I truly believe having a therapist is a crucial part of bipolar management. I would ask your psych for a recommendation -- he surely knows who the better therapists in your area are. You could just call for this, you don't have to make an appt, unless you have an appt coming up. I would make sure the therapist has a relevant degree, naturally, but most important is how you feel with them. Make an appt with someone and feel them out. Do you feel comfortable? Are they easy to talk to? Do you feel like they are kind and on your side? This person should be your ally, your advocate, you should feel like you trust them. If not, try someone different. A spotty relationship with a therapist can be worse than no relationship at all.
Hope this helps,
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