Bipolar Coaching

Bob offers virtual coaching for family members and partners who are affected by their loved one’s moods and behaviors. Whether your loved one is newly diagnosed or you have been dealing with the illness for a long time, Bob provides expert insight and advice based on years of experience helping families manage bipolar disorder as well as his own personal experience with the illness. Bob specializes in bipolar education and in cases involving severe denial.

Bob lives with bipolar disorder, psychosis and anxiety and speaks from personal experience. He is extremely discreet when it comes to the lives of his clients.

  • Do you have a loved one newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder?
  • Is your loved one in the hospital because of their bipolar disorder?
  • Is your loved one in denial of his/her illness?
  • Are you dealing with fear, grief or sadness that your life may never be normal again?
  • Are you confused about the medications your loved one is taking and their side effects?
  • Do you want to know how cannabis (marijuana) affects bipolar disorder?
  • Are you unsure of the difference between your teen’s typical versus their bipolar behavior?
  • Are you tip-toeing around your loved one because of their mood swings?
  • Are you experiencing anger and frustration because your loved one isn’t getting better, or is refusing the diagnosis?
  • Do you need help talking to your loved one’s health care professionals?
  • Would you like a concrete plan to keep your family relationships strong?
  • As a caregiver, do you need help taking care of yourself and your life’s other obligations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from Bob’s family coaching.

Coaching with Bob Offers:

  • A clear assessment of your current situation and what can be done.
  • Concrete tips on how to communicate with your loved one, both when they are stable and also when they are in a mood swing.
  • Tips for talking with health care professionals.
  • Specific words on how to explain your loved one’s bipolar disorder to the people in your life.
  • Money management tips if you have to support the person with bipolar disorder.
  • What you can and can’t do when your loved one won’t get help.
  • Tools to prevent hospital stays and other crises.
  • Information to help teenagers learn to manage the illness and grow into stable and happy adults.
  • A realistic picture of what you can expect today and into the future regarding your loved one’s bipolar disorder.
  • A customized plan tailored to your specific situation to help you, your family and your loved one manage the illness as a team.

Bob works with any family member or partner of someone with bipolar disorder. He offers practical support and easy to use tools that will help you understand and manage the variety of difficult situations that arise as a result of the illness and then help you create a plan that can keep your relationships stable. Bob specializes in:

  • Partners or spouses of someone with bipolar disorder
  • Siblings and friends of someone with bipolar disorder
  • Parents of teenagers with bipolar disorder
  • Those with a loved one newly diagnosed, or who refuses to get help
  • Those with a loved one in the hospital or in jail because of the illness
  • Those who are concerned about cannabis use in people with bipolar

Though Bob works with all family members and partners, he is especially committed to helping those in crisis. He knows from his own personal experience what it is like to have a loved one newly diagnosed and how difficult it is to find the needed help from someone who understands and has been through the experience.

Whether you have a partner in the hospital, a once vibrant and studious child who has suddenly become manic, or if you are simply worried that your relationship is deteriorating, it helps having a professional coach who has been there and who has the knowledge and tools to make things right again.

Family member and partner coaching is available on Zoom. Bob offers single sessions as well as multiple-session coaching packages, both short and long term. Many of Bob’s clients begin working with Bob during a crisis that needs immediate attention and then afterward move into more long term coaching to help plan for the future.

To begin the process, please fill out Bob’s intake form (below). This will help him determine if you and your situation are a good fit for his professional coaching services. Bob will reply with information on how to set up your first appointment along with a questionnaire about your current situation that will help Bob create a plan before you talk.

Please note that all information is strictly confidential, so feel free to be as honest as needed on the intake form.