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Bipolar disorder is characterized by intense and swift mood changes that can make everyday life a challenge. There are multiple types of bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive), and each are characterized by their levels of ups and downs as well as the length of symptoms.

If you believe you have bipolar disorder, the time to seek help is now. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

When it comes to bipolar disorder, there are two classes of symptoms, mania and depression, that alternate for specific episodes. These cause feelings of highs and lows.

  • Mania: restlessness, overconfidence, having loads of energy, feeling extremely happy, feeling like your thoughts are racing.
  • Depression: sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, being unable to concentrate, decreased interest in daily activities or relationships.

You may not experience these exact symptoms, as bipolar disorder symptoms can vary greatly from individual to individual. Less severe symptoms are often caused by Cyclothymic disorder, which is related to bipolar disorder.

If you’d like to know more about bipolar disorder symptoms, this article details differences between manic and depressive episodes. If you think you may be suffering from bipolar disorder, the best thing you can do is seek help from a therapist.

Seek Bipolar Disorder Therapy Today!

The sooner you seek treatment for bipolar disorder, the sooner you can begin to understand and cope with your mood swings. And Mental Health Match can help you get started by quickly matching you with a professional therapist. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Rachel Miller
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You are the expert on you and I am here to be your guide. We will work together for you to be the best you! I’ve learned through experience that each person comes to the table with their own story and strengths to pull from.



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You are the expert on you and I am here to be your guide. We will work together for you to be the best you! I’ve learned through experience that each person comes to the table with their own story and strengths to pull from.


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My approach invites a deeper look at how you are talking to yourself to help you heal from past trauma.
 You already have all you need to live your best life. Together we can work on bringing it out. I use EMDR, skill building techniques and more.

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Andrew Drey-Mulari
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Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.


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Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.

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I utilize a client-centered approach. My main modality is Narrative Therapy, which operates under the assumption that we live our lives in stories.

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Desiree McLaughlin
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Take the next step not just to overcome ongoing barriers, but to dismantle them, so that you can have the right tools to take on future obstacles. Your trauma does not define you or set the boundaries of who you are, and can be.


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Take the next step not just to overcome ongoing barriers, but to dismantle them, so that you can have the right tools to take on future obstacles. Your trauma does not define you or set the boundaries of who you are, and can be.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use evidence-based modalities, and am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Practice. With these tools, I will work with you to ensure our approach is individualized and specific to how you learn and heal.

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Ann LeFevre
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Explore the concerns that are bringing you to therapy, and keep tabs on your progress to make sure we're on the same page in terms of your goals and how you're feeling.


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Explore the concerns that are bringing you to therapy, and keep tabs on your progress to make sure we're on the same page in terms of your goals and how you're feeling.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use evidence-based treatments, meaning treatments that have been backed by decades of research that show they work. I typically ask my clients to complete homework between sessions, knowing that they will get faster results.

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Jennifer Scott
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Unpack & transform the unproductive patterns that obstruct meaningful change. Nurture your courage and agency to make the changes and choices you want for your life.


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Unpack & transform the unproductive patterns that obstruct meaningful change. Nurture your courage and agency to make the changes and choices you want for your life.

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I believe your struggles, hopes, fears and longings are important. They matter. You matter. I believe you are worthy of kindness, connection, and belonging. I believe you deserve the fulfillment and healing you seek.

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