ocean-beach-evening-background-1113tm-bkgd-39Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by severe shifts in mood, energy and an ability to function. Typically, people experience extreme highs (mania) and lows (depression), with either mood lasting just a few hours to several months. Dorothy uses a multi-faceted customized approach to bipolar disorder — be it I or II — with a heavy emphasis on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). First created by Seattle-based psychologist Marsha Linehan for borderline personality disorder, DBT is effective in helping people with bipolar recognize their emotional states and gain control over their actions. The cornerstone of DBT is to help people effectively manage overwhelming emotions  and handle emotional distress without losing control. Call Dorothy today at her Madison, NJ office for a confidential, private consultation: 201-788-3189.