Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Samantha Quiel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
My specialties include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, life transitions, chronic illness, and survivors of interpersonal violence.
Accepting New Clients-I believe that we all face unique challenges throughout our lives. I provide a space for you to authentically be yourself, without judgment. I aim to forge a trusting relationship to help you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings. I provide support as we process through tough times, ask questions, and work with you to find solutions to your challenges. There are no quick fixes, but developing life skills, improving self-respect, and connecting with loved ones can be key in building a positive path for your future. We will create a custom treatment plan that works best for you.
My specialties include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, life transitions, chronic illness, and survivors of interpersonal violence.
Accepting New Clients-I believe that we all face unique challenges throughout our lives. I provide a space for you to authentically be yourself, without judgment. I aim to forge a trusting relationship to help you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings. I provide support as we process through tough times, ask questions, and work with you to find solutions to your challenges. There are no quick fixes, but developing life skills, improving self-respect, and connecting with loved ones can be key in building a positive path for your future. We will create a custom treatment plan that works best for you.
(919) 289-4023 View (919) 289-4023
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Kristyn Martinez
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Kristyn Martinez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 6 years of professional experience. She specializes in working with all adults looking to focus on identifying, healing, and learning to cope with anxiety, depression, OCD, stressors in life, work-life balancing, body image, or single motherhood. Kristyn also specializes in helping clients learn to be successful with bipolar, psychosis, dissociative, and mood disorders. In addition, she is a military spouse with first-hand knowledge of life's many stressors.
Kristyn Martinez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 6 years of professional experience. She specializes in working with all adults looking to focus on identifying, healing, and learning to cope with anxiety, depression, OCD, stressors in life, work-life balancing, body image, or single motherhood. Kristyn also specializes in helping clients learn to be successful with bipolar, psychosis, dissociative, and mood disorders. In addition, she is a military spouse with first-hand knowledge of life's many stressors.
(984) 205-2699 View (984) 205-2699
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Katie Catton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I currently specialize in treating trauma, abuse and mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder), but am trained to work with additional diagnoses as well.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am currently providing outpatient therapy virtually and in person in Clayton, NC. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018, and my Masters in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014. I have around 14 years of experience helping adults, teens and families in crisis. My passion lies with helping clients believe that no matter their past, they are worthy of love and a positive future.
I currently specialize in treating trauma, abuse and mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder), but am trained to work with additional diagnoses as well.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am currently providing outpatient therapy virtually and in person in Clayton, NC. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018, and my Masters in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014. I have around 14 years of experience helping adults, teens and families in crisis. My passion lies with helping clients believe that no matter their past, they are worthy of love and a positive future.
(984) 265-8549 View (984) 265-8549
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Andrew Robert Brady
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
My clinical experience includes working with adults with ADHD, bipolar, anxiety, relationship stressors, grief, divorce/separation, substance abuse, and addressing overall life adjustments that can be scary to handle on your own. I work with clients who desire to have a deeper understanding of life's challenges and who want to have the tools necessary to manage whatever life has to throw at them.
My clinical experience includes working with adults with ADHD, bipolar, anxiety, relationship stressors, grief, divorce/separation, substance abuse, and addressing overall life adjustments that can be scary to handle on your own. I work with clients who desire to have a deeper understanding of life's challenges and who want to have the tools necessary to manage whatever life has to throw at them.
(910) 773-4556 View (910) 773-4556
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Ronald J Valentine
Psychologist, PhD, HSP-P
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
With over 29 years of post doctoral experience, Dr. Ronald J. Valentine and Associates, P.A. is a comprehensive psychological practice offering outpatient care for adults. Patients often deal with issues of anxiety, depression and grief. He also works with bipolar disorder, panic disorders and stress. Patients may also seek assistance with their spouse or family relationships. Dr. Valentine helps patients make positive changes in their quest for a happier life.
With over 29 years of post doctoral experience, Dr. Ronald J. Valentine and Associates, P.A. is a comprehensive psychological practice offering outpatient care for adults. Patients often deal with issues of anxiety, depression and grief. He also works with bipolar disorder, panic disorders and stress. Patients may also seek assistance with their spouse or family relationships. Dr. Valentine helps patients make positive changes in their quest for a happier life.
(919) 344-0909 View (919) 344-0909
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Reed Beeley
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
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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Kelly L Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACC, LCMHC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I also enjoy working with clients facing the challenges of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, trauma, and spiritual matters.
Are you, or someone you love, at a crossroads in life? Deciding to contact a therapist is the first step to bringing about the change you desire. I recognize that it takes courage to begin this search, and it is usually the result of emotional pain. I want you to know that there is hope. Your present circumstances do not have to dictate your future. This does not need to become your new normal. Instead, you have the power to overcome your current circumstances. I believe that through a safe and trusting counseling relationship, true healing can begin.
I also enjoy working with clients facing the challenges of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, trauma, and spiritual matters.
Are you, or someone you love, at a crossroads in life? Deciding to contact a therapist is the first step to bringing about the change you desire. I recognize that it takes courage to begin this search, and it is usually the result of emotional pain. I want you to know that there is hope. Your present circumstances do not have to dictate your future. This does not need to become your new normal. Instead, you have the power to overcome your current circumstances. I believe that through a safe and trusting counseling relationship, true healing can begin.
(919) 713-0260 View (919) 713-0260
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Institute of Behavior Management-IBHM
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
I have several years experience identifying, assessing, treating and monitoring schizophrenic and bipolar patients and have worked on numerous bipolar and schizophrenia clinical trials.
Experiencing problems with anger, depression anxiety, emotional dis- regulation, trauma, hyperactivity or problems with social anxiety or low self-esteem? the Institute might be a good fit. I assess clients for readiness for bariatric surgery. I draw upon different models to explain mental health difficulties and find the biopsychosocial model particularly useful in understanding what might be contributory factors to presenting issues. I use cognitive, emotive therapy and other evidence based practices to bring about change. I also utilize holistic interventions to reduce depression, anxiety and excessive anger symptoms.
I have several years experience identifying, assessing, treating and monitoring schizophrenic and bipolar patients and have worked on numerous bipolar and schizophrenia clinical trials.
Experiencing problems with anger, depression anxiety, emotional dis- regulation, trauma, hyperactivity or problems with social anxiety or low self-esteem? the Institute might be a good fit. I assess clients for readiness for bariatric surgery. I draw upon different models to explain mental health difficulties and find the biopsychosocial model particularly useful in understanding what might be contributory factors to presenting issues. I use cognitive, emotive therapy and other evidence based practices to bring about change. I also utilize holistic interventions to reduce depression, anxiety and excessive anger symptoms.
(984) 400-8715 View (984) 400-8715
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Bianca Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I specialize in treating adults that have endured trauma, treatment for PTSD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, anxiety, life stressors, self-esteem, depression, boundaries and other issues. In addition, I have experience working with survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and complex childhood trauma. I believe in meeting people where they are in a non-judgmental, positive, open minded, relational approach. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" experience and each person's process is unique. My goal is to partner with clients to create a process that meets the client's needs and goals for fulfilling lives.
I specialize in treating adults that have endured trauma, treatment for PTSD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, anxiety, life stressors, self-esteem, depression, boundaries and other issues. In addition, I have experience working with survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and complex childhood trauma. I believe in meeting people where they are in a non-judgmental, positive, open minded, relational approach. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" experience and each person's process is unique. My goal is to partner with clients to create a process that meets the client's needs and goals for fulfilling lives.
(919) 372-0420 View (919) 372-0420
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Amy Lynn Otterson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, CMCC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
I am experienced working with individuals (age 13-50), couples and families who are experiencing issues such as: ADHD, Behavioral Disorders (ODD/Disruptive Disorder), Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety), Trauma (PTSD, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault), Self-injury, and Compulsive Disorders as well as family conflict resolution.
Are you looking for something to be different in your life? Do you want to change your life situation, solve a problem, make a major decision, or gain a better understanding of what is happening in your life or relationships? Through counseling, I will provide a person-centered and cognitive behavioral perspective. This means I view counseling as a process by which I help to facilitate my client's exploration and identification of their needs to assist them in making changes in their cognition and behaviors, which will result in the attainment of improved life satisfaction and self-acceptance.
I am experienced working with individuals (age 13-50), couples and families who are experiencing issues such as: ADHD, Behavioral Disorders (ODD/Disruptive Disorder), Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety), Trauma (PTSD, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault), Self-injury, and Compulsive Disorders as well as family conflict resolution.
Are you looking for something to be different in your life? Do you want to change your life situation, solve a problem, make a major decision, or gain a better understanding of what is happening in your life or relationships? Through counseling, I will provide a person-centered and cognitive behavioral perspective. This means I view counseling as a process by which I help to facilitate my client's exploration and identification of their needs to assist them in making changes in their cognition and behaviors, which will result in the attainment of improved life satisfaction and self-acceptance.
(919) 246-4215 View (919) 246-4215
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Tamekia Powell
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, LCAS , LCMHCS , CSOTS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Some specific behaviors I have addressed are as follows: Conduct Disorder , Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, Sexual Trauma, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Oppositional Defiant, Low Self-Esteem and Sexualized Behaviors.
It is my belief that every individual is a unique and a complex being, therefore the theoretical approach taken will be based on your unique individual needs. A collaborative treatment and/or goals plan is created based on the information you provide and my assessment of your emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, economic, and career characteristics. I will need your continual input as we identify issues to be addressed within the counseling session. Open and honest communication between counselor and client is imperative to a successful therapeutic relationship.
Some specific behaviors I have addressed are as follows: Conduct Disorder , Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, Sexual Trauma, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Oppositional Defiant, Low Self-Esteem and Sexualized Behaviors.
It is my belief that every individual is a unique and a complex being, therefore the theoretical approach taken will be based on your unique individual needs. A collaborative treatment and/or goals plan is created based on the information you provide and my assessment of your emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, economic, and career characteristics. I will need your continual input as we identify issues to be addressed within the counseling session. Open and honest communication between counselor and client is imperative to a successful therapeutic relationship.
(919) 887-2332 View (919) 887-2332
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Margaret Garehan
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A, CRC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Margaret works with adults and adolescents (ages 13 and above) and has experience working with the following behavioral wellness concerns: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, perceptual disturbances (i.
Margaret Garehan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate with six years of experience in the mental health field. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in rehabilitation and mental health counseling from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine.
Margaret works with adults and adolescents (ages 13 and above) and has experience working with the following behavioral wellness concerns: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, perceptual disturbances (i.
Margaret Garehan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate with six years of experience in the mental health field. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in rehabilitation and mental health counseling from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine.
(984) 368-4848 x4 View (984) 368-4848 x4
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Dayna R Basnight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
I enjoy working with clients ages 18+ who are seeking self-improvement and increasing their quality of life. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, life transitions, grief/loss, aging, and executive functioning please reach out. Together we can find a tailored approach to help you find your path to healing and positive change.
I enjoy working with clients ages 18+ who are seeking self-improvement and increasing their quality of life. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, life transitions, grief/loss, aging, and executive functioning please reach out. Together we can find a tailored approach to help you find your path to healing and positive change.
(919) 301-9672 View (919) 301-9672
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Amanda Lena Mohan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I also work with individuals struggling with processing trauma and grief, attachment and relationship concerns, stress, self-esteem, gender or sexuality identity, and life transitions, as well as those struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and OCD.
Welcome! I know finding a therapist can be overwhelming. My goal is to create a safe compassionate therapeutic space where I can help empower clients. I view therapy as a collaboration between therapist and client and want to create a space where we can work together to focus on your goals, helping you see your strengths and resilience. It's my goal to make sure you feel supported, safe, and understood while working through any of life’s struggles. I have a strong passion for working with the LGBTQIA + community and welcome those of all cultural and racial backgrounds. I offer support in both Spanish and English.
I also work with individuals struggling with processing trauma and grief, attachment and relationship concerns, stress, self-esteem, gender or sexuality identity, and life transitions, as well as those struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and OCD.
Welcome! I know finding a therapist can be overwhelming. My goal is to create a safe compassionate therapeutic space where I can help empower clients. I view therapy as a collaboration between therapist and client and want to create a space where we can work together to focus on your goals, helping you see your strengths and resilience. It's my goal to make sure you feel supported, safe, and understood while working through any of life’s struggles. I have a strong passion for working with the LGBTQIA + community and welcome those of all cultural and racial backgrounds. I offer support in both Spanish and English.
(919) 646-3527 View (919) 646-3527
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Nour Counseling & Consulting, PLLC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
We address a wide array of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, racial trauma, oppression and discrimination, career counseling, career conflict, PTSD, life transitions, relationship conflict, ADHD, substance use, bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, narcissistic abuse, and more.
Has finding an inclusive therapist been a challenge for you? Do you need a counselor who understands experiences around BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neurodiversity, ability differences, and any other wonderful traits that make you who you are? As therapists at Nour Counseling, we self-identify with historically marginalized backgrounds, and have a special passion for supporting our communities. You can come to each therapy session resting assured that your therapist recognizes how the intersection of your various identities impacts the way you experience the world and presenting concerns. We celebrate folx who identify as bicultural, Black, African American, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, ability diverse, and all who have been historically marginalized because… Everyone means everyone.
We address a wide array of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, racial trauma, oppression and discrimination, career counseling, career conflict, PTSD, life transitions, relationship conflict, ADHD, substance use, bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, narcissistic abuse, and more.
Has finding an inclusive therapist been a challenge for you? Do you need a counselor who understands experiences around BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neurodiversity, ability differences, and any other wonderful traits that make you who you are? As therapists at Nour Counseling, we self-identify with historically marginalized backgrounds, and have a special passion for supporting our communities. You can come to each therapy session resting assured that your therapist recognizes how the intersection of your various identities impacts the way you experience the world and presenting concerns. We celebrate folx who identify as bicultural, Black, African American, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, ability diverse, and all who have been historically marginalized because… Everyone means everyone.
(919) 587-8394 View (919) 587-8394
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Anna K Smith
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I am a Licensed Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and I specialize in couples & sex therapy, affairs, trauma recovery, as well as depression, anxiety, bipolar, & other mental health issues.
I delight in working with couples to repair troubled relationships & find a deeper, more secure connection with one another by helping partners bring their needs into awareness, share those unmasked parts, and transform old patterns of communication & interaction. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space, whatever your orientation, identity, ethnicity, or sexual preference. I meet my clients where they are & am open, compassionate, and curious, whether we are discussing interpersonal conflicts, relationship issues, or other stressors. I am honored by the individuals & couples who have let me join them in those places.
I am a Licensed Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and I specialize in couples & sex therapy, affairs, trauma recovery, as well as depression, anxiety, bipolar, & other mental health issues.
I delight in working with couples to repair troubled relationships & find a deeper, more secure connection with one another by helping partners bring their needs into awareness, share those unmasked parts, and transform old patterns of communication & interaction. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space, whatever your orientation, identity, ethnicity, or sexual preference. I meet my clients where they are & am open, compassionate, and curious, whether we are discussing interpersonal conflicts, relationship issues, or other stressors. I am honored by the individuals & couples who have let me join them in those places.
(984) 205-5731 View (984) 205-5731
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Katherine H Schulz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
I treat clients who have difficulty with borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder as well as clients in the midst of a major life transition or grief. Many of my clients struggle to regulate their emotions. They either avoid emotions altogether or feel explosive or out of control of their emotions.
I treat clients who have difficulty with borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder as well as clients in the midst of a major life transition or grief. Many of my clients struggle to regulate their emotions. They either avoid emotions altogether or feel explosive or out of control of their emotions.
(925) 259-3408 View (925) 259-3408
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Dale S Sheffield
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervis, PhD, MEd, LCMHCS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
My focus is Trauma, Addiction, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief & Mourning, Life Decisions, Post Traumatic Stress, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self Injurious Behaviors, Suicidal Thoughts, & Trichotillomania (hair pulling).
I am pleased to announce the release of my new book, "Affirmative Parenting." It is available as an ebook and paperback version on Amazon. My goal is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment where thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be explored and understood. I want to help people achieve problem resolution through personal and emotional growth. I have used this approach in a variety of mental health settings and, presently, in my private practice. Please visit my website for more details at www.drdalesheffield.com. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
My focus is Trauma, Addiction, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief & Mourning, Life Decisions, Post Traumatic Stress, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self Injurious Behaviors, Suicidal Thoughts, & Trichotillomania (hair pulling).
I am pleased to announce the release of my new book, "Affirmative Parenting." It is available as an ebook and paperback version on Amazon. My goal is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment where thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be explored and understood. I want to help people achieve problem resolution through personal and emotional growth. I have used this approach in a variety of mental health settings and, presently, in my private practice. Please visit my website for more details at www.drdalesheffield.com. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
(919) 913-8311 View (919) 913-8311
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Anchor Perinatal Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Anchor Perinatal Wellness is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that serves adults during pregnancy and up to 18 months postpartum who are struggling with the following perinatal conditions: ​depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, traumatic birth, obsessions and compulsions, bipolar disorder, and other perinatal distress.
Anchor Perinatal Wellness is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that serves adults during pregnancy and up to 18 months postpartum who are struggling with the following perinatal conditions: ​depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, traumatic birth, obsessions and compulsions, bipolar disorder, and other perinatal distress.
(919) 366-5360 View (919) 366-5360
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Amber Rae Apostol
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Do you feel like something is holding you back from living your best life? As a licensed therapist, I’ve always been passionate about helping others. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or simply feeling stuck in your current situation, I'm here to provide support and guidance to help you overcome these challenges. I specialize in using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help my clients achieve their goals.
Accepting new clients! Do you feel like something is holding you back from living your best life? As a licensed therapist, I’ve always been passionate about helping others. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or simply feeling stuck in your current situation, I'm here to provide support and guidance to help you overcome these challenges. I specialize in using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help my clients achieve their goals.
(919) 364-5450 View (919) 364-5450
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.