Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Citrus Heights, CA

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Deanna Spence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Citrus Heights, CA 95621  (Online Only)
I enjoy treating mood disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar disorder.
Becoming more mindful of how our thoughts affect our emotions allows us to truly see the connection our behaviors have in our day to day lives. I am a strengths-based and client centered therapist practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have also had training through UC Davis to incorporate Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in session. I treat mood disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar disorder. I help support those who have experienced trauma and PTSD. Serious mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Bipolar disorders are also a passion of mine.
I enjoy treating mood disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar disorder.
Becoming more mindful of how our thoughts affect our emotions allows us to truly see the connection our behaviors have in our day to day lives. I am a strengths-based and client centered therapist practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have also had training through UC Davis to incorporate Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in session. I treat mood disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar disorder. I help support those who have experienced trauma and PTSD. Serious mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Bipolar disorders are also a passion of mine.
(916) 269-3261 View (916) 269-3261
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Nefertiti Khemet Goudjayi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Maybe it started with a thought, that thought became bigger and bigger, that you were struggling mentally/emotionally. That thought brought you to my page, wanting to get help for the the intrusive thoughts, the struggles in your relationships, the worries, or deep sadness. I have a unique way of understanding and learning about people. I can be a listening ear, or I can be there to help guide you through some difficult life paths. We choose the path together, that way your needs are sure to be met. I have experience working with people who have ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Maybe it started with a thought, that thought became bigger and bigger, that you were struggling mentally/emotionally. That thought brought you to my page, wanting to get help for the the intrusive thoughts, the struggles in your relationships, the worries, or deep sadness. I have a unique way of understanding and learning about people. I can be a listening ear, or I can be there to help guide you through some difficult life paths. We choose the path together, that way your needs are sure to be met. I have experience working with people who have ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
(916) 527-8867 View (916) 527-8867
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LaTosha Akana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
I have extensive training and experience in crisis intervention, clinical experience regarding trauma in children and adults, activity in couples’ issues, and expertise in treating deprivation disorders, including bipolar disorder.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist committed to treating individuals, couples, and families. My clinical interests include treating couples’ issues in transition periods (preparing for marriage, parenthood, or divorce), spiritual or religious issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life transition issues. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in working with clients and the relationships they have in their lives. Using an integrative change model, I highlight the strengths of different theories to fit the client’s identified needs.
I have extensive training and experience in crisis intervention, clinical experience regarding trauma in children and adults, activity in couples’ issues, and expertise in treating deprivation disorders, including bipolar disorder.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist committed to treating individuals, couples, and families. My clinical interests include treating couples’ issues in transition periods (preparing for marriage, parenthood, or divorce), spiritual or religious issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life transition issues. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in working with clients and the relationships they have in their lives. Using an integrative change model, I highlight the strengths of different theories to fit the client’s identified needs.
(415) 888-9744 View (415) 888-9744
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Ashli Bryant
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; I prioritize guiding clients down the path to wholeness through the practices of healing and integrating all parts. I include processing shadow work, healing parental and childhood attachment wounds, ego dissolution, and reprogramming belief systems to become the highest version of self. I currently work with clients suffering from mild to severe depression, bipolar disorders, adjustment disorder, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and addictive behaviors.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; I prioritize guiding clients down the path to wholeness through the practices of healing and integrating all parts. I include processing shadow work, healing parental and childhood attachment wounds, ego dissolution, and reprogramming belief systems to become the highest version of self. I currently work with clients suffering from mild to severe depression, bipolar disorders, adjustment disorder, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and addictive behaviors.
(909) 359-6828 View (909) 359-6828
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Josy Granillo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
I offer therapy in both English and Spanish. I am passionate about working with adult clients who are struggling with a range of mental health issues such as life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, and sexual boundaries. My experience also includes Latinx communities, and group therapy. Through my clinical work with clients I utilize evidence based practices such as solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. My approach is to address issues and find ways to grow and increase resilience to move forward.
I offer therapy in both English and Spanish. I am passionate about working with adult clients who are struggling with a range of mental health issues such as life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, and sexual boundaries. My experience also includes Latinx communities, and group therapy. Through my clinical work with clients I utilize evidence based practices such as solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. My approach is to address issues and find ways to grow and increase resilience to move forward.
(916) 915-9855 View (916) 915-9855
Dr. Laureen A Lester
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Life can be hard-- really hard. Sometimes, we are just trying to survive and we end up in a place we don’t want to be: depression, anger, anxiety, loneliness, hopelessness. Asking for help is an act of strength and courage. I have a passion for helping others find their way toward who they want to be. I can help you become more proactive, not just reacting to the circumstances of life. Understanding the past. Managing the present. Building for the future. It’s never too late for change! Life can be better if you are willing to do the work. Are you ready to begin?
Life can be hard-- really hard. Sometimes, we are just trying to survive and we end up in a place we don’t want to be: depression, anger, anxiety, loneliness, hopelessness. Asking for help is an act of strength and courage. I have a passion for helping others find their way toward who they want to be. I can help you become more proactive, not just reacting to the circumstances of life. Understanding the past. Managing the present. Building for the future. It’s never too late for change! Life can be better if you are willing to do the work. Are you ready to begin?
(916) 269-5241 View (916) 269-5241
Meghan Holland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Have you been searching for someone that will listen? Someone who will work with you to solve the challenges life throws at you? Let me be that person. I am an LMFT and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I have experience working with a variety of different individuals, including those struggling with trauma, relationships, marriage difficulties, infidelity, family discord, behavior challenges, at-risk youth, developmental delays, building social skills, teenage issues, adjustment and attachment, depression, anxiety, parenting and many more.
Have you been searching for someone that will listen? Someone who will work with you to solve the challenges life throws at you? Let me be that person. I am an LMFT and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I have experience working with a variety of different individuals, including those struggling with trauma, relationships, marriage difficulties, infidelity, family discord, behavior challenges, at-risk youth, developmental delays, building social skills, teenage issues, adjustment and attachment, depression, anxiety, parenting and many more.
(916) 619-4001 View (916) 619-4001
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Erica Cowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
My name is Erica Cowell and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). It has been my privilege to spend my career helping individuals and families navigate difficult moments and periods of change and questioning. I utilize an eclectic approach that draws on multiple therapeutic modalities to customize a treatment plan that matches your needs and preferences. I firmly believe that you are the expert on your own life and experiences. I am here to support you in identifying your treatment goals and then utilizing various evidence-based tools to help you achieve those goals.
My name is Erica Cowell and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). It has been my privilege to spend my career helping individuals and families navigate difficult moments and periods of change and questioning. I utilize an eclectic approach that draws on multiple therapeutic modalities to customize a treatment plan that matches your needs and preferences. I firmly believe that you are the expert on your own life and experiences. I am here to support you in identifying your treatment goals and then utilizing various evidence-based tools to help you achieve those goals.
(916) 251-1803 View (916) 251-1803
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Kevin Gragg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
My name is Kevin and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Seal Beach, CA serving clients virtually in California. I have over 8 years of experience helping clients with anxiety, mood, personality, and psychotic disorders learn to implement skills to heal from emotional pain and see that their lives are about more than their diagnosis. My personal philosophy is, "Leave people better than you found them." I most commonly see adult clients who have been trying to work through depression, anxiety, and trauma.
My name is Kevin and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Seal Beach, CA serving clients virtually in California. I have over 8 years of experience helping clients with anxiety, mood, personality, and psychotic disorders learn to implement skills to heal from emotional pain and see that their lives are about more than their diagnosis. My personal philosophy is, "Leave people better than you found them." I most commonly see adult clients who have been trying to work through depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(925) 477-5286 View (925) 477-5286
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Sean Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Welcome to my profile. I am Sean Kennedy LCSW. As a Licenced Clinical Social Worker, I come from a strengths-based approach. This means I will never ask what is wrong with you but instead, what is right with you. I work with a diverse range of clients. The most common kinds of clients with whom I work are people like you who are going through the muck and mire of life. We all know life can get really hectic and we just need someone to help sort it all out.
Welcome to my profile. I am Sean Kennedy LCSW. As a Licenced Clinical Social Worker, I come from a strengths-based approach. This means I will never ask what is wrong with you but instead, what is right with you. I work with a diverse range of clients. The most common kinds of clients with whom I work are people like you who are going through the muck and mire of life. We all know life can get really hectic and we just need someone to help sort it all out.
(661) 689-5275 View (661) 689-5275
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Lisa Gulino, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95611
I love helping people work through their traumatic life experiences and helping them understand the effects of those events. If this applies to you or someone you care about, I am here to walk with you as you explore those things that leave you feeling "stuck" and guide you as you move forward into a better space. I work with individuals, children, families, and couples. My training has given me special insight into how trauma is passed down through the generations and the effects those traumas have on your life today. I want to share that insight with you.
I love helping people work through their traumatic life experiences and helping them understand the effects of those events. If this applies to you or someone you care about, I am here to walk with you as you explore those things that leave you feeling "stuck" and guide you as you move forward into a better space. I work with individuals, children, families, and couples. My training has given me special insight into how trauma is passed down through the generations and the effects those traumas have on your life today. I want to share that insight with you.
(916) 367-4874 View (916) 367-4874
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Alicia Luna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
I've been practicing therapy for over 20 years and am consistently in awe of the process. What an honor to come alongside kids, teens, and adults and see improvement. I consider it a privilege to be intentional, and helpful when people need it most, whether wading through challenging circumstances, navigating a desire to change a behavior, or processing overwhelming emotions. Clients range from students, individuals, & couples to professionals with high performance stressful careers and work related pressures. Sessions take place in person & via telehealth. I have two locations in Fair Oaks & Roseville, CA.
I've been practicing therapy for over 20 years and am consistently in awe of the process. What an honor to come alongside kids, teens, and adults and see improvement. I consider it a privilege to be intentional, and helpful when people need it most, whether wading through challenging circumstances, navigating a desire to change a behavior, or processing overwhelming emotions. Clients range from students, individuals, & couples to professionals with high performance stressful careers and work related pressures. Sessions take place in person & via telehealth. I have two locations in Fair Oaks & Roseville, CA.
(916) 597-1152 View (916) 597-1152
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Eva Manzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
I specialize in providing counseling to children and adolescents. An important part of working with kids and teens includes supporting the parents/guardians/grandparents who are caring for them. So, in working with kids and teens, I also work with their caregivers. I have over 15 years experience in providing counseling to kids and teens who may be struggling to be successful at school, make friends, feel good about themselves, get along with family members, follow rules, be respectful, feel they belong, adjust to change or simply to experience joy in their lives.
I specialize in providing counseling to children and adolescents. An important part of working with kids and teens includes supporting the parents/guardians/grandparents who are caring for them. So, in working with kids and teens, I also work with their caregivers. I have over 15 years experience in providing counseling to kids and teens who may be struggling to be successful at school, make friends, feel good about themselves, get along with family members, follow rules, be respectful, feel they belong, adjust to change or simply to experience joy in their lives.
(916) 668-4278 View (916) 668-4278
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Hearts and Hands Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
We believe that all too often money is the deciding factor in access to counseling services. It is important to us that all people who want a secure, supportive place to learn new skills, heal wounds, and make changes in their lives have a SAFE and AFFORDABLE place to go! We have formed Hearts and Hands Counseling, a non-profit counseling agency, to provide low-cost counseling services to the local community.
We believe that all too often money is the deciding factor in access to counseling services. It is important to us that all people who want a secure, supportive place to learn new skills, heal wounds, and make changes in their lives have a SAFE and AFFORDABLE place to go! We have formed Hearts and Hands Counseling, a non-profit counseling agency, to provide low-cost counseling services to the local community.
(916) 409-6970 View (916) 409-6970
Judy Wiesner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
You can come to me in confidence, with no judgement, to really listen to what you need to say. I won't just "sit there," I will offer my thoughts and suggest ways to help. I also work with couples to improve communication and negotiation in the areas of intimacy, finances, parenting, distribution of labor, and boundaries. I am experienced in helping you to reduce anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. I look forward to your call to schedule a confidential 50 minute session. Judy Wiesner, MFT (916) 215-5001
You can come to me in confidence, with no judgement, to really listen to what you need to say. I won't just "sit there," I will offer my thoughts and suggest ways to help. I also work with couples to improve communication and negotiation in the areas of intimacy, finances, parenting, distribution of labor, and boundaries. I am experienced in helping you to reduce anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. I look forward to your call to schedule a confidential 50 minute session. Judy Wiesner, MFT (916) 215-5001
(916) 468-4047 View (916) 468-4047
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Dr. Amie Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
I offer a free phone consultation before setting up our initial meeting, because I believe that it is important to make sure that clients and therapists are a good match for each other. Although it may be difficult at times to share our life experiences with one another, I have seen that working through our most challenging life events is what helps us grow the most. I love talking with teens, adults, and athletes about the challenges and changes they want to conquer in their life, and I am motivated to be a part of the new lifestyle that people choose to develop for themselves. I am experienced in both sport and health psychology.
I offer a free phone consultation before setting up our initial meeting, because I believe that it is important to make sure that clients and therapists are a good match for each other. Although it may be difficult at times to share our life experiences with one another, I have seen that working through our most challenging life events is what helps us grow the most. I love talking with teens, adults, and athletes about the challenges and changes they want to conquer in their life, and I am motivated to be a part of the new lifestyle that people choose to develop for themselves. I am experienced in both sport and health psychology.
(916) 512-1923 View (916) 512-1923
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Shelly S Aldrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Through my work as a therapist, I help clients reach treatment goals aimed at strengthening the self, building healthy relationships and overall health and balance in life. I believe each client is unique and needs a treatment plan tailored to meet their specific needs and I work collaboratively with clients to help them set and progress towards their goals. I specialize in working with children, families and couples and focus on identifying strengths and building healthy patterns of relating to one another. I provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for healing and growth to flourish.
Through my work as a therapist, I help clients reach treatment goals aimed at strengthening the self, building healthy relationships and overall health and balance in life. I believe each client is unique and needs a treatment plan tailored to meet their specific needs and I work collaboratively with clients to help them set and progress towards their goals. I specialize in working with children, families and couples and focus on identifying strengths and building healthy patterns of relating to one another. I provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for healing and growth to flourish.
(916) 502-9209 View (916) 502-9209
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Steve Palos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
We all strive to be happy in life. Unfortunately life is full of unpredictable struggles that get in the way of our path to happiness. To gain true happiness we must learn how to love ourselves. Loving ourselves starts with self-understanding and believing in ourselves. Struggles unfortunately make us believe that things are not meant to be, or that we will simply never be happy. This negative pattern of thinking is what keeps us from finding happiness. Remember, we have all the tools within us to achieve happiness and create the life we love.
We all strive to be happy in life. Unfortunately life is full of unpredictable struggles that get in the way of our path to happiness. To gain true happiness we must learn how to love ourselves. Loving ourselves starts with self-understanding and believing in ourselves. Struggles unfortunately make us believe that things are not meant to be, or that we will simply never be happy. This negative pattern of thinking is what keeps us from finding happiness. Remember, we have all the tools within us to achieve happiness and create the life we love.
(916) 560-1491 View (916) 560-1491
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Caroline Holte
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with over 15 years of experience. I have helped people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, attachment issues, adjustment difficulties/life changes, trauma, cultural identity issues, and substance abuse issues.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with over 15 years of experience. I have helped people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, attachment issues, adjustment difficulties/life changes, trauma, cultural identity issues, and substance abuse issues.
(626) 788-5327 View (626) 788-5327
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Heather Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Hello and welcome; my name is Heather Thomas, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I've been working with individuals, families, and couples for over 10 years, helping them find the solutions within themselves, learn to emotionally regulate despite what is going on around them, learn to manage distress and to problem-solve. My goal is to help you create a life that is worth living and one where you are able to be the best version of yourself.
Hello and welcome; my name is Heather Thomas, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I've been working with individuals, families, and couples for over 10 years, helping them find the solutions within themselves, learn to emotionally regulate despite what is going on around them, learn to manage distress and to problem-solve. My goal is to help you create a life that is worth living and one where you are able to be the best version of yourself.
(916) 659-7587 View (916) 659-7587

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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.