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Discover how starting bipolar disorder therapy 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 Dover, DE 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 the 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 Dover, DE.

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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Jake feels like he’s on top of the world. He’s excelling at his sales job, staying up every night to party, wrote a screenplay that’s going to become the next big film, and he just bought a yacht since his job is going so well. He’s feeling so good, he doesn’t even need sleep, thriving off of just four hours a night. This surprises his friends and coworkers, who are used to a Jake that oversleeps, doesn’t like to party, and is very financially reasonable. Sure, he writes a little in his free time, but he’s never mentioned wanting to write for film.

Then, within two weeks, Jake stops feeling so good. In fact, he feels worse than ever. The lack of sleep crashes over him, and he’s looking at his credit card balance with mute horror. He cries more than usual and seems to have lost all hope for the future. His friends and coworkers are just as confused and worried as he is. What happened?

Most likely, Jake has Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder—or Bipolar Depression as it is sometimes called—can be a terrifying and confusing disorder if not properly managed. The tell-tale mood shifts are oftentimes extreme and can have huge financial and health implications. But Bipolar Disorder is treatable! Thriveworks Dover understands the strains and pressure Bipolar puts on your life, and your desire to be free of it. Together, we can manage your Bipolar, so it doesn’t take over your life.

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar Disorder can be a hard diagnosis to hear. Many people think they are doomed to a lifetime of unexpected, unmanageable mood shifts. And while it may be hard at times, it is not a death sentence. Thriveworks Dover has seen many people lead successful, happy lives with their Bipolar under control.

So, what is Bipolar Disorder? As the name suggests, it constitutes two polar opposite mood phases. For a time, someone with Bipolar may feel depressed. Then, without warning, they’ll be full of energy. This is called the manic phase, and in our above example, Jake excelled at work, wrote a screenplay, partied instead of slept, and purchased a yacht during his manic phase.

A manic episode is often the easiest way to identify bipolar. The depression episode will usually precede or follow a manic episode, and we will talk about the symptoms of that phase later on. Some common symptoms of the manic phase of Bipolar include:

  • A frenetically high state of mind that may be either jubilant or irritated.
  • Accelerated thinking that will not settle.
  • A significant reduction in one’s need for sleep or rest.
  • Unfocused attention.
  • Obsessive and furious planning toward a goal.
  • Self-aggrandizement and inflated self-esteem.
  • Risky or harmful behavior.
  • Hallucinations.

The manic cycle can be terrifying. It can catch people off guard and disrupt your way of life, both now and in the future. With proper medication and treatment, however, it is manageable. Thriveworks Dover will walk with you through the process of finding the right treatment fit. We strive to create a partnership with you, and always keep your goals as the focal point.

As if manic episodes weren’t enough, Bipolar will also cycle through a depression stage. It is longer lasting and can be equally as destructive. Some common symptoms of a depressive episode include:

  • Powerful feelings of guilt, shame, and/or worthlessness.
  • Appetite or weight changes—either a decrease or increase.
  • Weakened endurance and energy.
  • Slowed speaking or nervous tapping.
  • Difficulty making decisions and focusing.
  • Disruptions in sleep—insomnia or hypersomnia.
  • Recurrent thoughts of suicide or death.

Depression is not fun. It can feel like a black hole that you’ll never get out of. Thriveworks Dover is here for you. We are trained and have experience treating both stages of Bipolar, so if you read those descriptions and thought, “That’s me,” know that you aren’t alone. There is effective treatment available, and our Dover counselors will work with you until we find the perfect fit, and we will continue to walk with you for however long is needed afterwards.

What Does Treatment for Bipolar Look Like?

It can feel impossible to live with Bipolar Disorder. The two extremes make traditional therapy not as effective. But psychologists have found a combination of medication and talk therapy that when combined with your strength, can free you from the chaotic reign of Bipolar.

It’s a long, uphill battle, but the counselors at Thriveworks Dover have seen countless of other strong individuals overcome their Bipolar, and we know that you can too! Treatment for Bipolar will most likely involve medication. It can be tricky to find the right dosage and type, but that’s what we are here for. Medication is especially effective for treating the manic episodes, and they can smooth out some of the rockier seasons of depression.

In addition to medication though, talking with a professional counselor is crucial. Not only can it help tremendously with the depression episodes, it can make managing medication and the day to day life of living with Bipolar much easier. Living a successful, happy life with Bipolar is possible! If you think you are struggling with Bipolar Disorder, give Thriveworks Dover a call today. You don’t have to live in the confines of Bipolar Disorder anymore. Treatment is available, and we are excited to share it with you.

 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Dover therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | BCBS

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Dover
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

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I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Read more I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Theresa Jan 2024
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I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Read more I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Dover Feb 2020
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Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Read more Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Dover Aug 2019
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Very Professional Staff!...Very Clean offices...and I appreciate the coffee.
Dover Aug 2019
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I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Read more I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Dover Aug 2019
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Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Read more Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Dover May 2019
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I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Read more I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Dover May 2019
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Where to find us

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dover is located at 1326 S Governors Ave Suite A, Dover, DE 19904, at the intersection of Fiddlers Green.

Phone number

(302) 365-8761

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