Bipolar Disorder Therapy

Utilizing Evidence-Based therapeutic approaches, we aim to provide effective psychotherapy interventions. We practice and draw upon various therapeutic modalities to help you with the challenges that you may be facing.

We offer virtual therapy across Ontario and in-person appointments at Scarborough & Mississauga.

Types of Bipolar Disorder

Each year, 1 in 5 Canadians report experiencing mental health struggles. That is an astonishing 7.65 Million Canadians per year! At some point in life, we all need a support system there for us. Therapy can be an outlet for you to safely explore your feelings as well as develop healthy coping skills to navigate your life.

Bipolar I and II disorder

Bipolar I and II Disorders are conditions characterized by significant mood swings that can impact daily life, marked by periods of intense, elevated or irritable moods and depressive episodes. In Bipolar I, these mood shifts include full-blown manic episodes, while Bipolar II involves recurrent depressive episodes with less severe, yet disruptive, hypomanic periods. Remember that you're not alone if you're grappling with either of these disorders. Our compassionate and professional therapy services are tailored to manage these symptoms effectively. We're dedicated to helping you achieve stability, gain control over your emotional swings, alleviate depressive symptoms, and improve your overall life quality.

Seasonal Bipolar Disorder

Seasonal Bipolar Disorder is a subtype where the mood shifts correspond with seasonal changes. The changing seasons may make your bipolar symptoms more complex and challenging to manage. Therapists understand this and are here to guide you through these seasonal transitions, providing strategies to maintain mood stability all year round.

Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder

Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder is defined by four or more mood episodes within a single year. This form of bipolar disorder can feel like being on a relentless emotional roller coaster. Our therapeutic services are tailored to slow down this rapid cycling, promoting a more balanced mood and enhancing your mental resilience.

Cyclothymic Disorder

Cyclothymic Disorder, or cyclothymia, involves periods of hypomanic symptoms and periods of depressive symptoms that are not as severe as full-blown manic or depressive episodes. Despite its mild nature, it can still interfere with your life. We're committed to helping you navigate this disorder. Through our therapy sessions, you may find a path to consistent emotional equilibrium, better interpersonal relationships, and an overall improved quality of life.

Therapy and Counselling For Bipolar Disorder

Every individual is unique and the same issue may present differently with different individuals. Therefore, the intervention has to be tailored to your own unique needs. We have experience in numerous evidence based modalities. Whether to use a particular modality or not, can be mutually decided during the sessions. We believe in providing culturally sensitive, person centered, recovery oriented, and trauma informed services.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

A highly effective treatment approach for bipolar disorder. It works by helping you understand how your thoughts and behaviours impact your mood and emotional wellbeing. By learning to identify and challenge negative thought patterns, you can better manage mood swings, reduce the severity of manic and depressive episodes, and foster resilience. Therapists will work with you to equip you with these crucial skills, paving your way towards improved mental health and a more balanced life.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

A transformative approach that can aid you in handling the emotional intensity and interpersonal difficulties often associated with bipolar disorder. DBT emphasises the development of four core skills: mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. With us, we may be able to guide you in mastering these skills, thereby empowering you to navigate emotional extremes and build healthier relationships effectively.

Family Focused Therapy

Family Focused Therapy (FFT) recognizes the essential role of family support in managing bipolar disorder. By involving your loved ones, FFT helps improve communication and problem-solving skills and fosters a supportive environment for you. Therapists guide families to understand bipolar disorder better, which can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of mood episodes, contributing to a harmonious familial atmosphere and your overall well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions About Anxiety Treatment

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What causes my bipolar disorder to trigger?

Bipolar disorder triggers can vary widely from person to person. Common triggers include stress, changes in sleep patterns or routines, seasonal changes, and sometimes certain medications. Understanding these triggers is a key part of managing bipolar disorder. Our clinic may be able to help you identify and manage your unique triggers, leading to a more stable mood and better control over your emotional well-being.

When should I consider therapy for bipolar disorder?

If bipolar disorder is causing significant distress or affecting your daily life, it may be time to consider therapy. This might manifest as trouble at work or in your relationships, irregular sleep patterns, or feeling overwhelmed by your emotions. Therapy can offer you the tools to manage these challenges and live a more balanced life. At our clinic, we're here to provide the professional guidance and support you need.

Is therapy for bipolar disorder effective?

Yes, therapy is a proven and effective part of treatment for bipolar disorder. It can equip you with the skills to manage symptoms, prevent relapse, and maintain healthier relationships. With a variety of therapeutic modalities to choose from, our therapist will work with you to find the approach that best suits your individual needs, ensuring that you can live a balanced and fulfilling life despite your bipolar diagnosis.