Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Jac Stringer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55403  (Online Only)
I am a trans-genderqueer femme, disabled radical activist & social worker. I practice trauma-focused feminist therapy exclusively for trans youth & young adults ages 13-25. I provide healthcare letters for all ages, youth and adults, in one 30 min session. My specialties surround gender & sexuality, & trauma survivors experiencing depression, bipolar, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality, disability, chronic pain, multiples/alters, dissociation, sexual assault, & histories with abuse & violence. I am body, sex, & kink positive, poly-inclusive, value accountability, & recognize the intersectional impact of systematic oppression.
I am a trans-genderqueer femme, disabled radical activist & social worker. I practice trauma-focused feminist therapy exclusively for trans youth & young adults ages 13-25. I provide healthcare letters for all ages, youth and adults, in one 30 min session. My specialties surround gender & sexuality, & trauma survivors experiencing depression, bipolar, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality, disability, chronic pain, multiples/alters, dissociation, sexual assault, & histories with abuse & violence. I am body, sex, & kink positive, poly-inclusive, value accountability, & recognize the intersectional impact of systematic oppression.
(612) 439-2225 View (612) 439-2225
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Melissa Davenport-LaPlante
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408
I specialize in working with individuals dealing with severe Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
I offer an integrative approach to therapy that implements various treatment modalities, psychoeducation, and general nutrition and physical activity. I believe in working collaboratively so that together we can reach a deeper level of understanding, consider new perspectives, behaviors, and feelings towards challenging life situations.
I specialize in working with individuals dealing with severe Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
I offer an integrative approach to therapy that implements various treatment modalities, psychoeducation, and general nutrition and physical activity. I believe in working collaboratively so that together we can reach a deeper level of understanding, consider new perspectives, behaviors, and feelings towards challenging life situations.
(612) 662-4265 View (612) 662-4265
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Patrick Stephen Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55416
I am highly skilled in utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Psycho-education, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder flourish.
My passion is to help individuals heal. If you struggle with grief or loss, depression, or anxiety, I provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore ways to grow and change. I am a person-centered, highly experienced, and compassionate mental health professional. I believe equality and respect are important in all healthy relationships, especially the client-therapist relationship. I have my master’s educational and training background in Adlerian psychology which taught me to have the courage to be imperfect, to learn from mistakes, and to understand how mistaken beliefs and perceptions can “create reality.”
I am highly skilled in utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Psycho-education, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder flourish.
My passion is to help individuals heal. If you struggle with grief or loss, depression, or anxiety, I provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore ways to grow and change. I am a person-centered, highly experienced, and compassionate mental health professional. I believe equality and respect are important in all healthy relationships, especially the client-therapist relationship. I have my master’s educational and training background in Adlerian psychology which taught me to have the courage to be imperfect, to learn from mistakes, and to understand how mistaken beliefs and perceptions can “create reality.”
(612) 255-1868 View (612) 255-1868
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Bruce Kohlhase
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Difficulties with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, problematic relationships, learning challenges like ADHD, or specific symptoms such as insomnia, lifelong challenges such as Asperger's or Bipolar are problems I work with.
Creating a comfortable, individualized treatment relationship within the context of a secure and relaxed environment is a primary therapy goal for serving all age groups. Diverse backgrounds, life experiences and orientations are all welcome and respected. I draw from a wide variety of treatment approaches to adapt to your personal situation. Emotions, thought, behavior, your life history and relationship experience are all given careful consideration. Humor, warmth, encouragement, knowledge and skill in treatment techniques can all play a role in the support provided as you work on improving and changing your life.
Difficulties with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, problematic relationships, learning challenges like ADHD, or specific symptoms such as insomnia, lifelong challenges such as Asperger's or Bipolar are problems I work with.
Creating a comfortable, individualized treatment relationship within the context of a secure and relaxed environment is a primary therapy goal for serving all age groups. Diverse backgrounds, life experiences and orientations are all welcome and respected. I draw from a wide variety of treatment approaches to adapt to your personal situation. Emotions, thought, behavior, your life history and relationship experience are all given careful consideration. Humor, warmth, encouragement, knowledge and skill in treatment techniques can all play a role in the support provided as you work on improving and changing your life.
(612) 255-6791 View (612) 255-6791
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Bolanle Oyesile
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Now Accepting New Clients! My area of expertise is centered around working with individuals with a history of mental health disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. In addition, I have ample experience working with clients dealing with self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideations, chronic stress, family conflict, and low self-esteem. Clients who see me aim to develop coping and adaptive skills to manage life difficulties, resolve conflicts, heal traumatic experiences, and develop a healthier sense of self.
Now Accepting New Clients! My area of expertise is centered around working with individuals with a history of mental health disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. In addition, I have ample experience working with clients dealing with self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideations, chronic stress, family conflict, and low self-esteem. Clients who see me aim to develop coping and adaptive skills to manage life difficulties, resolve conflicts, heal traumatic experiences, and develop a healthier sense of self.
(612) 808-5384 View (612) 808-5384
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Kim St. Mane
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues, PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, anger issues, grief, and loss.
I am passionate about helping individuals find meaning and purpose in their lives. I offer a holistic and collaborative approach to health and wellness, integrating various techniques to meet the unique needs of my clients. My integrative approach allows me to meet my clients’ needs in the present moment, address underlying issues from their past, help them to find meaning in the choices they have made throughout their lives, and create a life for themselves filled with purpose, joy, and fulfillment. I believe building trusting relationships with my clients is paramount to a healthy therapy experience.
I have experience with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues, PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, anger issues, grief, and loss.
I am passionate about helping individuals find meaning and purpose in their lives. I offer a holistic and collaborative approach to health and wellness, integrating various techniques to meet the unique needs of my clients. My integrative approach allows me to meet my clients’ needs in the present moment, address underlying issues from their past, help them to find meaning in the choices they have made throughout their lives, and create a life for themselves filled with purpose, joy, and fulfillment. I believe building trusting relationships with my clients is paramount to a healthy therapy experience.
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Mariah Hutchinson
Counselor, MAAT, LPCC, ATR
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408
I have a commitment to working with queer and trans folks, and my experience includes working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder among other life experiences.
Therapy is a creative, collaborative relationship. As an artist and therapist passionate about process, I am here to help you uncover and cultivate the life you want to live. I am not here to fix you; you are not broken. We will work together to find new ways for you to be in relationship with the problems and the joys in your life. If you are ready to step into a curious, process-oriented journey, then I am here to offer a safe, supportive space to do just that. Let’s get curious about how to create more room for pleasure, joy, and connection as well as for the uncomfortable, tender parts of your life.
I have a commitment to working with queer and trans folks, and my experience includes working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder among other life experiences.
Therapy is a creative, collaborative relationship. As an artist and therapist passionate about process, I am here to help you uncover and cultivate the life you want to live. I am not here to fix you; you are not broken. We will work together to find new ways for you to be in relationship with the problems and the joys in your life. If you are ready to step into a curious, process-oriented journey, then I am here to offer a safe, supportive space to do just that. Let’s get curious about how to create more room for pleasure, joy, and connection as well as for the uncomfortable, tender parts of your life.
(612) 979-2468 View (612) 979-2468
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Kesma Flame Lily LLC
Counselor, MSc, LPCC, S
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55430
We are a Private Group Practice that adolescents and adults provide therapy to individuals with the diagnosis of anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, self-image/esteem, gambling, difficulty adjusting to life stress, and trauma. We hold a dual license and experience in both mental health and chemical dependency.
We are a Private Group Practice that adolescents and adults provide therapy to individuals with the diagnosis of anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, self-image/esteem, gambling, difficulty adjusting to life stress, and trauma. We hold a dual license and experience in both mental health and chemical dependency.
(763) 316-3983 View (763) 316-3983
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Elizabeth Volkman
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55406
I am experienced in working with individuals who are coping with depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, trauma, and substance use concerns.
I believe that understanding, accepting, and committing to our values is an integral part of recovery and creating a meaningful life. I aim to provide tools and support that allow individuals to resolve their past and thrive in the present. My professional experience and training is focused on providing advocacy and guidance for adults seeking management and relief from PTSD, substance use concerns, mood and anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.
I am experienced in working with individuals who are coping with depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, trauma, and substance use concerns.
I believe that understanding, accepting, and committing to our values is an integral part of recovery and creating a meaningful life. I aim to provide tools and support that allow individuals to resolve their past and thrive in the present. My professional experience and training is focused on providing advocacy and guidance for adults seeking management and relief from PTSD, substance use concerns, mood and anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.
(612) 441-2828 View (612) 441-2828
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Mindpath College Health - Minneapolis
Psychologist
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Mindpath College Health provides outpatient mental health care for college and university students, staff, and the surrounding community. We provide a broad spectrum of individual and group therapy, relationship counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and medication management and psychiatry. Mindpath College Health helps patients 18+ with anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, gender and sexual identity, grief, life changes, OCD, relationships, and trauma and PTSD.
Mindpath College Health provides outpatient mental health care for college and university students, staff, and the surrounding community. We provide a broad spectrum of individual and group therapy, relationship counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and medication management and psychiatry. Mindpath College Health helps patients 18+ with anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, gender and sexual identity, grief, life changes, OCD, relationships, and trauma and PTSD.
(612) 448-9971 View (612) 448-9971
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Susan Ann Gustafson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55414
I treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, eating disorders, ASD, ADHD, PTSD, gender identity disorder, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic pain, grief, sexual abuse and other trauma.
My commitment is to help you make positive life changes. There are times when we are faced with obstacles and difficulties that interfere with growth and development, preventing us from achieving goals and aspirations, and diminishing our happiness and wellbeing. Psychotherapy provides a safe, nonjudgmental setting to discover solutions to challenges. With the powerful tools of communication and insight, I will help you identify counterproductive patterns and habits preventing you from living an optimal life. Together we will recognize and build upon your strengths and skills, develop new resources and strategies, and discover beneficial, healing ways of approaching your life.
I treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, eating disorders, ASD, ADHD, PTSD, gender identity disorder, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic pain, grief, sexual abuse and other trauma.
My commitment is to help you make positive life changes. There are times when we are faced with obstacles and difficulties that interfere with growth and development, preventing us from achieving goals and aspirations, and diminishing our happiness and wellbeing. Psychotherapy provides a safe, nonjudgmental setting to discover solutions to challenges. With the powerful tools of communication and insight, I will help you identify counterproductive patterns and habits preventing you from living an optimal life. Together we will recognize and build upon your strengths and skills, develop new resources and strategies, and discover beneficial, healing ways of approaching your life.
(612) 223-6458 View (612) 223-6458
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Tanya Komblevitz Schoettler
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LCPC
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults experiencing problems such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and stage-of-life issues.
In my practice, I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to help them find solutions to the issues that have been bothering them. I value creating a strong, trusting relationship with my clients so that they feel comfortable and confident in our work together. My style is warm and interactive and I primarily utilize a client centered approach, meaning that I place strong value on your experiences and the lens through which you see the world. My goal is to help you find your best path toward change and personal growth by creating a supportive space in which to explore.
I specialize in working with adults experiencing problems such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and stage-of-life issues.
In my practice, I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to help them find solutions to the issues that have been bothering them. I value creating a strong, trusting relationship with my clients so that they feel comfortable and confident in our work together. My style is warm and interactive and I primarily utilize a client centered approach, meaning that I place strong value on your experiences and the lens through which you see the world. My goal is to help you find your best path toward change and personal growth by creating a supportive space in which to explore.
(651) 376-2127 View (651) 376-2127
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Stefanie Dearman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Waitlist for new clients
Overall, I would say that I am just a human who enjoys helping other humans no matter who they are or what problems they are navigating in life. Some of the most prevalent diagnoses I have worked with include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I am passionate about working with individuals who are part of the LGBTQIA2+ community or are questioning any part of their identity. I also have a passion for supporting individuals have experienced religious or spiritual trauma and helping them unpack and overcome the unique challenges it can cause.
Overall, I would say that I am just a human who enjoys helping other humans no matter who they are or what problems they are navigating in life. Some of the most prevalent diagnoses I have worked with include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I am passionate about working with individuals who are part of the LGBTQIA2+ community or are questioning any part of their identity. I also have a passion for supporting individuals have experienced religious or spiritual trauma and helping them unpack and overcome the unique challenges it can cause.
(612) 324-4368 View (612) 324-4368
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Emily (Emy) Horsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LICSW
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life we can feel like we have no control over what is happening, the paths our relationships are taking, or what the future might have in store for us. We can get to a place where we are stuck in a continuous cycle of negative thinking, gloomy feelings, and ineffective behaviors. I provide therapy to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions, relationship changes/separation, substance use issues, stress management, academic challenges, sports/performance concerns, chronic illness, sexuality/gender identity issues, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia spectrum, and life balance.
Sometimes in life we can feel like we have no control over what is happening, the paths our relationships are taking, or what the future might have in store for us. We can get to a place where we are stuck in a continuous cycle of negative thinking, gloomy feelings, and ineffective behaviors. I provide therapy to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions, relationship changes/separation, substance use issues, stress management, academic challenges, sports/performance concerns, chronic illness, sexuality/gender identity issues, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia spectrum, and life balance.
(651) 564-3597 View (651) 564-3597
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Becca Kwon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Waitlist for new clients
Specifically, Becca has worked with individuals suffering with Anxiety, Depression, disordered eating, Bipolar I, Bipolar II, PTSD, agoraphobia, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, OCD, substance abuse, and others.
Becca meets every client where they are and believes in going at the pace of her client's needs. She believes that building a relationship is what allows a therapeutic relationship to flourish and be successful. She believes the client is the expert of their own life, and progress can only be made when the client is ready. By offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, she feels everyone can be successful and make positive changes in their lives with the proper support, and to increase their quality of life.
Specifically, Becca has worked with individuals suffering with Anxiety, Depression, disordered eating, Bipolar I, Bipolar II, PTSD, agoraphobia, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, OCD, substance abuse, and others.
Becca meets every client where they are and believes in going at the pace of her client's needs. She believes that building a relationship is what allows a therapeutic relationship to flourish and be successful. She believes the client is the expert of their own life, and progress can only be made when the client is ready. By offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, she feels everyone can be successful and make positive changes in their lives with the proper support, and to increase their quality of life.
(406) 540-0291 View (406) 540-0291
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Tracey Wilkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55454
If you are unhappy, struggling with life's challenges, feel like you are not reaching your potential, have difficulty in managing relationships or feel like there is something seriously wrong, we can work together to figure out what's wrong and work on solutions. I have over 15 years of clinical experience. I have siginificant experience in treating mood disorders including Depression and Bipolar Disorder, anxiety disorders and eating disorders.
If you are unhappy, struggling with life's challenges, feel like you are not reaching your potential, have difficulty in managing relationships or feel like there is something seriously wrong, we can work together to figure out what's wrong and work on solutions. I have over 15 years of clinical experience. I have siginificant experience in treating mood disorders including Depression and Bipolar Disorder, anxiety disorders and eating disorders.
(651) 560-3831 View (651) 560-3831
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Angela Hoch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Waitlist for new clients
I believe therapy can create positive change in anyones life. It is important to carve out time in our busy world to explore ones sense of self and work towards bettering our lives. As a therapist I provide a supportive, honest and compassionate space. I focus on client-centered counseling and I believe everyone can change and has the ability to build a happy, healthy, full life. I have experience in: Substance abuse, AA, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, mood disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, and self harm.
I believe therapy can create positive change in anyones life. It is important to carve out time in our busy world to explore ones sense of self and work towards bettering our lives. As a therapist I provide a supportive, honest and compassionate space. I focus on client-centered counseling and I believe everyone can change and has the ability to build a happy, healthy, full life. I have experience in: Substance abuse, AA, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, mood disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, and self harm.
(612) 431-8804 View (612) 431-8804
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Peggy Garofano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Focus areas include: adjustment, relationships, parenting, parent/child conflict, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, trauma and PTSD, addictions, and dual diagnosis.
I am an experienced, mental health therapist, with specialized skills in trauma informed, and addiction informed psychotherapy. My philosophy of therapy is both collaborative and holistic. I view therapy as a collaboration between my clients and myself. In addition to resolving the client’s specific concerns, I hope to empower my clients with the ability to enrich their overall quality of life. I strongly believe in taking a strengths-based, resilience approach, and highlighting the positives that exist in one’s life.
Focus areas include: adjustment, relationships, parenting, parent/child conflict, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, trauma and PTSD, addictions, and dual diagnosis.
I am an experienced, mental health therapist, with specialized skills in trauma informed, and addiction informed psychotherapy. My philosophy of therapy is both collaborative and holistic. I view therapy as a collaboration between my clients and myself. In addition to resolving the client’s specific concerns, I hope to empower my clients with the ability to enrich their overall quality of life. I strongly believe in taking a strengths-based, resilience approach, and highlighting the positives that exist in one’s life.
(952) 900-6005 View (952) 900-6005
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Michael J Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401
I am experienced in working with people who may be struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder , Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder) , Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder , Panic Disorder (Including Panic Attacks) , Self Harm Disorders , Trauma And Stress-Related Disorders , Bipolar Disorders , Major Depressive Disorders , Eating Disorders.
Hi, I'm a clinical psychologist and have spent the last 22 years providing DBT in the Twin Cities community; first during my doctoral internship, then for 15 years at the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Department, and now in my private practice. I have been trained in multiple variations of DBT by recognized experts in DBT. I specialize in working with individuals who have a history of trauma and offer prolonged exposure as a treatment for PTSD. My training and experience have prepared me for helping individuals with a history of or actively struggling with suicidal thoughts and ideation.
I am experienced in working with people who may be struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder , Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder) , Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder , Panic Disorder (Including Panic Attacks) , Self Harm Disorders , Trauma And Stress-Related Disorders , Bipolar Disorders , Major Depressive Disorders , Eating Disorders.
Hi, I'm a clinical psychologist and have spent the last 22 years providing DBT in the Twin Cities community; first during my doctoral internship, then for 15 years at the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Department, and now in my private practice. I have been trained in multiple variations of DBT by recognized experts in DBT. I specialize in working with individuals who have a history of trauma and offer prolonged exposure as a treatment for PTSD. My training and experience have prepared me for helping individuals with a history of or actively struggling with suicidal thoughts and ideation.
(651) 661-1808 View (651) 661-1808
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Jen Ario
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55402  (Online Only)
Throughout my career, I have worked extensively with individuals facing a spectrum of challenges, including Co-occurring disorders, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, Borderline Personality, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Schizophrenia, and Substance Abuse Disorder.
The world can feel like a lonely place when you struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression. Maybe what you are feeling can’t be explained and no one knows how you feel. People have told you to "just get over" things that have hurt you or to suck it up when you feel low. Maybe you were never taught how to express the way you feel emotionally and if you did, you were dismissed. If this is the case, know you are not alone there are people out there that feel the same as you do. There is hope in therapy. There is a safe place to be validated to be heard.
Throughout my career, I have worked extensively with individuals facing a spectrum of challenges, including Co-occurring disorders, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, Borderline Personality, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Schizophrenia, and Substance Abuse Disorder.
The world can feel like a lonely place when you struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression. Maybe what you are feeling can’t be explained and no one knows how you feel. People have told you to "just get over" things that have hurt you or to suck it up when you feel low. Maybe you were never taught how to express the way you feel emotionally and if you did, you were dismissed. If this is the case, know you are not alone there are people out there that feel the same as you do. There is hope in therapy. There is a safe place to be validated to be heard.
(651) 478-2261 View (651) 478-2261

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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.