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Getting help

Treatment for bipolar disorder often involves three parts: a psychiatrist, a therapist to guide you through managing the disorder, and medication. Finding the right psychiatrist or therapist can be an important step in getting effective treatment for bipolar disorder. Here are some tips for finding a psychiatrist or therapist:

  1. Ask for recommendations: Talk to your primary care physician or other mental health professionals for recommendations. They may be able to refer you to a psychiatrist or therapist who specializes in treating bipolar disorder.
  2. Check your insurance: If you have health insurance, check your provider directory to see which psychiatrists and therapists are in your network. This can help you narrow down your search and find a provider who is covered by your insurance plan.
  3. Look online: Many psychiatrists and therapists have websites or online profiles that can provide information about their qualifications and areas of expertise. You can also check online directories, such as those listed below.
  4. Consider location and availability: When choosing a psychiatrist or therapist, it is important to consider factors such as location and availability. Look for a provider who is located close to your home or work, and who has office hours that fit your schedule.
  5. Read reviews: Online reviews can provide insights into the experiences that other patients have had with a particular psychiatrist or therapist. However, it is important to take these reviews with a grain of salt and to consider multiple sources of information.
  6. Schedule a consultation: Many psychiatrists and therapists offer consultations, either in person or over the phone, to help determine whether they are a good fit for you. This can be a good opportunity to ask questions and get a sense of the provider’s approach and communication style.
  7. Trust your gut: Ultimately, it is important to choose a psychiatrist or therapist who you feel comfortable with and who you trust. If you have concerns or doubts about a provider, it may be worth continuing your search until you find someone who feels like a good fit.

Online Resources

Here are some website links that can help you find a psychiatrist:

  1. Psychology Today:
  2. Zocdoc:
  3. Healthgrades:
  4. American Psychiatric Association:
  5. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

Here are some links that can help you find a therapist:

  1. Psychology Today:
  2. GoodTherapy:
  3. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
  4. Open Path Psychotherapy Collective:
  5. Therapy for Black Girls:

Please note that these links are provided for informational purposes only and are not an endorsement of any specific provider or service. It is important to do your own research and choose a provider who is a good fit for you and your mental health needs.