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644 people sought bipolar disorder therapy help in Colorado 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 Westminster, 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 Westminster, 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.

Need more help deciding?

Bobby was on fire at his new job the first few months. He managed a pawn shop’s online merchandise, and he almost doubled his predecessor’s pace. Twenty-four hours a day, he was on his game. When he was not working, Bobby was partying all hours of the night. Life was good until out of the blue, it was not. The next day, he could barely drag himself out of bed. Now, accomplishing even the smallest task at work feels impossible. Bobby has barely eaten, but he is sleeping almost all the time.

Bobby’s friends and family members are concerned. The dramatic shift in his mood and behaviors does not seem normal. They think something more serious may be happening to Bobby—they think he may have bipolar disorder. A serious mental illness, bipolar disorder brings people through a cycle of depression and then a cycle of mania. Almost six million people in America suffer from a form of bipolar disorder, and many have reached out to a mental health professional for treatment. There are effective treatments for bipolar disorder, and many people who have it live a fulfilling and happy life.

Thriveworks Westminster has seen many people overcome the challenges of bipolar disorder. These clients worked with our therapists to set up the social, emotional, and physical support they needed to live the life they want.

Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Understanding what bipolar disorder does to a person is an important part of healing. The dramatic shifts in an individual’s state of mind can feel confusing and mysterious, but mental health professionals are learning more and more about this illness. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) details the diagnostics for bipolar disorder and gives a picture of what it is like to live with it. Bipolar disorder is named such because there are two (Bi) extreme moods that people can cycle between. One is depression, and the other is mania. The DSM-5 gives specific descriptions for each.

People may be experiencing a depression cycle when they feel sad, empty, and/or weepy as well as disinterested in everyday life throughout most of the day for a period of two weeks. Within this time period, they must also experience a minimum of three of the following:

  1. Thoughts of death and/or suicide.
  2. Indecisiveness and an unfocused attention span.
  3. Rapid or retarded psychomotor activity (such as slurred speech or nervously tapping one’s fingers).
  4. Difficult and persistent feelings of guilt, shame, and/or worthlessness.
  5. Drained stamina and energy.
  6. Fluctuations in weight and/or appetite—either a drop or a gain.
  7. Hypersomnia or insomnia.

Mania is the other mood people with bipolar experience. The cliché of mania is euphoria—the opposite of depression. For some people, this is their experience, but for others, mania is experienced as a rush of irritable feelings. The DSM-5 describes a manic cycle with the following diagnostics:

  1. An abnormal and exceptional mood that includes either elation or contentiousness and lasts for a minimum of one week.
  2. For a euphoric mood, at least three of the following should be present to be considered mania. For an irritable mood, four should be present.
    • Excessive talking.
    • Making detailed and obsessive plans to accomplish vast personal and professional tasks.
    • Engaging in risky and potentially dangerous behaviors that put their financial, emotional, physical, and sexual health in harm’s way.
    • Racing thoughts that will not calm.
    • Rarely sleeping yet still experiencing frenetic energy.
    • Quickly jumping from one topic to another.
    • An inflated sense of self.
  3. The result of these moods in a person’s life must fulfill one of the following to be considered mania:
    • Inducing psychosis.
    • Disturbing daily functioning.
    • Necessitating a hospital visit.
  4. If these signs are a result of a drug or medication, then the mood may not be mania.

Within the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, there are a variety of sub-diagnoses. One example is Bipolar II. People who have Bipolar II may experience deeper and longer bouts of depression and then swing to hypomania, a muted form of the mania symptoms outlined above. Working with a mental health professional to receive the correct diagnosis for you is an important art of the healing process.

Schedule Treatment for Bipolar Disorder with Thriveworks in Westminster, CO

Working with a trusted therapist is one of the keys to living your life instead of the life Bipolar dictates. Individuals who receive a serious diagnosis in their physical health need to work closely to formulate a treatment plan with their doctors, and so do people who receive a serious mental health diagnosis. The therapists at Thriveworks Westminster have worked, step-by-step, with many clients who have Bipolar Depression. Our staff is professional and experienced, but we also care about each client and finding a treatment that works for you, as an individual.

We accept many forms of insurance and offer convenient after-hour appointments. Your focus should be on healing, not on navigating the scheduling process. Contact Thriveworks in Westminster, CO 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 Westminster therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • 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 Westminster
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

4.7 Thriveworks Westminster reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Read more Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Westminster Mar 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Read more Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Westminster Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Read more I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Westminster Apr 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Read more Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Westminster Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Read more Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Westminster Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Read more I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Westminster Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Read more Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Westminster Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Read more Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Westminster Mar 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westminster is located in the Federal Heights area off of Bryant St. We share a building with Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, and there is a parking lot just behind us. Next door to us is a larger building that houses St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th.

Phone number

(302) 253-7942

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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