Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Plainwell, MI

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Samantha Chilcote Ritenburgh
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA MLP
Verified
Verified
Currently, I provide psychotherapy and assessment services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families, with similar challenges, and clients with intellectual disabilities, bipolar disorder , personality disorders, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I believe in order to make changes in our lives, we must first examine the impact that past relationships, experiences, and environments have had on us. The therapeutic process allows us to examine and process how things that have happened to us can impact who we are as individuals and integrate the past into who we are in the present. The therapeutic relationship can help us to identify sources of resilience and strength that can help us to overcome past negative experiences. By connecting our past with who we are in the present, we can start the process of change.
(269) 225-3211
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Tammara S Wilson
Counselor, MA, LLPC, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling anxious? We all struggle with a variety of feelings and may need a helping hand to get us on the right track. Life is too short to struggle with and accept bad relationships, deal with unresolved fear, anger or resentments, trauma that has not been healed or feeling anxious all of the time. I believe that we all have the potential to live life to the fullest, be happy and achieve a better quality of life. Let me help you discover your authentic self and the real you throughout the process as I can promise you that I am as authentic and real as it gets.
(269) 443-1618 x23
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Jeanette Kievit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Often times in life we face challenges that lead us to seek out additional support. It takes courage to reach out for help whether for ourselves or our children. I am here to guide you through these challenges using a nonjudgmental strength based approach. Together we will work to identify strategies that may assist with increasing your self awareness and overall wellness.
(269) 525-4719 x19
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Kyle William Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, E-RYT
Verified
Verified
Feeling stuck? Maybe in a rut and not sure which way to turn? We all feel this way from time to time and sometimes we all need a little help to get back on the right track. I believe that we all have the innate ability to reach our highest potential, live life to the fullest, and be the happiest we can be. Let me help you discover your real you! I specialize in working with adults with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders and with people going through personal transitions of all kinds.
(269) 359-3155
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Julie French
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
Feeling stressed and anxious due to worldly events? Need some help navigating life? I offer both in person and teletherapy sessions. I have over 9 years of experience working with families, adolescents, adults, and children. Helping people reach their full potential is my passion. I am easy going, down to earth and use a person-centered approach to counseling. I am trained in DBT, CBT and play therapy. My area of expertise is working with those who struggle with addictions, spirituality, trauma, depression and anxiety.
(269) 248-5474
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Child & Family Psychological Services, PC
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
It's about relationships . . . We're here to provide guidance in building and strengthening relationships between family members, friends, and even, with yourself. Caring and comprehensive counseling services for: Adults, teens and children of all ages, Individual, couples, family and group counseling.
(269) 359-3409
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Suzanne Meinke
Counselor, LPC, LMFT, CAADC, NCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Finding the right person to talk to and connect with can be stressful, but it should be easy. My goal is to help you reach your goals in a comfortable, warm, and supportive environment; free from judgment and personal agendas. I'm a very real person, and encourage you to be your authentic self, F bombs and all! It's important for us to have a collaborative relationship where you feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, and opinions and make the changes that will improve your life. I am passionate about what I do, and look forward to helping you to free yourself from personal conflicts and issues that are weighing you down.
(269) 503-8883
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Kathy Pyatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I began as a life coach and became a therapist in 2017 because I wanted to help people in a deeper way. I adjust to your pace: maybe you are coming in with a concern about something that happened recently and you just want another person's insight on it; or maybe you have past trauma that you'd like to finally unhook from. With deeper work, I like to get an idea of your whole picture -- emotionally, psychologically and spiritually -- so I can help you reach whatever goal or resolve whatever issue you come in with.
(269) 344-0202
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Julie Meredith Davis
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
As I think about how change occurs for a person, I am struck by the recognition that life is full of opportunities for change, for individual growth. Sometimes these opportunities are not clear to the person because the trauma, personal or relational difficulty, fear, depression, or anxiety being experienced can be so overwhelming that one's ability to take action is clouded. In my work, I have become very mindful of the resiliency of the human spirit. I have witnessed this resiliency in times of trauma, pain, and loss. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to address your concerns.
(269) 496-1506
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Morgan Lee Baughman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
My passion for people has led me to many different experiences working with adults and children in the states and abroad. I particularly have focused my efforts on caregiver fatigue, co-morbid disorders, youth and young adults adjusting to disabilities, social skills building, autism, temporary family separation, infertility, divorce, anxiety, depression, and most recently complicated grief and loss.
(269) 218-8850
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Colleen Cachero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I approach each session with a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and listening ear. Through my work, I invite you to explore outside your comfort zone to realize the abundance of possibilities that may exist for you. Because all relationships go through ups and down, I will offer support to examine how you can focus on personal development while, also introducing techniques that will improve your relationships with others and yourself. I feel it is important to meet people where they are at but still encourage goal setting. When working with clients, I look at how past experiences, including trauma, effect their current experiences.
(269) 743-4028
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Plainwell, MI 49080
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Paige Hanley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Verified
Life is full of ups, downs, and unexpected turns. Sometimes, it can be helpful to have someone in your corner who can assist you in processing all of life's changes. Whether what you are experiencing is the loss of a loved one, stress from a job or school, relationship issues, or anything else causing you to feel overwhelmed, I am here to walk along side you.
(616) 236-6248
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Candas Ziemba
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. I have worked in mental health and addictions for 17 years. I have specialized training in the area of trauma and provide EMDR treatment.
(269) 442-0221
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Otsego, MI 49078
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Lisa Schafer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Your not alone. It's easy to get stuck. We all have times in our lives where we need that additional support. I am here to help you pull yourself out of your rut and into a life with more fulfillment and purpose. I enjoy helping people find that inspiration by incorporating a wide range of interventions based on your unique needs. I am here to inspire you as a Mental health professional by helping you rewrite your story. I am honored to walk with you in your journey as you take those next steps fully empowered. I have direct approach and won't just sit and knod at you. You deserve to feel better in your life.
(269) 256-2865
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Otsego, MI 49078
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Atlas Counseling & Psychotherapy Services
Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Beginning the process of change can be an intimidating and often stressful endeavor. My goal is to provide an encouraging and warm environment that promotes change and insight. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction. From an integrated therapeutic approach that caters to a client’s specific needs, I help my clients to not only focus on reducing symptoms and identifying problematic thinking, but to also explore and heal the underlying issues, emotions, and origins of their presenting concerns. I truly believe in the therapeutic process and it’s ability to facilitate sustainable change.
(269) 443-1280
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Kalamazoo, MI 49004
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Logan Stout
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a believer in the power of therapy and the benefits that can stem from the process of therapy. I strive to create a comfortable, calm and inviting environment in which you can feel safe to talk freely. In addition to my professional experiences I have training in many therapeutic models which we can utilize together to help you achieve your goals. I can educate you on these models and how they may be implemented into your life in a beneficial manner. We will use a collaborative approach where your expertise of your life experiences will be used to shape and guide the therapy process.
(269) 351-7013
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Richland, MI 49083
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Leatrice R. Brooks
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Our lives do not always go the way we planned. We all experience challenges and struggles and find ourselves searching for relief. I view therapy as a time to heal, grow, change, discover, and build. I have worked with clients to address such concerns as self-esteem, depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, parenting, work and career concerns, life transitions, stress and coping, and grief and loss to name a few.
(866) 984-8338
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Kalamazoo, MI 49004
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Chosen, PLLC
Psychologist, LP, LPC, LMSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
You have just made a very important step towards finding your healing. Our providers are well-trained and prepared to address your concerns and meet your mental health needs. Chosen, PLLC is a safe, collaborative space for you to explore, learn, grow, and develop skills to help you create the life you desire. If you are tired of your current situation or otherwise just feel like a change is in order, you are in the right place.
(855) 517-0293
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Parchment, MI 49004
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Casey J. Coker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We all have the need to be understood, valued, and supported just as we are right now. Healing comes from having a safe place to share your struggles and fears without judgment. I use compassion and empathy to support individuals, couples and families. I believe each person has a unique lived experience and a therapist is there to support and guide people to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. I have advanced training and specialize in working with couples, adolescents and people who've experienced trauma. I believe that our relationships are a central component in our health.
(269) 266-5166
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Richland, MI 49083
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Amy Zauel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
It would be hard to argue that our lives haven't been a lot more complicated over the last few years. Whether you are a child or teen dealing with peer pressure or the stressors at school, a stay at home parent trying to manage everyones busy schedules, a working professional balancing family life and the stress a job can bring, a single or divorced parent struggling to get through each day, a young adult looking for direction in life, or part of a family trying to raise your kids in this increasingly complex world, I have extensive experience in all of these areas. I am committed to helping you work through these challenges.
(269) 386-6087
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Kalamazoo, MI 49048
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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.