Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Meghan Eileen Howe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have co-authored many articles about pediatric bipolar disorder , this provides a vast amount of knowledge and experience from which I work.
Hello! I am a LCSW passionate about working with individuals and families struggling with severe mood and anxiety. As you can see from my picture I have a compassionate yet light-hearted spirit that connects well with kids of all ages. For 11 years, I worked in the Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program at Stanford creating and modifying therapeutic treatment modalities for children and families. For this reason, I am best suited for clients with mood or anxiety disorders, behavioral difficulties, & suicidal tendencies. I see the most success when I am permitted to work with the client and the family simultaneously.
(650) 489-7742
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Jennifer Y Nam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Stanford University-trained clinical psychologist with specialties in the treatment of mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders), emotion dysregulation issues, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, grief, and in working with individuals struggling with trauma-related issues.
Therapy helps to improve lives in a meaningful way (have better relationships with friends, family members and partners, improve our self-esteem). I work to help you identify issues, problems and patterns, but also implement skills and tools make changes to these patterns. Most importantly, I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, and I will work with you to tailor clinical interventions to fit your needs and goals.
(650) 300-4955
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Zoi Dorit Eliou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My practice is currently closed to new patients. If you are a patient I have previously seen and in need of a consultation please contact me so I can assist you on how to proceed. Presently I am focused on peer consultation and public service. I mainly worked on providing services to adult patients with moderate to severe psychopathology, primarily Depressive disorders, Bipolar spectrum disorders, Anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and Personality disorders. In addition, I treated people with complex medical problems, managing autoimmune disorders, cancer, diabetes and high risk pregnancies co-morbid with mood disorders.
(650) 918-4545
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Patricia Pop
Verified
Verified
Dr. Patricia Pop is a licensed psychiatrist with a whole-person approach to mental health. She combines psychotherapy, lifestyle medicine (stress, sleep, eating, and mind-body practices), and medications when appropriate. Dr. Pop treats a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder , PTSD, and other common and complex conditions. Her approach emphasizes warmth, openness, empathy, and nonjudgement. She has particular interest in working with experimental therapies, psychodynamic psychotherapy, exploring root causes and how past experiences might affect our current lives, and CBT.
(650) 984-7846
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Jason Angel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
A Bay Area native, Dr. Jason Angel specializes in both cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and dialectical behavioral treatment (DBT) for mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Angel received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University graduating phi beta kappa and with honors and distinction. He then received his PH.D. in clinical psychology at Harvard University conducting research on cognitive factors involved in major depression. Dr. Angel has worked in clinics in the Boston area, including the Bipolar Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Institute and the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at Mclean Hospital.
(650) 466-7917
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Danielle LaRoche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating bipolar , depression, anxiety, anger issues, PTSD and addiction utilizing many evidence-based practices.
My goal in therapy is to facilitate a collaborative process while providing individualized treatment. I can help guide you through the therapeutic process, identify underlying issues, and build off of your personal strengths to reach your goals. We can work together to change negative thinking patterns and increase motivation for change in order to maximize progress and increase your ability to cope with difficult emotions.
(818) 293-4971
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Bay Area Center for Mood Disorders
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Stanford University-trained clinical psychologist with specialties in the treatment of mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders), emotion dysregulation issues, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, grief, and in working with individuals struggling with trauma-related issues.
Therapy helps to improve lives in a meaningful way (have better relationships with friends, family members and partners, improve our self-esteem). I work to help you identify issues, problems and patterns, but also to implement skills and tools make changes to these patterns. I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, and I will work with you to tailor clinical interventions to fit your needs and goals.
(415) 697-3964
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Jean-Frederic Aboudarham
Psychologist, MEng, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a no-nonsense therapist who quickly establishes a safe relationship with the client to work on the presenting issues. I connect particularly well with bipolar clients.
(650) 603-0415
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Christine Moberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Individuals often come to therapy because they are having difficulties in relationships, coping with work-related stress, or managing intense emotions related to past experiences. They may be dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, or substance use which they feel has become unmanageable. My aim as a therapist is to help you reconnect with your own strengths and empower you to overcome your challenges, to see things in a new way, or perhaps, to identify your goals and values. I view therapy as a very collaborative process in which we will work together to help you build the life you want to live.
(650) 398-0382
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Patrick Thanh Ngô
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Coming to the realization that we need help is one of the most important steps to making meaningful change in our lives. I work with individuals that are interested in uncovering patterns that keep them stuck, and unable to move forward. I collaborate with my clients to work on setting their own treatment goals. I aim to provide a supportive and therapeutic space that facilitates insight and growth.
(650) 275-6964
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Cynthia Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience working in non-profits in both Community-Based and School-Based Mental Health settings. I have a passion for working with adolescents, teens, and adults in order to help them learn the necessary coping skills during life's transitions.
(650) 249-7951
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Barbara Moss Keller, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
LCSW & Coach in mental health, medical, well care, EAP & business. My practice is solution focused & eclectic: active, direct, conversational, compassionate and supportive. Therapy for adjustment reactions, anxiety, depression, stress, mood deregulation disorders. We collaboratively identify core issues & goals. Work with adults, adolescents, elders, & families navigate life transitions; illness, disability, & wellness, to achieve integrated balance of mind, body & spirit. I particularly enjoy working with young and diverse adults as life coach for education & employment pursuits. I provide consultations brief & long term services.
(650) 445-0655
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(650) 629-2936
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Christiane Zenteno
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Zenteno is a licensed clinical psychologist with clinical and research interests in the areas of trauma, stress, and health. She has expertise working with adults from a multitude of backgrounds, presenting with a wide range of psychological concerns. She utilizes a collaborative, integrative approach to treatment. She believes in teaching evidence-based tools for coping and change, as well as facilitating insight into behavior, emotions, and relational patterns.
(650) 600-0184
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Stephanie C. Abbey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a therapist who genuinely cares about your well-being and is non-judgmental about the issues you are experiencing? I am a licensed psychologist who helps teenagers and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, life transitions, or relationship problems.
(650) 460-1128
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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The Relationship Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CDC
Verified
Verified
I am the founder and owner of The Relationship Clinic, conveniently located in Palo Alto near Stanford University. I have been a clinician for over 20 years. I offer therapy for couples looking to improve their relationship. I also offer divorce therapy, singles who are navigating the dating world and/or looking to find that special someone and pre-marital counseling. My practice is all about relationships. If you have been struggling in this area, please do not leave it up to chance and hope for the best. Studies have shown that individuals tend to wait a good 6 years before finally contacting a professional!
(650) 241-4145
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Liz Dietrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I love working with clients who are curious about what more there is to experience in this life, who are ready to do the work of diving within in order to heal past wounds and create a life that they truly love. Sometimes trauma, relationship problems, work, or other life circumstances can result in our lives shrinking. We can become fearful or lose touch with what it is that we love, prioritizing other things. I'm committed to walking with you while you get back to yourself by processing all that you've been through.
(650) 405-0409
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Lorretta J. Abbott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice! Feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, frustrated? Unhappy with your relationships? Challenges at work or school? Feeling like something needs to change? You've come to the right place. Find your inner strength and discover your true potential through therapy. It takes courage to reach out when you need help. Call me for a 15-minute complimentary consultation to determine your options.
(650) 399-7388
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Erin Heinemeyer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Therapy is a highly personal and unique process for each person. I strive to meet you where you are at in your life with a genuine and non-judgmental approach. We will work together to collaboratively identify where you feel stuck, to explore your values and what brings your life meaning, and to gain a deeper understanding of yourself both individually and in relation to others. We will also seek to increase your sense of self, mindfulness, and self-compassion in the service of pursuing a life that brings you authenticity and purpose.
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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April R Holman PHD A Professional Psychology Corp
Psychologist, MA, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process helping clients enhance their coping and adaptation. I have extensive experience using a diverse array of evidence-based treatment interventions, and often integrate strategies. Treatment goals are established with the client, using those tools that best fit client's goals, whether more limited or far reaching in scope. I work with adults, kids 12 years and older,adults, the elderly,and couples. For kids peer pressure, bullying, academic problems, self harm, developmental transitions, parenting issues among other problems are addressed . Please view my website for an in-depth view of how I work with clients.
(650) 585-8890
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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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.