Managing Bipolar

I’m on medication,
but I’m still struggling.

  • I find it difficult to keep a job
  • My relationships keep failing
  • I’m anxious in social settings
  • I still feel like my moods aren’t “normal”

Most people find that along with their medication, a combination of therapy, a support team, and behavioral tools can be the key to enjoying a productive and meaningful life.

How Can New Pathways
Counseling Help?

Research shows positive outcomes when those with bipolar have a support team.  One of those members should be a knowledgeable therapist that works with you to determine and meet your needs, and your goals.

We help empower you to take control of your illness by:

  • Teaching you the phases of a manic or depressive episode and help you recognize their onset
  • Helping you put steps in place to minimize triggers that bring on your symptoms
  • Teach you behavioral tools to help manage mood swings including anxiety
  • Help you build and educate a support team to assist you with your goals
  • Offer the services of a peer specialist who can check in with you daily, weekly, monthly – for as long as needed help you to feel safe and stay stable

Why Work with New
Pathways Counseling?

We are a unique group, specializing in working with Bipolar Disorders

  • We are affiliated with, and spokespeople for, DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance)
  • Our team includes:
  • a trained therapist
  • a bipolar caregiver and
  • a Certified Peer Specialist; someone who personally lives with a bipolar diagnosis; someone you can talk to when you need support or encouragement, rather than therapy.

We work with each client on an individual basis and personalize their care based on their unique challenges.  We are educated in treating the emotional strain caused by bipolar disorders and teach you and your caregivers/support team how to manage symptoms and to prevent or minimize relapses both short-term and long-term.

My loved ones just
don’t understand!

In many cases, loved ones just feel helpless and don’t understand Bipolar.  We work at helping your loved ones become a part of your support team, educating them on your illness, triggers, and early warning signs. They can be a great resource in helping you prevent or safely move through a manic episode. We work with families and loved ones through group counseling, psycho-education, family therapy, or individual therapy to develop stability in your home and in your relationships.

Bipolar and EMDR

Most people with a bipolar disorder have gone through some difficult experiences when they were not stable. EMDR is a therapy technique often used by Carron to help clients resolve anxiety and stress caused from these events. The great news is, it is often more effective than traditional talk therapy to quickly resolve emotional pain from past experiences.  For more information on EMDR, click here.

I don’t know if I can
afford therapy

We work with clients to maximize what they can afford by:

  • Setting up clear goals
  • Give homework for in-between sessions
  • Develop an action plan to manage early warning signs to limit crisis moments
  • Once stable, go to a once a month check in, or group therapy
  • Work with our Peer Specialist to have affordable maintenance support

Ready to take the next step?

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