accept insurance. I specialize in working with children, teenagers, and adults who have experienced trauma, grief, neglect and/or loneliness. Trauma can include a variety of things including physical, emotional, sexual or any other type of abuse, such as being raped or attacked; witnessing or experiencing something terrible such as a car accident or the trauma of combat deployment; the death of a loved one; or many other difficult life experiences. I have also helped numerous members of the LGBTQ community, including those questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity.
(916) 545-6795 View (916) 545-6795

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Bipolar Disorder Therapists

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.