Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Torrance, CA

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Cheryl Maddern
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I join my clients in their journey to seek happiness and peace by offering a healing relationship and experience as a mental health professional. I listen to what a client's strengths and challenges are to achieving the life they want. I design treatment ideas to specifically address each person. I have extensive experience in successfully treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse, dual diagnosis and bipolar disorder , parenting, divorce, couples therapy and many other issues. I help clients by providing techniques, tools, conversation and support and not to feel alone on the path to wellness.
(310) 906-4581
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Stephen Makuch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Some of his most rewarding endeavors have been treating Bipolar and Schizophrenic patients in partial hospitalization settings such as Didi Hirsch, BHC Alhambra Hospital and Washington Medical Center.
Steve Makuch, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist attended St. John’s University graduating in 1990 with a B.S. in Communication Arts and minor in Business. He attended Antioch University, graduating in 1994 with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and was licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1999. Steve has worked in the behavioral health industry for over 14 years. He completed his internship at the YMCA Hollywood Counseling Center working with underprivileged families and adolescents, including gang-affiliated youth.
(310) 742-0659
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Torrance, CA 90505
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T.j. Vanmarter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, BCBA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have over ten years of experience in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar , ADD, Autism, and athletic performance issues.
Welcome! You've likely found this page because you or a loved one is in need of social, emotional, or behavioral support. Maybe you're feeling depressed or anxious. Perhaps your child's behaviors are out of control. Perhaps you're experiencing relationship issues with your significant other or members of your family. What about a big life transition? COVID-19 anxiety or depression? These are common problems that my clients come to me for support. In therapy, my clients learn to self-manage their issues, find insight, & control the variables in life that they can control.
(424) 328-6440
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Robert Christopher Travis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Empowering and supporting my clients to become the best version of themselves is my greatest joy. I believe that anyone could benefit from the support and encouragement of a trained therapist from time to time. I have experience working with clients living with all types of addiction, anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorders, and thought disorders. If you are feeling stuck, not sure about your goals, or not sure how to move forward, I can help. I work from a strengths based perspective. My clients find working with me encouraging and impactful.
(310) 987-4827
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Jane Amling-Heiken
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, RN
Verified
Verified
In psychotherapy, my hope is to help you learn to manage your life with less stress, anxiety & depression; learn to relax & discover your own unique transformation; quiet your mind & learn to enjoy each day of your life. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & a mindfulness based approach, I work with individuals (adults and adolescents) and couples addressing depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar , substance abuse, divorce & major life transitions. My experience includes working in an adult & family clinic, a substance abuse clinic, as a clinical manager in a Fresno based adult/child clinic and in my private practice. I have completed Gottman Couples Training Levels I, II and III.
(310) 589-3613
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Aiming Forward Counseling Services Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACT, MSW
Verified
Verified
I have over ten years of experience providing individual, family, and couples therapeutic services in English and Spanish. I work with all age groups, ranging from toddlers to seniors, from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, including homeless people, veterans, homemakers, students, members of the LBGTQ community, and blue- and white-collar workers. I have hands-on experience working with various diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), and psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar ).
(310) 889-0513
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Louise Hooper Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As an experienced LCSW specializing in Community Mental Health I have had the opportunity to see the great potential of the amazing strength of the human spirit in promoting resilience and determination when even the greatest adversities are present. I approach all my interactions with the fundamental regard of client as expert and focus on collaborative interactions rich in kindness, compassion, respect and reciprocity. Taking a holistic person in environment and strengths based perspective I strive to connect with my clients and support them to identify their goals and overcome barriers to mental health and goal attainment.
(310) 627-1342
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Karin Brewster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I am Karin Brewster, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services across Los Angeles with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with adolescents and adults with a wide arrange of challenges including depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions, interpersonal issues, impulsive behaviors and rapid mood changes. I also have assisted many people in coping with trauma and grief/loss. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), however, I aim to tailor every individuals treatment plan according to their specific needs.
(424) 312-0577
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Moto Fujii
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome to Dr. Fujii's private practice. I believe you are a worthwhile magnificent individual. Your life is meaningful and valuable. Are you struggling with current life challenges or struggling with past unresolved issues? Let's talk. We will collaboratively explore and conceptualize your internal world. I will formulate your individually tailored treatment plan to achieve your treatment goals. I will help you restore and maximize your Total physical, mental, psychological, social, and spiritual Health with a focus on your healing, personal growth, empowerment, and professional development.
(559) 338-5646
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Counseling for Couples & Families
Psychologist, PsyD, MFCC, CHT
Verified
Verified
Relationships between husbands, wives, lovers, boy/girl friends, children or parents can be tricky. Happy, satisfying and fulfilling relationships require attention, energy, fun, humor, communication, time and investment of yourself. Too often relationships are hampered by misunderstandings, hurtful actions, stress, differences of opinions, unmet needs, and different expectations. Personality changes over time, affairs of the heart, infidelity, unmet sexual intimacy, abuse, cruel words, neglect, self-centeredness, different communication styles, different goals, values and dissimilar interests or fun activities also create unhappiness in relationships. Dr. Carol Francis has worked with relationships satisfaction for 32 years. 310-543-1824 or RelationshipSatisfactionNow.com and drcarolfrancis.com pathstosuccesses.com
(310) 543-1824
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Jodie Marholz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mental Health and Addictions field for over 21 years. In that time, I have helped hundreds of clients gain perspective and move out of their “stuck” place to a more fulfilling life. I do this by clarifying a client’s vision for themselves, the core values that give their lives meaning and purpose.
(424) 305-3285
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Bonnie Ray Kennan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT, CGP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you frequently experience deja vu in your relationships? Are you dating the "same" person you divorced five years ago? Do your relationships feel draining and chaotic? Interpersonal stress can cause anxiety, depression, and other painful conditions. "Relationship Rehab" is my unique system that will help you create satisfying and loving relationships. It is through relationship that you will heal the aches in your heart and replace tired old patterns with healthy behaviors. You will gain insight and self awareness on your therapeutic journey. You will integrate new skills for living, loving, and relating. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.
(424) 294-8108
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Alexandra Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I believe therapy can provide a safe space for creating a more fulfilled life. There are times where we may experience traumas, feel stuck and emotionally disconnected, and have difficulty coping. My approach to therapy includes a humanistic centered style, where we establish a collaborative and trusting relationship to allow for vulnerability and personal growth to occur. I am committed to providing compassionate and empathetic care to support you in your journey towards self-discovery, where we can explore and identify your strengths, build confidence, and self- esteem.
(310) 439-5237
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Nikki Duesterberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Anxious? Irritable? Overwhelmed? Confused? Are you the victim of a violent crime? Are you involved in a Domestic Violence case or a DCFS court case, needing therapy or classes (Domestic Violence, Parenting, Anger Management, Sexual Abuse Awareness) ... or both? Let me take the pressure off you and guide you to a saner, more peaceful and ordered life, get your kids back, and steer you in the direction of a happier, more fulfilling home life.
(949) 793-9293
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Eric Haynes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Eric Haynes is a psychologist at Haynes Psychological Services, a private practice conveniently located in the heart of the South Bay-Los Angeles area. Dr. Haynes has studied clinical psychology for over a decade and has practiced in the greater Los Angeles area for 8 years in a variety of clinical roles. Dr. Haynes has treated young children (7+ years old) to older adults (80+ years old) in individual, couples, and family therapy. Dr. Haynes specializes in treating adolescents and young adults.
(424) 233-1168
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Dr. Tyies Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Has life been challenging or difficult to navigate. Has past trauma, recent stressors or unexpected life changes caused emotional discord or familial conflict(s). With professional help, change is obtainable. If you are ready to see change and do the work required to break free from these past experiences, recent life events, or even to shake the impact of 2020... NOW is the time. You deserve freedom from the cycles of those unhealthy relationships, an improved sense of self, and an opportunity to journey forward in a way that is congruent with your perception of happiness! Invest in yourself today through positive psychology.
(424) 233-1053
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Hillside Counseling Center, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Have you ever felt overwhelmed and just don't know what else to do? In therapy, I provide an environment in which you can feel safe and encouraged when working through relationship issues or to make changes when life has become too stressful. I will work with you to help bring back hope, peace, and balance into your life. Change may not be easy but it is possible. I speak Spanish fluently and have worked with individuals, couples and families for years honoring their journey, culture, and uniqueness.
(424) 395-3942
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Hannah Berstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's possible to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
(310) 361-6678
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Dr. Stanley W Tam
Psychologist, PsyD, MFA, LP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
There's really something to be said about the challenges of exploring, understanding and harnessing our very active internal lives in the attempt to make sense of it all, to feel safe in our day to day. I'm endeared to the process and feel that in order to heal we have to work with others, be it community, loved ones, or Psychologist, to gather the best parts of ourselves and turn the incredibly complicated, painful and fragile into things elegant, agile, and straight-forward. The therapeutic process as a living and breathing construction. To build and strengthen the scaffolding in order to find authenticity, uniqueness and courage
(310) 340-0503
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Suzannah E Noch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
A lot of healing can happen in the context of a supportive and caring relationship. If you are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, marriage/relationship problems, parenting/family issues, painful life experiences or unhealthy habits, I consider it a privilege to walk that journey with you for a little while -- talking through feelings and circumstances, and helping you find a path toward change and healing. As a Christian, I believe that our emotional and spiritual sides are intertwined, and I incorporate Biblical principles in all aspects of the counseling.
(310) 626-0756
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Torrance, CA 90505
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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.