Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Palm Desert, CA

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Terri Shearer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder , adolescent development, substance abuse, parenting difficulties, and relational issues.
You don’t have to go it alone. I am here to help you find your way back to living the life you want. It can happen. I'm here every step of the way. Because sometimes, things don’t turn out the way we planned. We didn’t know we would end up getting divorced, or blending families, or being a single parent, but here we are. We didn’t know we would adopt instead of birthing our own child, or be raising our grandchildren, or the difficulties we would face raising children in an LGBTQ home. But, here we are. These challenges can cause tremendous anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, confusion, sadness, and suffering. I understand.
(760) 621-7553
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Kathleen A Dale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You deserve peace of mind and quality of life. If you suffer with anxiety and depression, bipolar mood management, ADHD, or relationship/family issues, relief is available through current treatments which are more effective than ever. Brain research shows we can make real change by changing our thinking while integrating old emotional injuries. Early childhood trauma and losses with resulting relationship problems echo through our adult lives affecting our significant relationships. With my experience, I can help you work through these deeper issues to obtain resolution, integration and freedom bringing peace of mind to your life.
(760) 354-9535
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Windows of Hope Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Palm Desert individual, couples and family counseling offered in a warm and comfortable environment! We help individuals and couples work through difficult life processes in a nurturing and loving way. We assist your process offering effective communication practices and tools to work through even the most difficult situations. We specialize with mental health counseling in Palm Desert and Long Beach dealing with infidelity, blended family difficulties, life transition, anger management, substance abuse and dependence, and healthy communication practices. We look forward to hearing from you.
(310) 928-2319
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Judith D. Mendelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
l am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Ph.D. in psychology. l have more than twenty years experience working with individuals couples and families. l bring to my practice a real caring for my patients and a desire that working together we can resolve, alleviate or diminish the problems of daily life. l bring to my work my natural qualities of empathy, practicality, intuition, creativity and humor. My work is tailored to meet the needs of different people in different stages of their life. l bring attention to all dimensions of the healing and growth process - mind, heart, spirit, body and imagination.
(323) 483-4410
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Palm Desert, CA 92210
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Lizbeth 'Becky' Chenik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who wants to understand what is not working in their lives and allows me to help them identify the problem and work towards a solution. I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to help clients on their journeys towards healing and happiness.
(760) 748-0051
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Joseph H. Share
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Share taught educators how to work with special needs & gifted kids. He was a School Psychologist and then Director of Psychological Services for a school district. He supervised college students completing their Marriage/Family, and or Psychologist License. He developed programs in parenting skills, marital improvement, reducing depression, assisting dysfunctional families and dealing with daily life stressors. Dr. Share taught classes as an Assistant Professor with the University of California, Los Angeles. Courses were in parenting, working with ADD/ADHD, learning/behavioral, & emotional issues of children and adults.
(442) 282-6474
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Karen M Schadrack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have been a practicing Marriage Family Therapist in privite practice for over 20 years. My specialities include, but not limited to: marriage, pre marital, and restoration of marriage after crises. Individual specialities include depression, anxiety, grief recovery and women's issues.
(949) 558-2078
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Michael Tripet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I believe the main goal of therapy is healing, change, and growth; not criticism and condemnation. Therapy is most effective in an accepting, confidential atmosphere where there is mutual exploration of the issues and challenges of life in our complex world. Perhaps we need a new perspective in our way of thinking and our way of behaving in order to more effectively make our way through life's obstacles. Effective therapy is both educational and introspective. I offers faith/Christian based counseling upon request.
(760) 981-0841
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Hiba Kehdy Lai
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, TFCBT, RPT
Verified
Verified
Hello and Welcome to my website! I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative relationship that promotes unification of body, mind, and soul, and promotes improvements in one's quality of life. In my private practice, I provided support for individuals and families from over 15 different cultural backgrounds. From the United States, the MiddleEast, and Latin America.
(760) 849-8402
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Richard S Sinacola
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
In my nearly 40 years of teaching and clinical experience I have treated a variety of issues, but specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship, and sexual issues. I also have extensive experience in substance abuse and behavioral addictions such as obsessive spending and porn addiction. In addition, I also treat religious guilt and help others deal with issues related to spirituality and grief. I tailor the treatment to each person for the greatest personal effectiveness. I do so with many years of clinical experience and a professional and compassionate approach. I am licensed in both CA and MI.
(442) 245-3704
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Deborah Meints-Pierson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a licensed therapist for thirty years, Director of the Coachella Valley's most successful counseling center, and host of "It's A Family Affair" on Time Warner Television for ten years, I've helped people with a wide range of personal challenges. I see individuals on a path of spiritual growth and personal transformation. Many of my clients have experienced trauma and are seeking higher answers to life's most difficult questions.
(760) 498-1439
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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New Leaf Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with anxiety? Or perhaps you've noticed your child or teen seems anxious, stressed, sad, or frustrated? Concerned that you or your child's behaviors or life events are interfering with relationships, academics, or self-esteem? Our team of therapists specialize in working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families; we know just how hard it can be to navigate the many stages of development while dealing with the demands of everyday life. But we also know that anxiety and stress don't have to rule your life! We're here to help you experience a life worth living.
(760) 813-3347
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Maddi Schmelz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Right now you’re probably struggling to keep up with everything on your plate & fighting those thoughts telling you you’re not doing enough. (Spoiler alert, you ARE enough). If you’re ready to learn ways to avoid getting caught up in the downward spiral and focus on who you want to be as a person, get some major stuff handled, sleep and reset, and actually enjoy your life, then you’ve come to the right place! My goal is for you to find who you are as a person; away from the misconceived perceptions that the world has placed upon you, and create alignment in your goals, self-image and overall you! I'll see you soon, byeee!
(916) 507-0758
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Sage Recovery Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, ICADC, MSCP, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Is your life out of control? Do you need to recover, relieve stress, and have coping skills to deal with life? For 26 years, I have been attending to the needs of my clients. I am very passionate about working with individuals who want to improve themselves, live a productive and happier, peaceful life. I will help you to find the right skills and tools to utilize in your recovery.
(760) 307-1195
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Kate Homet
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
Verified
There are so many reasons to seek out help through therapy, and it shows strength that you are here looking for help. Whether you're looking to work through past trauma, find your voice, improve relationships, or get to know yourself in a new way, I would be honored to work with you. I take a collaborative approach to therapy, which means that we work together to identify where you would like to go, and how to get there.
(760) 227-2570
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Clint Newell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, CSAT
Verified
Verified
How many hours have you spent on the internet and telling your family that it was for work or for school when it was porn? How many times have you told yourself that you would quit or at least cut down? You do not have to wait until your family finds out before you reach out for help. Pornography addiction can be as real as drug addiction and it can ruin relationships and even get you fired. Spouses often see the use of porn as cheating, even if you do not.
(442) 267-3447
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Kelly Lewallen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We have all heard of various eating disorders and there are many different types and diagnoses. The way Mind Over Body thinks of "eating disorders" can be summed up as "disordered eating". "Disordered Eating", is simply eating that causes distress in one's life. This is a very large umbrella. It would certainly include the well-known Anorexia Nervosa, which is life-threatening along with an equally distractive eating disorder known as Bulimia Nervosa. Binge Eating Disorder has been around for a long time, but is only recently added as a disordered eating diagnosis.
(760) 978-6913
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Matt Misuraca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I create a safe environment for people to heal & grow. I believe people are resilient and capable of amazing things. I help individuals, couples and families navigate through difficult times. Let's work together to identify new goals & possible solutions. My approach to helping is based on respect, empowerment and finding solutions.
(760) 284-3185
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Achieve Medical Center / Palm Desert
Verified
Verified
Achieve Medical Center is proud to offer a wide array of mental health services in Palm Desert, especially for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Our providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, therapists, and others can help with psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, and many other mental health conditions. We work closely with our patients and their families to provide them with high-quality service with the goal of delivering long-term relief from depression and anxiety.
(760) 227-2562
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Susan J Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, BCCC
Verified
Verified
"When we are caught in our mind we cannot feel our own beingness" I am dedicated to working with individuals, families and young adults who are experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Through client-centered sessions I offer a practice that deeply focuses on a myriad of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, challenges with transitions in life stages, as well as finding purpose and searching for greater meaning and happiness. I seek to provide a space that is safe and supportive, where one can connect to and experience their deepest self, be listened to and validated.
(760) 891-4657
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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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.