Counseling for bipolar disorder and depression, ages 13+
You’ve been feeling helpless, confused, and frustrated for a while now. You know that life isn’t supposed to be feel so heavy and unmanageable, but for some reason, you’re stuck. You wish you didn’t have to feel this way anymore.
Sometimes depression looks like sadness – but other times it looks like irritability, a short temper, difficulty focusing, isolating, or poor performance in school. When any of these symptoms get out of control, your quality of life suffers. You might also have periods of mania, where you act impulsively and make decisions you regret.
You can’t figure out why this is happening. You feel alienated from other people. They don’t seem to understand. They say things like “it’s not that bad” and “just take your meds.”
It’s not that simple – so you’re looking for help.
In counseling, you can learn more about what’s keeping your brain stuck in unhelpful thought patterns, and how to change them. You can learn skills to manage and improve your mood.
With me, you’ll have a nonjudgmental expert to guide you through the challenging (and rewarding!) process of healing. In nearly a decade of professional experience I have worked with people of all ages, backgrounds, and diagnoses. I feel most fulfilled when working one-on-one with people to help them heal from depression and bipolar disorder and self esteem issues.
I offer telehealth sessions only.
I have evening appointments available.
You’re worried about your child. Something has changed and they’re not acting the way they used to. You’ve heard people say that the teenage years are hard, but are they really supposed to be this hard?
Teenage years can be difficult for all families, but there are some signs that your teen might benefit from counseling. These include:
- A sudden lack of interest in things they once enjoyed
- Withdrawing from friends and family
- Intense mood swings
- Impulsive behavior that has potentially damaging consequences
- Self-harm or talking about wanting to die
You’d do anything for your child, but at this point you’re lost. You don’t know what to do or how to help them. You want them to feel better – but you’re not sure how to help. Despite your best intentions, you might even be the object of their irritability and mood swings.
Counseling can help. I have worked with adolescents for years, and am always impressed by their resilience and creativity. When I work with adolescents, I help them use the talents they already have while building new skills to manage emotions.
50-minute sessions are $60.
I am in network with BCBS, United Healthcare (Optum), Cigna, and Magellan Behavioral Health at this time.
If you have out of network benefits, your insurance company may reimburse a portion of the cost. You are responsible for contacting your insurance company and verifying benefits.
I occasionally offer discounted rates to ensure therapy is accessible for all. If you need a discounted rate please mention this in your initial consultation call.
Free 15-minute consultations are available.
The best way to contact me is to schedule a free consultation. Please feel free to call me at 972.704.1358
If this is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.