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Our therapists offer bipolar disorder therapy in Grand Rapids, MI

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2,752 people sought bipolar disorder therapy help in Michigan in the last year

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

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5 therapists available at Grand Rapids Charter Township
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Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +22 more

I am a white woman with nearly four years of experience working with many different populations and in various fields within social work.

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +16 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +23 more

I have a wide range of experience to help me understand the individual needs a person may have.

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +23 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, LGBTQIA+, +19 more

As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their... As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their transitions are smooth and beneficial as possible. Read more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +21 more
Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +18 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +19 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +11 more

As a woman who is married, has kids, and has been working in mental health for a few years, I understand the impact of stress, depression, and trauma ... As a woman who is married, has kids, and has been working in mental health for a few years, I understand the impact of stress, depression, and trauma and the affect they have on everyday life. Read more

Starting Bipolar disorder therapy

What is Bipolar disorder therapy?

Bipolar disorder therapy from our providers at Thriveworks in Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 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 Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI.

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.

Need more help deciding?

Without warning, Doug is having a hard time. At work, he cannot stay focused on any single task. Even checking little things off his to-do list feels impossible, which is strange to Doug because he is usually so productive. Doug started as an online sales manager at a pawnshop a few months ago. The first three months, he crushed the previous manager’s eBay sales numbers. Sure, Doug barely slept, but he did not want to stop. Now, it is like the opposite is true. Doug’s energy has dried up. His friends are worried too. They used to go out partying, but now Doug barely leaves his house.

Doug’s friends are understandably worried. The dramatic shifts in mood and energy that Doug has experienced may be a sign that something deeper is plaguing him. Doug may be struggling with Bipolar Depression, a mental illness where people shift between episodes of high, frenetic energy and low, depressed moods.

Bipolar Depression may feel like scary words, but many people who have this diagnosis are able to find the treatment they need. Like any other illness, they often must work closely with a mental health professional to arrive at a particular diagnosis and to formulate an effective treatment plan, but with help and support, many people with Bipolar lead productive, happy lives.

Thriveworks Grand Rapids understands the challenges that Bipolar Depression introduces into a person’s life. We have worked with many clients to help them find a tailored treatment plan that meets their particular diagnosis of Bipolar and their particular needs. We want to help.

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms and Signs

When people experience extreme shifts in their mood—from normal to euphoria to despondent to irritable to forlorn to normal—they may have Bipolar Disorder. These shifts can feel erratic and incomprehensible. Often, people with Bipolar scare themselves and their loved ones with their own behavior. It is important to remember, that Bipolar is a serious mental illness. People who have this diagnosis deserve care and patience.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) has outlined the symptoms of Bipolar Depression, and these diagnostics can help people with Bipolar as well as their loved ones understand what they may be experiencing. There are two sets of criteria: those that outline depressive episodes and those that outline manic episodes. People must have experienced both episodes to have Bipolar Depression.

During Bipolar’s depression cycle, people experience an empty, sad, weepy, and/or generally low mood and a lack of interest in daily activities for a period of two weeks. In addition to the depressed and disinterested mood, people must also experience at least three of these signs:

  1. Changes in one’s weight or appetite—an increase or decrease.
  2. An inability to stay focused or make a decision.
  3. Escalated or slowed psychomotor activity—possibly rapid finger tapping or slower speech.
  4. Deteriorating energy and stamina.
  5. Insomnia or hypersomnia—sleeping too much or being unable to sleep.
  6. Desperate and powerful feelings of guilt and/or worthlessness.
  7. Repetitive thoughts of death and suicide.

This depressive phase must persist for a significant portion of each day during a continuous, two-week period. However, depression is but one side of the coin when it comes to Bipolar. The depressive phase will give way to mania.

Manic episodes are, at times, stereotyped as euphoric highs, and they can be. However, many people experience mania as intensified emotions of irritability and anger. The DSM-5 describes mania as follows:

  1. An extraordinarily state of irritation or jubilation that persists for at least one week.
  2. When the state is jubilant, then three of the following symptoms must be displayed to be considered mania. If the state is irritable, then four signs must be experienced.
    • A mind that never settles.
    • Drastically reduced need for sleep.
    • Attention that cannot focus.
    • Planning obsessively toward goal-directed activities.
    • Excessive talking.
    • An overly inflated sense of self.
    • Potentially harmful or risky behavior.
  3. A drug or medication cannot be responsible for causing these behaviors.
  4. These signs must be so severe that they do at least one of the following:
    • Disturb an individual’s personal or professional life.
    • Cause a hospitalization.
    • Psychosis is experienced.

Bipolar Depression is not a singular diagnosis. There are many versions of the illness and subcategories within the different types. Just as a patient with diabetes must work closely with doctors to find treatment, so working with a mental health professional is key for treating Bipolar Depression.

Getting Help for Bipolar at Thriveworks Grand Rapids

As you read through the description of Bipolar Depression, did any of the symptoms of mania or depression sounds familiar? If so, you are not alone. Many people have Bipolar Depression, and they are finding ways to thrive. A serious mental health diagnosis like Bipolar means people will need significant support, and that support is available. There are groups in-person and online that can help people understand their illness and process what is happening to them. There are also caring and trained professionals ready to formulate a treatment plan that could help you. Thriveworks Grand Rapids has appointments available for Bipolar, and our professionals are ready to help.

When you reach out to our office, you may have your first appointment within 24 hours. We offer weekend and evening appointments. We also work with most insurance providers to keep the cost of treatment as low as possible.

Let’s work together for healing. Contact Thriveworks Grand Rapids today.

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 Grand Rapids Charter Township therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Grand Rapids Charter Township
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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4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Kelly Jan 2024
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I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Read more I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Grand Rapids Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Read more Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Grand Rapids May 2022
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★★★★★
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Read more I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Grand Rapids Mar 2022
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Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Read more Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Grand Rapids Jan 2020
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Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Read more Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Sep 2019
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★★★★★
My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Read more My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Grand Rapids Jul 2019
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★★★★★
I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Read more I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Grand Rapids Mar 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Rapids is located off of Kenmoor Ave SE. We share an office with Paper Plane Therapies, and are located near the ClearChoice Dental Implant Center.

Phone number

(616) 421-9387

Languages spoken by MI providers

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