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Bipolar Disorder Treatment Overview

  • Tailored to your needs.

    Tailored to your needs

    We will customize our evidence-based Bipolar Treatment to your needs, budget and schedule.

  • One-to-One Care

    One-to-One Care

    You will get 3 individual therapy sessions per week and have access to unlimited counselling sessions.

  • Family & Partner Support Therapy

    Family & Partner Support Therapy

    We offer group therapy for the family members. We also focus on the well-being of your partner with Partner Support Therapy.

  • Lifetime Aftercare

    Lifetime Aftercare

    We provide you with lifelong aftercare groups, ContinUCare and Continuation of Care to keep you on the recovery journey.

Once known as manic-depressive disorder, bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that sends the afflicted through a rollercoaster of emotions from intense, manic highs to abrupt, depressive lows.

Bipolar disorder causes severe mood swings that change from a high state (mania) to a low state (depression). While cycling through these two periods, those who suffer from bipolar disorder may stay in a mood called “well state” in which they feel and function normally.

Even though everyone feels emotional up and downs in their life, people with bipolar disorder experience these changes more severe and intense, like a rollercoaster effect.


Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is hard to diagnose, but one should always look for warning signs. Mood disorders are determinant, but there are other factors to consider like medical and family history, feelings and thoughts.

When the mood takes on a manic phase, the person can feel euphoric and highly energetic.

During The Manic Phase of Bipolar Disorder:

  • They have more energy for activities
  • They don’t want to sleep
  • They have a high level of self-esteem
  • They believe they can accomplish anything
  • They tend to talk more
  • They likely to put themselves in jeopardy.
  • They are easily distracted and cannot focus.
A woman is in manic phase of bipolar disorder before her treatment at Trafalgar.

During The Depressive Episode of Bipolar Disorder

The disorder causes immense feelings of sadness at times that can make a person feel hopeless or cause them to lose interest in most day-to-day activities.

  • They feel less energetic
  • They show less interest in their favourite daily activities.
  • They are more silent.
  • They gain or lose weight with ease.
  • They think about self-harm or suicide.

The swift change between mania and depression can affect a person’s life negatively and ruin their relationships with family members and friends.

Dealing with someone with bipolar can be tiring for a partner or spouse as well.

Treating bipolar can stabilize a person’s mood in the long term, and it increases the overall quality of personal and professional life.

A person is in depressive phase of bipolar disorder before their treatment at Trafalgar.

Treatment for Severe Bipolar Disorder

Even though the real causes of bipolar disorder are still unknown, it is treatable.

Bipolar disorder is an all-encompassing and profoundly disruptive long-term condition. Fortunately, treatment can work if a plan is followed with dedication. In most cases, bipolar disorder can be treated effectively with a combination of medications and psychotherapy.

Our experienced team at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres understands the unpredictable, highly personal nature of this disorder, and we are here to help.

Through the use of highly effective mental health treatments, we aim to help stabilize your condition while ensuring you are treated wholly and comprehensively.

Personalized care is essential to effective recovery. Our lifelong aftercare programming also helps you stay on track after your graduation from our Bipolar Disorder treatment.

Through the use of traditional psychological methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) in an individual or group setting, we will identify what treatments work best for you and help you regain control of your life.

We offer different types of treatment at our outpatient clinic, residential facility or through our virtual treatment platform.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment is possible with Trafalgar's Residential, Outpatient and Virtual programs.

How Do We Treat Bipolar Disorder?

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder should involve evidence-based methods that can be tailored to your needs.

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Individual Therapy

You will receive 3 individual psychotherapy sessions PER WEEK. These sessions will be conducted by a Master’s level, registered therapist.

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Addiction Counselling

You will have 24/7, unlimited access to registered Addiction Counsellors for support and mentoring.

💡 Learn the Difference Between
Therapist vs. Addiction Counsellor

What distinguishes their roles is the difference in education, training, experience and professional accountability. – A therapist enables you to tackle deep trauma and unresolved issues that fuel your addiction. – A counsellor helps you handle emotional distress during your recovery process with healthy habits on a daily/weekly basis.

People are happy after their group therapy at Trafalgar in Ontario, Canada.

Group Therapy

Our weekly group therapy consists of 6 Psychoeducational Skills Groups | 6 Interactive Group Sessions | 5 Skill Based Workshops | 3 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Groups (for First Responders) | 5 Gender Specific Groups

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Family Therapy

At Trafalgar, therapy for family members of our clients is an important component of the treatment.

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Every partner receives support therapy for their loved one's drug or behavioural addiction program at Trafalgar.

Partner Support Therapy (PST)

PST sessions focus exclusively on the partner’s own emotional and mental well-being.

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Different Treatment Options for Bipolar Treatment

We offer this program through 3 different options:

Meet Our Renowned Experts

You will receive treatment for Bipolar Disorder from the very best. We have a team of accredited professionals who have many years of clinical and research experience.

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Dr. Christine Courbasson

Clinical Psychologist & Senior Clinical Advisor

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Nathaniel Israel, MA, RP

Clinical Director, Outpatient Program

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Kinga Marchment, MA, RP

Clinical Director, Residential Program

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A Better You

Lifelong Aftercare Support for Your Recovery

Your recovery from Bipolar Disorder does not stop when you complete the intensive phase of the our rehab program at Trafalgar.

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    Aftercare Groups

    You will have a chance to interact with other clients who also struggle with similar disorders and learn from them.

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    Virtual Aftercare Groups

    You can also participate in our Aftercare Groups virtually through our secure platform.

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    ContinUCare

    Our clinically-based, technology supported system allows us to monitor your progress daily.

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    Continuation of Care

    Addiction counselling calls will continue biweekly for a period of four months. After the 4 month period, it will be followed by monthly calls for the following 20 months.

What Are Our Alumni Saying?

Ken

I came to Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres feeling ashamed, defeated and tired of being me.
I am leaving Trafalgar with the passion I once had for everything life has to offer and most importantly, the tools to keep me grounded.

K. H.

Through my addiction, I had lost myself. I had no self-esteem, many anger issues, a lot of hurt and chaos in my life. Trafalgar helped me find myself, believe in myself and centre my life. I owe them my life.

Spouse of Mike G.

Mike is doing great! Your program certainly is fantastic! it seems I have the old Mike back that I married almost 35 years ago…

A. C.

This being my third rehab in less than a year, I found the therapy I received one-on-one much better here. The staff were all terrific and I would definitely recommend Trafalgar to others.

J. C.

Trafalgar has been an experience unlike any other. The compassion and willingness of the staff is unparalleled. I have never felt so safe and secure when faced with my personal struggles. Ones which were so overwhelming that I had almost given up. The program works!

T. A.

Trafalgar saved my life! The staff were always on point with information and compassion. I highly recommend this place to anyone with a substance addiction or process addiction.

Mike

Trafalgar is a great place to get your life back. The location, staff and therapists make you feel at home. There is a real sense of community and the therapists give you the tools to get back on track.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between Residential, Outpatient and Virtual Bipolar Treatment Programs?

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    Each of our treatment centres adhere to our guiding principles providing a comprehensive treatment protocol. Core to all programming at Trafalgar is our focus on treating the underlying mental health issues fuelling the addiction.

    At our Inpatient Centre in Erin, Ontario, we offer 30-day intensive programs, with extensions available. The client-centred, intensive, evidence-based program treats clients’ addictions in conjunction with mental health issues.

    At our Addiction Counselling Centre in Toronto, Ontario, we provide treatment for addiction and concurrent mental health disorders, based on a client’s needs, schedule and budget.

    Through our secure, end-to-end encrypted platform, you can receive virtual addiction treatment in the comfort of your home, at your own pace.

  • How long are concurrent disorders programs?

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    Our inpatient program is a minimum of 30 days. An extension is possible if need be (such as 45, 60 or 90 days). These extensions will be assessed by our clinical team and will be discussed with you.

    At our Outpatient Clinic we offer 4-week, structured, intensive programs. If the 4-week program does not fit with your schedule or budget, we will tailor a program specific to you.

    Our Online Rehab program is also structured as 4-week long. However, you can always complete it at your own pace.

  • Is the treatment for Bipolar Disorder covered by OHIP?

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    No, we are a private facility and therefore our programs are fee-for-service. However, select insurance companies do recognize treatment at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres and provide coverage. Please contact us for details.

  • Does Private Insurance cover the cost of the treatment program?

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    Most insurance companies do recognize treatment with us and provide coverage. However, insurance coverage is dependent on the company you deal with and your individual plan. Rest assured we will support you in providing your insurance company with the information required to submit a claim. Please contact us for details.

  • I couldn’t find an answer to my question.

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    Sorry to hear this.

    You can always give us a call to ask your questions.

    We would be more than happy to help.

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