Accepting New Parent and Partner Coaching Clients

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Julie has room for a new client. She is currently accepting clients where court, jail, cannabis and other legal issues are present. She works with the court system regularly and can keep your child out of jail. She also guarantees success regarding getting a child into psychiatric treatment.

A note from Julie:

I specialize in coaching that eventually becomes a management plan for the whole family. My work is extremely discrete. I never share my client list and I offer help even when change feels impossible. You are not alone. Coaching works. I also specialize in helping parents and partners understand the connection between cannabis and bipolar disorder symptoms.

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Over seven years ago, I started coaching partners and family members of people [ Read More ]

Partner of a Person with Bipolar Disorder?

 

Julie, how do I know if my partner really is better? He got out of the hospital last month after a massive manic and psychotic episode, but I feel like he is still sick. Julie, how long does this take and will ‘he’ ever come back? Loretta

Hello Loretta,

Yes, your partner will come back. Bipolar disorder symptoms are not permanent. With the right treatment, he will come back to homeostasis. You then need a management plan, but that is another topic!

Here is the list I use with clients when they ask how can they possibly know when someone is actually better.

Your husband is better when you see the following:

1. He acknowledges the trouble, pain and heartache he (due to his illness) caused when he was sick. “I am so sorry [ Read More ]

Will This Relationship Survive? The Author of High Tide, Low Tide Helps Julie with a Friendship Question

I recently shared with Marty what happened when a very dear friend with bipolar disorder came to visit. She was in a manic episode that I found intensely stressful and upsetting. After three days, I made a difficult decision and asked her to leave. I had to do this, but I am fearful that our friendship will not bounce back from this experience. I am not being judgmental. In fact, I 100% identify with what happened as I have been manic like this in front of my friends many times. They don’t like it either. My problem is the energy around the mania. I want to be stable and being around someone who is choosing behaviors that fuel the mania fire is not healthy for me.

With his experience as a long-term support [ Read More ]

Rock Star Suicides: Let’s Stop Talking About “Demons” and Start Talking About Illness

From the Huffington Post….

My latest article in the Huffington Post talks about Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. Here is the opening:

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As a society, we can recognize the symptoms of artists who are depressed and get them into treatment instead of raising up their tortured art and then wondering why they die.

Rock star suicides are nothing new. I’m reminded of Ian Curtis, Micheal Hutchence, and Curt Cobain. I recently wrote an article about the death of Chris Cornell, and sadly, I now write about the death of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.

Once again, the world has lost a vibrant, young, and seemingly “have it all” kind of man. I want to first share my sadness at the loss of yet another person who [ Read More ]

Bipolar, Cannabis and Psychosis: A Class for Parents and Partners

This dynamic and timely classes teaches: 1.) How THC and CBD can affect bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder 2) How to calmly talk to an adult child or partner about cannabis use. 3) A harm reduction plan you can start today for life long results. Relationships can be saved. [ Read More ]

Parent Success Stories: Helping a Child with Bipolar Disorder and Schizoaffective

In the past three days, I received four emails and had conversations with multiple clients clients with reported positive updates on the situation they experience with a child who has a mental health disorder like ours. I want to let the parents of the world know that successful treatment for your children is possible. We never know how long it will take. We never know when the child- I am talking adult children here- will accept treatment. But at this time, four of my clients have written and said that they are having ‘normal’ conversations with their child after years of problems due to untreated mental health disorder symptoms. In all four situations, the child had at some point refused contact with the parent and refused treatment. Here is what all four families [ Read More ]

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