Looking for Parenting Support--Bipolar Disorder

Does anyone have any recommendations for a psychologist or therapist in the East Bay area, preferably East of Oakland, who specializes in Bipolar Disorder in young children?   I am looking for parenting support.  I am open to support groups as well. Thanks!  

Parent Replies

New responses are no longer being accepted.


There is a parent's support group that meets in Lafayette.  It's a while since I attended but it it is one of the few around here so hopefully it is still going - if you go to Nami,org you should be able to find more resources.  http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=help_family_center   http://bipolarchild.com/resources/online-resources/  These links provide lots of information - CABF was particularly helpful when I needed it.  Hang in there - it can be very isolating to be the parent of a child with a mood disorder. 

As far as support groups go, my family did the 12 week Family-to-Family program offered by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).   I recommend it to any family facing mental illness.

I think the only chapter in the Bay Area is in Pleasanton.   https://www.nami.org/Local-NAMI/Details?state=CA&local=0464f53b-dedc-4801-af37-842640d47780

Bay Area children's association