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660 people sought bipolar disorder therapy help in Tennessee in the last year

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Starting Bipolar disorder therapy

What is Bipolar disorder therapy?

Bipolar disorder therapy from our providers at Thriveworks in Knoxville, TN 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 Knoxville, TN.

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?

Alex has not been feeling himself for about a year now. His family and friends are worried too. Alex started a new job about this time last year, and he took it by storm. He is the online sales manager for a pawn shop, and Alex’s first six months were on fire. He tripled his predecessor’s sales numbers. Alex worked long days with an energy that never seemed to end. He would even go out after work, partying and celebrating his success. Alex also shopped—buying anything and everything he wanted. But things changed. These days, it is as if Alex is a completely different person. His contagious energy is now a dry well. His sales numbers have dried up as well. Many days, he cannot accomplish even small tasks at work, if he even gets out of bed at all.

Alex’s friends are concerned. This dramatic change does not feel healthy, and they are wondering if something bigger may be happening to Alex. They are wondering if he may have Bipolar Depression.

“One of the things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder
is that if you don’t have prior awareness, you don’t have any idea what hit you.”
—Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison

If you are experiencing the dramatic shift from mania to depression and back again, then you may be like Alex and one of the other six million people in the United States who have a form of Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar is a difficult diagnosis to hear, but many people are able to live happy, productive lives. They are managing their Bipolar because they are working with a mental health professional to receive a diagnosis, education, and a treatment plan.

Thriveworks Knoxville understands the strain and challenges Bipolar Disorder adds to an individual’s life, but we also understand how to overcome these. Our staff has worked with many clients who want to live their lives without Bipolar dictating the terms.

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms of Depression and Mania

The two (bi) poles of bipolar are called mania and depression. In fact, many people refer to Bipolar Disorder as manic depression. This mental illness cycles people between mania and depression in an oft-confusing and erratic way. It is a serious diagnosis, and anyone who is affected by Bipolar Disorder deserves patience, care, and empathy for what they are fighting. Often, an important part of that care is coming to a detailed understanding of what Bipolar is and how it works. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) has outlined both cycles of Bipolar Disorder in detail.

When individuals cycle through the depression phase, they will experience feelings of sadness, emptiness, and/or weepiness that continue for the majority of the day, for a period of two weeks. Their interest in regular activities and daily life will wane, and they will also experience at least three of these symptoms:

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

Bipolar Disorder has two fronts where the illness strikes. As if depression were not enough upon an individual, people who are diagnosed with any form of Bipolar will also experience episodes of mania. The stereotype of this phase is energy and happiness all the time. This cliché greatly undermines the difficulty that people who experience mania face. Further, mania can also be frenetic irritability instead of happiness. The DSM-5 details mania further:

  1. A frenetically high state of mind that may be either jubilant or irritated. The mood will persist for at least seven days.
  2. If the state of mind is happy, then three of the following signs must be present. If the state of mind is irritable, then four signs must be presented:
    • 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.
    • Talkativeness, especially as compared to an individual’s normal speech patterns.
    • Self-aggrandizement and inflated self-esteem.
    • Risky or harmful behavior.
  3. Drug use or medication cannot induce these symptoms.
  4. Mania results in at least one of the following:
    • Disturbing an individual’s daily life.
    • Hospitalization.
    • Hallucinations or psychosis.

There are a variety of subcategories that may come with any Bipolar Disorder diagnosis. For example, different versions of the illness may have more severe forms of depression or mania. Working with a therapist who is experienced with Bipolar in its many different forms is often the key to finding the right diagnosis and then the right treatment.

Treating Bipolar Disorder at Thriveworks Knoxville, TN

As you read through the symptoms of mania and depression, did any descriptions resonate with your experience? If you or someone you love has Bipolar Disorder, know that Thriveworks Knoxville has skilled and experienced therapists who have helped many patients find the diagnosis and treatment they need.

When you work with our office, know that weekend and evening appointments are available. We accept most forms of insurance, and many new clients have their first appointment within 24 hours of their first call to us.

Our hope is that every Thriveworks client receives the help they need when they need it.

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 Knoxville therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Knoxville
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

4.6 Thriveworks Knoxville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Read more I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Knoxville Feb 2020
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★★★★★
I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Read more I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Knoxville Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Read more Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Knoxville Jan 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Read more Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Knoxville Dec 2018
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★★★★★
Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Read more Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Knoxville Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Read more Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Read more My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Read more I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Knoxville Sep 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Knoxville is located off of N Peters Rd and Market Pl Blvd, across the street from Market Place Shopping Center. Our other neighbors include Block Advisors, Geosyntec Consultants, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Knoxville West - Cedar Bluff. The closest bus stop to our building is N Peters Rd EB @ Market Place Blvd.

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(865) 290-2278

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