Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Big Rapids, MI

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Samantha Stoick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience providing therapy with those who struggle with the following: Emotional regulation & management, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder , trauma related issues, stress related issues, college issues, family conflict, transitional/adjustment issues, anxiety and depression.
Are you feeling sad, stuck or frustrated with life? Are you having a hard time adjusting to a change or struggling with a difficult situation in your life? I believe everyone can benefit from therapy, regardless of any circumstance. I strive to create authentic connections with my clients and will ensure a warm, safe environment to enhance a trusting relationship to speak about any struggles you may be facing. We will work together to get you back on track to living your best life! I’m very much looking forward to meeting you. I utilize a number of different skills to best fit your individual needs, I am also DBT informed.
(231) 201-3023
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Vince Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When a man needs to fix a car, he finds the right tools. But when a man is feeling unwell on the inside, our society says, 'Man up!' – which is never the answer. Men by nature are problem-solvers, but without the right coping tools, you might be stuck. Shame or pride can hold you back, but don’t let it. Most of the men I work with say going to therapy was the best decision they made to truly solve problems, restore hope, and reclaim their lives. Let me help you to drive your relationships toward intention, passion and purpose.
(231) 525-4461
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Nova Counseling Associates Inc
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Over 40 years of experience Tom Rundquist, M.A. LPC can help you get through your situation with new satisfaction. Great rates and open 7 days a week to accommodate anyone at any point in time.Next day appointments upon request. Tom is a holistic health practitioner. Editor of a prevention game Horse is Boss (Drug Culture Monopoly) 3rd Ed.based on his recovering ex-addicts in Detroit.See Amazon. Located on N.State ( Business North US 131) across from Old Airport Hanger, two houses south of Rivertown Realty. By appointment only. If driver gets false alcohol reading on interlock, do ETG urine ($40).
(231) 580-8737
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Taryn Sinclaire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am currently doing teletherapy with all of my clients. Because of that, I can take clients from anywhere in Michigan. I enjoy working with clients who are up for a little work. I have a strong belief in the idea that therapy isn't something that is done to us, rather something we must take an active role in to see any true progress. I view therapy as another way to add more tools to our toolbox in an effort to better ourselves. My goal isn't to have a client for life; it is to teach the skills needed for my client to be their best selves, even after we have finished working together.
(616) 681-5970
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Sarah Peffers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working in residential treatment, addiction treatment and intensive outpatient centers. I have worked with a wide range of people including, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. I have experience working with substance use, complex trauma, crisis intervention, grief/ loss, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship difficulties and self-esteem. I look forward to working with you and encouraging you to get where you would like to be!
(616) 523-3869
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
Not accepting new clients
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Omar L Mangrum
Psychologist, MA, EdD
Verified
Verified
In the 30 plus years I have worked as a psychologist, the most frequent comment I hear from clients is that they appreciate my warmth, plainspoken feedback, and practical suggestions for change. I have worked effectively with people of all ages, orientation, and ethnicity over a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, and health related problems. Treatment interventions I have used over the years include cognitive behavioral techniques, traditional counseling, biofeedback, hypnosis, and family therapy among others. I look forward to talking with you!
(231) 796-2522
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Jerilyn Ann Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Life can feel overwhelming to everyone at times! You are trying to balance work/family, friends, social life, as well as your own physical and mental health. Finding balance is something everyone can struggle with. I want to help you work toward finding balance in your physical health, emotional and spiritual health. Once a person finds that balance, everything falls into place. Grades/work performance improves, self-esteem builds, relationships improve, and we move toward a place of finding inner peace. I have seen thousands of people reclaim their life and want to help you do the same!
(231) 244-6595
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Marci Gleason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you often feel overwhelmed with daily life? Difficulty managing and maintaining relationships or work/life balance? Struggling to feel on track with life? My clinical interests include working with individuals coping with anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, stress management, life transitions, self-esteem and relationship related issues including boundary setting and communication skills.
(616) 545-8565
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Jo Meyer Mindful Direction Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, QMHP
Verified
Verified
I want to help people feel better. You don't have to have extreme TRAUMA to need trauma work. You don't have to be suicidal to know that depression is a part of your life. You don't have to experience a panic attack to be having problems with anxiety. We all experience different levels of these problems in our lives and my goal is to work through these concerns and make a stronger person through a therapeutic relationship.
(844) 972-3045
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Stanwood, MI 49346
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Deanna Heath Mt. Pleasant Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Change is difficult for everyone. Whether it is in ourselves, from life situations or in a relationship, roadblocks often keep us from living the best life possible. I enjoy working with people to make positive changes, enhancing their lives. I welcome new clients and look forward to working with you.
(989) 244-1663
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Stanwood, MI 49346
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Online Therapists

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Meaghan Gregg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
You've tried everything else, why not therapy? You may struggle with panic attacks, racing thoughts, trouble sleeping at night, and an inability to focus. Or, you dread getting out of bed in the morning. Maybe you feel hopeless, helpless, and alone. You struggle to find meaning in life and may even feel suicidal at times. Living with bipolar disorder can feel like a roller coaster. When you’re not depressed, you feel so high you could do anything! But when you’re really elevated, you might do things that cause serious problems after. These issues can affect relationships, work, or family.
(517) 759-1532
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Lansing, MI 48933
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Gayle Shumaker
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, LPC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy clients with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and problems. My personal style is warm and supportive, and my approach with clients is holistic in focus. My goal is for each client to achieve more personal awareness, emotional stability, and effective behavior as a result of our work together. Presenting issues might be: Depression; Bipolar disorder ; Anxiety Disorders; Trauma/PTSD; Couple conflicts; Stress related medical problems; or Life transitions. I provide individual and couple therapy for teens thorugh adults.
(616) 359-5475
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Holland, MI 49423
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Colleen Maresh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in all types of addictions, including eating disorders but also work with adult survivors of abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder , depression, domestic violence, grief and loss, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship counseling, self-esteem, self-harm and many other issues.
I work with adults, adolescents, couples and children as young as 12. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches uniquely tailored to each client and based on the treatment goals we develop together. I believe that each person has a unique place in this world. I believe that therapy gives clients a safe and supportive place to realize their potential. It’s up to me to assist them in obtaining the tools to reach it!
(517) 225-0265
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Battle Creek, MI 49015
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Chris Postema
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I have experience with a wide range of psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder , and PTSD.
Everyone experiences life struggles. I believe clients come to therapy already equipped with the tools and skills to make change and therapy is a tool to help accomplish that goal. I specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, and other needs. I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families for 15 years, and take great joy in seeing change happen in the lives of others. I believe in a client-centered approach, which means you are the expert of your own life, and I am a facilitator in helping you accomplish your own goals.
(616) 438-0643
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Jennifer Kanouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have years of experience & knowledge working with adults, teens & children with: family conflict & relationships, bipolar , PTSD/trauma, anxiety, depression, negative self image, mood disorders, stress, women’s issues, grief/loss, and more.
Whether you’re feeling the pressure of juggling multiple roles, feeling the weight of all the demands and expectations, or trying to cope with depression, anxiety, low self worth, or a mood disorder, you don’t have to walk this path alone. Talking and making sense of your experiences can help you learn and understand more about yourself and what you need moving forward. Therapy is an educational tool and a safe outlet to help you gain clarity, insight, and awareness, and can help you adopt the skills necessary to overcome obstacles and improve your mental health.
(517) 684-2545
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Okemos, MI 48864
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Alonda Trammell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with issues such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder , Anxiety, Psychotic Disorders, Low Self-Esteem, Panic Disorders, PTSD, Adjustment Disorder, Grief and Lost, Trauma, Crisis Line work Anger Management, Divorce, Life Stressors and Work/Life balance.
I am a licensed Clinical Therapist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have been in the field for over 10 years. I practice Solution Focused Therapy using Person Centered approach. My goal is not to change you but to help facilitate the change that you desire.
(616) 205-9544
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Julia Tarsa
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Feeling stressed, down and that something needs to change? Need help defining what it is that you want and how to get there? Therapy can offer you help in gaining clarity, tools to manage your emotions and steps to move forward. Mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder are my specialty areas. Let someone with over 20 years of experience help you in this process. Individual adolescents and adults are invited to make a Telehealth appointment.
(517) 759-1905
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Billy Sweeter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
Verified
My specializations include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder , PTSD, OCD, chronic illness and other disabilities, personality disorders, geriatric challenges, grief and loss, and substance use disorders.
When individuals are struggling with their mental health, substance use, or other life stresses they might not always know where to go for help. My job as a therapist is to provide you with a safe space where you can separate these ongoing challenges, feel less overwhelmed, and take control of your life. We will focus on setting realistic therapeutic goals, empowerment, and not letting these challenges define who you are as a person. By working together, we can achieve stabilization to envision how you want your life to be.
(517) 225-0315
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Lansing, MI 48906
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Timothy Paul Bronson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monday - Friday 1-9pm by appointment. I enjoy working with a variety of clientele. I have experience working with those who have issues with depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger issues, symptoms of bipolar disorder , those who self-harm and issues with addiction. I do see clients who are required court ordered anger management and domestic violence counseling. I am a combat vet (Army) so I am comfortable working with other veterans. If you have been suffering with mental health issues, come see me, I am ready to help.
(810) 479-5074
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West Branch, MI 48661
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Tim Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bipolar struggles are some of the experiences I have walked through, with many courageous people, who want more.
We don’t always have it together. We often convince ourselves that we have it all together, however we are wounded, stuck, experiencing pain for different reasons. Depression is one issue that shows up and our society is playing a role in this. It’s as if a thief lurks in the depression telling us, “Don’t talk about it.” Isolation comes out of that message robbing us of the lives we were meant to have. Isolation is not where we belong. You don’t have to be stuck even if you don’t know where you are going. This used to be me over the years but, today, I continue to choose to not buy into the lie that I can’t talk about my life.
(989) 768-9347
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Midland, MI 48640
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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.