Bipolar Disorder Therapists in El Dorado Hills, CA

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Judy Foddrill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
The process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I am here to provide an open, warm, and genuine environment where you can feel safe and find peace. My passion is helping others. Based on my education and life experiences I believe working through our struggles provides an opportunity for a more satisfying and fulfilling life. My experience includes work in several areas including depression, anxiety, foster/adoption support, bipolar disorder, and life transitions.
The process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I am here to provide an open, warm, and genuine environment where you can feel safe and find peace. My passion is helping others. Based on my education and life experiences I believe working through our struggles provides an opportunity for a more satisfying and fulfilling life. My experience includes work in several areas including depression, anxiety, foster/adoption support, bipolar disorder, and life transitions.
(916) 739-2502 View (916) 739-2502
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Krista Gerdts
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
My therapeutic approach works best for adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship struggles, coping skills, panic attacks, and sleep.
My name is Krista Gerdts, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) based in Santa Monica, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and life transitions. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, and Narrative Therapy to help my clients navigate the more difficult parts of life and live the lives they’ve always wanted.
My therapeutic approach works best for adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship struggles, coping skills, panic attacks, and sleep.
My name is Krista Gerdts, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) based in Santa Monica, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and life transitions. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, and Narrative Therapy to help my clients navigate the more difficult parts of life and live the lives they’ve always wanted.
(951) 336-8355 View (951) 336-8355
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Xiaoting Joyce
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Deep within, I believe everyone holds the keys to a life of profound meaning and joy. By discerning their dreams and charting their personal journeys, my clients unlock doors to lives they cherish all the more. In the wise words of Carl Jung, 'Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.'
Deep within, I believe everyone holds the keys to a life of profound meaning and joy. By discerning their dreams and charting their personal journeys, my clients unlock doors to lives they cherish all the more. In the wise words of Carl Jung, 'Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.'
(916) 914-8011 View (916) 914-8011
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Brooks Thome
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Is your relationship suffering as a result of your sexual behavior? Do you have sexual secrets like compulsive pornography use, infidelity, or out of control sexual acting out that are hurting a loved one and holding you back in your life? Have you recently learned you have been sexually betrayed by your partner and don't know where to turn? As an expert in treating sex and porn addiction and the relational trauma caused by such behaviors, I can help. I will create a non-judgmental space for you to establish lasting recovery and to heal your relationship so you can get your life back and your relationship right.
Is your relationship suffering as a result of your sexual behavior? Do you have sexual secrets like compulsive pornography use, infidelity, or out of control sexual acting out that are hurting a loved one and holding you back in your life? Have you recently learned you have been sexually betrayed by your partner and don't know where to turn? As an expert in treating sex and porn addiction and the relational trauma caused by such behaviors, I can help. I will create a non-judgmental space for you to establish lasting recovery and to heal your relationship so you can get your life back and your relationship right.
(916) 237-9828 View (916) 237-9828
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Essential Therapy & Advanced Psychological Testing
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  (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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Lynn D Aamot
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
My main focus is on relationships, your relationship with yourself, and with others. I believe the key to having healthier children and families is to strengthen and improve the above mentioned relationships, and to build a strong relationship bond between parent(s) and their child(ren). My style is energetic, straightforward and honest with a touch of humor. I have many years experience working in the group setting with men or women around their anger awareness/management and relationship issues.
My main focus is on relationships, your relationship with yourself, and with others. I believe the key to having healthier children and families is to strengthen and improve the above mentioned relationships, and to build a strong relationship bond between parent(s) and their child(ren). My style is energetic, straightforward and honest with a touch of humor. I have many years experience working in the group setting with men or women around their anger awareness/management and relationship issues.
(530) 394-2008 View (530) 394-2008
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Cristina Billingsley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Waitlist for new clients
The search for a therapist can often feel daunting and I'm so glad you're here. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, guiding and supporting them in navigating through issues including anxiety, depression, panic, trauma/PTSD and mood disorders. I have extensive experience working with neurodivergent clients and their family members, which ignited a passion for working with this population. In sessions, we will address challenges such as communication issues, self-esteem, grief, loss, life change, stress, and more. If you're seeking new ways to change behaviors, thoughts, and actions by implementing new tools, I'd love to help.
The search for a therapist can often feel daunting and I'm so glad you're here. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, guiding and supporting them in navigating through issues including anxiety, depression, panic, trauma/PTSD and mood disorders. I have extensive experience working with neurodivergent clients and their family members, which ignited a passion for working with this population. In sessions, we will address challenges such as communication issues, self-esteem, grief, loss, life change, stress, and more. If you're seeking new ways to change behaviors, thoughts, and actions by implementing new tools, I'd love to help.
(805) 303-5089 View (805) 303-5089
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Margaret Denise Brauns
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Our mental fitness is just as important as our physical fitness. Investing in our total health includes learning how to manage challenges, emotions and relationships. I work with adults, teens and couples on issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. Allowing yourself to receive support during periods of stress or change can create opportunities for growth. Self-awareness and learning coping skills can help with navigating through current and future challenges. Whether you are new to therapy or returning, be confident that investing in mental health is a step toward living the life you imagined.
Our mental fitness is just as important as our physical fitness. Investing in our total health includes learning how to manage challenges, emotions and relationships. I work with adults, teens and couples on issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. Allowing yourself to receive support during periods of stress or change can create opportunities for growth. Self-awareness and learning coping skills can help with navigating through current and future challenges. Whether you are new to therapy or returning, be confident that investing in mental health is a step toward living the life you imagined.
(916) 459-4620 View (916) 459-4620
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Samantha Chilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  (Online Only)
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." Maya Angelou. I am a therapist, coach, and encourager. I believe people are stronger than they think, better than they know and capable of more than they ever imagined. My passion is helping individuals, families, and couples navigate through the difficulties and sometimes unbearable challenges of life, to a place of newfound strength, hope, healing, and peace. I utilize a collaborative approach working together with you assessing your life situation and setting effective goals uniquely designed to meet your specific needs.
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." Maya Angelou. I am a therapist, coach, and encourager. I believe people are stronger than they think, better than they know and capable of more than they ever imagined. My passion is helping individuals, families, and couples navigate through the difficulties and sometimes unbearable challenges of life, to a place of newfound strength, hope, healing, and peace. I utilize a collaborative approach working together with you assessing your life situation and setting effective goals uniquely designed to meet your specific needs.
(916) 459-2005 View (916) 459-2005
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Rikki Calvert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SUDCC
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  (Online Only)
Struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma? These experiences don’t have to control your life or rob you of joy. I am here to help. My goal is to help you identify and heal from past and present concerns. My approach is one of compassionate collaboration - together we will work towards lasting relief and desired life changes. I provide teletherapy throughout California and welcome working with youth, young adults and individuals of all ages. I offer trauma releasing therapy (Brainspotting) along with other trauma informed and evidence based therapies to work towards deeper processing to help you heal and thrive.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma? These experiences don’t have to control your life or rob you of joy. I am here to help. My goal is to help you identify and heal from past and present concerns. My approach is one of compassionate collaboration - together we will work towards lasting relief and desired life changes. I provide teletherapy throughout California and welcome working with youth, young adults and individuals of all ages. I offer trauma releasing therapy (Brainspotting) along with other trauma informed and evidence based therapies to work towards deeper processing to help you heal and thrive.
(916) 755-6708 View (916) 755-6708
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David H. Wever
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  (Online Only)
Greetings! I have had the honor to walk alongside many hearts over the past 26 years as a Licensed Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in depression, anxiety, disorders of the self (personality and cluster B disorders), EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, sexuality, sexual betrayal or partner betrayal trauma, sexual trauma, sexual compulsivity and addiction, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Sports Traumatic Stress Disorder, couples psychotherapy, and marriage and relationship issues.
Greetings! I have had the honor to walk alongside many hearts over the past 26 years as a Licensed Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in depression, anxiety, disorders of the self (personality and cluster B disorders), EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, sexuality, sexual betrayal or partner betrayal trauma, sexual trauma, sexual compulsivity and addiction, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Sports Traumatic Stress Disorder, couples psychotherapy, and marriage and relationship issues.
(916) 668-6925 View (916) 668-6925
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Nazli Seewer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
I believe that everybody is unique and that one approach doesn't fit all. I combine evidence based treatment with intuition to tailor treatment to each person's needs, taking into consideration their strengths and weaknesses. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment that fosters trust between therapist and client to help clients explore and resolve life challenges.
I believe that everybody is unique and that one approach doesn't fit all. I combine evidence based treatment with intuition to tailor treatment to each person's needs, taking into consideration their strengths and weaknesses. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment that fosters trust between therapist and client to help clients explore and resolve life challenges.
(916) 974-9680 View (916) 974-9680
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Michelle Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Recognizing that mental health services are needed for oneself or family can often cause feelings of overwhelm, confusion, shame, guilt and fear. My goal is to support you in sorting out these emotions while re-establishing a sense of hope. For the last 15 years I have worked with children and adults with various mental health needs and in various settings, including local school campuses, ER, jail, county facilities and homes. I have specialized in treating complex trauma, behavioral concerns and high-risk behaviors. Other areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, social and attention deficits and self-harm.
Recognizing that mental health services are needed for oneself or family can often cause feelings of overwhelm, confusion, shame, guilt and fear. My goal is to support you in sorting out these emotions while re-establishing a sense of hope. For the last 15 years I have worked with children and adults with various mental health needs and in various settings, including local school campuses, ER, jail, county facilities and homes. I have specialized in treating complex trauma, behavioral concerns and high-risk behaviors. Other areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, social and attention deficits and self-harm.
(530) 317-4088 View (530) 317-4088
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Bonnie Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Hello, I'm Bonnie Wagner, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with individual adults, couples, children/teens (birth to 18 years) and families, for over 25 years. I have a great deal of experience as a therapist, helping people develop treatment goals which assist them in achieving the most optimal and positive outcomes for themselves.
Hello, I'm Bonnie Wagner, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with individual adults, couples, children/teens (birth to 18 years) and families, for over 25 years. I have a great deal of experience as a therapist, helping people develop treatment goals which assist them in achieving the most optimal and positive outcomes for themselves.
(916) 546-1504 View (916) 546-1504
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Lisa B Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a California Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides psychotherapy to a wide range of clients with different concerns, from mild depression to severe and persistent mental health issues. Since each person is unique, there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach to treatment, and I tailor treatment plans and goals to each individual I see. I support clients in exercising their own free choice and in changing through self-actualization. I am here to help you. Together, we can make the changes you want!
I am a California Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides psychotherapy to a wide range of clients with different concerns, from mild depression to severe and persistent mental health issues. Since each person is unique, there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach to treatment, and I tailor treatment plans and goals to each individual I see. I support clients in exercising their own free choice and in changing through self-actualization. I am here to help you. Together, we can make the changes you want!
(916) 280-5317 View (916) 280-5317
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Shawna Cobabe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  (Online Only)
I have worked with children, families, individuals and couples in many different capacities before finding my calling as a therapist. I have specialized training in couples and marriage counseling, family counseling, PTSD/trauma, adoption and foster care, anxiety and depression, and other mental illness, life changes, grief and loss. I also work with adolescents who are struggling in school or with behavior problems, defiance, and depression and anxiety. I work with couples and families for a variety of reasons. I can help you too.
I have worked with children, families, individuals and couples in many different capacities before finding my calling as a therapist. I have specialized training in couples and marriage counseling, family counseling, PTSD/trauma, adoption and foster care, anxiety and depression, and other mental illness, life changes, grief and loss. I also work with adolescents who are struggling in school or with behavior problems, defiance, and depression and anxiety. I work with couples and families for a variety of reasons. I can help you too.
(925) 329-6259 View (925) 329-6259
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Emotional/Entitled?
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Clinica, Social, Work, Therapi, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Are there days when you feel like a failure, let yourself down? Or your family down?, trouble concentrating, thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way? Is it hard for you to get out of bed or your home? Go to school or work? Get along with others? Relationship/marriage problems? Are you a worrier?
Are there days when you feel like a failure, let yourself down? Or your family down?, trouble concentrating, thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way? Is it hard for you to get out of bed or your home? Go to school or work? Get along with others? Relationship/marriage problems? Are you a worrier?
(916) 579-7597 View (916) 579-7597
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Sarah L. Manfredi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT, CCPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Are you struggling in your relationships? Is past trauma making it difficult to find peace, joy and experience connection? Are you experiencing betrayal trauma in your relationship? Do you need help managing anxiety and compulsive behaviors? I provide a supportive and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment to explore solutions for tackling your unique challenges. My approach is gentle and "down to earth" and the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance to me. I'm proud to serve First Responders & their families at a discounted rate.
Are you struggling in your relationships? Is past trauma making it difficult to find peace, joy and experience connection? Are you experiencing betrayal trauma in your relationship? Do you need help managing anxiety and compulsive behaviors? I provide a supportive and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment to explore solutions for tackling your unique challenges. My approach is gentle and "down to earth" and the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance to me. I'm proud to serve First Responders & their families at a discounted rate.
(916) 438-9811 View (916) 438-9811
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Pacific Psychological Testing Solutions
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
At Pacific Psychological Testing Solutions, our goal is to give you the most hassle-free and professional psychological testing services available. We specialize in neurocogntive testing (e.g. memory, concentration, perceptual issues, processing speed, etc.), and we also specialize in evaluating for learning difficulties (e.g. impairments in math, reading, and writing, etc.) and diagnostic clarification (e.g. psychiatric conditions like ADHD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc.).
At Pacific Psychological Testing Solutions, our goal is to give you the most hassle-free and professional psychological testing services available. We specialize in neurocogntive testing (e.g. memory, concentration, perceptual issues, processing speed, etc.), and we also specialize in evaluating for learning difficulties (e.g. impairments in math, reading, and writing, etc.) and diagnostic clarification (e.g. psychiatric conditions like ADHD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc.).
(916) 579-7504 View (916) 579-7504
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Norris Clinical & Forensic Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an effective evidenced-based treatment modality, my mission is to guide individuals on the path toward living a balanced life in harmony with the self as well as with others.
Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an effective evidenced-based treatment modality, my mission is to guide individuals on the path toward living a balanced life in harmony with the self as well as with others.
(916) 634-0349 View (916) 634-0349
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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.