Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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David K. Massey, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I'm a directive and empowering therapist with over 30 years of experience. I provide individual and couples therapy for people suffering with depression, bipolar and other mood disorders using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as other treatment modalities.
I'm a directive and empowering therapist with over 30 years of experience. I provide individual and couples therapy for people suffering with depression, bipolar and other mood disorders using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as other treatment modalities.
(980) 368-3591 View (980) 368-3591
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Kathleen Marie Monforton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Is fear, anxiety, or panic preventing you from living the life you want? Are you struggling with changes in thought, behavior, or mood? If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses and I currently specialize in anxiety, bipolar disorder, & psychosis. However, I also work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, or just “adulting”. I offer sessions virtually and in person in Elizabeth area of Charlotte.
Is fear, anxiety, or panic preventing you from living the life you want? Are you struggling with changes in thought, behavior, or mood? If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses and I currently specialize in anxiety, bipolar disorder, & psychosis. However, I also work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, or just “adulting”. I offer sessions virtually and in person in Elizabeth area of Charlotte.
(872) 216-7262 View (872) 216-7262
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Jessica L. Massey, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
I provide individual therapy for disorders which include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder. I see a range of ages, from adolescents to adults.
I provide individual therapy for disorders which include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder. I see a range of ages, from adolescents to adults.
(704) 707-3488 View (704) 707-3488
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Anna Lanier-Comar
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
I have been practicing in the mental health field for 17 years. I served in the Air Force Reserves for 8 years as a Mental Health Technician while earning my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I completed the requirements for Licensure while working at an inpatient Eating Disorder Facility in North Carolina. I have been practicing as a Licensed Therapist since 2017. Most of my professional experience is in treating Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality disorder and Eating disorders. I use a few different modalities in therapy.
I have been practicing in the mental health field for 17 years. I served in the Air Force Reserves for 8 years as a Mental Health Technician while earning my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I completed the requirements for Licensure while working at an inpatient Eating Disorder Facility in North Carolina. I have been practicing as a Licensed Therapist since 2017. Most of my professional experience is in treating Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality disorder and Eating disorders. I use a few different modalities in therapy.
(704) 486-9429 View (704) 486-9429
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Reed Beeley
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
My name is Reed, and I specialize in substance use/abuse—including sex, gambling, and shopping problems, as well as bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger management, and general male issues. Each session is highly individualized to your needs. Our sessions will consist of a partnership built upon mutual respect and understanding. I use a strength-based approach that focuses on personal growth. You have control over the direction of each session.
My name is Reed, and I specialize in substance use/abuse—including sex, gambling, and shopping problems, as well as bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger management, and general male issues. Each session is highly individualized to your needs. Our sessions will consist of a partnership built upon mutual respect and understanding. I use a strength-based approach that focuses on personal growth. You have control over the direction of each session.
(980) 944-4536 View (980) 944-4536
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Valerie Dunham Maxey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
I specialize in helping people who experience symptoms related to disorders, like: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar, PTSD, Depression and more, live more productive lives.
Do you struggle with serious mental illness & psychosis? Are you dealing with the effects of trauma? Are you having difficulty balancing roles & responsibilities? Are you experiencing instability, stress, anxiety & more? Don’t give up on yourself, you deserve much more and I would be honored to partner with you on your journey upward. With therapy, intensive case management & skill building, I will work with you to manage symptoms, sort through difficult feelings, organize your life & connect with community resources to increase your independence & self-reliance.
I specialize in helping people who experience symptoms related to disorders, like: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar, PTSD, Depression and more, live more productive lives.
Do you struggle with serious mental illness & psychosis? Are you dealing with the effects of trauma? Are you having difficulty balancing roles & responsibilities? Are you experiencing instability, stress, anxiety & more? Don’t give up on yourself, you deserve much more and I would be honored to partner with you on your journey upward. With therapy, intensive case management & skill building, I will work with you to manage symptoms, sort through difficult feelings, organize your life & connect with community resources to increase your independence & self-reliance.
(678) 820-6475 View (678) 820-6475
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Tiffany Henry
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed counselor that provides therapy for children, adolescents, adults and their families. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for every person that allows me the opportunity to help them navigate through some of life's toughest challenges. I use a variety of approaches and techniques that fit clients based on their personality and area of comfort. My experience includes but is not limited to issues such as anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance, ADD/ADHD, parenting challenges, and bipolar disorder.
I am a licensed counselor that provides therapy for children, adolescents, adults and their families. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for every person that allows me the opportunity to help them navigate through some of life's toughest challenges. I use a variety of approaches and techniques that fit clients based on their personality and area of comfort. My experience includes but is not limited to issues such as anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance, ADD/ADHD, parenting challenges, and bipolar disorder.
(704) 440-4229 View (704) 440-4229
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Beverly (Mecca) L Moss
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-S, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205
Moss Counseling Services specializes in the following populations: Transgender, gender non-conforming, Lesbian ,Gay , Sexually aggressive youth, Trauma Focused(CBT), ADHD * Anxiety Disorder * Bipolar Disorder * Compulsive Disorder * Depression * Sexuality Identity * Childhood /adolescent Behavioral concerns, Learning /academic Disabilities * Panic Disorder * schizophrenia * Substance Abuse * Grief and Loss.
"Beginning therapy can be a very difficult decision for one to make. I am so excited that you have taken the first step in this rewarding journey!" My passion and goals are to assist others to experience healing and wholeness in life through management of the symptoms that cause dysfunction in everyday lives. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As an integrated therapist my goal is to help you figure out how to use your own resiliency."
Moss Counseling Services specializes in the following populations: Transgender, gender non-conforming, Lesbian ,Gay , Sexually aggressive youth, Trauma Focused(CBT), ADHD * Anxiety Disorder * Bipolar Disorder * Compulsive Disorder * Depression * Sexuality Identity * Childhood /adolescent Behavioral concerns, Learning /academic Disabilities * Panic Disorder * schizophrenia * Substance Abuse * Grief and Loss.
"Beginning therapy can be a very difficult decision for one to make. I am so excited that you have taken the first step in this rewarding journey!" My passion and goals are to assist others to experience healing and wholeness in life through management of the symptoms that cause dysfunction in everyday lives. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As an integrated therapist my goal is to help you figure out how to use your own resiliency."
(704) 493-8535 View (704) 493-8535
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Sherille Denise Barber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
My typical client focus is adults, couples, and families who are struggling with relationship issues that typically revolve around communication styles, adults struggling with depressive symptoms as well as anxiety symptoms and other adult disorders commonly seen, such as bipolar disorder and trauma-related disorders.
Hello, my name is Dr. Sherille Barber, and I am a licensed clinical counselor in the states of North and South Carolina. I have worked in the mental health field for over 35 years and primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to aid clients in reaching their optimum potential in life. I primarily work with those battling depression and anxiety as well as those dealing with trauma-related issues.
My typical client focus is adults, couples, and families who are struggling with relationship issues that typically revolve around communication styles, adults struggling with depressive symptoms as well as anxiety symptoms and other adult disorders commonly seen, such as bipolar disorder and trauma-related disorders.
Hello, my name is Dr. Sherille Barber, and I am a licensed clinical counselor in the states of North and South Carolina. I have worked in the mental health field for over 35 years and primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to aid clients in reaching their optimum potential in life. I primarily work with those battling depression and anxiety as well as those dealing with trauma-related issues.
(704) 389-9716 View (704) 389-9716
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Kristen Pascal
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
My specialty areas include working with anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma/PTSD, life transitions, and other presenting challenges.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Whether you've tried therapy before or you're brand new to the process, taking these first steps can be nerve-wracking. Because of this, I believe that the safe, trusting environment and relationship built between therapist and client is at the core of this work. What’s most important to me is that you feel comfortable being yourself in therapy, and my goal is that you always feel heard, supported, and accepted. Therapy is different for everybody, and I want this process to be unique and personal to you and your needs.
My specialty areas include working with anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma/PTSD, life transitions, and other presenting challenges.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Whether you've tried therapy before or you're brand new to the process, taking these first steps can be nerve-wracking. Because of this, I believe that the safe, trusting environment and relationship built between therapist and client is at the core of this work. What’s most important to me is that you feel comfortable being yourself in therapy, and my goal is that you always feel heard, supported, and accepted. Therapy is different for everybody, and I want this process to be unique and personal to you and your needs.
(704) 486-8190 x5 View (704) 486-8190 x5
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Clear Mind Counseling LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
My experience includes treatment in a psychiatric setting for adults diagnosed with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder.
The trauma of addiction touches all of us in one way or another. Recognizing how addiction impacts you physically, mentally, and spiritually can be an awesome awakening to an entirely new way of life. Often individuals suffer from the consequences of making high risk decisions that cause crisis for themselves and their families. Dealing with these consequences alone may increase the desire to continue substances and more negative consequences. Allow me shed light on how to end this vicious cycle. I am a dedicated and compassionate clinician that is committed to the well being of my clients and their families.
My experience includes treatment in a psychiatric setting for adults diagnosed with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder.
The trauma of addiction touches all of us in one way or another. Recognizing how addiction impacts you physically, mentally, and spiritually can be an awesome awakening to an entirely new way of life. Often individuals suffer from the consequences of making high risk decisions that cause crisis for themselves and their families. Dealing with these consequences alone may increase the desire to continue substances and more negative consequences. Allow me shed light on how to end this vicious cycle. I am a dedicated and compassionate clinician that is committed to the well being of my clients and their families.
(704) 253-8619 View (704) 253-8619
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Compass Life Skills and Counseling
Counselor, LCMHC, TF-CBT, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269
We are proficient in treating mental health diagnosis from PTSD to Bipolar.
Life can be difficult for even the strongest person. We are an agency committed to helping you heal from devastating experiences and traumatic situations. Our therapists will help you identify, label and heal the emotional wounds that have developed. Our goal is for you to be your BEST SELF! No matter the situation, our non-judgemental approach creates a safe space for healing to take place.
We are proficient in treating mental health diagnosis from PTSD to Bipolar.
Life can be difficult for even the strongest person. We are an agency committed to helping you heal from devastating experiences and traumatic situations. Our therapists will help you identify, label and heal the emotional wounds that have developed. Our goal is for you to be your BEST SELF! No matter the situation, our non-judgemental approach creates a safe space for healing to take place.
(980) 277-3535 View (980) 277-3535
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SHINE Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Our experience includes working with youth, adults and families focused on mood disorders (depression, anxiety, Bipolar II), behavior modification, interpersonal development (relationships), trauma, and substance abuse.
Asking for help is an act of strength, courage, and resilience. If you or a loved one suffers from trauma, anxiety, and depression, contact us. For a faster response, please email. Negative thoughts, feelings, and self-defeating behaviors get in the way of us realizing our full potential. We facilitate the healing process needed to recover. We know that with adequate support, compassion, and insight, one can have a new lease on life. We believe in the power we have to transform and overcome minor mistakes to the most significant obstacles to live the life that we want to live, enabling peace to surface and calmness to be present.
Our experience includes working with youth, adults and families focused on mood disorders (depression, anxiety, Bipolar II), behavior modification, interpersonal development (relationships), trauma, and substance abuse.
Asking for help is an act of strength, courage, and resilience. If you or a loved one suffers from trauma, anxiety, and depression, contact us. For a faster response, please email. Negative thoughts, feelings, and self-defeating behaviors get in the way of us realizing our full potential. We facilitate the healing process needed to recover. We know that with adequate support, compassion, and insight, one can have a new lease on life. We believe in the power we have to transform and overcome minor mistakes to the most significant obstacles to live the life that we want to live, enabling peace to surface and calmness to be present.
(704) 327-0132 View (704) 327-0132
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Shonda Fulton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCTP, CCS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28273  (Online Only)
My client’s mental health needs range from depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, relationship issues, LGBTQ+, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation and parent-child relationship issues.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! My passion is to assist individuals to become their true and authentic self. My desire is to foster healing and growth within each individual, family and couple I work with. I believe that in order to make these changes, the client and I will need to look at the complete picture of their life, taking a more holistic approach. I like to draw on their strengths in order to help implement change. I want to help my clients move beyond the troubles and stressors they have experienced in their lives and help them move towards a life worth living
My client’s mental health needs range from depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, relationship issues, LGBTQ+, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation and parent-child relationship issues.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! My passion is to assist individuals to become their true and authentic self. My desire is to foster healing and growth within each individual, family and couple I work with. I believe that in order to make these changes, the client and I will need to look at the complete picture of their life, taking a more holistic approach. I like to draw on their strengths in order to help implement change. I want to help my clients move beyond the troubles and stressors they have experienced in their lives and help them move towards a life worth living
(980) 365-5894 View (980) 365-5894
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Rebecca G Weisenthal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
I have more than 20+ years experience as a psychologist treating adults of all ages. My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, depression and anxiety management; bipolar disorder; grief and loss issues; issues related to life transitions; and diversity issues. I provide clinical services based upon empirically validated approaches to therapy that have a proven track record of effectiveness. I will work to assist clients in developing coping skills and increased knowledge regarding self-care for psychological and psychiatric difficulties. I bring a passion to clinical work based on my experience in a variety of community settings.
I have more than 20+ years experience as a psychologist treating adults of all ages. My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, depression and anxiety management; bipolar disorder; grief and loss issues; issues related to life transitions; and diversity issues. I provide clinical services based upon empirically validated approaches to therapy that have a proven track record of effectiveness. I will work to assist clients in developing coping skills and increased knowledge regarding self-care for psychological and psychiatric difficulties. I bring a passion to clinical work based on my experience in a variety of community settings.
(704) 710-8273 View (704) 710-8273
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Nadine Rosen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I treat older adolescents, and adults who present with a variety of challenges including depression and anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, self-esteem issues, grief and loss,insomnia, trauma, relationship issues, stress and anger management, and ADD/ADHD.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, who has been practicing Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy since 1993. I am dedicated to providing a safe and confidential therapeutic atmosphere in which I can help my client's and their families reach their goals, heal themselves, and achieve their potential. I take an eclectic and practical approach to counseling and use a variety of therapeutic techniques customized for the client so that they can be successful.
I treat older adolescents, and adults who present with a variety of challenges including depression and anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, self-esteem issues, grief and loss,insomnia, trauma, relationship issues, stress and anger management, and ADD/ADHD.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, who has been practicing Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy since 1993. I am dedicated to providing a safe and confidential therapeutic atmosphere in which I can help my client's and their families reach their goals, heal themselves, and achieve their potential. I take an eclectic and practical approach to counseling and use a variety of therapeutic techniques customized for the client so that they can be successful.
(704) 966-7998 View (704) 966-7998
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Ciarra Spruill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, LISWCP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269  (Online Only)
Life is tough, but so are you! I am a dual licensed therapist in mental health and substance abuse and the owner of Emerge Therapy & Consulting. I understand life circumstances that negatively impact individuals mentally and emotionally. I provide diagnosis & treatment in several areas such as depression, couples therapy, anxiety, bipolar, narcissistic personality disorder and borderline personality disorder. Allow me to assist you in emerging from your inner shadow and becoming a healthier, authentic you! Remember, broken crayons still color.
Life is tough, but so are you! I am a dual licensed therapist in mental health and substance abuse and the owner of Emerge Therapy & Consulting. I understand life circumstances that negatively impact individuals mentally and emotionally. I provide diagnosis & treatment in several areas such as depression, couples therapy, anxiety, bipolar, narcissistic personality disorder and borderline personality disorder. Allow me to assist you in emerging from your inner shadow and becoming a healthier, authentic you! Remember, broken crayons still color.
(704) 327-0561 View (704) 327-0561
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Nadia Antoszyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
For the past twenty one years, I have worked as a LCSW with children, adolescents adults and couples using a variety of treatment modalities. This experience comes from woring in hospitals, mental health agencies and partial hospitalizations programs. I specialize in Mood Disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Trauma/abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Bereavement/Grief and Mental Health Conditions(HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, and etc.) More recently, I was certified as a Parent Coordinator for the Mecklenburg Court system.
For the past twenty one years, I have worked as a LCSW with children, adolescents adults and couples using a variety of treatment modalities. This experience comes from woring in hospitals, mental health agencies and partial hospitalizations programs. I specialize in Mood Disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Trauma/abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Bereavement/Grief and Mental Health Conditions(HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, and etc.) More recently, I was certified as a Parent Coordinator for the Mecklenburg Court system.
(704) 594-3131 View (704) 594-3131
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Rachel Kitson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Specific diagnostic specialty areas include Asperger's, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and trauma.
I work with female and male teens, young adults, and adults who are struggling with meeting their goals, maintaining healthy relationships, identity issues, and navigating the transitions and stressors life throws. I also enjoy working with couples who have hit road blocks and need guidance and a third party perspective. My approach is interpersonal and I offer a space for clients to gain feedback and accountability through the development of a strong therapeutic alliance. I lead an adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group and incorporate skills training into my practice.
Specific diagnostic specialty areas include Asperger's, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and trauma.
I work with female and male teens, young adults, and adults who are struggling with meeting their goals, maintaining healthy relationships, identity issues, and navigating the transitions and stressors life throws. I also enjoy working with couples who have hit road blocks and need guidance and a third party perspective. My approach is interpersonal and I offer a space for clients to gain feedback and accountability through the development of a strong therapeutic alliance. I lead an adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group and incorporate skills training into my practice.
(704) 325-4763 View (704) 325-4763
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Beighley Thornock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar).
I enjoy working with teens and adults, helping them manage the various stressors and anxieties in their lives. I also help couples and families navigate issues they may be experiencing together. I believe that through working together, we will be able to help you achieve your goals and work through the difficulties that come in your life. Always recognizing that clients are the expert of their own life experience, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for all my clients to promote self-exploration and healing, help them grow, and empower them on their life's journey.
I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar).
I enjoy working with teens and adults, helping them manage the various stressors and anxieties in their lives. I also help couples and families navigate issues they may be experiencing together. I believe that through working together, we will be able to help you achieve your goals and work through the difficulties that come in your life. Always recognizing that clients are the expert of their own life experience, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for all my clients to promote self-exploration and healing, help them grow, and empower them on their life's journey.
(704) 610-5833 View (704) 610-5833
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.