Living with bipolar disorder?
Do you think you might be bipolar and want to talk to a professional?
Need help managing the extreme mood swings you are experiencing?
Have you already been diagnosed and want support while working towards stability?
I am here to help you on this mental health journey of living with bipolar disorder regardless of what stage of recovery you are in!
The ups and downs
Living with untreated bipolar disorder is like being on a nightmare of a rollercoaster. It is exhausting going through the extreme moods of mania, hypomania, and depression, and feeling like you have little to no control over your emotions.
Maybe you lashed out on a loved one, went on an over-the-top spending spree, or embarrassed yourself in public while running a million miles per hour when feeling manic. Or perhaps you feel so low you think you can't go on, are having suicidal thoughts, or are staying in bed unable to get anything accomplished.
It is bad enough experiencing days with no sleep highly on edge, and weeks feeling like you can't go on, but if you're rapid cycling you may go through the range of emotions in one day.
Just know you do not have to face this alone
My name is Mallory Beckwith and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas, supervised by Sarah Arnold, LPC-S. I know from first hand experience what is like being on that rollercoaster and know how difficult bipolar disorder is to face. I am here to tell you it is okay to reach out for help, in fact it is the brave thing to do.
How will Therapy with Mallory help you?
I have worked with many clients with bipolar disorder and have guided them through the process of: getting diagnosed, learning how to manage their moods, cope with extreme feelings, getting on medication, working with a psychiatrist, managing extreme side effects from medications, finding hope for the future, working towards stability, and maintaining stability.
It is possible to put this illness in remission and live a happy healthy life if you are dedicated to your recovery. I will teach you grounding skills that help decrease mania/ hypomania, and powerful mindfulness techniques that are scientifically proven to help reduce depression and regulate moods. I would be honored to be a part of your support system to help you recover.
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What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme mood swings from mania, hypomania, and depression. It is typically diagnosed in young adults in their 20's but can onset in adolescents and late adulthood as well. Psychiatric medication and therapy is used to treat it. Please see the following symptoms of mania, hypomania, and depression.
Mania or Hypomania:
Decreased need for sleep (staying up days at a time)
Increased sense of self importance or self confidence
Working on multiple projects at the same time
Going on spending sprees
Increased motor activity and agitation
Making risky investments
The symptoms of hypomania and mania are about the same. The difference is if you are experiencing a hypomanic episode it is less severe and lasts for a shorter period of time than a manic episode.
Loss of energy
Feeling sad, hopeless, empty
Having suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts
Laying in bed for days or weeks at a time
Unable to think critically or concentrate
Insomnia or oversleeping
No pleasure in the things you used to enjoy
Feeling worthless and full of guilt
Frequent crying spells
If you are experiencing the following symptoms and need some help, reach out today to discuss treatment and a plan of action to improve your mental health. Together we will set goals for your treatment, go over ways to help manage these mood swings, and process how bipolar disorder has been affecting your life.
Safety comes first. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or in crisis call the Suicide Prevention Hotline
988 or call 911 immediately.