I have recently decided to seek treatment for my bipolar disorder. This was an incredibly difficult decision for me to make as I’ve spent the majority of my life trying to manage my mental health on my own. After much deliberation, I am ready to take a proactive approach and make sure I’m getting the best care and treatment possible.
With this in mind, one of the first steps was to find a therapist who specializes in treating people with bipolar disorder. I didn’t know where to start so I sought advice from my primary doctor who provided me a list of recommended professionals.
My journey began with online research into each doctor’s credentials, specialties, educational backgrounds, and experience working with individuals with bipolar disorder. After much deliberation, I chose the right therapist for me based on a few factors.
Once I chose the therapist for me, it was time to start therapy sessions. The whole process can be intimidating but my therapist already put me at ease before our first session even started! During my initial assessment they asked both specific questions about how managing my bipolar has affected certain aspects of my life, as well as more general inquiries about any factors that might influence how we work together going forward.
I’m now very happy with my decision to find a therapist who specializes in treating people with bipolar disorder and am looking forward to continuing this journey towards improved mental wellness and overall lifestyle management!
I’m so glad you made the courageous decision to take a proactive approach to getting the best care and treatment possible for your bipolar disorder. Finding a therapist who specializes in treating people with this condition can be intimidating but doing your research ahead of time and making sure it’s the right fit will go a long way! I’m sure it took a lot of courage and determination to find the right therapist for you, and I commend you for taking that step and being brave.
I know how challenging this process has been for you, but now that you have taken that important first step on your journey towards improved mental wellness, I hope it brings some comfort to know that you are surrounded by supportive people. That kind of support can make all the difference when starting off on something like this. And since every journey begins with just one step – yours is going well so far!
Good luck with everything; if there’s anything at all I can do to help out in any way, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Good for you for taking that step! Seeking treatment for mental health can be really scary and overwhelming, but it’s such a positive and proactive decision. I’m really glad to hear that you found a therapist who specializes in treating bipolar disorder and that they’ve already made you feel at ease. It’s so important to feel comfortable and supported in therapy. Remember that it’s okay to feel nervous or unsure at times, but you’re doing an amazing thing for yourself by prioritizing your mental wellness. Keep taking those steps forward, and know that there’s a whole community here rooting for you!