Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Denver, CO

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Kim Stromgren
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
My experience includes self-esteem, Bipolar, depression & anxiety, grief & loss, transitions, spirituality, chronic pain, & identity.
Are you feeling over-whelmed, worried, stressed, confused, or conflicted within relationships to the point where it feels tough to manage everything by yourself? Are these feelings impacting your daily life, possibly causing you to struggle with how you see yourself and your choices? Oftentimes life's abundance of challenges and opportunities can interfere with our vision of ourselves and our lives. I'll work with you to develop a therapeutic plan to reach your goals and ultimately feel better and more confident now and in the future no matter what obstacles or distractions may arise.
My experience includes self-esteem, Bipolar, depression & anxiety, grief & loss, transitions, spirituality, chronic pain, & identity.
Are you feeling over-whelmed, worried, stressed, confused, or conflicted within relationships to the point where it feels tough to manage everything by yourself? Are these feelings impacting your daily life, possibly causing you to struggle with how you see yourself and your choices? Oftentimes life's abundance of challenges and opportunities can interfere with our vision of ourselves and our lives. I'll work with you to develop a therapeutic plan to reach your goals and ultimately feel better and more confident now and in the future no matter what obstacles or distractions may arise.
(720) 204-5976 View (720) 204-5976
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Brysen Bocchino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80218  (Online Only)
My areas of specialty include suicidality/crisis counseling, mood disorders (bipolar, depression, etc.
I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, and I do my best to ensure that treatment is tailored specifically to each client. I do not follow a “one-size-fits-all” approach. As a therapist, I emphasize the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist, as I think that this the foundation and key to successful therapy.
My areas of specialty include suicidality/crisis counseling, mood disorders (bipolar, depression, etc.
I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, and I do my best to ensure that treatment is tailored specifically to each client. I do not follow a “one-size-fits-all” approach. As a therapist, I emphasize the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist, as I think that this the foundation and key to successful therapy.
(303) 625-6247 View (303) 625-6247
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Jennifer Kate Ferris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80218
My speciality is working with both adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety, bipolar, other mood disorders as well as ADHD.
I have worked with adults of all ages and adolescents in a variety of settings using multiple treatment modalities. I traditionally use psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to support clients in gaining skills and meeting their desired outcome goals. Utilizing individual, couples, family, and play therapy I strive to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety and a myriad of disorders, diseases and phobias. My primary objective while working with any client is to create a safe environment to process their journey, and for people to be the center of initiative in their own lives.
My speciality is working with both adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety, bipolar, other mood disorders as well as ADHD.
I have worked with adults of all ages and adolescents in a variety of settings using multiple treatment modalities. I traditionally use psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to support clients in gaining skills and meeting their desired outcome goals. Utilizing individual, couples, family, and play therapy I strive to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety and a myriad of disorders, diseases and phobias. My primary objective while working with any client is to create a safe environment to process their journey, and for people to be the center of initiative in their own lives.
(720) 728-0589 View (720) 728-0589
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Ashanti Gosha
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220
I have experience with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder and more.
Hi, my name is Ashanti Gosha. Therapy can be a hard first step for many people. My style of therapy is a collaborative approach where you can be authentic in a safe space free of shame and judgement. We will work together with you as the driver to help navigate any mental health challenges with me offering insight and interventions that will help you along the way. I have an integrative approach to therapy which means I work with everyone to assess their goals and needs of therapy, and I combine skills from various treatment modalities that best fits client’s need.
I have experience with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder and more.
Hi, my name is Ashanti Gosha. Therapy can be a hard first step for many people. My style of therapy is a collaborative approach where you can be authentic in a safe space free of shame and judgement. We will work together with you as the driver to help navigate any mental health challenges with me offering insight and interventions that will help you along the way. I have an integrative approach to therapy which means I work with everyone to assess their goals and needs of therapy, and I combine skills from various treatment modalities that best fits client’s need.
(720) 459-9161 View (720) 459-9161
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Christine Lekas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
I work with people who are struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, self esteem, mood regulation, relationship issues, and communication issues in a collaborative and compassionate environment. In this supportive space you can learn how to navigate the roadblocks that life has presented you. My goal is to help you build the life you want to live by building awareness of yourself, breaking unwanted cycles, and teaching you how to to use coping skills to improve your quality of life. We are all capable of change, and my job is to help guide you through this process of growth and healing.
I work with people who are struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, self esteem, mood regulation, relationship issues, and communication issues in a collaborative and compassionate environment. In this supportive space you can learn how to navigate the roadblocks that life has presented you. My goal is to help you build the life you want to live by building awareness of yourself, breaking unwanted cycles, and teaching you how to to use coping skills to improve your quality of life. We are all capable of change, and my job is to help guide you through this process of growth and healing.
(720) 619-8275 View (720) 619-8275
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Andrea M Risi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MGCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
I specialize in working with chronic medical conditions, Asperger's Disorder/ASD, and Bipolar Disorder.
Are you feeling stuck? I help people move forward! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with adults to restore emotional wellness. If you are struggling with chronic illness, sports performance, social skills problems, mood disorders, or anxiety, we can work together to find a balance that can help you live a more satisfying and meaningful life.
I specialize in working with chronic medical conditions, Asperger's Disorder/ASD, and Bipolar Disorder.
Are you feeling stuck? I help people move forward! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with adults to restore emotional wellness. If you are struggling with chronic illness, sports performance, social skills problems, mood disorders, or anxiety, we can work together to find a balance that can help you live a more satisfying and meaningful life.
(720) 425-5334 View (720) 425-5334
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Robin Ruscio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
Is depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder ruining your life? Are you trying to overcome your struggles without success and looking for something different? I can help you with effective, modern therapy that incorporates mindfulness and wellness for true relief from anxiety and depression. Learn REAL skills to prevent your troubling thoughts and emotions from taking control. Find new ways to solve your relationship problems and end self-defeating behaviors. I approach therapy with empathy, knowledge, and research. I work with people with chronic depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety daily and I'm confident I can help you!
Is depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder ruining your life? Are you trying to overcome your struggles without success and looking for something different? I can help you with effective, modern therapy that incorporates mindfulness and wellness for true relief from anxiety and depression. Learn REAL skills to prevent your troubling thoughts and emotions from taking control. Find new ways to solve your relationship problems and end self-defeating behaviors. I approach therapy with empathy, knowledge, and research. I work with people with chronic depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety daily and I'm confident I can help you!
(303) 748-4730 View (303) 748-4730
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Michael Pipich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80237
Located in the DTC, Michael Pipich, LMFT at The Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence, has over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy services for adults, adolescents, and couples. Assessment and treatment options are offered for a variety of relationship and mental health problems for you or your loved-one, including individual and family therapy work with Bipolar Disorder. Online therapy services (HIPAA-compliant), and assistance with billing out-of-network insurance benefits are among the services available for your convenience. Discover more at thecoloradocenter.com, or call to schedule an appointment today.
Located in the DTC, Michael Pipich, LMFT at The Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence, has over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy services for adults, adolescents, and couples. Assessment and treatment options are offered for a variety of relationship and mental health problems for you or your loved-one, including individual and family therapy work with Bipolar Disorder. Online therapy services (HIPAA-compliant), and assistance with billing out-of-network insurance benefits are among the services available for your convenience. Discover more at thecoloradocenter.com, or call to schedule an appointment today.
(303) 747-4762 View (303) 747-4762
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Jay Ryser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210  (Online Only)
Struggling with depression or anxiety? Find yourself avoiding things rather than dealing with them? Find yourself beating yourself up on a regular basis? We can work on that. I have over 30 years of experience working with adults with depression and anxiety (mood disorders - major depression & bipolar and anxiety disorders - panic disorder, generalized anxiety, OCD, phobias, etc.). I tend to take a Here & Now approach, focusing on not just talking, but taking action to make changes. I'm only doing teletherapy currently.
Struggling with depression or anxiety? Find yourself avoiding things rather than dealing with them? Find yourself beating yourself up on a regular basis? We can work on that. I have over 30 years of experience working with adults with depression and anxiety (mood disorders - major depression & bipolar and anxiety disorders - panic disorder, generalized anxiety, OCD, phobias, etc.). I tend to take a Here & Now approach, focusing on not just talking, but taking action to make changes. I'm only doing teletherapy currently.
(720) 410-5399 View (720) 410-5399
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Danielle Dickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CACI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80231  (Online Only)
As a licensed & certified therapist, I love to help individuals manage their anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD & bipolar diagnosis by providing a variety of cognitive behavioral (CBT) & dialectical behavioral (DBT) techniques.
Buddha once wrote, “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” So what will you do now? Change can be intimidating, yet it is one thing that we can have power over. When we have our moments of struggle, we find ourselves drowning in our emotions that can overwhelm us. The simple stressors of life can become too much. Then there are other times when fear, unexpected loss, relationship difficulties, and traumatic events trap us. You are already strong. I’m just here to help you realize it. Together, let’s work to break free from emotional pain and find that path that leads you to a productive future.
As a licensed & certified therapist, I love to help individuals manage their anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD & bipolar diagnosis by providing a variety of cognitive behavioral (CBT) & dialectical behavioral (DBT) techniques.
Buddha once wrote, “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” So what will you do now? Change can be intimidating, yet it is one thing that we can have power over. When we have our moments of struggle, we find ourselves drowning in our emotions that can overwhelm us. The simple stressors of life can become too much. Then there are other times when fear, unexpected loss, relationship difficulties, and traumatic events trap us. You are already strong. I’m just here to help you realize it. Together, let’s work to break free from emotional pain and find that path that leads you to a productive future.
(970) 514-8287 View (970) 514-8287
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Aaron Murray-Swank
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
I also provide therapy for problems such as Bipolar Disorder, and often collaborate with other professionals to optimize treatment.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing evidence-based psychotherapy to adults and couples with a wide range of presenting concerns. I focus on building a safe and collaborative relationship with clients while honoring their unique identities and experiences. I strive to create a space where clients feel seen, understood and empowered in therapy, as this is a foundation for successful growth and change. I am committed to providing effective and research-based therapies and enjoy the process of supporting clients in making positive changes in their lives and relationships.
I also provide therapy for problems such as Bipolar Disorder, and often collaborate with other professionals to optimize treatment.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing evidence-based psychotherapy to adults and couples with a wide range of presenting concerns. I focus on building a safe and collaborative relationship with clients while honoring their unique identities and experiences. I strive to create a space where clients feel seen, understood and empowered in therapy, as this is a foundation for successful growth and change. I am committed to providing effective and research-based therapies and enjoy the process of supporting clients in making positive changes in their lives and relationships.
(970) 410-3911 View (970) 410-3911
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Taylor Diltz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80012  (Online Only)
My specialty involves working with trauma and mood disorders including those with depression, bipolar, and/or anxiety.
As a counselor, I am passionate and dedicated to connecting with people to assist them through any challenges they may be facing. I embrace the strong belief that individuals need to hold a focus on healing rather than not feeling. My approach involves bringing those feelings and memories we try to avoid to the front of our consciousness to process and heal from them in more appropriate and healthy ways. I enjoy working with adults that stem from a variety of backgrounds. In individual, couple, and group settings, I offer a safe, caring, and compassionate environment for all individuals seeking support.
My specialty involves working with trauma and mood disorders including those with depression, bipolar, and/or anxiety.
As a counselor, I am passionate and dedicated to connecting with people to assist them through any challenges they may be facing. I embrace the strong belief that individuals need to hold a focus on healing rather than not feeling. My approach involves bringing those feelings and memories we try to avoid to the front of our consciousness to process and heal from them in more appropriate and healthy ways. I enjoy working with adults that stem from a variety of backgrounds. In individual, couple, and group settings, I offer a safe, caring, and compassionate environment for all individuals seeking support.
(720) 702-1756 View (720) 702-1756
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J J Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80002  (Online Only)
Focused on adults, my online-only practice serves individuals experiencing Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, & other stressors.
Psychotherapy is a confidential and creative relationship where you may find the power to heal, grow, explore, deepen, and transform. I believe in treatment that is engaging, dynamic, inspiring, and integrated where the provider is supportive, humble, inquiring, inquisitive, challenging, and honest. You may be experiencing life at the harshest, most cruel moment or suffering where no one seems to understand. Emotional distress from depression, anxiety, anger, grief, loss, and trauma often feels much worse than any physical pain. Perhaps you want to make a change, expand your relationships and find meaning in your world.
Focused on adults, my online-only practice serves individuals experiencing Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, & other stressors.
Psychotherapy is a confidential and creative relationship where you may find the power to heal, grow, explore, deepen, and transform. I believe in treatment that is engaging, dynamic, inspiring, and integrated where the provider is supportive, humble, inquiring, inquisitive, challenging, and honest. You may be experiencing life at the harshest, most cruel moment or suffering where no one seems to understand. Emotional distress from depression, anxiety, anger, grief, loss, and trauma often feels much worse than any physical pain. Perhaps you want to make a change, expand your relationships and find meaning in your world.
(970) 239-8496 View (970) 239-8496
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Your Wellness Journey LLC
MD, MSPH, FASAM
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
In the Denver, Colorado, office, patients find a sanctuary where they can get personalized help for anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, other mental health challenges, and the substance use struggles that often accompany them.
Thanks for visiting! My professional experience encompasses Addiction Medicine, General Psychiatry, and Preventive Medicine. I created the Your Wellness Journey Center, a place where we strive to help our patients to achieve wellness through evidence-based psychiatric and substance use recovery care, integrating Western and Eastern Medicine approaches. Our services are professional, personable, and based on methods proven to help you achieve sustainable recovery from substance use and mental health problems in a holistic way.
In the Denver, Colorado, office, patients find a sanctuary where they can get personalized help for anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, other mental health challenges, and the substance use struggles that often accompany them.
Thanks for visiting! My professional experience encompasses Addiction Medicine, General Psychiatry, and Preventive Medicine. I created the Your Wellness Journey Center, a place where we strive to help our patients to achieve wellness through evidence-based psychiatric and substance use recovery care, integrating Western and Eastern Medicine approaches. Our services are professional, personable, and based on methods proven to help you achieve sustainable recovery from substance use and mental health problems in a holistic way.
(303) 489-1799 View (303) 489-1799
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Jennifer Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246
Hi! My name is Jennifer Jennings. I specialize treating trauma/PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, life transitions, addictions, couples therapy, women and men issues, adolescents’, anger issues, grief/ loss, sexual abuse, relationship issues, co-occurring disorders, and working with the military. I work primarily with adults. I am a military veteran, and I served 4 years in the USAF.
Hi! My name is Jennifer Jennings. I specialize treating trauma/PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, life transitions, addictions, couples therapy, women and men issues, adolescents’, anger issues, grief/ loss, sexual abuse, relationship issues, co-occurring disorders, and working with the military. I work primarily with adults. I am a military veteran, and I served 4 years in the USAF.
(720) 744-3963 View (720) 744-3963
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Kim Colna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
Kim Colna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 12 years of experience providing evidence based mental health services to children, adults and families to include diagnostic assessment, individual, family, and group therapy. Kim uses a variety of individualized treatment modalities to include, but not limited to CBT, ERP, ACT, DBT, Play Therapy, family systems, and strengths based treatment to treat a wide range of mental health symptoms and conditions to include but not limited to, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Behavioral Dysregulation, Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conversion Disorders and Psychosis.
Kim Colna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 12 years of experience providing evidence based mental health services to children, adults and families to include diagnostic assessment, individual, family, and group therapy. Kim uses a variety of individualized treatment modalities to include, but not limited to CBT, ERP, ACT, DBT, Play Therapy, family systems, and strengths based treatment to treat a wide range of mental health symptoms and conditions to include but not limited to, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Behavioral Dysregulation, Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conversion Disorders and Psychosis.
(970) 825-1096 View (970) 825-1096
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Stacey M King
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC -IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
I have been working with clients who suffer from, bipolar disorder, depression, borderline personality disorder.
As a licensed professional counselor, in specializing treating people, with mental health disorders. I have worked with clients who suffer, from major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia clients. I have also worked with clients who suffer from borderline personality disorder. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adult clients. It's my duty, to make sure that you are coping well, with your mental health, and learning how to live a more fulfilling life. I will go out my way, to make sure my clients are getting what they need, to start to make healthier progress in their Everday life."
I have been working with clients who suffer from, bipolar disorder, depression, borderline personality disorder.
As a licensed professional counselor, in specializing treating people, with mental health disorders. I have worked with clients who suffer, from major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia clients. I have also worked with clients who suffer from borderline personality disorder. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adult clients. It's my duty, to make sure that you are coping well, with your mental health, and learning how to live a more fulfilling life. I will go out my way, to make sure my clients are getting what they need, to start to make healthier progress in their Everday life."
(414) 622-7120 View (414) 622-7120
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Cortnney Faulkner - Mountain Thrive Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211
I have extensive experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar issues, chronic illness, substance use, LGBTQ+ issues, adolescent needs and eating disorders.
With a deep commitment to integrating mind-body connections in therapy, I strive to create a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental space for clients to navigate challenges, develop coping skills, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. I guide clients in the exploration of their thoughts, emotions, and physical experiences to foster a sense of balance. I use an integrative style, utilizing different evidence-based techniques. With your guidance, I can help you create goals that you or your child hope to achieve, and create a plan to reach these goals.
I have extensive experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar issues, chronic illness, substance use, LGBTQ+ issues, adolescent needs and eating disorders.
With a deep commitment to integrating mind-body connections in therapy, I strive to create a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental space for clients to navigate challenges, develop coping skills, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. I guide clients in the exploration of their thoughts, emotions, and physical experiences to foster a sense of balance. I use an integrative style, utilizing different evidence-based techniques. With your guidance, I can help you create goals that you or your child hope to achieve, and create a plan to reach these goals.
(720) 943-7911 View (720) 943-7911
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Sarah Hays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80223
Accepting new clients! I enjoy working with individuals who are open and ready for support and change. My experience includes working with several different mental health issues including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, trauma, anger, and many more as well as all different types of life challenges. My goal is to help my clients develop, and live, a life they are happy and proud of. From issues related to stress, sleep, or lifestyle challenges to more severe mental illness I will work with you on finding what helps you reach your goals. I am EMDR certified which is the leading treatment for trauma.
Accepting new clients! I enjoy working with individuals who are open and ready for support and change. My experience includes working with several different mental health issues including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, trauma, anger, and many more as well as all different types of life challenges. My goal is to help my clients develop, and live, a life they are happy and proud of. From issues related to stress, sleep, or lifestyle challenges to more severe mental illness I will work with you on finding what helps you reach your goals. I am EMDR certified which is the leading treatment for trauma.
(970) 436-4030 View (970) 436-4030
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Keely Mortenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I am happy to speak with you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship difficulties, trauma, or stage of life/transition issues so you can get unstuck and back into your life.
I have over 18 yrs of providing therapy to individuals. I use a collaborative approach, working with your strengths and needs to achieve healing and growth. I strive to provide a comfortable and non-judgmental space and believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key to a successful experience in therapy. I enjoy working with a holistic and mindfulness perspective, joining mind and body to improve quality of life and increase happiness. I believe the most effective therapy is that which balances acceptance and change skills. My goal is for you to not only feel listened to, but feel that you have tools needed to make change.
I am happy to speak with you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship difficulties, trauma, or stage of life/transition issues so you can get unstuck and back into your life.
I have over 18 yrs of providing therapy to individuals. I use a collaborative approach, working with your strengths and needs to achieve healing and growth. I strive to provide a comfortable and non-judgmental space and believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key to a successful experience in therapy. I enjoy working with a holistic and mindfulness perspective, joining mind and body to improve quality of life and increase happiness. I believe the most effective therapy is that which balances acceptance and change skills. My goal is for you to not only feel listened to, but feel that you have tools needed to make change.
(651) 362-1560 View (651) 362-1560

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.