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13,966 people sought bipolar disorder therapy help in Virginia in the last year

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I am passionate about understanding and addressing your unique mental health needs; I am dedicated to providing a personalized outpatient therapy jour... I am passionate about understanding and addressing your unique mental health needs; I am dedicated to providing a personalized outpatient therapy journey tailored to your needs. Read more

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Hello, I'm Shelby Pearce, a compassionate ally on your journey dedicated to providing a safe and understanding space where, together, we can navigate ... Hello, I'm Shelby Pearce, a compassionate ally on your journey dedicated to providing a safe and understanding space where, together, we can navigate life's challenges with empathy and perseverance. Read more

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Starting Bipolar disorder therapy

What is bipolar disorder therapy?

Bipolar disorder therapy from our providers at Thriveworks in Chesterfield, VA 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 Chesterfield, VA.

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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Bipolar Depression Therapy—Counselors in Chesterfield, VA

The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Chesterfield offer counseling for bipolar depression, and we have worked with many clients, helping them find the emotional, psychological, physical, and social support they need.

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Sometimes, bipolar disorder is called manic depression because those are the two phases of the illness: mania and depression. This mental illness swings people’s moods between these two extremes. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) details each phase.

Mania is sometimes stereotyped as constant happiness and energy. Some people do experience this, but others experience mania’s heightened mood as anger or irritation. The DSM-5 describes mania as follows:

  1. Mania lasts for a minimum of one week, during which individuals experience a frenetic state of mind that is either euphoric or irritable.
  2. If the mood is euphoric, then at least three of the following must be present. If the mood is irritable, then four will be present:
    • Thoughts and emotions that will not slow.
    • Requires little rest to maintain high energy throughout the day and night.
    • Difficulty with holding attention and focus.
    • Increasing loquaciousness, particularly compared to an individual’s normal talking habits.
    • Planning excessively and obsessively for a personal or professional goal.
    • A grandiose self-image and exaggerated self-esteem.
    • Risky and harmful behavior in one’s professional, personal, financial, and/or sexual life.
  3. A drug or medication regimen cannot be the cause of this behavior for the mania.
  4. The result of this manic behavior will include one of the following:
    • Hospitalization to prevent or treat harm caused.
    • An inability to function in normal, daily life.
    • Psychosis or delusions.

As if handling mania were not sufficiently difficult, bipolar disorder swings individuals from mania to depression. The DSM-5 describes the depression cycle of Bipolar as a sad, weepy, and/or empty mood that lasts for the majority of the day for a continuous two weeks. In addition, people will experience apathy toward daily activities and three of the following symptoms:

  1. Obsessive thinking about suicide or death.
  2. Disruptions in sleep patterns—either an inability to sleep or the desire to sleep all the time.
  3. Lagging energy and endurance.
  4. Fluctuations in one’s weight and/or appetite—possibly eating all the time or complete disinterest in food.
  5. Indecisiveness and lack of focus.
  6. Intense and even irrational negative feelings such as shame, worthlessness, and guilt.
  7. An increase or decrease in psychomotor activity such as slowed speaking or a rapid toe tapping.

Bipolar disorder has several subcategories that can provide a more accurate diagnosis. For example, people with Bipolar II experience hypomania, a lessened form of mania, but they often go through more intense depression cycles.

Working with a mental health provider is of utmost importance in diagnosing and forming a treatment plan for any form of Bipolar.

Therapy for Bipolar Disorder with Thriveworks Chesterfield

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Bipolar, you are not alone. If you suspect you may have a form of Bipolar, help is available. Thriveworks Chesterfield has therapists who have extensive experience working with clients who are facing this illness.

When you contact our office, we have done our best to make scheduling therapy as easy as possible. We offer evening and weekend appointments. New clients often have their first appointment within a week of calling.

Let’s work together. Contact Thriveworks today by giving us a call or scheduling a session online.

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 32 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Chesterfield
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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$1

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I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Read more I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Hannah Jan 2024
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I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Read more I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Chesterfield Nov 2021
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★★★★★
This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Read more This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Chesterfield Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Read more Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Chesterfield Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Read more Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Read more Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Read more Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Read more Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Across the street is Simple Intervention and Huff Poole & Mahoney PC legal services. Next door is Branches of Life and the office of dentist Sasala Albert. There is also a Starbucks in the parking lot, as well as First Watch restaurant and TowneBank.

Phone number

(804) 375-5195

Languages spoken by VA providers

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