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644 people sought bipolar disorder therapy help in Colorado 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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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Medical / Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +19 more

I take a lively, compassionate approach to therapy. I am enthusiastic about people's individuality and accountability to grow.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +20 more
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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +16 more

I understand that with societal changes and pressures, seeking support from an unbiased space can seem scary; however, I hope to offer that space wher... I understand that with societal changes and pressures, seeking support from an unbiased space can seem scary; however, I hope to offer that space where juggling the many “hats” you're responsible for doesn't have to seem so heavy. Read more

Starting Bipolar disorder therapy

What is Bipolar disorder therapy?

Bipolar disorder therapy from our providers at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO 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 Littleton, CO.

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 Disorder Counseling in Littleton, CO – Manic Depression Therapy

Bipolar disorder can be unnerving and confusing to those who suffer with it and to their loved ones, but mental health professionals are learning more and more about the illness and how to treat it. Many of those six million people are finding the help they need for their bipolar diagnosis, and they are living healthy, happy lives.

Psychiatrists and other licensed mental health providers at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO offer treatment for bipolar disorder, and our professionals have guided many clients toward the psychological, emotional, social, and physical help they needed to live the life they want with a chronic health condition.

Bipolar Disorder: What Is It?

While the clinical term is bipolar disorder, many people call this mental illness manic depression because it shifts people between episodes of mania and depression. Mania and depression are the two (bi) poles of type 1 bipolar disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) details the characteristics of each pole.

Mania

The cliché of mania is a euphoric high, and at times, people do experience this. However, mania can also be a frenetic irritation as well. The characteristics of mania are as follows according to the DSM-5:

  1. For a minimum time period of one week, if a person experiences an atypical, frenetic mood that is either ecstatic or irritable.
  2. During this mood, if it is ecstatic, then the individual must display three of the following signs. When the mood is irritability, then four must be displayed:
    • Needing very little sleep, yet still having energy for the day and throughout the day (e.g., many people consider one or two hours of sleep a full night’s sleep when they are experiencing mania).
    • A mind that will not quiet and thoughts that constantly race.
    • Challenges with concentration and attention (e.g., insignificant and pointless thoughts can garner many people’s attention for hours).
    • Acute talkativeness, especially as compared to a person’s normal habits.
    • Making excessive and extensive plans (e.g., pursuing a previously ignored personal or professional goal).
    • Self-esteem and a self-image that is grandiose and over-exaggerated.
    • Behavior that may be risky, dangerous, or painful (e.g., unwise career choices, spending sprees, reckless sexual experimentation).
  3. These signs cannot be the physiological effects of a drug or medication to be considered mania.
  4. These signs must result in one of the following within an individual’s life:
    • Substantial disruptions of an individual’s daily life.
    • A hospital trip to prevent or heal harm caused through reckless behavior.
    • A psychotic episode.

Depression

The other mood of bipolar disorder is depression. The DSM-5 says that the depression phase of bipolar disorder must extend for a minimum of two weeks. Individuals will feel weepy, empty, and/or sad as well as losing interest in everyday life for a significant portion of the day. At least three of the following signs will also be present:

  1. Repetitive thoughts of death or suicide idealization.
  2. Disturbed sleeping (e.g., sleeping all the time or an inability to sleep).
  3. Severely lowered stamina and energy.
  4. Appetite and/or weight changes (e.g., feeling hungry all the time or complete indifference to food).
  5. An inability to focus or make decisions.
  6. Wrestling with intense and irrational negative feelings (e.g., shame, guilt, and worthlessness).
  7. Slowed or more rapid psychomotor activity (e.g., nervously tapping one’s foot, or slurred speech).

Someone can also be diagnosed with bipolar II disorder (or type 2 bipolar disorder). People who have bipolar 2 experience major depression, but a less severe cycle of mania. This is called hypomania.

How Do You Treat Bipolar Disorder?

One of the most important steps in living with bipolar disorder is to find a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. The key is working with a mental health profession who is trained and experienced with bipolar disorder and its various forms. Licensed psychiatrists can diagnose, treat, and help prevent bipolar disorder episodes with a variety of evidence-based approaches, including psychiatric medication. Long-term medication management is often a big part of thriving with bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists and other qualified mental health providers at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO can evaluate clients who are experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder, or who have a family history of the condition. Then they can develop a treatment plan that works for the client.

Learn to Flourish with Bipolar Disorder at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO

Many of the highly qualified mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO have extensive experience helping clients with bipolar disorder, and they are ready to meet with you as early as this week. You can call the Thriveworks office to make an online or in-person appointment. Thriveworks providers accept most forms of insurance and offer evening and weekend appointments at your convenience.

Let’s work on healing together. Contact Thriveworks in Littleton, CO 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 Littleton therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Littleton
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

4.9 Thriveworks Littleton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Read more Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Littleton Oct 2019
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★★★★★
Great place!!
Littleton Aug 2018
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★★★★★
Thanks for all the great books to check out.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Great place & a very calm environment.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Found this office and Stacey in my Cigna network and couldn’t be more impressed!!
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Very friendly and calming! I was very nervous but she made me feel right at home!
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★
My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Read more My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Professional, caring, and supportive. Very pleased with my experience here.
Littleton Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Littleton is located off of W Cross Dr., near Southwest Plaza We are near other major health centers including Centura Health, and we share a building with Integrated Physical Therapy of Colorado.

Phone number

(720) 358-7560

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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