Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder
from Daniel Bader, Ph.D., RP (Qualifying), CCC
I believe that a fulfilling life comes from integrating all parts of ourselves: our beliefs, our emotions, our behaviour and our relationships. Forming a strong relationship with my clients, I help clients to discover where their strengths lie, and how best to apply them to the areas that need more attention.
A long-time teacher of philosophy at the University of Toronto, I am uniquely capable of listening to clients, helping them to reflect in ways that are truly life altering. My experience as the webmaster for Bipolar Village has helped me to reflect on my own experience with bipolar disorder, and to provide the grounding for peer-informed psychotherapy to others.
I offer distance psychotherapy services for others living with bipolar disorder using either Skype, telephone, or email. These services are currently available only in Canada, excluding Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (Certificate #8097) with a M.A. in Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. I have been trained in Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), a modality designed specifically for those living with bipolar disorder. It helps to regulate the rhythms and social interactions that can lie behind both acute episodes and the low-grade depression that often accompanies successful medication regimens. IPSRT can help you:
- To learn to articulate, chart, and discuss your moods and the other components of bipolar disorder.
- To create structured sleeping, work, and social patterns that can help ward off new episodes of bipolar disorder.
- To grow stronger social relationships, something both worthwhile in itself and that can improve your overall mood.
- To improve your moods, returning not only to a dull state of low-grade depression, but to live happily on a day-to-day basis.
IPSRT helps clients manage not only the emotional but also the physiological aspects of their illness, developing rhythms in their life that can help keep episodes at bay. It will help you develop life-long skills for managing your bipolar disorder.
How To Sign Up
I am available for counselling by telephone, email, or Skype, and I am ready to help.
For a free, twenty-minute or email consultation, just enter your name and email below:
Or, you can reach telephone me at 226-647-1592 (local to Kitchener, Ontario) or 1-855-727-4535 (long distance).
Cost of Services
My services services cost C$90 (approx. US$72 or £55) per 50 minute session after the consultation. Email counselling is C$90 (approx. US$72 or £55) per exchange after the initial consultation, and I will spend at least one hour on each exchange.
Services can all be geared to income for those with household incomes of less than C$75,000 (approx. US$59,940 or £46,016).