So you've seen a psychiatrist and are reasonably satisfied with your medication for bipolar.
What else can you do?
See a therapist for bipolar disorder
How therapy can help bipolar disorder:
In therapy, you can learn a wide range of skills to help manage bipolar disorder (see below).
A therapist will help you track your moods and functioning over time.
It's stressful to live with a chronic condition and therapy allows you to process that stress.
There are resources to find a qualified therapist in your state.
PsychologyToday.com has a "Find a Therapist" feature. Make sure to filter by condition and select "bipolar disorder".
Check your insurance website or give them a call
Ask your doctor/psychiatrist
SKILLS for managing bipolar disorder that you can learn in therapy: social rhythms, cognitive restructuring, psychoeducation, circadian rhythm stabilization, symptom recognition and relapse prevention, stigma work, mindfulness, understanding medication and medication compliance, radical acceptance, family communication skills...the list goes on!
Other ways to get help
Help your family get help
I offer family coaching services. This is not therapy but a great way for family members to learn about bipolar disorder and what they can do to support a loved one.
Join a peer support group
Peer groups foster social connection and inspire hope. Bipolar disorder can be isolating and it's great to meet others experiencing what you are. The peer groups listed here are totally free.
Knowledge is power. You're going to be riding through life with bipolar disorder so you'd better get to know your passenger!
The world is flooded with books on bipolar disorder - here are some of my favorites.