Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Cheshire, CT

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Apparent Health and Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C, AFPA-C
Verified
Verified
Are you pregnant or gave birth within the past year? I specialize in working with adolescent and adult pregnant/postpartum women who experience a wide range of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). As a Clinical Social Worker and founder of Apparent Health & Wellness, LLC, I offer a holistic approach (Mind, Body and Spirit) towards each woman's unique journey into motherhood. With over 15 years of experience working with new mothers and families, I utilize a multi-modal, clinical approach to for treating PMADs, along with safe prenatal/postpartum exercise and mindfulness-based meditation.
(475) 283-9924
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Jeff Hardin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe we can all thrive under the right circumstances. I strive to cultivate a nonjudgmental, supportive space where my clients feel safe to work on sensitive issues. The first goal of therapy is often to improve your ability to deal with whatever problem is immediately in front of you. The next is to raise awareness of patterns in your daily life that prevent you from obtaining the peace and fulfillment you desire. We'll work together to get unstuck and find a way forward.
(475) 242-8304
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Alyssa Axelrod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I currently have in-person and telehealth openings. Are you looking for something different? I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with adults, adolescents, teens and families. Life comes with ups and downs, sometimes we struggle with navigating through them. I provide a welcoming non-judgmental environment where you can feel comfortable with discussing the hard parts of life. My goal is to assist you with identifying your strengths, challenges, goals, development of coping skills, self-care, relationship boundaries and thought patterns.
(959) 207-3139
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Carla Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Symptoms related to anxiety, depression and anger have a tremendous impact on a person's life. If you feel that these behaviors have been been in control long enough and you are ready to take the first step in gaining a fulfilling and satisfying sense of self, you are on your way to change. Together, we can establish realistic and progressive treatment goals in an environment that feels safe and supportive.
(203) 987-6290
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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D Ray Sirry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW/PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
Life’s journey has many paths—It can become a struggle, or even a crisis, for any of us. If you need help, come, talk confidentially with me. I listen well. You will find me to be non-judgmental. I welcome all people—couples, families, adults, seniors and youth from 8 to 18. Meeting you would be my privilege. Helping you would be my mission. With nearly 50 years of social work experience, including an Appointment by President George H. W. Bush to serve as Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau, my work experience, rarely matched, helps me help you, as do my PhD education and life experience,
(203) 350-7503
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Judy Hennessy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I help people discover who they truly are by assisting them to balance emotional, mental and physical health which will lead to harmony in their lives. When we experience this harmony it brings happiness, success and joy. Often we encounter the same issues and problems in relationships with family members, at work, school, and in the community. Our limitations are expressed through our interactions with others. If our mind is preoccupied by memories, we are stuck in a loop and can lose self esteem, motivation and confidence. There are answers. The ability to change behavior and make better choices is always present to us.
(475) 283-9903
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Guiding Minds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting Self pay or Medicaid/ Husky insurance ASAP! Therapy that fits YOUR schedule. Flexible scheduling, short notice and weekend availability. Therapy can be the place to look at the things that are not working and build on the things that are working. I offer a safe and secure environment where you can feel comfortable expressing yourself. You deserve to be your happy self, let's get you back there!
(203) 439-3555
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Jeffrey F Kochiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that people who seek mental health services are resilient and strong. Asking for help is an empowering step towards a healthier you. I am here to assist if you are unhappy or struggling in your life and looking for a place to turn to help yourself, your relationship or your family. Finding a mental health professional who you feel comfortable with to share and open up can be a challenge. I hope your search will end here. I look forward to hearing from you.
(203) 844-0678
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Kate Patterson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
If you are considering therapy, there is a reason for it, one that you have to trust. Like all relationships, each therapeutic one is different and can help you reach your specific goal, whether that is an improved relationship, working through a difficult past, a recent life transition such as getting married, getting divorced, having a baby, moving, starting a new career, or adjusting to life as a parent of three! Whatever your experience, it is unique and therefore, it is reasonable to assume there may be both barriers as well as exciting, but anxiety provoking situations you come across.
(203) 884-0434
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Susan Jaramillo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Asking for help can take much energy and courage. I approach each client with this in mind knowing what it takes to open up to another person.Each individual/couple comes to therapy with unique concerns/issues so I work with this in ensuring the treatment is geared specifically to the individual/couple. I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration between the therapist and the client. As such, we work together to integrate your ideals and values into the treatment so that changes are easier to implement and maintain.
(203) 272-6804
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Alizah Markette
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It's hard to function everyday with an underlying feeling as if something is preventing you from being your most authentic self. Let's start finding the pieces to your puzzle and help you improve your daily life! As your therapist I am going to roll up my sleeves, get to work and I expect you to do the same. I strive to create a therapeutic environment which promotes self reflection and trust. Expect to be challenged in session to promote assertiveness, authenticity and personal growth.
(959) 600-6694
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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D Ray Sirry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW/PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
Life’s journey has many paths—It can become a struggle, or even a crisis, for any of us. If you need help, come, talk confidentially with me. I listen well. You will find me to be non-judgmental. I welcome all people—couples, families, adults, seniors and children from 8 to 18. Meeting you would be my privilege. Helping you would be my mission. With nearly 50 years of social work experience, including an Appointment by President George H. W. Bush to serve as Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau, my work experience, rarely matched, helps me help you, as do my PhD education and life experience,
(203) 903-2466
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Mimi Beaulieu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, LPC, LAT, CCDP-D
Together in a non-judgemental environment we look at the issues, find individual goals, solutions that fit, and a personal plan of change. Questions of direction, what step to take next in life. Perhaps depression, anxiety- together we will find solutions. We work in collaboration to increase quality in your life. Using supportive and motivational therapies to explore issues, I work with you in creating positive changes. No matter what life issue, short or long term. If you are working on addiction/dependence, mental health issues, positive change is possible for everyone.
(203) 803-4304
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Sharon Clayman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Whether it's your 1st time seeking psychotherapy or your 15th, I'm committed to gaining a deep understanding of you and exploring with you the changes you'd like to make in your life. If you're interested in reducing or eliminating anxiety, panic, depression, the impact of past trauma or some other type of suffering, I will explore with you the underlying reasons for these symptoms and collaborate with you to help you on your way to becoming your best you. I work mostly with individuals who have experienced complex trauma and I help identify and work with dissociation.
(203) 802-6233
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Ashle Hupchick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LADC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Have you ever been weighed down by feelings of anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with your gender identity or sexuality? Do you find yourself in the cycle of substance abuse? Are you stuck in a cycle of negative thinking? Untangling these challenges in life can be exhausting, stressful and overwhelming. Let's work together to navigate your thoughts and find more balance and peace in your life. We are all shaped by our life experiences. My therapeutic approach is to meet you where you are at and focus on the changes you want for your life, utilizing person centered and trauma informed care.
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Stephanie Lynam
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Life can sometimes feel like an uphill battle where we are exhausted and unsure of our next move. I believe that therapy can help identify an individual's strengths and teach new ways of coping and thinking that will be effective to get through difficult times no matter what your struggle may be. A strong therapeutic relationship allows people to explore their innermost feelings and thoughts in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I am a compassionate, creative, client centered and strengths based therapist who creates an environment that is comforting and welcoming even during the most difficult of times.
(203) 742-1020
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Stanley Kisiel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have successfully worked with adults and children, couples and families, with both common and complex needs. My approach focuses on experiential awareness and processing, while working through present day thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is holistic in that it views symptoms as attempts at coping.We work together establishing a calm place within you, through the enhancement of personal awareness, resources, and developing coping strategies; we then progress beyond coping skills, moving through the roots of old learning so that your change is lasting, and from the inside out.
(860) 483-8739
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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CT Kids Matter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MPA, LCSW, PhD ABD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Appointments can be scheduled online: https:/ctkidsmatter.com/schedule-an-appointment Counseling and Assessment Services CT Kids Matter services children and ADULTS. Highly Experienced therapists available to provide support, guidance, and understanding to help children, families, and adults navigate challenging situations.
(475) 889-7512
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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The Wellness within You
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
We specialize in customized mental health care for adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma. With over 15 years of experience, we've also treated a wide range of additional mental health conditions. Most of all, we meet you wherever you are now, and we’ll work together with you along every step of your healing process. We celebrate all the effort you make in therapy, because every little step can make a big difference in your well being!
(203) 439-4303
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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Jennifer Kowalski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Jennifer Kowalski is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut with over 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health and addiction services. She believes that we all have a responsibility to make the life we want regardless of our circumstances, and with encouragement and acceptance, we can all be empowered to change. Jennifer has received her Master of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Community Mental Health Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University.
(475) 267-2996
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Cheshire, CT 06410
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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.