Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Katja D Pohl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
My expertise include trauma, chronic illness/pain, bipolar disorder, addiction, and relationship problems.
Life can be hard and at times we need help. Through mutual collaboration we will get to know you, where you get stuck, your relationships, and how to create lasting and meaningful change in your life. Positive change through therapy can provide you with more stability, greater self-confidence, more compassion for yourself and others, increased satisfaction with your life, improved relationships, a feeling of satisfaction and ease about daily life, and the ability to take risks and advance professionally.
My expertise include trauma, chronic illness/pain, bipolar disorder, addiction, and relationship problems.
Life can be hard and at times we need help. Through mutual collaboration we will get to know you, where you get stuck, your relationships, and how to create lasting and meaningful change in your life. Positive change through therapy can provide you with more stability, greater self-confidence, more compassion for yourself and others, increased satisfaction with your life, improved relationships, a feeling of satisfaction and ease about daily life, and the ability to take risks and advance professionally.
(424) 230-8665 View (424) 230-8665
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Adella Jaeger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064
 My areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, bipolar, child development, parenting, teens and maternal health.
Are you feeling "stuck," overwhelmed, or find yourself worrying about things beyond your control? You are looking for the right therapist, someone who will not only "get you," but will actually help you. I am not a stereotypical "so how does that make you feel" therapist. Yes, I am very empathetic, down to earth, caring, and intuitive.. And I am also practical. As a therapist with over a decade of experience, I am actively involved, goal oriented, and realistic. I am skilled at providing both traditional and cutting-edge therapies, using invaluable tools that can open the doors for the insight and clarity that you are searching for.
 My areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, bipolar, child development, parenting, teens and maternal health.
Are you feeling "stuck," overwhelmed, or find yourself worrying about things beyond your control? You are looking for the right therapist, someone who will not only "get you," but will actually help you. I am not a stereotypical "so how does that make you feel" therapist. Yes, I am very empathetic, down to earth, caring, and intuitive.. And I am also practical. As a therapist with over a decade of experience, I am actively involved, goal oriented, and realistic. I am skilled at providing both traditional and cutting-edge therapies, using invaluable tools that can open the doors for the insight and clarity that you are searching for.
(702) 710-0826 View (702) 710-0826
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Christopher Joel Tromba
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90028
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults struggling with Bipolar, Depression, Relationship difficulties, and adjusting to the changes life brings.
You deserve a safe environment where you feel free to express yourself and seek to understand what makes you, you. I am excited about the power of the therapeutic process, and believe that working together we may achieve the change you seek.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults struggling with Bipolar, Depression, Relationship difficulties, and adjusting to the changes life brings.
You deserve a safe environment where you feel free to express yourself and seek to understand what makes you, you. I am excited about the power of the therapeutic process, and believe that working together we may achieve the change you seek.
(805) 870-8901 View (805) 870-8901
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Alyson DiRocco Fisher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064
I specialize in treating bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Connecting with the right therapist can be challenging. As a clinician, I strive to empower clients to make meaningful changes, while also helping them hold self-compassion in the process. I ground my work in evidence-based therapies, and use an in-depth case conceptualization to understand how problems are getting in the way of the life my clients want to lead.
I specialize in treating bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Connecting with the right therapist can be challenging. As a clinician, I strive to empower clients to make meaningful changes, while also helping them hold self-compassion in the process. I ground my work in evidence-based therapies, and use an in-depth case conceptualization to understand how problems are getting in the way of the life my clients want to lead.
(310) 564-0785 View (310) 564-0785
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Shobha George
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I have experience working with all demographics but mostly with adults that struggle with a variety of issues, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, bipolar and psychotic disorders, stress management, family conflicts, relationship, behavioral and other mental health problems. My approach to you as a client is simple, meet you where you are. I use an eclectic theoretical approach that fits your needs, and one that makes you feel the most comfortable.
I have experience working with all demographics but mostly with adults that struggle with a variety of issues, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, bipolar and psychotic disorders, stress management, family conflicts, relationship, behavioral and other mental health problems. My approach to you as a client is simple, meet you where you are. I use an eclectic theoretical approach that fits your needs, and one that makes you feel the most comfortable.
(408) 516-4655 View (408) 516-4655
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Bram Conley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
My experience with treating major psychiatric disorders and substance abuse allows me to help clients with bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic disorder and generalized anxiety. In addition to providing treatment for these types of problems, I have experience working with the families of adults and adolescents who are experiencing serious psychiatric problems.
My experience with treating major psychiatric disorders and substance abuse allows me to help clients with bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic disorder and generalized anxiety. In addition to providing treatment for these types of problems, I have experience working with the families of adults and adolescents who are experiencing serious psychiatric problems.
(424) 343-1715 View (424) 343-1715
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Lana Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90028
You're feeling depressed, isolated, frustrated and angry with the state of the world. And yet you're still expected to keep up with overwhelming pressures and demands of day to day life. It can feel impossible. All this stress can cause us to lose sight of what’s important and end up stuck in the same unhelpful patterns in our work, our relationships, and our own thoughts. But it doesn't have to be this way. What if you could get back in touch with your hopes, dreams, and desires? I work with clients struggling with bipolar disorder or depression, job and career stress, loneliness, and relationship conflicts.
You're feeling depressed, isolated, frustrated and angry with the state of the world. And yet you're still expected to keep up with overwhelming pressures and demands of day to day life. It can feel impossible. All this stress can cause us to lose sight of what’s important and end up stuck in the same unhelpful patterns in our work, our relationships, and our own thoughts. But it doesn't have to be this way. What if you could get back in touch with your hopes, dreams, and desires? I work with clients struggling with bipolar disorder or depression, job and career stress, loneliness, and relationship conflicts.
(747) 269-6061 View (747) 269-6061
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Mason Nutter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90057
My name is Mason Nutter, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I approach therapy in a very person-centered and collaborative way. I am particularly focused on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use, and relapse prevention. I have worked in the mental health field for many years. I have treated patients with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse disorders. I have primarily worked with adult individuals.
My name is Mason Nutter, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I approach therapy in a very person-centered and collaborative way. I am particularly focused on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use, and relapse prevention. I have worked in the mental health field for many years. I have treated patients with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse disorders. I have primarily worked with adult individuals.
(510) 518-3935 View (510) 518-3935
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Mary Naa Adjeley Sowah-Quaye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Mary Sowah-Quaye. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing care to clients struggling with life transitions, interpersonal challenges, depression, anxiety, bipolar family, and relationship issues. I am also specialize in working with people of color and LGBTQIA+ community
Hello. My name is Mary Sowah-Quaye. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing care to clients struggling with life transitions, interpersonal challenges, depression, anxiety, bipolar family, and relationship issues. I am also specialize in working with people of color and LGBTQIA+ community
(661) 718-4883 View (661) 718-4883
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Maria Barelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90041  (Online Only)
Are you struggling at work? Maybe you're having difficulties in your relationships. Or do you want to feel more confident about yourself? During difficult times, I will help you find new ways of managing your life by teaching you coping skills. Do you beat yourself up? Therapy will teach you how to be kind to yourself. I like to do "what works". I pull from different approaches because every client is unique. My style of relating is warm and empathetic. I currently work with individuals, couples, teens, and families with issues including: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Substance abuse.
Are you struggling at work? Maybe you're having difficulties in your relationships. Or do you want to feel more confident about yourself? During difficult times, I will help you find new ways of managing your life by teaching you coping skills. Do you beat yourself up? Therapy will teach you how to be kind to yourself. I like to do "what works". I pull from different approaches because every client is unique. My style of relating is warm and empathetic. I currently work with individuals, couples, teens, and families with issues including: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Substance abuse.
(626) 236-4971 View (626) 236-4971
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Dr. Alan E Clark
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA-accredited doctoral programs and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in treating couples and individual adults presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, substance abuse, and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but I also apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to address the best methods for each individual and his or her issues and needs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA-accredited doctoral programs and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in treating couples and individual adults presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, substance abuse, and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but I also apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to address the best methods for each individual and his or her issues and needs.
(310) 660-7462 View (310) 660-7462
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Leslie Margolis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90069
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Psychoanalytic candidate. In my work I aim to foster a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere in which individuals can develop insight and address non-productive patterns of behavior. I am experienced in treating a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. I have successfully worked with individuals who were subjected to parental narcissism, neglect, abuse, and other difficult and painful circumstances. I am also experienced in working with newly single individuals who are struggling to redefine their lives.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Psychoanalytic candidate. In my work I aim to foster a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere in which individuals can develop insight and address non-productive patterns of behavior. I am experienced in treating a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. I have successfully worked with individuals who were subjected to parental narcissism, neglect, abuse, and other difficult and painful circumstances. I am also experienced in working with newly single individuals who are struggling to redefine their lives.
(424) 295-7352 View (424) 295-7352
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Chris Marrero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hello. Thanks for visiting my page. I am the founder of Marrero Psychology, Santa Monica's premier holistic mental healthcare clinic specializing in addressing the needs of professionals and students. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. My clients experience relief from symptoms in addition to higher self-esteem, better sleep, stronger relationships, greater focus, and more satisfaction at work or school. I am passionate about helping people reach their goals and bring greater happiness and mental health into their lives.
Hello. Thanks for visiting my page. I am the founder of Marrero Psychology, Santa Monica's premier holistic mental healthcare clinic specializing in addressing the needs of professionals and students. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. My clients experience relief from symptoms in addition to higher self-esteem, better sleep, stronger relationships, greater focus, and more satisfaction at work or school. I am passionate about helping people reach their goals and bring greater happiness and mental health into their lives.
(424) 375-6014 View (424) 375-6014
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Megan Rich
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Working with adults, adolescents and groups, I treat clinical issues including anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, relationship issues, and adjustment disorders.
My practice is rooted in compassion and self-determination and I provide client-centered and collaborative relational therapy informed by evidence-based treatments such as DBT, CBT, and ACT. I help my clients dismantle the obstacles that hold them back from leading fulfilling lives. Together, we’ll identify your goals and values and build the skills required to live in line with both while exploring the personal historical patterns that have brought you to this point in your journey.
Working with adults, adolescents and groups, I treat clinical issues including anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, relationship issues, and adjustment disorders.
My practice is rooted in compassion and self-determination and I provide client-centered and collaborative relational therapy informed by evidence-based treatments such as DBT, CBT, and ACT. I help my clients dismantle the obstacles that hold them back from leading fulfilling lives. Together, we’ll identify your goals and values and build the skills required to live in line with both while exploring the personal historical patterns that have brought you to this point in your journey.
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Morgan Blackledge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Morgan Blackledge specializes in mindfulness-based treatment for addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, LGBTQIA, motivation, and creative issues. Morgan has formal training in fine art, with a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Additionally, Morgan has been trained in various forms of mindfulness meditation techniques and trained for his Marital Family Therapy (MFT) degree at a Buddhist university specializing in the incorporation of mindfulness and psychotherapy.
Morgan Blackledge specializes in mindfulness-based treatment for addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, LGBTQIA, motivation, and creative issues. Morgan has formal training in fine art, with a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Additionally, Morgan has been trained in various forms of mindfulness meditation techniques and trained for his Marital Family Therapy (MFT) degree at a Buddhist university specializing in the incorporation of mindfulness and psychotherapy.
(818) 528-5870 View (818) 528-5870
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Courtnee Reis
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I am experienced in working with adults living with bipolar and mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, and phase of life transitions.
Hello and welcome! I'm Courtnee, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Whether you are engaging in therapy for the first time or returning to treatment, I am here to meet you where you are and go at your pace. I draw from a person-centered approach which promotes authenticity and emphasizes building your strengths. I will offer insights and observations as we explore matters that are impacting your life. In therapy, together we will collaborate on your growth, healing, self-care, and developing coping strategies so you can make effective life changes.
I am experienced in working with adults living with bipolar and mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, and phase of life transitions.
Hello and welcome! I'm Courtnee, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Whether you are engaging in therapy for the first time or returning to treatment, I am here to meet you where you are and go at your pace. I draw from a person-centered approach which promotes authenticity and emphasizes building your strengths. I will offer insights and observations as we explore matters that are impacting your life. In therapy, together we will collaborate on your growth, healing, self-care, and developing coping strategies so you can make effective life changes.
(323) 970-3049 View (323) 970-3049
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Jessica 'gonji' Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
I work with people to claim internal power, and to take charge of your own story, regardless of your age. I have a special passion working with children, teens and their families as they navigate the unpredictable terrain of school, relationships, and identity development. I have worked extensively with youth, adults, and QTIBIPOC folks on life transitions, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, bipolar, neurodivergence (ADHD and autism), psychosis, mood swings, and relationship issues. My style of therapy is not passive, we will set concrete goals and I'll help you build the skills to achieve them.
I work with people to claim internal power, and to take charge of your own story, regardless of your age. I have a special passion working with children, teens and their families as they navigate the unpredictable terrain of school, relationships, and identity development. I have worked extensively with youth, adults, and QTIBIPOC folks on life transitions, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, bipolar, neurodivergence (ADHD and autism), psychosis, mood swings, and relationship issues. My style of therapy is not passive, we will set concrete goals and I'll help you build the skills to achieve them.
(213) 325-1393 View (213) 325-1393
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Christine Wenderoth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90011
I have assisted individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, gender identity issues, grief and loss, family conflict, trauma, addictions, academic problems , bipolar disorder and relationship difficulties.
Therapy can be a creative process. clients see me as someone who is sincerely invested In their best interest and helping to improve their lives. I have a background in education, And I hope you'll view me as a trusted teacher who can help you gain self-awareness . I will tell her therapy to your individual needs, aligned with your story, life experience, and personal growth process. I'll help you identify your thinking patterns and change damaging core beliefs that may be sabotaging how you operate in the world.
I have assisted individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, gender identity issues, grief and loss, family conflict, trauma, addictions, academic problems , bipolar disorder and relationship difficulties.
Therapy can be a creative process. clients see me as someone who is sincerely invested In their best interest and helping to improve their lives. I have a background in education, And I hope you'll view me as a trusted teacher who can help you gain self-awareness . I will tell her therapy to your individual needs, aligned with your story, life experience, and personal growth process. I'll help you identify your thinking patterns and change damaging core beliefs that may be sabotaging how you operate in the world.
(310) 564-8049 View (310) 564-8049
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Jayson L. Mystkowski
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dr. Mystkowski (he/his/him) practices within a cognitive-behavioral framework, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, specializing in treating adults with anxiety and mood disorders and relational problems and phase of life transitions. In addition, he has training in the psychological treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), insomnia, and bipolar disorder, as well as an extensive background working with LGBTQ+ clients. Dr. Mystkowski is Board Certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology (ABPP), and is a certified CBT therapist (A-CBT).
Dr. Mystkowski (he/his/him) practices within a cognitive-behavioral framework, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, specializing in treating adults with anxiety and mood disorders and relational problems and phase of life transitions. In addition, he has training in the psychological treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), insomnia, and bipolar disorder, as well as an extensive background working with LGBTQ+ clients. Dr. Mystkowski is Board Certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology (ABPP), and is a certified CBT therapist (A-CBT).
(310) 579-9335 View (310) 579-9335
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Hayley Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Hi! My name is Hayley Howard, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I work primarily with adults with anxiety, and depression, and throughout various life transitions via modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Integrated/Holistic Health. In my experience thus far as a therapist, I have found a deep connection to adult clients that are motivated to address various mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and life transitions.
Hi! My name is Hayley Howard, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I work primarily with adults with anxiety, and depression, and throughout various life transitions via modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Integrated/Holistic Health. In my experience thus far as a therapist, I have found a deep connection to adult clients that are motivated to address various mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and life transitions.
(213) 320-6904 View (213) 320-6904

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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.