Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Steilacoom, WA

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Roxanne Peterson
Counselor, PhD, RN, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My approach to counseling is friendly, open and gentle. Together we will explore and discover beliefs and emotions that are keeping you stuck, anxious, sad, angry or fearful. Awareness arising from this journey begins a natural internal re-modeling process that results in a sense of connection with your true Self and your own inner wisdom. Space emerges for automatic reactions to become choiceful responses. Overwhelming emotions become manageable and even sources of wisdom. Previously unknown options become apparent, allowing for more focus, clarity and effectiveness in all realms of your life: (physical, emotional mental and spiritual).
(253) 221-6789
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Steilacoom, WA 98388
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Danielle D Jenkins PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am accepting clients for telehealth in Washington State. My primary specialities are bipolar disorder and Maternal Mental Health (pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, PMADs, pregnancy and infant loss, and adjustment to parenting. I also see clients for anxiety, depression, and other mental health support. Please note I am accepting clients on a limited basis and for my waitlist. See my website for details and for other therapists in my office who do similar work.
(360) 339-4079
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University Place, WA 98466
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Peter Elliot Thomas
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I also work well with clients who experience anxiety, panic, specific phobias, suicidal thoughts, bipolar disorders, and grief and loss.
My goal as your therapist is to help you develop a deep sense of your authentic self, and to cultivate your own strength and confidence in your ability to handle what life throws at you. We will work together primarily through the lens of Internal Family Systems (IFS), an intuitive and evidence-based approach to therapy. Have you ever used the phrase "Part of me feels..." to describe an internal conflict? IFS takes the idea of "parts" and provides a framework for healing the wounded parts of yourself. By approaching these "parts" with compassion and understanding, we create new space for you to live your life free of old burdens.
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Tacoma, WA 98403
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Curtis Counseling & Wellness
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
***Currently accepting new clients who are open to private cash pay only*** Currently, my only openings are for private pay clients. Hourly fees are $185 for the first session and $155 thereafter. Time slots that are open do not include after school/work hours and are day time on Mondays and Tuesdays. I work with all ages for a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder , behavior disorders, OCD, life transitions, domestic violence, abuse & much more.
(253) 237-8434
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Jamie Layton
Counselor, MS, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with people who are in intense emotional distress, including people who feel like their lives are almost unlivable. Many of my clients are navigating the worst moments of their lives or challenges that feel impossible. I help my clients find ways through to the other side. I often work with clients experiencing depression, bipolar disorder , anxiety, uncontrollable anger, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, self-harm, or suicidality. I also have expertise in religious trauma, deconstruction, and integration. I am skilled with men's issues, including men who may not view themselves as “therapy” people.
(253) 319-3536
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Tacoma, WA 98405
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Emerald 'fitz' Fitzpatrick
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Queer of Cups counseling is a place for queer/trans folks, fat folks and spiritual seekers of all kinds to feel seen, experience community and find relief from trauma, fatphobia, toxic productivity and many other issues that impact mental health. As a fat, queer, nonbinary witchy person myself living with Bipolar Disorder and other chronic conditions I know what it's like to feel invalidated by providers and out of place in the spaces of community you long for. I know what its like to fight for a sense of hope and meaning in spaces and with people who only know or accept pieces of you. You deserve healing without compromise.
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Tacoma, WA 98401
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Sedaya Northern
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is passionate about helping others. I work with individuals of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder . I also provide family therapy for families dealing with stressors and conflict.
(253) 645-0427
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Tacoma, WA 98481
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Karen Beth Acheson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Greetings and welcome. I'm Dr. Karen Beth Acheson, Ph.D., and I have over 20 years of experience bringing warmth, compassion, and a sense of humor to help empower people to make healthy changes in their lives. My primary focus is adult psychotherapy. My style is down-to-earth; I draw from humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral & mindfulness-based therapies. My specialty areas include: Depression; Bipolar (manic) Depression; Anxiety; Trauma (including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder); and Emotional/Sexual/physical Abuse. Also, I am now blending my lifelong passion for animals, including a B.S. in Animal Science, with
(253) 215-6726
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Jason Park
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
You need to feel like you can be fully yourself. To be able to set boundaries, thrive, and be healthy in your relationships. Therapy is for someone like you - a regular person, struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder ... who sometimes doesn’t like how you feel about yourself or your relationships. Given the social pressures and systemic influences in your life, these feelings become more complex and painful with time. You don’t need someone to solve everything, fix you, or expect you to be happy, but you long to be authentic and vulnerable with yourself and for others to feel they can be the same with you.
(253) 242-9957
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Tacoma, WA 98409
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Steven M Brown
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not only limited to the anxiety, depression, bipolar , PTSD, ADHD/ADD, OCD, anger issues, and personality disorders or attachment issues.
A responsible social practitioner, I provide psychological care, and services using American Sign Language (ASL). I work with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, including various populations that encompass sign language users. My interests center on developing tailored, specific psychotherapy applications that benefit the patients with hearing losses. Much of my work places an emphasis on the importance of "courageous will" to empower individuals to make choices that are useful and practical.
(253) 466-7490
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Michele Cunningham
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, SUDP
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with adults, individuals and couples and family counseling. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety, past trauma, grief or loss, depression, healing from toxic relationships and work through substance abuse issues. I also have training in EMDR. In addition to this, I can support you with the tools you need to establish healthy relationships, and create life transitions. I will provide a safe and secure environment where you can grow, develop a sense of self, establish worth, and find your value along the way!
(253) 893-6275
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Tacoma, WA 98404
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Skye Macrae
Counselor, EdM, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I’m a systems-savvy, person-centered, radically affirming provider who excels at the intersection where clinical mental health disorders meet cultural and identity issues. I love to explore gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, race, and everything else that makes you, YOU! I form deep therapy relationships with clients, and love to collaborate on a transparent, personal level. When I challenge you to grow, you’ll know I come from an earnest base of compassion, commitment, and care... I want to help individuals to feel fun, outrageous, and free, and to develop key understandings into their own psychology, preferences, and needs.
(360) 783-6239
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Tacoma, WA 98404
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Audie D Whitaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am currently taking in-person appointments in Indiana and online in Washington until the summer, when this will reverse. I specialize in treating the most difficult situations people encounter in life. I have 9 years clinical experience serving Greater Lafayette and 15 years total working with individuals and couples of all ages with recent or historical issues with trauma, personality disorders, and sexuality. I am trained and experienced in treating an extensive and intersectional range of circumstances. I am looking forward to meeting with you to discuss the best way that we can work together to help you overcome your stress.
(765) 345-4137
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Philip A Bower
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC, MHP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Together, we will create a safe place to understand your story, explore what it means to be authentically you and, discover effective strategies to elevate your health and well-being. I believe that the way we interact with ourselves and those around us is influenced by both nature and nurture. Through discovering how these factors play a role in our mental health we are able to change how we interact with ourselves and others. I have been assisting people over the past five years, discovering inner peace and acceptance through the use of Self-Compassion mindfulness.
(253) 525-5618
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Tacoma, WA 98409
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Ellie Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I believe that each person strives to feel contentment and become the best version of themselves. This can mean something different to each person, which is why I enjoy the diversity that each individual brings to therapy. It is exciting to watch the growth that individuals experience with some guidance and support. I specialize working with mood disorders & trauma. Trauma is any experience that has overwhelmed your ability to cope and has impacted how you now perceive yourself and the world around you. We can work together to heal and grow past previous experiences so that you can be the best version of yourself
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University Place, WA 98467
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Kay Kessel-Hanna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Kay Kessel-Hanna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington with 27 years of experience. She has a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Science, specializing in Systems Counseling from Bastyr University, a post-graduate certification in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Presbyterian Counseling Service Marriage and Family Training, and a Master of Arts degree in Transforming Spirituality from Seattle University. Kay believes that an individual's struggles are often a sign of stressors within the larger context of relationships.
(253) 785-2458
Tacoma, WA 98467
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Holly Taylor
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Integration of traumatic memories will elicit profound change, and enable us to feel and act from the love that is inherent in all people. I believe we are best able to become more aware of ourselves through studying our relationships. I will work with you to discover how you relate to others; we will study how your brain functions to bring past experiences into the present moment, distorting your sense of self and creating conflict. Clearing trauma can enable you to differentiate between then and now, so you are more free to make conscious choices about how you relate today.
(206) 504-2246
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Mark Lins
Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified
Verified
Mark’s first love has always been in practice with family and individual counseling. After managing, he decided to enter into private practice, currently with the Mindful Therapy Group. Mark provides individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy services to people with a variety of mental and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, attention deficit, multiple personality, anti-social and other personality issues. Mark has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from different backgrounds, cultures, and unique circumstances.
(206) 594-3515
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Tacoma, WA 98409
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Samuel Robert Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I conduct therapy with a collaborative mindset, ensuring that both yours and my goals are the same. It is my role to help you navigate your narratives, stressors and difficulties, so that you can live a more fulfilling, whole-hearted life. I pride myself on adapting therapeutic approaches to a clients’ needs. Whether you are looking for more solution focused sessions, or are needing to explore the depths of the emotional world, I feel comfortable in joining you on whatever journey you are on. Through learning new skills and building upon strengths, we can feel more confident in who we are and our place in the world.
(503) 905-9742
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Bonnie Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I work with Adults, Seniors, Teens and children who are struggling with issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Grief, life transitions, PTSD, OCD, Bi-Polar Disorder, and nuero-developmental challenges including Autism or learning disabilities. I see children who are 10+ using play therapy in the office. I assist clients in developing coping strategies to overcome challenges related to emotional control, decreasing symptoms that impact overall functioning. I also provide assistance in finding resources relating to life transitions as it pertains to caring for others who have cognitive decline, Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia
(360) 706-1150
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Tacoma, WA 98499
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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.