Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Clarkston, MI

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Christian Todd Osborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
This treatment was designed to help those suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, but it has also proven to be effective for those diagnosed as Bipolar .
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Strong emotions can lead you to do things that get in the way of living the life you want. Depression keeps you from getting out of bed, anger has you fighting with those we love most and anxiety can leave you feeling almost paralyzed. Know that you don't have to go through it alone. I'm here to help and we can create positive change in your life. Just give me a call.
(248) 707-2774
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Erin Kalka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LLMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working in different settings and with different populations, problems, and symptoms including; child/adult anxiety, depression, trauma, marital issues, family conflict, bipolar disorder , BPD, and substance abuse.
I believe big change happens as a result of taking small steps, and by making small needed changes. This allows a person to become "unstuck" from old beliefs, patterns, behaviors, and ways if thinking which are harmful to self and others. I use a primarily solution-focused approach and a systemic lens while working with my clients. I believe life is constantly moving and changing and that it is important, on a journey towards growth and healing, that a person feel supported and equipped to handle life's challenges. Whatever the problem, desire, or goal, I will work to help move you forward in a positive and meaningful direction.
(248) 290-9924
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Great Lakes Psychology Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Many of my clients are couples and families who have at least one member with a major mental health diagnosis such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder , schizophrenia, generalized anxiety disorder or borderline personality disorder.
I specialize in marriage counseling, couples counseling, pre-marital counseling, family therapy and sex therapy. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Michigan and a nationally certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator. The Prepare/Enrich program is used with premarital couples and married couples to provide marriage preparation or enrichment. I have received extensive training in marriage and family counseling and therapy. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the American Association of sexuality educators, counselors and therapists.
(800) 693-1916
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Rebecca Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over a decade of clinical experience. I work with people of all ages. If you are struggling to manage your feelings of anxiety and depression I can help. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , trauma, and relationships issues. I have specialized in the treatment of children with ADHD, trauma, and relationship problems. I am confident in my ability to help you learn appropriate coping mechanisms to improve wellbeing. My approach is authentic and nurturing. I utilize different evidence based therapies to help clients achieve their goals.
(248) 260-4108
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Clarkston, MI 48348
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Belinda Taft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I also have experience working with ADHD, Autism, Conduct Disorders, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Bipolar & other Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and PTSD.
Relationships are complex, whether marriage, domestic partnership, family or friends; we all occasionally need help navigating the currents that are continually in a state of flux. I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, & families work towards healing themselves & forming stronger bonds within their relationships. I work with a variety of clients including Military families, children in foster care & on probation, domestic violence situations, at-risk children & teens, as well as youth & adults in the LGBTQIA+ community. I use a variety of techniques to help reduce symptoms and help you reach your therapeutic goals.
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Lynnette Otto
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified
Verified
I am skillful in treating: ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder , mood disorders, schizophrenia, & substance abuse/dependency.
I provide active treatment that yields quick results, in a supportive and comfortable environment. I have extensive skills in working with children and families experiencing crises and/or behavioral difficulties. My experience includes a significant background of working with childhood diagnoses of: autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities/cognitive impairment, ADD/ADHD, oppositional defiance disorder, and suicidal behavior.
(947) 888-3051
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Janette Shallal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have 47 years experience working with individuals, families and children to help them cope with life's changes and challenges. I have extensive experience working with chronic and persistent mental illness, such as major depression disorder, bipolar disorder , schizophrenia and anxiety. I also provide marriage counseling, couples counseling, premarital counseling and family therapy.
(248) 975-7490
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Suzanne Bilodeau
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with clients experiencing anxiety, mood issues/depression, bipolar disorder , life transitions, new parent/postpartum issues, phobias, and chronic stress. My goal is to help my clients, on an individualized and tailored basis, achieve their goals and improve their daily lives.
(248) 846-1331
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Giesken Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I provide confidential counseling services to adolescents and adults, in an environment of trust, acceptance and compassion. I use a client-centered approach to counsel individuals challenged by relationship issues, family conflict, school or work related stress, past trauma, and basic mental health issues. My guiding principles for counseling are to empower hope, encourage growth, and embrace change. I don’t think that people fit in boxes, and I approach therapy the same way.
(248) 927-1940
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Danielle Kiehler
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Verified
I am a fully licensed clinical psychologist with nearly 10 years experience in the mental health field and 5 years experience as a therapist. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I specialize in employing concepts of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy and mindfulness to help individuals manage a variety of disorders including self-injury, mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and trauma, parent-child relations, school issues, and life transitions. I provide services in individual, group, family, and couples therapy.
(248) 247-7955
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Clarkston, MI 48346
Not accepting new clients
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Triad Counseling Centers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Triad Counseling Center is an outpatient mental health (therapy) practice in Clarkston, Michigan treating patients struggling with a diverse range of mental health concerns. Our mission is to alleviate the mental health epidemic by bringing greater mental healthcare access to a community that is so critically underserved, while also taking a progressive position to bring an end to the negative stigma that has, without justification, plagued mental healthcare for so long.
(248) 988-0096
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Sue Kolb
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Verified
Deciding to seek therapy can seem overwhelming, but it can be a big step towards healing and happiness in your life. In my thirty plus years of experience I have worked with adolescents thru elderly utilizing individual, marital or family therapy. My practice focuses around empowering you to explore difficult life struggles - whether internal or external struggles. I use a variety of proven approaches. I have expertise and certifications in EFT (tapping), cognitive behavioral therapy and Christian Counseling.
(248) 773-3903
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Laurel Greenwood-Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, OSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes when you feel broken, you need the help of another to rebuild. But where do you start when you’re seeking a therapist who is empathetic and experienced, supportive and compassionate? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience, I promise I am here to offer you a hand, not a judgment. Over two decades, I have worked with individuals, couples and families specializing in depression, anxiety, grief/loss, bereavement, body image, caregiver stress, family issues, relationship struggles and adjustment disorders/life transitions.
(517) 306-4831
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Jodi Michelle Barrigar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am an interactive solution-focused therapist. As a solution focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and better understand the challenges in your life. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(248) 956-6876
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Clarkston, MI 48348
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Great Lakes Psychology Group
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We provide professional, confidential counseling and assessment for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. GLPG has multiple locations throughout southeast Michigan, over 100 therapists in various specialties, and accept most insurance plans. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.
(248) 759-8669
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Heather Kay Eby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who is looking to grow, develop his or her identity, and learn to set and maintain healthy boundaries. I enjoy working with people who are uncomfortable with the idea of therapy or have had negative experiences with it in the past as my style is very relaxed and patient. I enjoy using humor and feel that everyone can benefit from having someone truly listen, not judge, and help without telling you what you "should" do. I love helping people find balance and explore meaning and purpose in life. There is no one size fits all approach, we will form a plan that works for and with you.
(248) 289-9844
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Clarkston, MI 48348
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Maria Barretta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Passionate about catering the best support to each individual, I am dedicated to staying at the forefront of education and training in this constantly developing field. My career started in Early Childhood Education, where my passion for working with young children and their families directed me to grow expertise into additional areas by pursuing and excelling in the Oakland University Counseling Master's program. As a Counselor for the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, I was an acting subject matter expert for substance abuse, impulse control, depressive and suicidal ideation, and schizoaffective disorders.
(248) 595-7675
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Clarkston, MI 48348
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Brooke Silverson
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that everyone is unique and has their own story, struggles, and goals – there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to counseling approaches. Counseling is a mutual relationship with collaborative effort and emphasis on personal growth, tailored to each individual. Together, I hope that we can have a respectful partnership with open and honest communication. I promise to focus on creating a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment that promotes unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and safety.
(248) 422-2621
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Michelle Lynn Ugolini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Now accepting new referrals. Does life often seem challenging? Is stress your constant companion? Imagine what it would be like if you felt calm and capable and were able to face difficulties with increased confidence in yourself. Working on yourself in therapy can help you achieve your goals and find more peace . Do you have a harsh inner voice that constantly tells you that you are not good enough? I have been a therapist for over 35 years and have had good success helping people learn to treat themselves with kindness and respect. You don't have to do this alone and things can get better.
(248) 247-7361
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Clarkston, MI 48348
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Meagan R Hahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, OSW-C
Verified
Verified
Sometimes when you feel broken, you need the help of another to rebuild. But where do you start when you’re seeking a therapist who is empathetic and experienced, supportive and compassionate? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years experience, I promise I am here to offer you a hand, not a judgment. Almost two decades, I have worked with individuals, couples and families specializing in depression, anxiety, grief/loss, bereavement, body image, caregiver stress, family issues, relationship struggles and adjustment disorders/life transitions.
(586) 800-3985
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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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.