Bipolar Disorder Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Sammi Dube
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In our work together I will help you become empowered to deal with burnout, past trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder , and stressors of everyday life.
My therapeutic approach is individualized, collaborative and supportive. I may incorporate mindfulness and meditation practices to help you live more fully in the present moment, or offer you tools to help with behavior changes. Together we will work on developing a treatment plan based off of your past experiences and future goals. My aim is to listen to you, support you, and help you understand yourself better. The importance of providing you a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive space as we work together is of the utmost importance to me.
(858) 544-2990
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San Diego, CA 92122
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Irwin Ford Rosenfarb
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome. I offer psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, and teens dealing with relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder , personality issues, schizophrenia, and other mental health problems. I also help family members understand their loved one's difficulties and help couples and families communicate more effectively. I believe that change occurs within the context of a positive therapeutic alliance and my focus is on helping individuals, couples, and families make significant change in their lives.
(858) 943-4693
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San Diego, CA 92131
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Jack Gallagher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I am committed to helping individuals overcome substance addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and overwhelming life stressors.
At Pacific Beach Health I offer individual and family sessions for adult and adolescent clients with substance use, mood, thought, behavior, and personality disorders. I believe that healing is a collaborative process that requires empathy and caring without judgment. I assist clients in identifying their treatment goals. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I integrate various modalities to create an individualized approach for each client and situation. I consider myself an active therapist, combining life experience, education, creativity, and humor with a grounded and realistic approach.
(619) 457-4396
San Diego, CA 92109
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Audra Linn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, bipolar disorder , and young adults. My practice is also LGBTQ+ competent and psychosis- and neurodiversity-friendly. Trauma work is my first love and my entire practice is trauma-informed. Trauma can be overcome with persistence and self-compassion. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the US and my passion for treating it comes from both clinical and lived experience. My specialty in treating bipolar disorder developed from seeing a need for clinicians who are both competent and unafraid. Bipolar can be treated with a combination of medication, therapy, and hope.
(858) 682-2384
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San Diego, CA 92117
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Lenny Hughley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience with persons that suffer from addiction, anger, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, career counseling depression, and racial trauma.
Hi, my name is Lenny Hughley, California license 112845. I like to create a space that is warm and nonjudgmental where individuals can freely talk about whatever they choose. My specialties include depression, anxiety, and stress management. Through therapy, I learned how to manage depression, anger, anxiety, and overcome low self-esteem. Through my practice I find it rewarding to help clients do the same.
(760) 527-2253
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San Diego, CA 92126
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Lizeth V Ma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a passionate clinical therapist who loves working with children, women, couples and families going through challenging times. Are you and your your child having trouble communicating? Are you and your spouse having trouble communicating? Do you see them going through a hard time, long to help but don't know how? Do you suffer from Bipolar Disorder ? I am here for you. Do you feel undone by anxiety or depression and don't know how to "shake it off"? Please call today, My number one goal is to help in the most comfortable and holistic approach possible. It's OK, not to be OK. Together we can get there, one step at a time.
(858) 433-4356
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San Diego, CA 92120
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Colleen Auth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of adults and older adults suffering from depression, bipolar , generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and various personality disorders including Borderline personality disorder. I have experience in working with many of life's problems such as grief and loss, conflict resolution, and anger management. I work with each patient to understand his or her symptoms and the problems that impact their mood, and then create a holistic approach to develop a unique treatment plan that is tailored to address the individuals needs.
(619) 452-1009
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Cyti Psychological
MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
At Cyti Psychological, our licensed clinicians each have over 2500 hours of clinical experience treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, parenting challenges, couples issues, family dynamics, work place stressors, OCD, bipolar disorder and many other mental health challenges. Your therapist will work with you to treat your symptoms and to help you feel better and to reach your goals for yourself and your situation from the privacy of your own home. Online therapy is confidential, effective, covered by insurance, tailored to each unique client and done from the comfort of your own setting at a time that works best for you!
(858) 221-9720
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Diane F Gaston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
For over 20 years I worked with clients with schizophrenia, bipolar and other psychiatric disorders.
What motivates me to be a therapist is my desire to help clients maximize their potential for personal growth. I work with individuals, families and couples to help them in their journey of discovering their innate abilities of solving their own problems. In this way I will direct them in learning what obstacles they create for themselves and how to use their abilities to evoke change. My preference is in-person, but am willing to do Telehealth, as needed, after initial in-person assessment, in-person offers valuable energy exchange necessary for the human connection between therapist and client. I'm fully vaccinated.
(858) 762-9387
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San Diego, CA 92131
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Melody Donboli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Some of my specialties include early psychosis support & psychoedcation for caregivers of family members with psychosis or bipolar , LGBTQQI support & advocacy.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and find more helpful ways of living. I offer a collaborative and client-centered approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs and cultural backgrounds to help attain the personal growth you're striving for. Your life experiences and history contribute to your individual uniqueness. Sometimes it's helpful if your therapist has a base knowledge of aspects of your culture so you don't have to explain everything. Between cultural elements of the LGBTQ community, to intersectionality experiences for persons of color, my background and training aid in this understanding.
(858) 376-7580
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San Diego, CA 92128
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Reina Remy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I work collaboratively and creatively to help you/your child or teen identify the root causes underlying the current struggles and increase awareness of solutions in your lives. I use play/art techniques to explore thoughts and feelings, emphasize therapeutic experiments, and process traumas to help you/your child feel better and improve the quality of your lives. I have more than 20 years experience helping children, teens, adults, and parents with trauma, grief, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar , ADHD, and depression, among other issues. I also love working with LGBTQ community, military families, twins, and parenting struggles.
(858) 215-1978
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Sean O'Hara
Psychologist, PsyD, NCAC, I, SAP
Verified
Verified
O'Hara treats depression, anxiety, ADHD, psychosis, Bipolar , PTSD.
Sean O'Hara Psy.D, NCAC I, SAP is a State of California and State of Hawai'i Board Licensed Psychologist in San Diego, California and Kahului, Hawai'i, with 33 years experience with psychiatric, mental health, dual-diagnosis and crises intervention health problems. Dr. O'Hara works in Rancho Bernardo and does tele heath sessions. Dr. O'Hara travels the United States to work with clients, corporations and athletes residing in other states. Dr. O'Hara works with all populations and does diversified work with corporations, collegiate and professional sports teams, the entertainment industries and concert tours.
(619) 567-5255
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San Diego, CA 92127
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Gather Your Strength Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With almost 10 years in the field, I have helped individuals who have experienced symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder , and Psychosis.
Welcome, my name is Michael James Garrett, MA, LMFT. I work with youth, adults, families, and couples who are challenged by everyday life stressors. As a Geek therapist I am able to use the psychology of geek culture in order to better ourselves and avoid unwanted behaviors. Do you find yourself feeling extremely sad, lonely, or have difficulty getting out of bed? Do you feel so anxious that it is difficult to get through each day? Perhaps you or even someone you know is struggling with finding a balance between video games and life. If any of this sounds familiar to you, I’m here to help.
(619) 494-0485
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Kristin Whelan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Whelan is an experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about establishing a strong alliance with her patients and providing excellence in care. She provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to patients with an array of psychological, neurological, and medical conditions. Dr. Whelan specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety related disorders, chronic pain, sleep/eating disorders, substance use, grief, trauma, and bipolar spectrum conditions. She provides individualized, evidence-based psychotherapy involving a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT),
(619) 738-2306
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Peggy Wilson-Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm Peggy! I have been working with clients for many years. I have worked with trauma, substance abuse, and significant mental health disorders, including bipolar And schizophrenia. I primarily employ narrative, humanistic, DBT, and motivational interviewing modalities. I have managed group homes with foster and probation youth as well as ILP programs. For the last 16 years, I have worked with mail nonprofits with indigent and low-income clients.
(661) 228-7757
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San Diego, CA 92110
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Brittany Phillips Hunt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
From symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, self-worth, relational issues, family conflict, ADHD, Bipolar , grief and more, Brittany is happy to walk with clients through their journey to a better life.
Currently open for couples and individuals via telehealth
(619) 345-5992
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Rita K Mccrerey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Treatment is tailored to each client's individual needs including concerns with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder , Crisis, Grief & Bereavement, Life Transitions, Chronic Illness, Parenting, Single Parenting, Work & Career Issues, Retirement, Divorce/Separation, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Individual Growth, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care & Counseling.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist, Social Worker & Pastoral Counselor, I use complementary therapy approaches to assist in developing the tools necessary to navigate life challenges and create a sense of healing, balance and wholeness. Integrative Psychotherapy recognizes the fundamental value of each person and brings together the emotional, behavioral, mental, physiological and spiritual dimensions of life.
(619) 822-1115
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Sara Jaques @ Grow Through Life Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Have you or a family member been struggling with anxiety or depression? Do you feel overwhelmed while navigating life's stressors? If so, I am hear to support you. I have experience with children and adolescents from economically challenged backgrounds, families, and adults who have struggles with disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, ADHD, autism, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder . I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in reaching your goals. Together we will create a treatment plan to meet your goals.
(858) 223-9048
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San Diego, CA 92131
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Lifeskills Counseling
LCSW
Verified
Verified
We can provide individual, couples or family counseling with issues that include but are not limited to grief and loss, OCD depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar , ADHD, adjustments/life transitions and relational issues.
Is your marriage becoming unmanagable? Do you have anxiety or even panic daily? Are your compulsions becoming difficult to manage? Is your anger out of control? Is your sadness too much to bear? Cost is not always measured in dollars and cents, it is spent emotions or wasted energy or lost time; maybe it is time for help!
(619) 373-1099
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Danika Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with adolescent and adult clients struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , and personality disorders.
If you are currently struggling with your sense of self, lack of stability in your relationships, and difficulty regulating your emotions, I will work alongside you to achieve a greater understanding of yourself and others, and find deeper meaning within your life. I want to work with you to figure out your roadblocks, where they come from, how to move through them, and then look forward to what is coming next. I believe that you have the capacity for continuous growth beyond the resolution of your symptoms.
(619) 776-3293
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San Diego, CA 92117
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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.