Bipolar Disorder Therapists in San Mateo, CA

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Jocelyn Cremer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have taught multiple seminars on depression, anxiety, PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Defecit Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder .
I am a psychologist with 20 years of experience helping individuals lead more fulfilled and balanced lives. I work collaboratively with adults, couples and teens/kids to see how we may uncover a more meaningful and less stressful life. I am committed to assisting people in finding tools to help them figure out what is getting in their way. I am a co-founder of Potrero Hill Psychotherapy (www.potrerohillpsychotherapy.com). Psychotherapy is usually once per week and I offer a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation to see if there is a good fit between psychologist and client.
(415) 800-2852
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Tandra Froehlich Childress
Art Therapist, MA, ATR, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I create a safe holding space where people can deeply explore what is blocking them from enjoying their lives to the fullest. I focus on authentic connection and empathy to build trusting therapeudic relationships. I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and adults. If you are struggling to recover from DID, complex trauma, single traumas, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or bipolar disorder , I am here to help.
(415) 562-0416
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Daniel Meisenheimer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you find that you have always felt different or highly sensitive? Are you anxious and overwhelmed in social situations or maybe noting that you have sensory sensitivities, or processing issues that make certain interactions challenging? This can be very alienating and exhausting to manage and can lead to self esteem issues and challenges like anxiety, depression, and increased instances of trauma. You may already have a diagnosis such as Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia or Bipolar . In my therapy, I pull away from harmful "cure" based approaches, and instead, into approaches that nurture self-acceptance and healing.
(214) 239-9159
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Gayle Marroquin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Trauma and abuse may often present long term challenges but through a healthy and empathetic therapeutic alliance, safety and confidence with processing difficult pasts can be attainable. I enjoy providing a compassionate and empowering process during therapy to assist with each individual's growth in various transitions through life.
(408) 516-5707
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Priscilla Cheng
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in the intersection of queer and faith identities, as people don't fit into neat, rigid boxes of gender identity, sexual orientation, and faith. Priscilla also works with religious trauma, navigating Asian American identity, re-authoring historical values and familial beliefs, major life changes, and recovery.
(650) 547-1809
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Private Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Four 75 Minute Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Does Not Work). During these 4 to 6 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(650) 419-0522
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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John Bradshaw
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist. The problems that I am trained to help are Children’s School and Learning Problems, ADHD in adults and children, Family, Marital, Divorce and Custody Problems, Depression, Anxiety and OCD. The sessions are problem focused, with emphasis on addressing the issues that continue to undermine a person’s ability to achieve happiness at home, work, social relationships and with one self.
(650) 209-7959
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Laura Brash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Whether you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, seeking to resolve painful issues from the past, or wanting to live life more fully and happily, I will work collaboratively with you to remove obstacles to change and growth. I will help you develop more awareness of your thoughts and feelings, so that you can learn from them and manage them, rather than be driven by them. I strive to provide a sanctuary where you can take a deep breath, express yourself freely without fear of judgment, generate new alternatives, and recover the strength to live life fully.
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Mimi Maslan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist whose specialty is helping others improve their relationships. I believe that we all aspire to have deep, loving connections in our lives. I will help you to remove hurdles that may be impeding such connections in your life. Often, among these hurdles may be unhealed childhood experiences, baggage from previous relationships, and dysfunctional relating styles. Becoming more clear on what you have inherited from your family and what you developed as coping mechanisms will be the first step in aligning with your authentic self.
(650) 242-8097
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Christina Arguello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified
Verified
*Currently full* Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or a lack of well-being and can't stop thinking about past hurtful events? I provide compassionate mindfulness-based trauma-informed therapy to individuals & couples struggling with family and relationship conflict, complex grief & loss, the impact of trauma, and stress reduction. I believe that you deserve to be in a therapeutic relationship that is safe, validating, and collaborative. We all deserve this :)
(650) 282-3418
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Travis Woodmansee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Wherever you are on life's journey, and whatever feelings or behaviors you feel stuck in, you are welcome here. ALL parts of you are welcome here, exactly as you are. I'm a licensed psychotherapist that uses an integrative approach to focus on your current concerns and goals using the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. My goal is to establish a warm, supportive, authentic environment offering questions and reflections that can guide you in handling your challenges and making the changes you desire.
(650) 727-6073
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Anthony M. Miller, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am easy going and engaging and I believe in helping to empower individuals. I love the feeling of connecting with clients and walking through the therapeutic journey. I have experience working with many demographics and cultures and creating a safe and confidential environment for expression and intellectual freedom. I work primarily with adults and adolescents, as well as couples and family work.
(650) 399-9957
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Sarah Tachibana (Gurtler)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
As my client, I believe that you have an innate potential for growth and transformation. When at an impasse, new perspectives and resources are needed to restore balance within oneself and in relation to others. As a warm, interactive psychotherapist, I provide the experience, guidance, and skill that foster insight, transformation and growth. You will be provided a safe place where you will be supported to find and use your strengths. Together, we will develop tools to work through obstacles. It's time to get unstuck and to live in the moment, where you can accomplish your goals and be your true self.
(650) 513-8208
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Jessica Urzua-Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
About me: I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the state of CA (LMFT 102349). I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology as well as a BA in Latin American Literature and a Minor in German. I have also lived in Lucerne, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. While in Chile, I studied opera.
(628) 600-0741
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Ashley Ah Hyun Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you feel like you are not like yourself anymore? Are your relationships suffering now because you're lost? It can be confusing, frustrating, and painful. Often times, the power of having a safe space to share what happened, express your emotions, and notice the unhealthy beliefs has been overlooked. It can quickly become isolating and feeling misunderstood. It does not have to be. You can be yourself again and reach your full potential by reaching out for help.
(650) 955-4312
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Wendy Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With over 25 years of Mental Health experience the last 18 years having specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families. My approach is primarily based on who is in the room and how I can be most helpful to my client. I utilize mindfulness, art therapy, sand play and cognitive behavioral therapies.
(650) 684-5280
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Allyce Bess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Growing up does not have to be unnecessarily painful or lonely. I help children, adolescents and young adults navigate developmental transitions with creativity and purpose. I also provide parents with education, skills and support to augment treatment. Young people often need guidance to explore their feelings, discover their unique strengths, and find meaning in their lives as they transition into adulthood. Challenges like family conflict, school problems, sexual confusion, depression, identity development, substance abuse, anxiety and stress can be greatly alleviated through the attentive support of a caring, unbiased professional.
(650) 458-4372
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Marissa Nasca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
My philosophy in working with youth and adults is to share cognitive and mindfulness techniques, in a supportive setting, to help my clients make positive changes in their thoughts and actions. Utilizing personal accountability, combined with humor and lightness, I aim to help clients cultivate compassion for themselves, so they may be willing to experiment with new tools. I strive to help clients come back into their bodies, more effectively process their feelings, and move decisively toward wellness. My theory is to be flexible and sensitive in my approach while moving clients toward a more confident, realized version of themselves.
(440) 740-3387
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Tiffany Paige Flowerday
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
For over 15 years, I have helped individuals and families heal from the impact of mental illness, trauma and loss in their lives. Past experiences can affect a persons ability to care for themselves in healthy ways and enjoy intimate relationships. If you are feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns, whether with a partner, or other important people in your life, call for a free consultation to see if therapy might be right for you.
(408) 364-5816
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Eric Pierson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be uncomfortable, and challenging for folks, because it causes them to confront unpleasant emotions or memories. Therapy can be helpful because those unpleasant things are often making people's lives difficult, and therapy can help create a place to better understand and deal with those uncomfortable things. I find that I work best with clients that want to address things that make them uncomfortable, but don't know how to do so, or are reluctant to do it alone.
(650) 420-4619
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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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.