Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Vacaville, CA

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Jean L. Mirando, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95688  (Online Only)
Coping Skills for Individuals, Couples, and Families to help manage Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar/Mood Disorder.
Video Visits and Phone Sessions Only, to California residents, adults and teens. 35 + years of Counseling experience with Adults, Couples, Adolescents and Children. Specializing in working with Parents with Strong Willed Children & Teens. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help reduce symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders. Working to foster Growth and Change from undesired patterns of thinking, and unhealthy Family or Relationship interactions, so that you can identify and work through the challenges you are experiencing. Visit my website at: jeanmirando.com
Coping Skills for Individuals, Couples, and Families to help manage Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar/Mood Disorder.
Video Visits and Phone Sessions Only, to California residents, adults and teens. 35 + years of Counseling experience with Adults, Couples, Adolescents and Children. Specializing in working with Parents with Strong Willed Children & Teens. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help reduce symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders. Working to foster Growth and Change from undesired patterns of thinking, and unhealthy Family or Relationship interactions, so that you can identify and work through the challenges you are experiencing. Visit my website at: jeanmirando.com
(925) 308-9259 View (925) 308-9259
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Deborah Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95688
Greetings, my name is Deborah Johnson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples. My areas of expertise are working with depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, trauma-informed and focused, and co-occurring disorders. My typical client population is comprised of mood disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder, a spectrum of Anxiety Disorders, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder.
Greetings, my name is Deborah Johnson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples. My areas of expertise are working with depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, trauma-informed and focused, and co-occurring disorders. My typical client population is comprised of mood disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder, a spectrum of Anxiety Disorders, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder.
(408) 715-1383 View (408) 715-1383
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St Clair Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95687
St. Clair Alexander is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He came to the profession with experience in pastoral care and counseling (1984 to 2004). He suspended his pastoral ministry to complete studies in marriage and family therapy; then earned his DPH in Families Studies (2004 to 2011). In 2006 he began a career in Marriage and family therapy working with Couples, families, and individuals.
St. Clair Alexander is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He came to the profession with experience in pastoral care and counseling (1984 to 2004). He suspended his pastoral ministry to complete studies in marriage and family therapy; then earned his DPH in Families Studies (2004 to 2011). In 2006 he began a career in Marriage and family therapy working with Couples, families, and individuals.
(707) 797-9272 View (707) 797-9272
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Lori Weisenburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95688
As human beings, we are constantly evolving and attempting to navigate life’s various complexities. Working from an attachment model, I work with clients to understand and explore ways to establish meaningful connections, with themselves or with their partners. By gaining understanding of your emotions we will explore the ins and outs of how they impact day to day actions, interactions with others, and develop a greater sense of security in ourselves.
As human beings, we are constantly evolving and attempting to navigate life’s various complexities. Working from an attachment model, I work with clients to understand and explore ways to establish meaningful connections, with themselves or with their partners. By gaining understanding of your emotions we will explore the ins and outs of how they impact day to day actions, interactions with others, and develop a greater sense of security in ourselves.
(707) 868-8192 View (707) 868-8192
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Taeko Bufford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95687
My name is Ty Bufford, LCSW. I specialize working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life stressors, relationship issues, generational trauma, grief, addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and racial trauma. I utilize CBT, motivational interviewing, strength-based therapy, harm reduction, and solution focused therapy in my treatment and consider each person's unique context and cultural background with my interventions and treatment plans. Thank you for taking the first step during these challenging times. Therapy is a journey, and I am here to walk you through this process.
My name is Ty Bufford, LCSW. I specialize working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life stressors, relationship issues, generational trauma, grief, addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and racial trauma. I utilize CBT, motivational interviewing, strength-based therapy, harm reduction, and solution focused therapy in my treatment and consider each person's unique context and cultural background with my interventions and treatment plans. Thank you for taking the first step during these challenging times. Therapy is a journey, and I am here to walk you through this process.
(707) 395-6810 View (707) 395-6810
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Jamila Banks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95688
Jamila Banks is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 13 years of experience of working in the mental health field. She graduated from the University of Southern California(USC), with a BA in Political Science and Psychology and received her masters in psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, from University of LaVerne, in 2011. Jamila initially began working in the mental health field in an Addiction & Treatment crisis center in 2010, working with adults battling various addictions and mental health disorders. Jamila takes a collaborative approach in her work,
Jamila Banks is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 13 years of experience of working in the mental health field. She graduated from the University of Southern California(USC), with a BA in Political Science and Psychology and received her masters in psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, from University of LaVerne, in 2011. Jamila initially began working in the mental health field in an Addiction & Treatment crisis center in 2010, working with adults battling various addictions and mental health disorders. Jamila takes a collaborative approach in her work,
(707) 597-7896 View (707) 597-7896
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Pattie Dunham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95688
Waitlist for new clients
Is your family having difficulty getting back on track after distance learning or remote work due to the pandemic? Has communication been replaced with screen time? Have you been impacted by a divorce, illness, loss of a loved one, or sending a teen off to college? Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, worry, fear, guilt, or grief ? Are you longing for clear communication in your life and looking to make changes to alleviate that "stuck" feeling.
Is your family having difficulty getting back on track after distance learning or remote work due to the pandemic? Has communication been replaced with screen time? Have you been impacted by a divorce, illness, loss of a loved one, or sending a teen off to college? Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, worry, fear, guilt, or grief ? Are you longing for clear communication in your life and looking to make changes to alleviate that "stuck" feeling.
(707) 229-0238 View (707) 229-0238
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Yasmin Safdie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95688
My name is Yasmin Safdie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. Throughout my career, I have worked with individuals from all walks of life in a variety of settings (hospitals, residential treatments, community clinics, intensive programs, outpatient therapy, etc.). I am trained in evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Trauma-focused somatic approaches, etc. My approach and style are organic, and they adapt to the needs and desires of the person whom I am working with.
My name is Yasmin Safdie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. Throughout my career, I have worked with individuals from all walks of life in a variety of settings (hospitals, residential treatments, community clinics, intensive programs, outpatient therapy, etc.). I am trained in evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Trauma-focused somatic approaches, etc. My approach and style are organic, and they adapt to the needs and desires of the person whom I am working with.
(707) 229-1785 View (707) 229-1785
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Audrey N Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT200
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95688  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I am Audrey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a RYT200 yoga teacher. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples and families; and I have been an Air Force wife for 23 years and I understand the dynamics of being a military family. In my work, I have seen many people struggle to manage their emotions, stressors and work through problems they face on a daily basis. I recognize and understand the connection of our health is through balancing our mind and body. Reaching out for help is hard to do and I understand therapy is not for everyone. So I am glad you are here, reaching out.
Hi, I am Audrey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a RYT200 yoga teacher. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples and families; and I have been an Air Force wife for 23 years and I understand the dynamics of being a military family. In my work, I have seen many people struggle to manage their emotions, stressors and work through problems they face on a daily basis. I recognize and understand the connection of our health is through balancing our mind and body. Reaching out for help is hard to do and I understand therapy is not for everyone. So I am glad you are here, reaching out.
(707) 356-9718 View (707) 356-9718
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Theresa L Cicchetto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95688
Have you suffered a life changing event, possibly a traumatic event? Do you have unwanted memories flooding your thoughts? Or just can not get back on track? Are you on edge and feel like life will never be the same? You have the power to put this behind you! You can live a fulfilled life focusing on what is important to you. With some direction, and your own inner strength (YES, you have inner strength) you can regain your confidence and take charge of your life. I look forward to seeing you grow to be your best you. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it became a butterfly”- proverb
Have you suffered a life changing event, possibly a traumatic event? Do you have unwanted memories flooding your thoughts? Or just can not get back on track? Are you on edge and feel like life will never be the same? You have the power to put this behind you! You can live a fulfilled life focusing on what is important to you. With some direction, and your own inner strength (YES, you have inner strength) you can regain your confidence and take charge of your life. I look forward to seeing you grow to be your best you. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it became a butterfly”- proverb
(707) 820-2387 View (707) 820-2387
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Gail Gall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RN, CSAT
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95688
Anger, Rage, Intense emotions can affect you and the people around you. When your anger turns to constant irritability and you start to 'act out' in unhealthy ways, it's time to get support. When ones sadness or loss becomes deeper and darker it could be depression. Most of these emotions are felt with such intensity that it's overwhelming. Sex and Porn Addiction along with Partner Trauma Betrayal is going to feel very intense and working with someone who has additional expertise in this area is going to be so important for your healing. Couples work with me because they feel safe and supported.
Anger, Rage, Intense emotions can affect you and the people around you. When your anger turns to constant irritability and you start to 'act out' in unhealthy ways, it's time to get support. When ones sadness or loss becomes deeper and darker it could be depression. Most of these emotions are felt with such intensity that it's overwhelming. Sex and Porn Addiction along with Partner Trauma Betrayal is going to feel very intense and working with someone who has additional expertise in this area is going to be so important for your healing. Couples work with me because they feel safe and supported.
(707) 785-4038 View (707) 785-4038
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Kristy Long
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95688  (Online Only)
Clients who benefit most from my practices struggle with anxiety, depression, panic, somatic symptoms, feeling overwhelmed, not knowing who they are or what they want, feeling isolated, passionless, existentially challenged, lack of motivation, difficulty with boundaries, trauma, problems in relationships or at work, or who have a hard time sticking to a plan. It can be hard to identify exactly why a person feels like they need therapy, but getting started and showing up is the hardest part!
Clients who benefit most from my practices struggle with anxiety, depression, panic, somatic symptoms, feeling overwhelmed, not knowing who they are or what they want, feeling isolated, passionless, existentially challenged, lack of motivation, difficulty with boundaries, trauma, problems in relationships or at work, or who have a hard time sticking to a plan. It can be hard to identify exactly why a person feels like they need therapy, but getting started and showing up is the hardest part!
(916) 794-8915 View (916) 794-8915
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Kathleen Stutz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95688
My focus in therapy is to create trust in order to bring about healing. I provide a safe and nurturing space where my client can explore inner resources and strengths. My holistic and empathic modalities provide support and creative energy necessary to face challenges while letting go of negative patterns and self-destructive behavior. No matter what age we are, we all need to feel connected and experience positive regard.
My focus in therapy is to create trust in order to bring about healing. I provide a safe and nurturing space where my client can explore inner resources and strengths. My holistic and empathic modalities provide support and creative energy necessary to face challenges while letting go of negative patterns and self-destructive behavior. No matter what age we are, we all need to feel connected and experience positive regard.
(707) 412-8927 View (707) 412-8927
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Dignus Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95687  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist whose interests and experience include trauma, mental health, physical health, chronic pain, happiness, well-being, immigration, and diversity issues. I believe we all have the capacity within us to improve our lives, in one way or another, but sometimes we need some guidance. In my work, I try to teach my patients what is happening with their minds and bodies, as well as skills they can utilize to get better. Education is very important, and it makes a difference in the way we make changes. I provide services that are welcoming, compassionate, genuine, and have your best interest at heart.
I am a clinical psychologist whose interests and experience include trauma, mental health, physical health, chronic pain, happiness, well-being, immigration, and diversity issues. I believe we all have the capacity within us to improve our lives, in one way or another, but sometimes we need some guidance. In my work, I try to teach my patients what is happening with their minds and bodies, as well as skills they can utilize to get better. Education is very important, and it makes a difference in the way we make changes. I provide services that are welcoming, compassionate, genuine, and have your best interest at heart.
(707) 329-3824 View (707) 329-3824
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Katie McBain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95687
Hi there, I'm Katie! Each client's needs are different. I work from a client-centered and humanistic approach, which allows me to personalize the treatment to suit each individual; implementing and utilizing approaches that are best suited for and tailored to meet their needs rather than a specific therapeutic modality. I work from a strength-based orientation, utilizing past and current skills as well as gaining new ones to assist the client in overcoming life challenges and improving their quality of life or achieving their goals.
Hi there, I'm Katie! Each client's needs are different. I work from a client-centered and humanistic approach, which allows me to personalize the treatment to suit each individual; implementing and utilizing approaches that are best suited for and tailored to meet their needs rather than a specific therapeutic modality. I work from a strength-based orientation, utilizing past and current skills as well as gaining new ones to assist the client in overcoming life challenges and improving their quality of life or achieving their goals.
(707) 395-6782 View (707) 395-6782
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Stephen Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95687
I am Stephen Graves a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT103004). I work with Adults and Couples using an integrative approach. I help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and challenges that come from relationship issues. I specialize in treating adults and couples struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and difficulty adapting to life's changes. I believe in an open inclusive environment. My relationship with my clients is one based on honesty, acceptance, and mutual respect. I strive to provide a safe space to openly examine self-doubt, conflicted feelings, and emotions.
I am Stephen Graves a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT103004). I work with Adults and Couples using an integrative approach. I help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and challenges that come from relationship issues. I specialize in treating adults and couples struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and difficulty adapting to life's changes. I believe in an open inclusive environment. My relationship with my clients is one based on honesty, acceptance, and mutual respect. I strive to provide a safe space to openly examine self-doubt, conflicted feelings, and emotions.
(707) 466-6995 View (707) 466-6995
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Linda C Mirich Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95688
I specialize in couples and I am a Person Centered, Solution Focused Therapist. I work with children, teens and adults in individual, couple and family formats. I want to help you reach your goals and increase positive functioning. I have an office in Vacaville California and am available on line through Rula, Grow and Headway. They assess your insurance, file claims if they take your insurance.
I specialize in couples and I am a Person Centered, Solution Focused Therapist. I work with children, teens and adults in individual, couple and family formats. I want to help you reach your goals and increase positive functioning. I have an office in Vacaville California and am available on line through Rula, Grow and Headway. They assess your insurance, file claims if they take your insurance.
(707) 622-0424 View (707) 622-0424
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Positive Change Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95687
The mission of Positive Change Counseling Services is to inspire, develop, and strengthen positive change in individuals and their families to create and maintain supportive, respectful, and loving relationships. Our core therapeutic value is to respect and appreciate diverse cultural perspectives. We have two locations to meet in-person in Vacaville. If in-person is not convenient, we utilize a HIPAA-compliant TeleHealth video-conferencing format. We welcome individuals and their families to partnership with a private therapist in our group to create successful restoration of relationships, gain individual growth, and healing.
The mission of Positive Change Counseling Services is to inspire, develop, and strengthen positive change in individuals and their families to create and maintain supportive, respectful, and loving relationships. Our core therapeutic value is to respect and appreciate diverse cultural perspectives. We have two locations to meet in-person in Vacaville. If in-person is not convenient, we utilize a HIPAA-compliant TeleHealth video-conferencing format. We welcome individuals and their families to partnership with a private therapist in our group to create successful restoration of relationships, gain individual growth, and healing.
(707) 879-1812 View (707) 879-1812
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Alexandra Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95687
My name is Alexandra Jackson. My license is LCSW22763. I have worked in various settings and age 2 years old to 90 years old. Expertise is age-related issues, death and dying, multigenerational communication problems and issues related to living and honoring multi cultures within family and/or self, violence in family and community, refugee issues, trauma, communication skills, caregiver issues, anxiety, depression, and self. I work with children, adults, and the elderly who have depression and/or anxiety. Some clients have long-term depression/anxiety others are acute. I evaluate for previous trauma and risk assessment.
My name is Alexandra Jackson. My license is LCSW22763. I have worked in various settings and age 2 years old to 90 years old. Expertise is age-related issues, death and dying, multigenerational communication problems and issues related to living and honoring multi cultures within family and/or self, violence in family and community, refugee issues, trauma, communication skills, caregiver issues, anxiety, depression, and self. I work with children, adults, and the elderly who have depression and/or anxiety. Some clients have long-term depression/anxiety others are acute. I evaluate for previous trauma and risk assessment.
(909) 324-2057 View (909) 324-2057
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Dr Richard C Hanzy - MyFaith CCS
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vacaville, CA 95687
Welcome! And thank you! I love to work with Couples, Families, and individuals who are seeking to overcome barriers in their lives. Some are struggling with: * anger management, * addiction, * Jobs stress, * familial & social relationships issues, * loneliness, * anxiety, * current or past abuse * depression, * poor communication, * relationship issues, * parenting, * Trauma/Traumatic events * poor focus and attention, * low motivation, * veterans support, * VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME (VOC),* and the search for purpose. Often many people are stuck in addictive self-destructive patterns in their lives, which result from an effort to manage their emotional pain.
Welcome! And thank you! I love to work with Couples, Families, and individuals who are seeking to overcome barriers in their lives. Some are struggling with: * anger management, * addiction, * Jobs stress, * familial & social relationships issues, * loneliness, * anxiety, * current or past abuse * depression, * poor communication, * relationship issues, * parenting, * Trauma/Traumatic events * poor focus and attention, * low motivation, * veterans support, * VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME (VOC),* and the search for purpose. Often many people are stuck in addictive self-destructive patterns in their lives, which result from an effort to manage their emotional pain.
(925) 892-3790 View (925) 892-3790
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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.