Treatment for Bipolar should involve an integrated approach.  Medication is most often necessary to stabilize the mood dysregulation.  Many of the techniques used in motivational therapy and DBT can be very useful in helping people who deal with this disorder. 

The therapist should also be aware of the medications used by psychiatrists to help their clients stay informed about when they should consult their doctor to inquire about dosage and side effects.

Neil Friedman, Santa Barbara Therapist

Neil Friedman, LCSW

I have an eclectic, holistic approach in working with people. I believe in helping people recognize and utilize their strengths to overcome any challenge they might face. In this process, we can explore any unconscious blocks that might be interfering with connecting with others and their environment to make the most of each moment. I believe that the “here and now” is where we experience life to the fullest. Along these lines, I try to help people find the balance between their emotional and reasonable minds to effectively problem solve issues to be addressed.

Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

Neil Friedman, LCSW
629 State St #104
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 319-0304 
[email protected]
Santa Barbara CAMFT Member

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