Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings.  You experience periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood called mania or hypomania. 

 

When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless, and lose interest or pleasure in most activities.  When you experience mania, you may become hyperactive and feel unrealistically confident or powerful.  You may act without thinking and do risky things you would not normally do.  Hypomania is similar to mania but less severe.  You may experience it as a period of high energy.

The most effective approach to managing bipolar disorder involves a combination of medications and psychotherapy.  If you have been diagnosed with any form of bipolar disorder, psychotherapy can help you understand your condition, recognize and manage your mood symptoms, reduce recurrence and time spent in mood episodes, address your triggers and traumas, and enhance your functioning.

Personal growth is a lifelong process.  Sometimes, problems and difficulties are the triggers that awaken the desire to grow and make changes in one’s life...

                                              

Depression is a common issue that can negatively affect how you feel, think, or act.  It can be experienced in different ways and for different reasons...

Anxiety is such a common issue that almost everyone experiences it at some point in life.  For many people anxiety is an ongoing reality they live with day in and day out...

While most couples seek help during times of conflict and distress, couple therapy can be useful at all stages of a relationship...

Dealing with the aftermath of a motor-vehicle accident (MVA) can be challenging and confusing.  Many individuals experience a significant increase in stressors...

What’s troubling you?  Feeling stuck?  Overwhelmed?  Struggling with depression, anxiety, or grieving a loss?..