Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Virginia Beach, VA

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Amir Cotton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hello there,My name is Amir Cotton, and I’m one of the counselors at Breakthrough Counselling LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in the state of Virginia. I am also a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Counselor, and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, addiction, bipolar , and adjustment disorders.
(804) 391-7124
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Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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Matt Mullenix
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
Verified
He is passionate about counseling all ages, individuals and families regarding anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, substance use and abuse, bipolar , gender and sexuality issues, personality and identity issues, alongside many others.
Hello there! My name is Matt Mullenix and I believe that everyone’s life experiences are unique and I strive to build upon my clients life journey of leaving behind the old, setting boundaries and moving ahead to a happier, healthier tomorrow. I use a client-centered approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. I received my Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing Management from Virginia Tech in 2001, initially working in Retail Management but found my passion for helping people led me back to Virginia Tech where I received my Masters of Arts in Counselor Education in 2007.
(757) 996-5244
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Shaun Lamm
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My specialities include treating individuals with substance use disorders, as well as a wide range of co-occurring disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar , post traumatic stress, personality, and schizophrenia.
Are you struggling to take the first step towards healing? Is the idea of change scary and/or overwhelming? In the words of Robert Frost, "the only way out is through." I take honor in the opportunity to create a safe space where you can bravely begin creating positive and meaningful changes in your life. I will walk the road with you despite how uncomfortable, challenging, or lonely it may feel. You deserve success, happiness, compassion, and a purposeful life.
(757) 210-5760
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Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Ashley Bream
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
I am currently an intern working towards obtaining my LPC license. I am currently working at PIL Professional counseling under a supervisor that has many different certifications. My life and training lend me toward working with those experiencing depressed mood, anxiety, grief, disability, trauma, substance abuse, bipolar and/or excessive stress.
(757) 997-2074
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Natashia Nicole Cowan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LSATP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Natashia Cowan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and the owner of Essential Healing Services (EHS). EHS is an outpatient mental health practice that serves individuals, families, couples, and groups in coping with everyday stressors and unresolved issues. Other areas of focus include Grief and Loss, Marital Issues, Anger Management, Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder , Crisis Intervention, Depression, Eating Disorders, and Mood Disorder. In therapy, individuals seeking care should be at the center of the process when it involves his or her quality of care.
(757) 231-3391
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Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Lawrence M Ross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Specialty areas include: ADHD, Learning Disabilities,School or Behavior problems, Socialization issues, Depression, Bipolar Disorder ,Anxiety, Asperger's/ASD Anger/Stress Management,Military Issues,Parenting Issues, Communication and Relationship difficulties,Family Therapy and Marital Therapy.
If you're looking for a psychologist who is easy to speak with, has a wide variety of experience, who offers cost effective confidential treatment and who has a proven track record of helping people manage the challenges in their lives, then look no further! I have been in practice for over 25 years. My work with clients includes: *Individual Therapy (with children, adolescents and adults). *Family Therapy. *Parenting Issues .*ADHD/Learning Disabilities Testing and Treatment. *Marital/Couples Therapy (including Collaborative Marital/Couples Therapy). *Separation and Divorce work (Collaborative and Traditional models of Divorce) Divorce Coach, Co-Parenting Coach,Co-Parenting Plan Development, Child Specialist
(757) 986-6234
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Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Jeanie Felty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Jeanie Felty is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who has 6 years of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals in a variety of outpatient settings. She has a passion to support those seeking help with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, perinatal loss and infertility, trauma and adjustment issues, depression, bipolar disorder , anxiety, and life transitions. She is trained in perinatal mental health, trauma crisis response, Christian counseling and is an adoption competent counselor. Jeanie completed her Master's in Professional Counseling at Liberty University.
(757) 524-8625
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Virginia Beach, VA 23453
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Starla King
MSW, LMHP-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with women who are struggling with perinatal mental health, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , PTSD/trauma, women’s issues, and relationship/family conflict.
The decision to begin therapy is not always an easy one and sometimes the process to finding a therapist can be a challenge. Wherever you are on this journey, your unique experience deserves to be heard. I am here to help you cope with patterns of mental health challenges by providing you with a holistic therapeutic experience. My sessions are curated in strengthening your inner self and helping you to establish a greater mind-body connection. I aim to help you in defining aspects of healing that are most relevant to you while effectively integrating clinical techniques toward balance and wellness.
(757) 997-6729
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Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Stephanie Scott-Lewis
Resident in Counseling, MS, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stephanie has a passion to help those in need. She is fascinated with human behaviors, how the brain works, and Trauma. Stephanie has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults providing them with various therapy treatments using multiple counseling approaches. She has worked with populations presenting with various mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar , and post-traumatic stress disorder among many others. She uses an integrative approach to best help her clients. She speaks French fluently and has experience being a military spouse for over 15 years.
(757) 774-6184
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Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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LaTanya Armstrong Supervisee In Social Work
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, QMHP , LMHP-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Clinical Social Worker I have experience with mental health and substance abuse with adults and adolescents. I am a resident in clinical social work who is currently working towards receiving my LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Work). I have an extensive amount of experience in mental health treatment, at which includes: Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar Disorders and Psychosis . I also have have experience in substance abuse, addiction and treatment. In addition, I have experience with adolescents who suffer from mental illnesses, which includes working with individuals with the following diagnoses: ADHD,ODD,Mood Disorders
(757) 866-3283
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Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Shore Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSOTP, LSAT
Verified
Verified
Other experience includes, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, life changes, LGBT, OCD, Bipolar disorders, stress management, grief, isolation and loneliness, guilt, ADHD and focus.
I am a Culturally competent Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations providing treatment using various evidence-based, person-centered treatment modalities. I do not believe in stigmatizing or judging people, nor do I believe that people "are" their diagnosis. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is one of the most important tools of change, so I strive to create a safe space where the client feels free to be their authentic self. I have experience working with individuals, groups, couples, polyamorous, unions, and justice involved clients.
(757) 801-3797
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Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Open Doors Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Verified
Ready to be done with feeling on edge, depressed, and stressed? I can offer a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore, express, and address issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorders, behavioral issues, family conflict, relationship issues, women's issues, HIV/AIDs-related issues, and LGBTQ- related issues. I am non-religious, do not like labels, am a mother of two, and have been married for 8 years. I have overcome anxiety, depression, and many traumas myself and can teach you how to do it to. If any of this resonates, then I may be a good fit for you.
(757) 709-6793
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Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Ciarra Spruill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
Verified
I am a dual licensed therapist in mental health and substance abuse and the owner of Emerge Therapy & Consulting. I am empathetic to life circumstances that negatively impact individuals mentally, emotionally and environmentally and provide diagnosis & treatment in several areas such as depression, couples therapy, anxiety, bipolar , schizophrenia, narcissistic personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, as well as a wide range of substance abuse disorders We are all a work in progress. Allow me to assist you in emerging from your inner shadow and becoming a healthier, authentic you.
(704) 327-0561
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Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Dr. Tiara McIntosh
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LMHP
Verified
Verified
I serve adolescents and adults in the following areas: anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar , and host other diagnoses. My goal is to assist individuals with overcoming challenges so they can live a fulfilling, happy, and wonderful life. They want a therapist who is non-judgmental, reassuring, empathic, and actively listens. I possess all of those areas and transparency to allow my clients to see how authentic I am.
(757) 337-1553
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Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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Mattie Brown Davis
Licensed Psychoanalyst, DDiv, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Helping people find peace. Teaching all souls; inspiring hope within...
(757) 563-1016
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Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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Leslie Churn Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CMHT, CAS, CTMHP
Verified
Verified
I am here to help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Anxiety Specialist as well as a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist with over 20 years experience. I use my skills to help holistically heal your mind, body and spirit. I provide counseling services to individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress management, self esteem and trauma. Life can feel overwhelming at times but with support, our challenges can be pivot points to heal and grow. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and love to supervise Residents in Counseling.
(757) 895-7984
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Tamara W Childress
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Immediate openings for in person appts on Saturdays available. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating children and families in individual and/or family therapy sessions. I work with individuals and families who are experiencing issues related to ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and family conflict. I have experience working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and domestic violence. I have had VA supervision training and am credentialed to do licensure supervision. Please call 804-641-5176 to inquire about availability and rates.
(804) 554-3341
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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Psychotherapy by Stella, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Making the first call is sometimes the hardest part of the therapeutic process. I commend you for your strength and courage in seeking help. One of the most important steps of pursuing counseling is finding a passionate, knowledgeable, and trusting therapist that you feel comfortable with. One that will sit with you through your difficult moments and help you to recognize or remind you of your strength. If a mood disorder is taking control of your life, I can help you to learn how to manage it. ​If you are experiencing challenges with your significant other(s) I can help you to improve the connection, understanding, and intimacy.
(513) 854-1443
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Virginia Beach, VA 23450
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Alexis Ryan
NP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexis Ryan is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with her Master’s of Science in Nursing acquired from Vanderbilt University’s No. 1 ranked program in the country. She combines expertise and evidence-based approaches to care with an unflagging commitment to compassion and kindness in order to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders with particular proficiency in mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Alexis utilizes psychotherapy, creates treatment plans, prescribes clinically-supported medications, and provides diagnostic clarity and education.
(540) 501-5436
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Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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Jodi Shani Baker-Hutchinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, depressed, anxious or alone? I am here to help. I practice from a Holistic perspective as I believe in the mind/body connection and healing starting from this point. I work to empower the people I work with as true change happens in this way. We all suffer on some level and sometimes we stand in our own way, underestimating our ability to heal. Unconditional love toward self, creating a vision and working on decreasing the negative thoughts that cause depression, anxiety, low self-esteem is what I incorporate into my therapy sessions.
(757) 663-5247
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Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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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.