Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Omaha, NE

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Brian Shaw Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LIMHP, LISW, LICSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68102
LGBTQIA+ issues, Bipolar Disorder, Sex Therapy, ADHD, sexual/gender issues, anxiety, and religious trauma are areas of interest.
As a psychotherapist, I can assist you in unlocking your innate potential. In our busy lives we tend to lose perspective and neglect caring for the body, mind and inner self. In psychotherapy, you are assessed in a holistic manner using a biopsychosocial approach and together we work on areas of your life that are in need of examination and healing. You will feel safe and supported on your journey and will never be judged for being who you are. I enjoy working with clients from a diverse background and embrace diversity in my practice. I'm open-minded, compassionate, experienced (but not stuffy), and have a sense of humor.
LGBTQIA+ issues, Bipolar Disorder, Sex Therapy, ADHD, sexual/gender issues, anxiety, and religious trauma are areas of interest.
As a psychotherapist, I can assist you in unlocking your innate potential. In our busy lives we tend to lose perspective and neglect caring for the body, mind and inner self. In psychotherapy, you are assessed in a holistic manner using a biopsychosocial approach and together we work on areas of your life that are in need of examination and healing. You will feel safe and supported on your journey and will never be judged for being who you are. I enjoy working with clients from a diverse background and embrace diversity in my practice. I'm open-minded, compassionate, experienced (but not stuffy), and have a sense of humor.
(402) 552-8525 View (402) 552-8525
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Reed Campbell
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68138
Establishing sobriety can be difficult, even If you've been to treatment multiple times. Or maybe you are struggling to watch a loved one that is using alcohol or drugs. I also work with people who experience stress related to other mental illness like anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and trauma. If your unsure about what to do next, or anxious about talking to someone, a phone call or an email are great places to start.
Establishing sobriety can be difficult, even If you've been to treatment multiple times. Or maybe you are struggling to watch a loved one that is using alcohol or drugs. I also work with people who experience stress related to other mental illness like anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and trauma. If your unsure about what to do next, or anxious about talking to someone, a phone call or an email are great places to start.
(402) 704-3057 View (402) 704-3057
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Kiara Bealer
Counselor, LIMHP, MSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
Having the courage to seek therapy is never easy. One may feel hopeless, vulnerable, frustrated and unable to cope without outside help. While working in an inpatient psychiatric facility, it has allowed me to work extensively with anxiety, depression, bipolar, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc. I work with my clients to identify areas of their life that are causing suffering, collaboratively identifying effective ways to manage and reduce emotional pain. I utilize both warmth and validation with evidence-based behavioral change strategies.
Having the courage to seek therapy is never easy. One may feel hopeless, vulnerable, frustrated and unable to cope without outside help. While working in an inpatient psychiatric facility, it has allowed me to work extensively with anxiety, depression, bipolar, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc. I work with my clients to identify areas of their life that are causing suffering, collaboratively identifying effective ways to manage and reduce emotional pain. I utilize both warmth and validation with evidence-based behavioral change strategies.
(402) 629-6756 View (402) 629-6756
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Nathan Sudbeck
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68116
I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who has long specialized in the evaluation and treatment of multiple mental health disorders, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, ADHD, and grief counseling.
TRUE Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC is accepting new clients for individual and couples therapy. I established this Practice with the goal of assisting clients in achieving a sense of control over their lives, their choices, and their relationships. To regain your “true” self. Our sessions will always be personalized and you will receive realistic, meaningful ways to improve your circumstances. Both men and women have benefited from a few sessions focused on immediate concerns. Others have sought longer-term experiences to improve their overall well-being, productivity, and success in relationships and work.
I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who has long specialized in the evaluation and treatment of multiple mental health disorders, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, ADHD, and grief counseling.
TRUE Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC is accepting new clients for individual and couples therapy. I established this Practice with the goal of assisting clients in achieving a sense of control over their lives, their choices, and their relationships. To regain your “true” self. Our sessions will always be personalized and you will receive realistic, meaningful ways to improve your circumstances. Both men and women have benefited from a few sessions focused on immediate concerns. Others have sought longer-term experiences to improve their overall well-being, productivity, and success in relationships and work.
(531) 300-0807 View (531) 300-0807
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Ashley Rohrig Snowdon
Counselor, LMHP, LIMHP, LMFT
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
I specialize in couples and family therapy; however, have a great deal of experience with major mental illness, including depression, bipolar, and panic disorder.
"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security." - Gail Sheehy This is one of the reasons why change and growth can be so tough! Real growth can be frightening and uncomfortable and it requires us to step well outside our comfort zone.
I specialize in couples and family therapy; however, have a great deal of experience with major mental illness, including depression, bipolar, and panic disorder.
"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security." - Gail Sheehy This is one of the reasons why change and growth can be so tough! Real growth can be frightening and uncomfortable and it requires us to step well outside our comfort zone.
(402) 810-8029 View (402) 810-8029
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Mark D. Ziegenbein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LIMHP, LMHP, LMFT
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68132  (Online Only)
Diagnoses included are depressive disorders (major depression, bipolar, dysthymia, cyclothymia, anxiety), substance abuse (alcohol/drugs), OCD.
I now only work online through Skype. I have worked with a variety of issues over my 30 years in my profession. I have been an Adjunct Instructor in the UN-O Graduate Counseling Department, Consultant to area psychiatric programs, Director of Outpatient programs, and a presenter to a wide range of businesses as well as my outpatient practice. I like the diversity of my practice in terms of diagnostic features rather than a particular specialty. My many years of practice have allowed me to work with such a wide range of circumstances and issues.
Diagnoses included are depressive disorders (major depression, bipolar, dysthymia, cyclothymia, anxiety), substance abuse (alcohol/drugs), OCD.
I now only work online through Skype. I have worked with a variety of issues over my 30 years in my profession. I have been an Adjunct Instructor in the UN-O Graduate Counseling Department, Consultant to area psychiatric programs, Director of Outpatient programs, and a presenter to a wide range of businesses as well as my outpatient practice. I like the diversity of my practice in terms of diagnostic features rather than a particular specialty. My many years of practice have allowed me to work with such a wide range of circumstances and issues.
(402) 403-6389 View (402) 403-6389
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Allison Nye
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
Stress and anxiety can be a part of life. However, sometimes a person will find themselves drowning in feelings of loneliness, hopelessness and fear. Sometimes these feelings and thoughts become are so overwhelming that people literally feel held hostage by despair. People become paralyzed with fear unable to make a decision because of self-doubt. People lose the will to face the day stop taking care of themselves. My typical clients range from teenagers to adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, anger management issues, ADHD, PTSD, codependency, poor stress management or coping and other various mental health conditions.
Stress and anxiety can be a part of life. However, sometimes a person will find themselves drowning in feelings of loneliness, hopelessness and fear. Sometimes these feelings and thoughts become are so overwhelming that people literally feel held hostage by despair. People become paralyzed with fear unable to make a decision because of self-doubt. People lose the will to face the day stop taking care of themselves. My typical clients range from teenagers to adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, anger management issues, ADHD, PTSD, codependency, poor stress management or coping and other various mental health conditions.
(308) 737-4749 View (308) 737-4749
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Aspire and Revive Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68164
Jennifer has been a therapist for 11 years, working with children, teenagers, adults, and families. She has specialized in helping clients who have experienced trauma but also works with individuals and families on a variety of other concerns such as anxiety, depression, attention problems, bipolar disorder, intellectual delays/ functioning, grief and loss, LGBTQ+, and family relationships. Jennifer's primary focus is to assist others in discovering and developing their own self worth, taking ownership for when they've lost control, and finding a way to move forward.
Jennifer has been a therapist for 11 years, working with children, teenagers, adults, and families. She has specialized in helping clients who have experienced trauma but also works with individuals and families on a variety of other concerns such as anxiety, depression, attention problems, bipolar disorder, intellectual delays/ functioning, grief and loss, LGBTQ+, and family relationships. Jennifer's primary focus is to assist others in discovering and developing their own self worth, taking ownership for when they've lost control, and finding a way to move forward.
(402) 607-8357 View (402) 607-8357
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Delaney Eberhardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Delaney, LIMHP, MSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
Making the decision to seek therapy can be overwhelming and scary. I want to help guide you through the process to find a clear path to emotional well-being. Over the past nine years I have worked in medical social work and inpatient psychiatric facilities. I have experience working with individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse. I am a strength-based therapist, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and person-centered approaches.
Making the decision to seek therapy can be overwhelming and scary. I want to help guide you through the process to find a clear path to emotional well-being. Over the past nine years I have worked in medical social work and inpatient psychiatric facilities. I have experience working with individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse. I am a strength-based therapist, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and person-centered approaches.
(402) 674-4631 View (402) 674-4631
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Bill Thibodeau Counseling LLC
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68106
In addition to those listed above, I have training and experience working with people from all walks of life who may be challenged by PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder.
Whether you realize it or not, just by being here and considering a therapist you have already begun a journey of change. Whether you have a specific life goal or hurdle you are working on or if you are struggling with things like depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, addiction, relationship issues, or career-related struggles, my first goal is to provide you a safe, non-judgmental place to be listened to and understood.
In addition to those listed above, I have training and experience working with people from all walks of life who may be challenged by PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder.
Whether you realize it or not, just by being here and considering a therapist you have already begun a journey of change. Whether you have a specific life goal or hurdle you are working on or if you are struggling with things like depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, addiction, relationship issues, or career-related struggles, my first goal is to provide you a safe, non-judgmental place to be listened to and understood.
(402) 673-6823 View (402) 673-6823
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Megan VanBenCoten
LIMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
I am skilled at helping through the day to day struggles of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, although my door is always open. Therapy should feel like a safe space to begin working through the tough stuff that has come up in life, and my goal is to help you discover the tools and skills to press on in this journey no matter what the circumstances. My job is not to tell you what to do, but rather to support you as you journey unfolds.
I am skilled at helping through the day to day struggles of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, although my door is always open. Therapy should feel like a safe space to begin working through the tough stuff that has come up in life, and my goal is to help you discover the tools and skills to press on in this journey no matter what the circumstances. My job is not to tell you what to do, but rather to support you as you journey unfolds.
(402) 313-4806 View (402) 313-4806
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Ashley Dougherty
Counselor, PLMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68105
I enjoy working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, anger, trauma and mood disorders including bipolar disorder.
The hardest step is the first step. Seeking treatment for your mental health requires tremendous courage and vulnerability. People of all ages suffer from the effects of mental health stigmas, which can harm their willingness to seek treatment. By partnering with a mental health professional, individuals can achieve a greater state of well-being to thrive, rather than simply survive.
I enjoy working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, anger, trauma and mood disorders including bipolar disorder.
The hardest step is the first step. Seeking treatment for your mental health requires tremendous courage and vulnerability. People of all ages suffer from the effects of mental health stigmas, which can harm their willingness to seek treatment. By partnering with a mental health professional, individuals can achieve a greater state of well-being to thrive, rather than simply survive.
(402) 698-4637 View (402) 698-4637
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Patricia Lott
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68117  (Online Only)
My areas of experience include treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma, addictions, life transitions, and the management of personality disorders.
I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner who has worked with men and women of all ages and diverse backgrounds for a little over seven years. I have worked in a variety of settings from a hospital in rural Nebraska to an agency serving clients with major mental health in North Omaha, and everything in between. I especially enjoy working with developmentally disabled and senior populations.
My areas of experience include treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma, addictions, life transitions, and the management of personality disorders.
I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner who has worked with men and women of all ages and diverse backgrounds for a little over seven years. I have worked in a variety of settings from a hospital in rural Nebraska to an agency serving clients with major mental health in North Omaha, and everything in between. I especially enjoy working with developmentally disabled and senior populations.
(402) 242-3224 View (402) 242-3224
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Laura Niehaus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LIMHP, CMSW, MSOL
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
I believe that we all possess strengths that can help us overcome life’s challenges and am honored to hold space and be present with my clients as we walk the path to fulfilment and peace. I work primarily with adults and the geriatric population and serve clients who struggle with day-to-day issues including anxiety, sadness, guilt and shame, relationship troubles, boundary setting, stress management, healthy coping, and maintaining wellness. As a clinical social worker and LIMHP, I also have experience with Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Neurocognitive Disorders (dementia).
I believe that we all possess strengths that can help us overcome life’s challenges and am honored to hold space and be present with my clients as we walk the path to fulfilment and peace. I work primarily with adults and the geriatric population and serve clients who struggle with day-to-day issues including anxiety, sadness, guilt and shame, relationship troubles, boundary setting, stress management, healthy coping, and maintaining wellness. As a clinical social worker and LIMHP, I also have experience with Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Neurocognitive Disorders (dementia).
(402) 313-4836 View (402) 313-4836
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Sandra Rahe
Counselor, PhD, EdS, MEd, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68135
Is your spouse or child driving you crazy? Just not happy anymore? Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS in West Omaha. www.DrSandraRahe.com 2017-2024 Best Rated Marriage Counselor Omaha- I'm a licensed independent mental health practitioner, school psychologist & professional counselor who has worked in inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient psychotherapy agencies, schools, as a consultant for businesses. Since 1986, I've provided psychotherapy to people of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, sleep issues, cheating spouse, relationship problems, divorce, stress, bipolar disorder. ADHD. Call now.
Is your spouse or child driving you crazy? Just not happy anymore? Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS in West Omaha. www.DrSandraRahe.com 2017-2024 Best Rated Marriage Counselor Omaha- I'm a licensed independent mental health practitioner, school psychologist & professional counselor who has worked in inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient psychotherapy agencies, schools, as a consultant for businesses. Since 1986, I've provided psychotherapy to people of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, sleep issues, cheating spouse, relationship problems, divorce, stress, bipolar disorder. ADHD. Call now.
(531) 233-1291 View (531) 233-1291
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Elizabeth McNeill
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68127
I have experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, foster care, adoption, bipolar, personality disorders, parenting, and stress.
Everyone deserves to have their voice heard. In our everyday lives we may not always feel that others listen to what we have to say. This can increase feelings of anxiety and depression and eventually overwhelm us to a point where we don’t see any way out. I want you to know that I am here for you. What you have to say and what you think and feel is important. Not only will I listen to you, but I will guide you through the difficult struggles which come your way. You are not alone.
I have experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, foster care, adoption, bipolar, personality disorders, parenting, and stress.
Everyone deserves to have their voice heard. In our everyday lives we may not always feel that others listen to what we have to say. This can increase feelings of anxiety and depression and eventually overwhelm us to a point where we don’t see any way out. I want you to know that I am here for you. What you have to say and what you think and feel is important. Not only will I listen to you, but I will guide you through the difficult struggles which come your way. You are not alone.
(402) 534-1604 View (402) 534-1604
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Lisa Terwilleger
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68127
My focus has been working with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and other mental health concerns with a therapeutic focus on healing trauma, restructuring destructive thought and behavior patterns, and creating self acceptance, empowerment and overall emotional wellness.
Difficulties in life, environmental influences and other predisposing factors can contribute to unhealthy emotional states. They can leave us feeling depressed, overwhelmed, helpless and struggling to find positive solutions. If you are experiencing any of these feelings or are having problems in your relationships know that you are not alone and help is available.
My focus has been working with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and other mental health concerns with a therapeutic focus on healing trauma, restructuring destructive thought and behavior patterns, and creating self acceptance, empowerment and overall emotional wellness.
Difficulties in life, environmental influences and other predisposing factors can contribute to unhealthy emotional states. They can leave us feeling depressed, overwhelmed, helpless and struggling to find positive solutions. If you are experiencing any of these feelings or are having problems in your relationships know that you are not alone and help is available.
(402) 885-4826 View (402) 885-4826
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Rose Kirkpatrick
Counselor, MSCC, PLMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
Some of my specialties are: EMDR, Adjustment Issues, Anxiety, Bipolar, Career Counseling, Caregiving, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Grief, LGBTQIA+, OCD, Behavioral, Mood & Personality Disorders, PTSD, Relationship and Women's Issues, Self-Discovery, Self Esteem, Stress, and Trauma.
Are you struggling with daily living, situational stresses, family issues, depression, or anxiety? Feeling lost or stuck? Need someone to believe in you & you in yourself? I enjoy helping individuals of all ages and walks of life to thrive as human beings, employees, students, partners, friends, and family members. No issue is too large or small for us to tackle together. I serve adults, couples, teens, and the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy helping clients with the challenges of mental health & daily living and counsel from a practical & experiential perspective. I believe in understanding clients from their own experiences outward.
Some of my specialties are: EMDR, Adjustment Issues, Anxiety, Bipolar, Career Counseling, Caregiving, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Grief, LGBTQIA+, OCD, Behavioral, Mood & Personality Disorders, PTSD, Relationship and Women's Issues, Self-Discovery, Self Esteem, Stress, and Trauma.
Are you struggling with daily living, situational stresses, family issues, depression, or anxiety? Feeling lost or stuck? Need someone to believe in you & you in yourself? I enjoy helping individuals of all ages and walks of life to thrive as human beings, employees, students, partners, friends, and family members. No issue is too large or small for us to tackle together. I serve adults, couples, teens, and the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy helping clients with the challenges of mental health & daily living and counsel from a practical & experiential perspective. I believe in understanding clients from their own experiences outward.
(402) 207-9281 View (402) 207-9281
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Lilian Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LIMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68127
I am trained in evidence based treatments and I specialized in seeing clients with Trauma, Adjustment Difficulties, Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD/ ADD, Stress Management, Parenting Issues, Relationship Issues and family conflicts.
Do you feel stuck and overwhelmed? Do you feel like life has no meaning or purpose? Life can be difficult when walking through the valley of challenges. Be encouraged, there is hope! While there are many ways to overcome obstacles and live a fulfilled life, therapy is one way. As your therapist, my goal is to partner with you in a therapeutic alliance and tackle life's challenges as a team. My clients find me to be empathetic, empowering and an active listener. I also offer faith based therapy to individuals who choose to incorporate faith into the therapeutic process.
I am trained in evidence based treatments and I specialized in seeing clients with Trauma, Adjustment Difficulties, Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD/ ADD, Stress Management, Parenting Issues, Relationship Issues and family conflicts.
Do you feel stuck and overwhelmed? Do you feel like life has no meaning or purpose? Life can be difficult when walking through the valley of challenges. Be encouraged, there is hope! While there are many ways to overcome obstacles and live a fulfilled life, therapy is one way. As your therapist, my goal is to partner with you in a therapeutic alliance and tackle life's challenges as a team. My clients find me to be empathetic, empowering and an active listener. I also offer faith based therapy to individuals who choose to incorporate faith into the therapeutic process.
(402) 810-7123 View (402) 810-7123
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Karen E. Baumstark
Psychologist, PhD, CMHIMP, CTACC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
I work with adult individuals or couples dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, PTSD, abuse, life transitions, relationship issues, narcissism, bipolar, divorce, work problems, money issues, stress management, grad school stress, and medical problems such as lifestyle affecting overall health, medical fears, & chronic pain or illness.
You want to make changes in your life. You want to break out of the old patterns and problems that are holding you back. But you're not sure what to do. I can help you access and develop your inner and outer resources to create better relationships and a more satisfying life. With over 41 years experience as a counselor and therapist, I am an effective life-change partner for you. We will work together to understand the root causes of your problems, so you can make real, lasting, and significant changes in the aspects of your life that are making you unhappy.
I work with adult individuals or couples dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, PTSD, abuse, life transitions, relationship issues, narcissism, bipolar, divorce, work problems, money issues, stress management, grad school stress, and medical problems such as lifestyle affecting overall health, medical fears, & chronic pain or illness.
You want to make changes in your life. You want to break out of the old patterns and problems that are holding you back. But you're not sure what to do. I can help you access and develop your inner and outer resources to create better relationships and a more satisfying life. With over 41 years experience as a counselor and therapist, I am an effective life-change partner for you. We will work together to understand the root causes of your problems, so you can make real, lasting, and significant changes in the aspects of your life that are making you unhappy.
(402) 881-0993 View (402) 881-0993
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.