Bipolar Disorder Therapists in San Antonio, TX

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Taofeeq Awesu
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78252  (Online Only)
I counsel and develop treatment plan for individuals, couples and group for the treatment of various mental health disorders like Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Stress and Anger management, PTSD, Grief counseling and host of others.
I'm an empathic licensed professional mental health counselor with proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to at risk diverse population. My unique and diverse backgrounds couples with my multicultural experience helping in crisis intervention, suicide risk evaluation, diagnostic evaluation, psychometric testing, case documentation and biopsychosocial assessment. I work with my population using proven and evidenced based approaches. I am trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapist with an advanced integrated therapies tailored to meet each client strengths and abilities.
I counsel and develop treatment plan for individuals, couples and group for the treatment of various mental health disorders like Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Stress and Anger management, PTSD, Grief counseling and host of others.
I'm an empathic licensed professional mental health counselor with proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to at risk diverse population. My unique and diverse backgrounds couples with my multicultural experience helping in crisis intervention, suicide risk evaluation, diagnostic evaluation, psychometric testing, case documentation and biopsychosocial assessment. I work with my population using proven and evidenced based approaches. I am trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapist with an advanced integrated therapies tailored to meet each client strengths and abilities.
(210) 981-4273 View (210) 981-4273
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Teri Johnson Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78228
Screening and treatment for Bipolar, Borderline Personality, Narcissistic Personality, Anti Social Personality, Histrionic Personality, Anxiety, Depression, Austism, and ADHD for children and adults.
Accepting new clients. With over 13 years of experience, I have a passion for helping others discover their best selves. Fears, anxieties, and difficult circumstances can leave us feeling stuck and hold us back from living the life we truly want. I join with my clients to explore barriers and overcome them to create a sense of peace and wholeness. Therapy is the most beneficial when we engage in meaningful discussion and exploration of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and life history. My goal with clients is to help them arrive at a place where they feel comfortable, secure, and empowered to be themselves.
Screening and treatment for Bipolar, Borderline Personality, Narcissistic Personality, Anti Social Personality, Histrionic Personality, Anxiety, Depression, Austism, and ADHD for children and adults.
Accepting new clients. With over 13 years of experience, I have a passion for helping others discover their best selves. Fears, anxieties, and difficult circumstances can leave us feeling stuck and hold us back from living the life we truly want. I join with my clients to explore barriers and overcome them to create a sense of peace and wholeness. Therapy is the most beneficial when we engage in meaningful discussion and exploration of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and life history. My goal with clients is to help them arrive at a place where they feel comfortable, secure, and empowered to be themselves.
(210) 920-8135 View (210) 920-8135
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Christina Galindo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78259
Do you live with depression, bipolar disorder, or experiencing psychosis? Do you have a teenager that feels alone, depressed, or in a slump? Have you recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition that you do not understand or know where to turn to for resources? Have you experience trauma through a traumatic event, childhood, adolescents, or a relationship? Do you need help?
Do you live with depression, bipolar disorder, or experiencing psychosis? Do you have a teenager that feels alone, depressed, or in a slump? Have you recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition that you do not understand or know where to turn to for resources? Have you experience trauma through a traumatic event, childhood, adolescents, or a relationship? Do you need help?
(830) 283-3740 View (830) 283-3740
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Mary A Dom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78213  (Online Only)
I am very experienced in working with mood disorders, especially Bipolar Disorder.
Talking about your concerns can help clarify what you want and need in your life. Finding choices helps us to grow and change personally and emotionally. I am here to give you the knowledge, perspective and experience gained through working with people in therapy for over 30 years. As a licensed professional counselor with experience in providing preteen, teen, couples, and individual counseling, let me offer you a warm and accepting environment where being non-judgmental is necessary to make you feel comfortable. Please note I work by telehealth only and my hours are Sunday through Friday from 7am to 3pm.
I am very experienced in working with mood disorders, especially Bipolar Disorder.
Talking about your concerns can help clarify what you want and need in your life. Finding choices helps us to grow and change personally and emotionally. I am here to give you the knowledge, perspective and experience gained through working with people in therapy for over 30 years. As a licensed professional counselor with experience in providing preteen, teen, couples, and individual counseling, let me offer you a warm and accepting environment where being non-judgmental is necessary to make you feel comfortable. Please note I work by telehealth only and my hours are Sunday through Friday from 7am to 3pm.
(210) 978-0987 View (210) 978-0987
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Tiffany Juarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78209
Tiffany treats conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, addiction, bipolar, and many other conditions.
Tiffany Juarez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 13 years of experience. She meets people with grace, and empathy and her interpersonal skills allow her to connect and see people where they are. She creates a collaborative space of growth and self-development.
Tiffany treats conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, addiction, bipolar, and many other conditions.
Tiffany Juarez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 13 years of experience. She meets people with grace, and empathy and her interpersonal skills allow her to connect and see people where they are. She creates a collaborative space of growth and self-development.
(210) 796-6887 View (210) 796-6887
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Lisa Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a wide variety of populations, specializing in helping adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, ADHD, or substance use.
Have you ever looked at your reflection and wondered who you are? Do you ever feel lost or wonder where you are headed? Confession- I have. I realized later in life that my calling was to become a therapist. Long before returning to college, I received on-the-job training through my own experiences as a mother, wife, friend, and as an individual struggling with depression and anxiety. These experiences helped prepare me for my role as a therapist. Just like my clients, I looked for a therapist to talk to, one who would listen and be able to understand where I was coming from.
I have experience working with a wide variety of populations, specializing in helping adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, ADHD, or substance use.
Have you ever looked at your reflection and wondered who you are? Do you ever feel lost or wonder where you are headed? Confession- I have. I realized later in life that my calling was to become a therapist. Long before returning to college, I received on-the-job training through my own experiences as a mother, wife, friend, and as an individual struggling with depression and anxiety. These experiences helped prepare me for my role as a therapist. Just like my clients, I looked for a therapist to talk to, one who would listen and be able to understand where I was coming from.
(737) 214-4935 View (737) 214-4935
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Kerry Adamek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78201
Professional experience 10yrs in practice Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Bipolar disorder Depression Additional areas of focus: Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alco.
I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & bipolar disorder. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Professional experience 10yrs in practice Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Bipolar disorder Depression Additional areas of focus: Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alco.
I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & bipolar disorder. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
(903) 342-8307 View (903) 342-8307
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Deborah Levi Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258
I am noted for the treatment of anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum and other mood and/or behavioral issues.
I am not your typical "one-size-fits-all" therapist. Like you, I am unique. Respect and understanding of the individual and his/her needs are necessary to reach a successful treatment outcome. My work as a psychotherapist is to find what works for you. I build on the strengths of the individual. I provide personalized therapy to discerning clients who want the ultimate therapist-patient relationship, to include convenience, privacy, and real-time support . . . tailored to their lifestyle. Other benefits of this "concierge" approach: increased availability, priority appointments, and after-hours access.
I am noted for the treatment of anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum and other mood and/or behavioral issues.
I am not your typical "one-size-fits-all" therapist. Like you, I am unique. Respect and understanding of the individual and his/her needs are necessary to reach a successful treatment outcome. My work as a psychotherapist is to find what works for you. I build on the strengths of the individual. I provide personalized therapy to discerning clients who want the ultimate therapist-patient relationship, to include convenience, privacy, and real-time support . . . tailored to their lifestyle. Other benefits of this "concierge" approach: increased availability, priority appointments, and after-hours access.
(210) 934-7173 View (210) 934-7173
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Austin City Family Practice and Mental Health
MD
Not Verified Not Verified
San Antonio, TX 78203
Hello, I am a Board Certified Family Physician with an interest in Mental Health and Addiction Medicine. I have extensive experience managing Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and certain Thought Disorders. I also enjoy treating Opioid Addiction with Suboxone. Many of my skills were developed at the Eastern Pennsylvania Institute and the Drexel Medical School. I will be prescribing antidepressants, anxiety medications, and medications for PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, and other. I will also share some of the principles I learned at the Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy in NYC.
Hello, I am a Board Certified Family Physician with an interest in Mental Health and Addiction Medicine. I have extensive experience managing Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and certain Thought Disorders. I also enjoy treating Opioid Addiction with Suboxone. Many of my skills were developed at the Eastern Pennsylvania Institute and the Drexel Medical School. I will be prescribing antidepressants, anxiety medications, and medications for PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, and other. I will also share some of the principles I learned at the Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy in NYC.
(631) 540-1307 View (631) 540-1307
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Karisha Richards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78209  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile, my name is Karisha and I am the owner of Delvon Behavioral Health! I am a fully Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in teaching my clients how to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and grief. I also have experience with clients who wish to explore their gender identity, exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia/psychosis, and bipolar disorder.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile, my name is Karisha and I am the owner of Delvon Behavioral Health! I am a fully Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in teaching my clients how to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and grief. I also have experience with clients who wish to explore their gender identity, exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia/psychosis, and bipolar disorder.
(903) 329-2946 View (903) 329-2946
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Arthur Gaylian Kirby II
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS MDIV, LPC(S)
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78229
Life experience has taught me to understand mental illness, bipolar mood disorder, other mood disorders, personality disorders, abuse victims of multiple sources, attachment disorders, sick and healthy religion and spiritually.
My job is to help people live happier lives. My office is a continuing education service for all who enter. The goal for me, and hopefully for the person I am working with, is to learn from each other through the change agent of conversation. After 40 years of experience, my belief is that humans never really change until what they have done is working anymore, is broken, and/or gone. Thus change begins with loss, some small and some life ending. At these moments of transition, learning how to let go is the lesson, whether we like it or not. Whatever big change you are going through, positive or negative begins with an ending.
Life experience has taught me to understand mental illness, bipolar mood disorder, other mood disorders, personality disorders, abuse victims of multiple sources, attachment disorders, sick and healthy religion and spiritually.
My job is to help people live happier lives. My office is a continuing education service for all who enter. The goal for me, and hopefully for the person I am working with, is to learn from each other through the change agent of conversation. After 40 years of experience, my belief is that humans never really change until what they have done is working anymore, is broken, and/or gone. Thus change begins with loss, some small and some life ending. At these moments of transition, learning how to let go is the lesson, whether we like it or not. Whatever big change you are going through, positive or negative begins with an ending.
(210) 664-4392 View (210) 664-4392
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Edward (Chip) Flatow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CtH
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78230
I have been working with people experiencing PTSD, Depression/Anxiety. Drug Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, and Family issues... My general position is that our emotions serve a purpose, (like a check engine light on the dashboard of a car). After we check and repair the engine, the light goes out... If the issue remains unchecked and unrepaired, the light gets stronger and more insistent... I will work hand-in-hand with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and MD's, if needed. However, I believe that the use of meds is only one step on the road to recovery.
I have been working with people experiencing PTSD, Depression/Anxiety. Drug Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, and Family issues... My general position is that our emotions serve a purpose, (like a check engine light on the dashboard of a car). After we check and repair the engine, the light goes out... If the issue remains unchecked and unrepaired, the light gets stronger and more insistent... I will work hand-in-hand with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and MD's, if needed. However, I believe that the use of meds is only one step on the road to recovery.
(210) 714-2601 View (210) 714-2601
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Nancy Recalde
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78249
My specialty is mood disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar and trauma.
I believe that we are created with potential for balance and harmony, however, life is not always easy, we may struggle at times to reach this balance. When we get "stuck" or face difficult challenges, we must first identify which areas of life need adjusting or strengthening, and then, we set out to make the necessary changes. Whether it is physical, emotional, spiritual or mental unbalance, we can positively impact our lives by starting to work in one area, and, since they are all connected, the rest will follow. The mind-body connection is undeniable, research and science favor an integrated approach to behavioral health.
My specialty is mood disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar and trauma.
I believe that we are created with potential for balance and harmony, however, life is not always easy, we may struggle at times to reach this balance. When we get "stuck" or face difficult challenges, we must first identify which areas of life need adjusting or strengthening, and then, we set out to make the necessary changes. Whether it is physical, emotional, spiritual or mental unbalance, we can positively impact our lives by starting to work in one area, and, since they are all connected, the rest will follow. The mind-body connection is undeniable, research and science favor an integrated approach to behavioral health.
(833) 721-1255 View (833) 721-1255
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Ann-Marie Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78230
I believe in a client-centered approach to therapy. My focus is meeting you where you are in your life's journey, and I specialize in working with couples, adolescents, young adults, and our military; as well as those suffering from PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, and all of life’s stressors. I am an ardent ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and have a passionate affinity for working with transgender youth.
I believe in a client-centered approach to therapy. My focus is meeting you where you are in your life's journey, and I specialize in working with couples, adolescents, young adults, and our military; as well as those suffering from PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, and all of life’s stressors. I am an ardent ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and have a passionate affinity for working with transgender youth.
(210) 796-7808 View (210) 796-7808
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Monari Wellness and Consulting LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258
Several of those years I spent working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (major depression/bipolar).
I'm an LPC, LCDC, and a trauma informed, client-centered psychotherapist. I am certified in TF-CBT and EMDR trained and trained in other therapeutic modalities, and I will tailor treatment to fit your specific needs. I look forward to meeting you and joining you in your healing journey by providing quality care. Whether you, your teenager or you and partner are going through a difficult season of life or have experienced a significant trauma (s), I am available to help. If you are struggling with a transition, life change, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationships, school, work, or just need support, call us.
Several of those years I spent working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (major depression/bipolar).
I'm an LPC, LCDC, and a trauma informed, client-centered psychotherapist. I am certified in TF-CBT and EMDR trained and trained in other therapeutic modalities, and I will tailor treatment to fit your specific needs. I look forward to meeting you and joining you in your healing journey by providing quality care. Whether you, your teenager or you and partner are going through a difficult season of life or have experienced a significant trauma (s), I am available to help. If you are struggling with a transition, life change, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationships, school, work, or just need support, call us.
(830) 947-5289 View (830) 947-5289
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Jim Toombs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
I have helped others with: depression, anxiety, physical or sex abuse, PTSD, bipolar depression, dissociative disorders, phobias, chronic pain, migraines, and performance anxiety.
Emotional pain ... sucks. I can help your pain. Flashbacks, nightmares and PTSD respond very well to EMDR, as do intrusive thoughts and disturbing memories. I have been using it since 1993, so early that Francine Shapiro, the creator of EMDR, trained me herself. In addition, my basic training is Marriage and Family so I excel in relationships. But memories cause most of our problems.
I have helped others with: depression, anxiety, physical or sex abuse, PTSD, bipolar depression, dissociative disorders, phobias, chronic pain, migraines, and performance anxiety.
Emotional pain ... sucks. I can help your pain. Flashbacks, nightmares and PTSD respond very well to EMDR, as do intrusive thoughts and disturbing memories. I have been using it since 1993, so early that Francine Shapiro, the creator of EMDR, trained me herself. In addition, my basic training is Marriage and Family so I excel in relationships. But memories cause most of our problems.
(210) 417-4687 View (210) 417-4687
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Miranda M. Solis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78229
Other specialties include sensory processing disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders.
I graduated from UTSA in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Philosophy and again in 2015 with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I worked in higher education, counseling college students for nine years. While I have a passion for helping young adults navigate their mental health, I equally enjoy working with teens, couples and families. I draw from various therapeutic styles, including CBT and Relational-Cultural Theory. I enjoy taking a person-centered approach to journey alongside my clients throughout the therapeutic process.
Other specialties include sensory processing disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders.
I graduated from UTSA in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Philosophy and again in 2015 with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I worked in higher education, counseling college students for nine years. While I have a passion for helping young adults navigate their mental health, I equally enjoy working with teens, couples and families. I draw from various therapeutic styles, including CBT and Relational-Cultural Theory. I enjoy taking a person-centered approach to journey alongside my clients throughout the therapeutic process.
(210) 880-2393 View (210) 880-2393
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Susan Elizabeth Ruiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78251
I’m a licensed professional counselor who specializes in areas such as mood disorders like depression, bipolar, schizophrenia disorders and symptoms of anxiety, trauma, OCD, etc. I am fluent in Spanish.
I’m a licensed professional counselor who specializes in areas such as mood disorders like depression, bipolar, schizophrenia disorders and symptoms of anxiety, trauma, OCD, etc. I am fluent in Spanish.
(210) 899-7152 View (210) 899-7152
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Stephanie A Jasso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
Welcome! As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a diverse background, I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Veterans, and Couples, specializing in counseling approaches unique to the individual's circumstance. My experience has been assisting clients with difficulties dealing with Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Grief & Loss to help build essential coping skills. I believe in the positive outcomes of counseling as having the power to heal, strengthen, and support an individual as they gain valuable tools to navigate their lives and relationships.
Welcome! As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a diverse background, I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Veterans, and Couples, specializing in counseling approaches unique to the individual's circumstance. My experience has been assisting clients with difficulties dealing with Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Grief & Loss to help build essential coping skills. I believe in the positive outcomes of counseling as having the power to heal, strengthen, and support an individual as they gain valuable tools to navigate their lives and relationships.
(210) 794-7606 View (210) 794-7606
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Margaret Bean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78230  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My working experiences have offered me a wide range of opportunities to counsel couples, families, children, adolescents, and adults. I have knowledge in many areas including trauma, PTSD, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, self-esteem, multigenerational challenges, sexual assault, human trafficking, life transitions, and grief. experience working with members of the queer identity through all stages of their identity exploration and acceptance. I am also informed in various relationship practices including monogamous and alternative styles such as polyamory, kink, long-distance, and open relationships.
My working experiences have offered me a wide range of opportunities to counsel couples, families, children, adolescents, and adults. I have knowledge in many areas including trauma, PTSD, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, self-esteem, multigenerational challenges, sexual assault, human trafficking, life transitions, and grief. experience working with members of the queer identity through all stages of their identity exploration and acceptance. I am also informed in various relationship practices including monogamous and alternative styles such as polyamory, kink, long-distance, and open relationships.
(210) 941-4997 View (210) 941-4997

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.