Manage Your Bipolar with Online Therapy

Category: Bipolar | Last updated: October 18th, 2018 | Reviewed and approved by:

While it is common for people to experience mood swings from time to time, bipolar disorder is much more severe. When someone has bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) their mood shifts from periods of over-excitement and feeling like you're "on fire" (manic episodes) to periods of feeling severely depressed (depressive episodes).

During manic episodes, it's common to have a generally elevated mood, be highly active, experience higher self-esteem and need less sleep. This often alternates with depressive periods where you feel little joy in life, have problems sleeping, gain or lose weight and experience a loss of energy.

While this can be stressful and even debilitating, there is hope. Our therapy for bipolar is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which has been shown in research studies to help people with bipolar disorder, often used in conjunction with medication. You see, it is your thoughts that affect your perception of the world, and with bipolar disorder, your brain tends to process information in an inaccurate and distorted way. With the help of your therapist, you will be able to identify and challenge these distorted and negative thought patterns that cause your stress and even harmful behavior. By identifying the situations that trigger your manic and depressive episodes, you will be more aware of when a mood shift is about to happen. And, eventually, you will be able to control your emotions and stress. By discovering new coping and behavioral skills, you will be able to stick to a treatment plan and live a more stable lifestyle, which will reduce the risks of a relapse.

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Reviews

Our online therapy services have received 516 reviews and the average rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Well, online-therapy.com was able to help me identify the fact that I have been dealing with thought traps sixty-seven percent into the program. The two main thought traps are catastrophic thinking and extreme thinking. The sad thing is that the thinking is relevant to reality. This is why I documented everything. This is why I dialogue everything. This is why I do so via online GPS coordinates attached to smart devices, audio recordings, video surveillance, and research on those who have been wrapped up with derogatory records online.

I am not the same anymore because life is not the same anymore. This world we live in is not like the way I remember during my childhood innocence. It's changed drastically and I have experienced corruption. I experienced trauma and severe degrees of stress in the midst of the corruption. In matter of fact, I was scoring myself out with the Holmes and RaHe Social Readjustment Scale. I was scoring over 700 consistently for a prolonged period of time. Now isn't that alarming?!

Maybe this will all change by moving into the country. Maybe than I can focus on thinking about the birds and the bees in the pine trees. The many seas that this land divides and a garden to provide. Maybe than I will not have to worry about the mafia attempting to conquer and divide. Maybe I'll be able to focus on skinning a deer hide.
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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"The therapist is very quick in responding with comments to the workbook entries. I've found some very valuable advice and insight from the short time I've been here."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Great timing with replies, very comprehensive, easy to read and follow along therapy methods."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I really like the format of this program, because I can do my therapy at home in the evenings. I was skeptical at first, but I was in a really bad place in life, and was desperate to try something. I have been in "talk-therapy" in the past with a psychologist or social worker, but this is really different.

The worksheets have been helpful in sorting out my thoughts, and figuring out how to actually make changes in my life, instead of just talking about it. My therapist, Maggie, has been very helpful by helping me realize that if I don't have a plan and take active steps to feel better, then things will just stay the same. Then, ultimately I will just continue down the same path and remain unhappy.

She challenges me by asking tough questions, which helps me see things from a different perspective. I feel encouraged that if I stick with the program, I can break my negative patterns, and live a more balanced life. I have hope that I can use my new skills to repair the damaged relationships in my life. I can learn to reach out to people.
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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"Each module easy to read and understand. Lots of good resources."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I stayed with this programme for 10 months and I can highly recommend this form of therapy. The fact that you can work when you want, reread the comments or chats until your really understand gives this an enormous advantage over classic face to face therapy where you can easily forget all of what was said.
Maggie, my therapist, gave me so much help and hope over the past ten months. I will always be grateful to her for that. She helped me out of a black hole. I have been copying out some of the stuff I have written over the months and I can hardly believe the difference. It helps me remember how I was, but I have certainly changed, I can see that. It's wonderful !!
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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I love how flexible the online therapy program is. I feel like I am making progress and I highly recommend this program."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I find this service very professional and helpful. There's no way I could fit in a traditional face to face therapy in my hectic life.. I like to be able to choose my pace through this healing path. Therapist answers are always emphatic and focus just on what is more relevant .
And Yoga is another very powerful tool!
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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Great response time by the therapist. Good advice that is well thought out and personalized."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Maggie is very encouraging but also practical. She has effective ways of framing thoughts to affect behavior and get the desired results. I would definitely recommend her to others."

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