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I don't know if this will be possible to handle online, but I really need help with my behavioral health, before I destroy my relationship.

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Bipolar Disorder runs on my mom's side of the family

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Mental Health Professional: Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC replied 8 months ago
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Mental Health Professional: Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC replied 8 months ago

Hello and thank you for waiting. It is unusual fora a customer to wait this long for an answer, but I will try my best to help you with what you are struggling with. Please have hope, you have already started the process for change by reaching out. There are two main ingredients that need to be in place in order for an individual to begin changing behaviors; willingness and ability ( how to make the changes, ie the plan). Can you give me detailed information about the behaviors that are causing you problems? I look forward to hearing from you. Linda D., LMSW, CASAC

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