Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy level, and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar disorder can experience high and low moods-known as mania (extreme euphoria) and depression (sad and hopeless) -which differ from a more common type of mood swing. People with bipolar may experience periods of unusually intense emotion, changes in sleep patterns and activity levels and strange behaviors. The causes of BPD are not always clear. Signs often start in ones early teens or twenties. Proper diagnosis and treatment can help people with bipolar disorder lead healthy and productive lives.
Local Experts in Bipolar Disorder
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy
I am passionate about working with persons experiencing symptoms associated with bipolar disorder spectrum. I assist clients in garnering an intimate understanding of their challenges, self-advocating with their care providers, developing effective symptom management routines, navigating relationships for positive outcomes, and embracing their dreams and goals for a fulfilling life.
Over 5 years working in the community to stabilize clients with Bipolar Disorder who have experienced disruption in their daily functioning and have high numbers of hospitalizations or incarcerations.
I have extensive experience in working with individuals experiencing symptoms of Bipolar Disorder with varying levels of severity from severe to relatively mild. I tend to highlight a sense of balance and understanding, as well as introduce skills to help address some of the unique challenges and concerns clients face daily that are related to the symptoms they experience.