Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Blue Bell, PA

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Laurie Kennedy, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, grief and trauma.
A sense of wellbeing is the outcome of psychotherapy. This is a journey that we take together. There is no magic way to reach wellbeing. Your wellbeing will be reached through the act of self reflection , establishing appropriate interpersonal boundaries, exploring and resolving grief from loss, increasing effective communication skills, learning problem resolution tools, creating realistic expectations of one's self and others, creating self preservation activities and resolving prior hurts that negatively affect your present life. All of these therapeutic gains are within the reach of the client in my psychotherapy office.
(215) 607-8371
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Erika Pankratz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have had the opportunity to work with clients with anxiety disorders (OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, etc), depression, bipolar disorder , personality disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse, co-occurring substance abuse/mental health diagnoses, relationship conflicts, bereavement, and behavioral diagnoses.
Seeking help when in emotional distress can be challenging and isolating, and I hope to bring comfort and relief to that process. It can feel like no one understands what you might be experiencing, or may even be difficult to understand your own emotions. In processing those emotions, thoughts, or experiences, you can work towards achieving clarity, insight, and move forward towards acceptance and change. My initial goal in therapy is to make you feel comfortable and to build a therapeutic and healing relationship.
(610) 426-1699
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Lana Selitsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Selitsky specializes in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar , stress management, mood disorders, grief/loss, self-identity, self-esteem issues, anger management, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Ms. Selitsky received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Holy Family University in 2014. Ms. Selitsky utilizes CBT, Solution Focus, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Ms. Selitsky has expanded her professional development to study Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Selitsky works with clients age 14 to older adults, utilizing individual, couple/marital modalities.
(610) 200-6184
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Bonnie Eccles
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , substance use disorders, psychosis, and relationship difficulties.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Music Therapist focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals. I draw from psychodynamic and humanistic theories to assist clients in becoming aware of ways in which past experiences may influence one’s connection with self and others today, while accessing and engaging with inherent areas of strength and health.
(215) 999-4564
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Emily DeMalto
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with trauma, eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , substance use disorders, life transitions, and personality disorders.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rodgers. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals of change, self-discovery, acceptance or understanding. I believe that everyone can benefit from a relationship that is authentic, curious, non-judgmental, honest, and provides a space supportive of growth and self-discovery. This is the environment I seek to cultivate with clients in my practice.
(215) 767-7096
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Paul Basenfelder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMDP
Verified
Verified
As an eclectic practitioner that mainly uses CBT, Psychodynamic and Humanistic modalities, I work with a range of issues for individual therapy clients, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , gambling disorder, substance use/abuse, chronic illness, career issues, existential issues, relationship issues, etc.
I love being a therapist, and I have several beliefs about therapy that embody my therapeutic philosophy. First, I believe that the therapist-client relationship is sacred, and that only meaningful therapeutic work can occur through a strong alliance built on trust and free of shame and judgment. Secondly, I believe that therapy is a portal to healing wounds that loneliness and isolation worsen. Thirdly, I believe it is important to support and guide clients in living lives that are true to their own values and reflective of their authentic selves.
(267) 329-0149
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Amy Joseph
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help clients navigate anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder , trauma, school/social stress, LGBTQIA concerns, adjustment/life transitions, family, marital & relationship matters, grief, self-esteem, anger management and addiction/recovery concerns.
The fact that you’re reading this means that you're ready to feel better. It takes courage to reach out to a therapist and means that you have hope that things can be better. Hope is what fuels the work of therapy and together we can help you to manage anxiety, depression and stress so that you can live your happiest life. Therapy is such a rewarding process and I know firsthand that it works and that YOU are so worth it. Being a therapist is my calling, my passion and my purpose and it would be my honor to travel with you on your journey to your Apogee, to your highest self, your journey to YOU!
(267) 291-0159
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Lisa Hallahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Daytime openings now available! Working together to find healing for your pain, I offer support and the tools you need to cope with life; whether in crisis or experiencing everyday stress. Your goals are of utmost importance and I want to help you find happiness and healthy ways to handle life's challenges. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults and am honored to hear your life story. I want to be on this journey with you to help you find your inner strength that is within each of us. My specialties include working with trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and co-occurring issues.
(484) 214-2652
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Kate Therrien
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With more than 14 years of experience working in the field, I bring warmth, hints of humor, and an empowering voice to support my clients in creating more fulfilling lives for themselves. My therapeutic style is grounded in open communication, mutual respect, and creative collaboration. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with: Anxiety, Depression, Pregnancy-Related Concerns, Parenting Stress, Age & Life Transitions Issues, Gender & Identity (LGBTQ), Body Image & Self-Esteem, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance, Relationship Challenges, & Family Conflicts.
(267) 399-1138
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Emily Kranzley Killar, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed psychologist since 2001, I provide neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological evaluation of Children, Adolescents, & Adults. I believe a collaborative, therapeutic approach to assessment enables me to provide my clients answers to the questions they have about their abilities, diagnosis, and treatment. Areas of expertise and interest include: School Psychology, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neuropsychiatric Conditions, Post-Concussion, School Admissions Testing, and Standardized Testing Accommodations. Consultation services available. Coming Soon: Executive Functions Coaching.
(267) 263-7512
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Amy Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that all people possess the strength and ability to achieve their personal goals and find success no matter the circumstance. I utilize a strengths-based, person-centered approach, with the hope of helping clients tap in to their endless potential and empower them to find happiness and hope in their lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with a wide-range of individuals, including both adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, and family conflict.
(215) 608-2548
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Stefanie Helman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
With over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, I provide a non-judgmental & safe space for each of my clients that promotes growth & self-discovery. I utilize a refreshingly straightforward style that incorporates humor and empathy to connect to individuals and couples on a "real" level. I work with adolescents, young adults, & adults struggling with: Stress Reduction & Management, Self-Esteem & Self-Worth, Depression, Anxiety, Perinatal & Postpartum, Parenting Stress, Age & Life Transition Issues, Relationship & Communication Issues, Work/Career Issues, & Dealing with Divorce.
(215) 437-0790
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Sarah Golden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With seven years in the field, I utilize both empathy and humor to create a comfortable space for my clients. I support my clients by encouraging them to find their voice in order for them to meet their own therapeutic goals and to create a fulfilling life. My therapeutic style includes open and honest communication that provides transparency between my client and myself. I encourage my clients to see that they are resilient beings who can adapt to the changes life may bring.I use various creative techniques and incorporate mindfulness practices, meditation, and spiritual components for those who are interested.
(215) 999-9506
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Stephanie Compton-Bain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LBS
Verified
Verified
Hi! I'm Stephanie (she/her). I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS). I have been serving the Eastern Pennsylvania area for 10 years as a Masters level clinician. I'm constantly striving to be an anti-racism, gender and sexuality affirming, humanistic clinician. Individuals I see often want to feel like they can breath through their obstacles, live authentically, and gain a fuller understanding for their path in life. My clients feel connected to my compassionate approach and safe therapeutic environment.
(610) 590-9896
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Justyna Mar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
My passion for helping and empowering others shines through my connection to clients. I focus on the individual client and believe that a strong and safe therapeutic relationship built on trust is essential. I am here for you. Anxiety, trauma and depression can be debilitating and difficult to process. I focus on the mind-body connection, and learning how to manage emotional responses to life and its stressors. Promoting healthy self-esteem, improving relationships and communication skills, are also fundamental in the healing process. I am fully trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Gottman Method for couples.
(610) 510-2002
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Jessica Polsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hi, I’m Jessica and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a passion for helping individuals identify and shift patterns that no longer serve them, heal from toxic relationships, and explore their true identity. Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to take care of yourself? Are you giving so much to others that there’s no time left for you? Are some of these relationships one-sided and go against your personal boundaries? If so, I’d love to help you on your healing journey.
(215) 593-2734
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Michael Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The first time that I sat with a prisoner who shared with me his troubled story, I knew that as an undergraduate psychology major this would be my life’s call. I continued my education, obtaining a Master in Social Work with the clinical licensure, and on to a doctorate in clinical social work. All the while, I engaged in work in a residential treatment center, in high schools, in a university, and in outpatient and inpatient behavioral health programs. My internships and volunteer positions have ranged from probation/parole work, counseling for first responders, work with gang members and a private practice.
(215) 607-7873
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Laura L Otto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Verified
I have a wide range of counseling experience in the mental health & addictions fields working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple & group settings. I have worked closely with people of various races, backgrounds & ethnicities. I have extensive experience providing solution focused therapy, reality therapy, interpersonal therapy & cognitive-behavioral therapies. I have a background in teaching & understand everyone learns differently. With this said, I do not take one particular approach to therapy and feel feedback is a crucial part of the therapeutic process.
(484) 626-5119
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Adam Bidas
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
I started in the field working as a substance abuse counselor intern conducting group therapy and individual therapy in an IOP/PHP setting. I had the experience working with court mandated clients. I have also worked in an inpatient substance abuse setting where I also conducted groups, facilitated lectures on recovery topics and provided individual therapy and case management. Following this position, I found myself in outpatient mental where I gained the most clinical experience working with a diverse population and treating a variety of issues. I have worked with children as young as 10, adolescents and adults up to age 65.
(215) 709-6760
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Stephanie Dykyj
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe therapy can be a universally rewarding practice that can help navigate through life's stressors. Especially in the last few years, we see how important it is to take care of ourselves and find support. It can be overwhelming and intimidating even trying to find a place to start. My goal is to help you navigate through obstacles and barriers you may experience in order to start looking forward to the future. You are the expert on your thoughts and experiences, and we will work together to find solutions that best fit your needs.
(215) 948-8878
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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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.