Proud of being a psychologist with bipolar disorder

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Some months ago I took the leap I’ve feared. From being just a psychologist, I told my story. Of trauma and the diagnosis that came in its wake. I am a bipolar psychologist, living and breathing like a woman who is finally comfortable in my skin. Having opened up and getting support is the best choice I ever made.

If you’re interested in more of my story it can be found on Twitter where you can find me as @bipoarpsychol1. Hope to connect where with my readers ❤️

15 thoughts on “Proud of being a psychologist with bipolar disorder

    skinnyhobbit said:
    October 5, 2020 at 15:04

    The stigma in the mental health field is perhaps the most entrenched. I would definitely see a capable clinician, maybe one with lived experience who has built a good life is even more capable and able to understand.

    skinnyhobbit said:
    October 5, 2020 at 15:06

    Also you typoed your username in your post! 🙂 @bipoarpsychol1 turns up no search results.

      mirrorgirl responded:
      October 5, 2020 at 15:23

      Thank you for your kind words! The username is for Twitter, maybe I must specify that! How are you?

        skinnyhobbit said:
        October 6, 2020 at 02:48

        I’m good! Never been better, despite this pandemic. Enjoying learning how to cook with 3 lovely cats for company. Running a survivor group with my friend who is also my landlady and doing a bunch of delicious rice cooker baking with her 🙂

        skinnyhobbit said:
        October 6, 2020 at 02:49

        Also I know your username is for twitter, but the text (not the images) was misspelt. Missing the L in bipolar, so at first i couldn’t find you on twitter 🙂

    mirrorgirl responded:
    October 6, 2020 at 06:45

    I’m so happy to hear that. I’m sure it’s been quite a lot of work getting there, so just enjoy it to the fullest! Ah, thank you for discovering that! Have you added me there ? Such a good way to get updated on what’s going on (if you use it that is)

    Deskraven said:
    November 15, 2020 at 02:18

    I love this!! I am also a former mental health professional with mental illness. They say psychology is a self monitoring profession, and they’re not wrong. Kudos to you for going public with your story. I would ABSOLUTELY see a psych with Bipolar Disorder. If anything, it would give me more faith and trust in your ability to counsel others. Keep doing what you’re doing. 💕

    If you would like to share your story on my blog, please email me at 👏 I know my audience would really love to hear it.


      mirrorgirl responded:
      November 15, 2020 at 08:52

      Thank you so much for your kind words! That means a lot. Have gotten so much positive feedback which only prove how much compassion there is in the world. What did you work with if it’s okay to ask? I will send an email 🙂

        Deskraven said:
        November 15, 2020 at 12:19

        Of course it’s okay to ask! I was a Direct Support Professional, Behavioral Therapist, and Transitional Therapist working with adolescent and adult mental health populations for 3 years. Eventually though, I suffered a car accident that lead to chronic pain and subsequently, my inability to do physical jobs. I switched to the legal side for it’s broad and analytical aspect. I still advocate for others, but my empathetic introversion made it difficult to not experience draining transference.

        Anyway, that you for your service. I look forward to reading your email. ♡


        mirrorgirl responded:
        November 15, 2020 at 13:08

        Thank you for answering! It must have taken a lot to get back on your feet after the ca accident. I’m really impressed by your ability to readjust and find ways to do something you love. Hope the pain is manageable ?

        Deskraven said:
        November 15, 2020 at 14:42

        I do many things to manage my pain, but I am currently dr. Shopping. I fired my last neurologist. I’m sure answers will come soon. Thank you so much!

    Deskraven said:
    November 15, 2020 at 12:20

    Thank you for your service.*

    Kenneth Ratcliffe said:
    November 21, 2020 at 12:34

    Reblogged this on Epilepsy & Cerebral Palsy.

    wanderingbipolarbear said:
    December 31, 2020 at 02:15

    My psychologist has ADHD like me, and while he doesn’t know life first hand with bipolar, his ability to help me with my ADHD with his life stories has been so helpful. I think as long as your mentally stable having a psychologist with mental disorder is almost even more helpful becuase they get the struggle.

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