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10,652 people sought bipolar disorder therapy help in Texas in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a bipolar disorder can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Bipolar disorder therapy

What is bipolar disorder therapy?

Bipolar disorder therapy from our providers at Thriveworks in Austin, TX is an effective form of mental health treatment for those with bipolar disorder. It helps one to better navigate their unique experience, which might come with hypomanic, manic, or depressive episodes.

How does bipolar disorder therapy work?

Bipolar disorder therapy works to help you manage your specific symptoms as well as improve your relationships. It can also help you cope with stress, a major contributor to the disorder.

Is bipolar disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Our bipolar disorder therapy services are conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you when working with one of providers at Thriveworks in Austin, TX.

How long does bipolar disorder therapy last?

The length of bipolar disorder therapy sessions will vary from one person to the next, dependent on their specific needs. However, short-term, problem-focused therapy for bipolar disorder typically lasts for 12-16 weeks. Therapy may last longer for those who have more severe or persistent symptoms.

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Brett started a new job a few months ago, and the first few weeks were incredible. It was almost as if he were in a dream—he could not be stopped. Brett doubled the sales performance his predecessor had set. He lived and breathed his work, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A few weeks into the job, a flip switched. Brett could not even accomplish the most simple task or concentrate for any length of time. He has already used up his sick leave for the whole year because there are just some days Brett cannot get out of bed. His friends and family are concerned about him, and even Brett is confused. These extreme swings in his mood do not feel healthy. They are beginning to wonder if something deeper is occurring, if maybe he has Bipolar Depression.

“Depression is a painfully slow, crashing death.
Mania is the other extreme, a wild roller coaster run off its tracks.”
― David Lovelace, Scattershot: My Bipolar Family

About six million Americans have been diagnosed with a form of Bipolar Disorder. There are various sub-diagnoses within this mental illness, but they all involve dramatic shifts between two extreme moods—mania and depression. Working with a mental health professional is paramount for living with this illness because effective treatments are available. Many people are living happy, successful lives and managing their Bipolar.

The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Austin understand the difficulties that a Bipolar diagnosis can introduce into a person’s life. We also understand the psychological, emotional, social, and physical help people need to accomplish their personal and professional goals—living the life they want.

Bipolar Disorder: Signs of Mania and Depression

As bewildering as Bipolar feels to those diagnosed with it as well as their loved ones, mental health professionals are learning more about this mental illness all the time. Understanding is often an important part of healing. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) gives detailed descriptions of Bipolar’s depression cycle and mania cycle. These diagnostics are not just helpful to clinicians, but to people who are living with Bipolar or think they may have it.

During the depressive cycle of Bipolar, people will feel an empty, weepy, and/or sad mood that remains for the majority of the day and for a period of at least two continuous weeks. In addition, they will experience severe disinterest in everyday life as well as three (at least) of these symptoms:

  1. Suicide idealization and/or constant thoughts about dying.
  2. Overwhelmingly difficult emotions—shame, guilt, and/or worthlessness.
  3. Depleted energy and/or stamina.
  4. Retarded or hyper psychomotor activity (For example, slowed ability to write or possibly rapidly tapping fingers).
  5. Differences in one’s appetite and/or weight.
  6. Difficulty making a decision or focusing.
  7. Sleeping all the time or barely sleeping.

Depression is but one phase that people with Bipolar will experience. The other is mania. Euphoric highs and frenetic positivity is the stereotype of a mania episode, but often, people feel the elevated mood as irritation and anger—not positivity. The DSM-5 outlines mania as follows:

  1. An elevated mood that could be either contentious or elated. This frenetic mood will persist for at least seven days.
  2. During an elated state of mind, the elevated mood will have a minimum of three of the following. During a contentious mood, four of the following will be present:
    • Increasing loquacity.
    • Obsessive and detailed planning for personal and professional goals.
    • Possibly harmful actions that put one’s emotional, financial, physical, and/or sexual health at risk.
    • A mind that races and cannot calm down.
    • Increasing energy despite little to no sleep.
    • Bouncing quickly between tasks and thoughts…always moving.
    • An enlarged self-esteem.
  3. The consequence of mania within an individual’s life will result in at least one of the following:
    • Hallucinations or psychosis.
    • Disruptions in one’s daily life.
    • A hospitalization to treat or prevent harm.
  4. To be mania, these symptoms cannot be the physiological effects of a medication or drug use.

Bipolar Disorder is an umbrella with many sub-diagnoses that can more specifically describe what a person may be experiencing. For example, some people experience a more severe depression cycle and a less severe mania cycle. These people may have Bipolar II. One key to managing Bipolar is working closely with a mental health professional who has experience in diagnosing and treating the various forms of Bipolar Disorder.

Appointments at Thriveworks Austin for Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorder

As you read through the symptoms of mania and depression, did anything sound familiar? If you have experienced shifts in your mood that feel extreme and overwhelming, know that help is available. If you have been diagnosed with Bipolar Depression, know that help is available. Just as someone with a serious physical health diagnosis needs the help and support of their doctors, so anyone diagnosed with a form of Bipolar Disorder needs the help and support of a mental health professional. Thriveworks Austin has provided that guidance to many clients.

If you are ready to work with a mental health professional, we are ready to work with you. New clients usually have their first appointments within 24 hours of their first call to our office. We also accept most insurance plans as well as offer convenient weekend and evening appointments.

Let’s work together. Call Thriveworks Austin today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Austin therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Christus Health Plan Exchange

  • Christus Health Plan Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Austin
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

3.7 Thriveworks Austin reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Amazing!!! I am beyond happy with the services provided by Dr. Nunez. She has been so amazing with my children and I am beyond grateful for her and ThriveWorks. I’d recommend her to anyone. She is incredibly talented and listens without judgement. If I could I’d give her a zillion stars for having the most positive, profound impact on our lives!
Read more Amazing!!! I am beyond happy with the services provided by Dr. Nunez. She has been so amazing with my children and I am beyond grateful for her and ThriveWorks. I’d recommend her to anyone. She is incredibly talented and listens without judgement. If I could I’d give her a zillion stars for having the most positive, profound impact on our lives!
West Lake Hills Sep 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I needed someone who was strong, kind, listened and was action oriented who had the experience to deal with the trauma I was struck with when I experienced severe loss of a loved one in 2016. Linda was and is present, intelligent, professional, human, warm and kind and at every session she has offered me practical solutions to face my life and my day to day activities. I highly recommend her. She Is so good it is very hard to get an appointment with her but if you can get one keep it. She is fabulous and will heal your spirit and soul in a safe and loving place. I love her strength more than anything and her optimism that anyone can get to a better place and not be stuck in pain and hopelessness. She is healing my heart and I feel like I have found a person who truly cares. This is a very good place.
Read more I needed someone who was strong, kind, listened and was action oriented who had the experience to deal with the trauma I was struck with when I experienced severe loss of a loved one in 2016. Linda was and is present, intelligent, professional, human, warm and kind and at every session she has offered me practical solutions to face my life and my day to day activities. I highly recommend her. She Is so good it is very hard to get an appointment with her but if you can get one keep it. She is fabulous and will heal your spirit and soul in a safe and loving place. I love her strength more than anything and her optimism that anyone can get to a better place and not be stuck in pain and hopelessness. She is healing my heart and I feel like I have found a person who truly cares. This is a very good place.
West Lake Hills Sep 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am gonna cry as I write this review... I have been working with Linda M. since I was married to my abusive ex husband and through my single time and my time meeting and marrying my current very wonderful husband. She has pushed me to be the very best person I can be and literally saved my life on several occasions. I'm moving to VA so I can't see Linda anymore and I'm telling you, this is my hardest goodbye. This woman is beyond amazing. She has forced me to take a good hard look at myself and work on everything: anxiety, borderline and PTSD to make me be a better person. You CANNOT go wrong with Linda. It's amazing how much one person and one session can change your life. I've tried therapy before, many times, with no luck until I got dragged to Thriveworks by someone close to me who wanted therapy to fix me! Well it didn't "fix me" it made me a totally new person. A happier, more confident person willing to take on the world. I even wanted Linda to come to my wedding, but knew she couldn't as she is very professional and this is against policy. But I would have had her there in a heart beat!
Read more I am gonna cry as I write this review... I have been working with Linda M. since I was married to my abusive ex husband and through my single time and my time meeting and marrying my current very wonderful husband. She has pushed me to be the very best person I can be and literally saved my life on several occasions. I'm moving to VA so I can't see Linda anymore and I'm telling you, this is my hardest goodbye. This woman is beyond amazing. She has forced me to take a good hard look at myself and work on everything: anxiety, borderline and PTSD to make me be a better person. You CANNOT go wrong with Linda. It's amazing how much one person and one session can change your life. I've tried therapy before, many times, with no luck until I got dragged to Thriveworks by someone close to me who wanted therapy to fix me! Well it didn't "fix me" it made me a totally new person. A happier, more confident person willing to take on the world. I even wanted Linda to come to my wedding, but knew she couldn't as she is very professional and this is against policy. But I would have had her there in a heart beat!
West Lake Hills Apr 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
The office is quiet and peaceful. It is hard to beat an appointment within 24 hours and no waiting once you get there.
Read more The office is quiet and peaceful. It is hard to beat an appointment within 24 hours and no waiting once you get there.
West Lake Hills Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
☆☆☆☆
Sadly, I was in at vulnerable time and felt taken advantage of with Lisa. She was late for appointments and cut appointments short with no apology. I had been charged for full appointments. If the patient is late or misses, we are charged regardless of the circumstances. Unfortunately, it doesn't go the other way with the therapists. I felt she was defended by Thriveworks for her actions. I can only hope that for the sake of the patients this will change.
Read more Sadly, I was in at vulnerable time and felt taken advantage of with Lisa. She was late for appointments and cut appointments short with no apology. I had been charged for full appointments. If the patient is late or misses, we are charged regardless of the circumstances. Unfortunately, it doesn't go the other way with the therapists. I felt she was defended by Thriveworks for her actions. I can only hope that for the sake of the patients this will change.
West Lake Hills Jun 2015
Review left on Thriveworks.com
☆☆☆☆
My teenage daughter with diagnosed social anxiety and anxiety and depression was dropped because your counselor could not meet at times that worked for the patient. No other doctor was recommended. A nice note was written but now I’m empty handed with a serious situation. And you all dumped us.
Read more My teenage daughter with diagnosed social anxiety and anxiety and depression was dropped because your counselor could not meet at times that worked for the patient. No other doctor was recommended. A nice note was written but now I’m empty handed with a serious situation. And you all dumped us.
West Lake Hills Apr 2015
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Austin is located in the same building as Detect Lab, Oakin Adams & Kilmer LLP, Actum Processing, MaQro Advisors, Cobalt Group Inc., Tribe Design Group, Virtus Financial Group, and Ecolab. Across the street is Hill Country Animal Hospital. We are near the intersection of Bee Cave Rd and St Stephens School Rd S, which has a Texaco nearby, as well as Rob Roy Chevron and Half Off Fireworks.

Phone number

(512) 601-5098

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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