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 478 reviews and the average rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I have only been a member for a couple of weeks, and have only had one therapy session. But it has already been helpful."

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Rating: [3 out of 5 stars!]

"These stars are based on how I'm feeling its affecting my life in a positive way, with these methods. Technically, you would have 5 stars because.. well... you're providing what you say you offer. I'm just wondering if online therapy will work or if I should look for in person. We shall see!"

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"Very thoughtful and supportive programme. The CBT approach is a breath of fresh air."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Very happy with the worksheets and my therapist's assistance so far."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I have been using Online Therapy for just over a week and so far am very happy with the service and my therapist. She has been providing regular feedback and adjusting her recommendations based on my progress (or lack of). While I have been a bit slow to discover other aspects of the site (journal, yoga, meditation), this is something that I plan to start this week. I'm looking forward to my first chat tomorrow."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"This service has been thorough, insightful and at my fingertips to get help when I can find time in my busy life! Maggie has been fantastic and really cut through to my issues helping to make positive changes in my life."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"Nice balance of self-paced work, specific exercises to get you thinking, and follow up with the therapist to talk about what you're doing."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"My therapist is very kind and sincere and reaches out to me a lot. I like that i can get therapy at home. I just started and am excited to see how this can help."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"Pretty good so far."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I have found this service and my therapist to be extremely helpful to get me to look at and face the things I have been avoiding for years."

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