Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Pasadena, CA

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Maria Barelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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Keith Valone
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MSCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in treating bipolar disorder , depression, and anxiety disorders.
I am the Clinical Director of The Arroyos Treatment Centers. Our licensed clinical psychologists and board-certified psychiatrists offer integrated psychotherapy and medication management for depression, bipolar disorder , anxiety disorders, OCD, psychosis, and substance use disorders. We provide in-person psychological and telehealth psychiatric services in metro Los Angeles and telehealth psychological and psychiatric services throughout California and Hawaii. We offer individual therapy, couples and family therapy, group therapy, psychological testing, and medication management. For more information, please call (877) 884-8272.
(877) 884-8272
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Megan McDonald
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with a variety of diagnoses, including Anxiety Disorders, Phobias, OCD, Trauma (PTSD), Mood Disorders (Depression/ Bipolar ), Addiction, Co-Dependency, and, Thought Disorders (Psychosis).
I work with individuals, couples, and families including children, adolescents, and adults. I use various approaches, including psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies. My goal is to provide a supportive and comfortable environment tailored my clients' individual needs to help them reach the personal growth they are looking for.
(626) 921-2885
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Isabella (Bella) Shirinyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It's common to feel isolated, anxious, depressed, and withdrawn from relationships when you find yourself struggling - and everyone handles their struggles differently. I treat a variety of mental health diagnosis such as eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, bipolar diagnosis and co-occurring disorders. I align with psychiatrists, MD's, and dietitians to spearhead your treatment beyond traditional means by creating a team outside of conventional residential and outpatient treatment settings to support and enhance your recovery. I treat teens, adults, couples and families.
(818) 918-2237
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Shauna McManus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I also have specialized post-doctoral training (UCLA) to treat Bipolar and Psychotic Spectrum symptoms.
My work is my passion and I consider it a privilege to provide mental health support to my clients. I have been trained at UCLA, Fuller and Pepperdine using CBT, psychodynamic and family systems frameworks. In addition to my clinical position working with enrolled students at the Caltech Wellness Center, I also offer individual therapy at my private practice office in Pasadena, CA.
(424) 260-6411
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Kelly Albrecht
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
Verified
I also have a background in working with adolescents and adults experiencing substance use disorder, including when experienced concurrently with bipolar disorders and personality disorders.
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem Solving Therapy and somatic interventions.
(626) 790-2865
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Wei-Chin Hwang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hwang's clients struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , family conflict, couples problems, self-esteem issues, personal growth, identity development, adjustment difficulties, and traumatic experiences.
Dr. Wei-Chin Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology. He has two practice locations, one in Pasadena and one in Claremont, California. In his practice, he provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Dr. Hwang has over 24 years of education, training, and experience in the field of psychology. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA (ranked #1 in clinical psychology) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. He is a professor at Claremont McKenna College (ranked #6 among liberal arts colleges in the U.S.).
(310) 331-8709
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Stephanie Law
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Not only do I treat issues related to Trauma or Depression, I also have specialties in Infertility, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder , Grief/Bereavement, Cross Cultural Adjustment, and can perform psychological assessments for Fitness for Duty, Personality Assessment, Worker's Compensation, Surrogate Candidates, and Egg Donors.
My clients often ask me, "How can I change this" in reference to a particular problem he or she might be having. My approach to treatment is to work closely with you in exploring and understanding the impact of your past with mindful attention to present problem solving. Therapeutic work requires a safe and confidential place to share your pain and struggles. Within this safe space, clients are often able to move forward and discover reasons behind self-defeating behaviors, resolve old issues, and become more authentic in present relationships.
(626) 344-9931
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Lanikai Clouse
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
"I work with patients that are dealing with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, varying addictions, co-dependency, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, bipolar , and adjustment issues(adolescence, aging, divorce/ marriage, children/fertility).
"I specialize in providing individualized treatment to those who recognize that there is something interfering with their ability to function or enjoy their daily life. Utilizing a variety of techniques, I help my patients identify their immediate needs and their long-term goals. I work with both the first-time therapy patient as well as with those that have experience in the therapeutic process. I believe that we desire purpose and connection. I assist in exploring life's choices to improve clarity and your overall state of well-being." www.DrLanikaiClouse.com Also you can visit www.LinkedIn.com
(626) 344-9985
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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Barbara Janetzke
Psychologist, PhD, MSCP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating trauma, dissociative disorders, depression, bipolar disorder , anxiety, OCD, schizophrenia, and chemical dependency.
Life has become a myriad of stress and strain for many people and my goal is to help clients gain a sense of health and well-being. In individual therapy I utilize a psychodynamic approach in which work with clients unfold as a mutual, collaborative process occurring in an atmosphere of safety and respect. I view a clients' problem(s) in a framework that places an emphasis on how their past emotional and interpersonal experiences are affecting the way they are today. I believe that a client's unconscious can influence their inner experience (e.g., thoughts and feelings).
(626) 344-9971
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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Eddie Alvo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CATC-IV, CCAPP
Verified
Verified
Not only do I work with addiction, I can help with depression, bipolar disorder , mood disorders, and other various mental health needs.
As someone in recovery, I know the importance of having the support from peers and those who understand. I spent many years utilizing substances as my coping skills. Now I am able to give back to those who are in recovery or still in their addiction. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified drug and alcohol counselor. I understand the issues associated with the legal system or how hard it can be to make changes in your life. If you are looking for someone to help support you while you get sober, I would love to work with you.
(714) 274-7384
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Pasadena, CA 91104
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Teri Arana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder , panic attacks, OCD, and gender dysphoria.
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now welcoming new patients!
(657) 297-5324
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Jonathan Hsu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working with children, individuals, couples, families, and adolescents in therapy, Christian counseling, and pastoral counseling. With children, the focus of my experience have been play therapy and sand tray therapy, focusing on children with emotional and behavioral problems like ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, bipolar , self-mutilation/cutting, and anxiety disorder. I also have experience in working with individuals with depression, mood disorders, and anxiety, particularly with men's issues and addiction. In working with families and couples, I've focused on improving communications, creating better understanding for each other, and improving intimacy.
(626) 624-4110
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Dr. Monica S Karbassioun
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I mainly treat Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorder, Stress-related difficulties, Depression, Bipolar , PTSD, Relationship/Family issues, School/Work-related issues, Career and Life transitions, Self-esteem issues, and more.
My aim is for you to feel safe in a nonjudgmental therapeutic environment so that you may find insight and personal growth and reach your goals while remaining true to your authentic self. My approach to health is holistic, working with you collaboratively so that you could better understand your inner workings and experiences and effectively set and reach your goals.
(323) 271-4017
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Mary Tobon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
depression, anxiety, bipolar ), personality disorders, & interpersonal & social challenges.
What is it that has brought you to seek out therapy? If it is because you are looking for someone to provide a safe validating space to feel heard, to learn to take control of your emotions, to change problematic behaviors, learn effective coping mechanisms, process grief, move on from what no longer serves you, solve a problem, or even figure out what the problem is, I can help. Whatever symptoms you are experiencing, they are there to communicate something to you. I can help identify what that is, and what to do with that information.
(323) 417-6812
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Pasadena, CA 91106
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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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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Katrina Balian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you have intense feelings that sometimes others are unable to understand? Maybe you feel alone, unlovable, or hopeless? You are not alone. You are loved. There is hope. I have helped many clients like you move past the hurt and pain, find the inner strength to build happy and successful lives. As your therapist, my goal is make therapy feel easy and comfortable. I am best known for being authentic, genuine, and resourceful. Therapy with me is collaborative, where I will work together with you to discover your greatest potential.
(323) 746-1158
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Barbara B Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EDPNA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We live in a time of great change. Many of the changes are forcing us to evaluate our values, our professions, our lifestyles, and many of our choices. This might feel like a personal earthquake. The upside of this time is that it provides a great opportunity for creating a new you, a you that remembers why Your life is worth living.
(833) 361-5381
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Pasadena, CA 91109
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
(626) 714-6209
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Iihae Shin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello. My name is Iihae (pronounced E-heh). I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and I have been in this field for over 26 years. I have worked with clients of all ages and from all walks of life. My special interest is in working with trauma. I have extensive training in various therapeutic modalities including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).
(626) 427-6360
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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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.