Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Bergenfield, NJ

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Stacey Cohen-Meissner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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I work to help my clients achieve their optimal state of achievement, comfort, and happiness. I use cognitive and behavioral therapy techniques in a supportive environment to assist my clients in overcoming anxiety, depression, bipolar symptoms, and obsessive compulsive behaviors, eating disorders, among other issues. I also conduct various types of psychological evaluations, including: forensic psychological evaluations, immigration exemption evaluations, adoption assessments, and clearance for bariatric and spinal cord surgeries.
(201) 877-5483
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Jenna Rodjenski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I can't say that I have an ideal client, as every client presents with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. I find myself drawn to clients whose lives have been significantly negatively impacted by the systems they belong to. Aiding clients with the tools and resources to work on breaking those generational cycles of trauma or poverty, is one of the most rewarding experiences I can have as a therapist. I truly believe that all clients have the ability to overcome whatever challenges they may be experiencing and achieve their personal goals. My only job is to help them develop the tools to do so.
(201) 762-9866
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Andie Loiseau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is the client that has an idea of what they want in life but is overwhelmed with life stressors such as anxiety and depression. This client needs a safe space to explore their life options and the triggers that are causing negative thinking patterns, self-doubt, and low self-confidence. This client needs support, encouragement, and a non-judgmental approach to achieve their goals.
(201) 645-4971
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Carol Smith
PA-C
Verified
Verified
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
(201) 559-0825
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Iris Sher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling that life has become a struggle? Have you faced a traumatic or life changing event? Whatever the reason, the decision to see a therapist and talk about these issues can be difficult. Contacting a psychologist can be the first courageous step in a process of growth and healing. I am a licensed psychologist with 14 years of experience helping people deal with depression, anxiety, adjustment to life changes, immigration and acculturation, marital problems, aging, caregiving, and loss.
(917) 924-5939
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Diana Cofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
(201) 503-3144
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Rebecca Austin
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
(201) 729-3114
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Lauren Horn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting new clients in NJ. Currently, only offering virtual appointments. I am currently out of network for all insurances. Life can be hard, but everyone deserves a life that they love despite it's ups and down. That’s where I’m here to help. Life is too short to let difficult emotions, past traumas, and fear rule how we live. I’m Lauren, LCSW in NJ & owner of Clarity Space Counseling & Healing Center. With an MSW degree from Rutgers University & over 7 years of experience, helping you understand your story is the main priority.
(551) 209-2679
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Melissa Arena
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Verified
My patients are people who are open to new ways of interpreting their struggles and motivated to make changes. Their goals for treatment would include: improving their independence, increasing their self-esteem, learning to communicate assertively, and gaining insight into the mental health struggles. They would want to improve their outlook on life and improve their relationship with themselves and the healthy people in their lives.
(201) 669-4397
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Connor Stimpson
PA-C
Verified
Verified
My clients are often people who want to get better and are open to treatment recommendations. If you are seeking treatment you should be provided with empathy, compassion, and evidence-based practice.
(201) 740-4280
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Ailene Espiritu
Counselor, MA, MEd, LAC
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Ailene Espiritu, LAC, therapist at Mackie & Pammie, LLC. Life is full of daily stressors and challenges that can bring us feelings of anxiety and worry, which can be overwhelming. This can make it difficult for us to manage our emotions and cope with the day to day stresses. In times like these we need a helping hand.
(551) 209-3298
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Denise Lidovitch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, AQCS
Verified
Verified
My ideal client would present solution-focused with a desire to gain insight and understanding of presenting symptomatically and how those symptoms manifested. Their issues, regardless of being situational or organic, should be addressed directly with kindness and acceptance without judgement. The need should be to not only identify and address their current symptoms but also to work towards a more profound understanding of why such symptoms are present and how to create an opportunity for change. The goal should support a progressive change to improve quality of life.
(201) 561-8315
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Elizabeth Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a journey we take together. As partners we will focus on you--your needs, your desires, your history, your goals. I believe we are all capable of growth and change. Therapy is hard work sometimes, but almost always rewarding and you actively choose a better life for yourself.
(212) 804-6595
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Diana Cofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
(856) 605-7952
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Tamar Danzger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical social worker skilled and experienced in providing individual, family and group therapy to adults, adolescents and children. My style is non judgmental and I am sensitive to the needs of each individual. I use techniques that are eclectic, drawing on cognitive, behavioral, dialectical, narrative, psychodynamic, positive and humanistic psychology. I utilize evidence-based practices to help you achieve lasting growth by tailoring an individual treatment approach. I also use Motivational Interviewing techniques to help you to achieve desired goals.
(917) 979-2126
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Felice Toonkel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, SEP, NCPsyA
Verified
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I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have been in private practice for over 30 years. The eclectic nature of my training and practice allows me to tailor therapy to your unique treatment needs. As we think about the nature of experiences such as trauma (both old and new), grief, loss, depression, and anxiety, it is clear they affect us through the mind, emotions, and the physical sensations. The mind-body connection treats the whole person in the service of health and well-being.
(201) 543-1902
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Lissa Captain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have been working with adolescents and young adults for over 15 years. My practice provides a nurturing and supportive environment to help my clients work on their daily struggles and create a better and happier life for themselves. When working with teenagers, often family therapy is needed to ensure that everyone is working together for there to be positive changes. I will assist parents in how to better manage some of the behaviors that they are seeing with their child.
(973) 928-0190
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Tamini Farah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Wildrose Psychotherapy clinicians believe the most important ingredient to achieve change, is a strong connection between the client and therapist. We are caring, empathetic and knowledgeable about interpersonal and relational issues. Your increased personal fulfillment and happiness, as well as learning how to manage your issues, are just a few of the benefits of therapy. Let's work through challenging issues such as parenting, divorce, substance abuse, negative self image, phobias and anxiety. . We are passionate about our work and look forward to working with you in a respectful environment.
(201) 257-6645
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Lisa D'Acierno And Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a psychotherapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. My staff and I work to provide a safe nurturing, non-judgmental atmosphere focusing on the individual client's needs. I have been practicing for over 25 years. My experience has focused on children and adolescents with PTSD, ADHD, Asperger's/Autism Spectrum, Depression,Teen Issues, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Family Struggles, and Trauma. I work with a wonderful team of other compassionate and caring professionals who share my same passion for helping others. I offer teletherapy sessions.
(201) 977-4060
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Shani Barber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We sometimes feel isolated or alone when dealing with life's challenges. Whether feeling overwhelmed, frustrated by certain relationships in our lives, or trying to cope with a particularly challenging situation, I will help to create a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment to discuss these issues. Together we will explore your feelings, attitudes and perceptions towards these challenges and work to empower you to overcome these obstacles and live an emotionally healthy life.
(973) 828-0515
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Bergenfield, NJ 07621

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Bipolar Disorder Therapists

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.