Referral Sources

Below are associations and clinicians with expertise in the treatment of mood, bipolar and/or depression.  You may wish to use the scrolling links to the right to navigate this page.

National Resources

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Referrals
A compendium of various referral search engines, including some that are comprehensive and some that are more specific to mood disorders.

American Psychiatric Association
A listing of psychiatric societies by state; these societies are often a good resource for finding local doctors with an interest in mood disorders.

Psychology Today Referral Source
A great resource for finding local therapists.

Residential Treatment Options
Long term treatment facilities. Referral List:
A listing of bipolar specialists (most are at medical schools).

Buprenorphine (Suboxone)  
Buprenorphine (or Suboxone) is a treatment for opioid-dependence which requires specialized license to prescribe.

TMS (Transcranial magnetic stimulation): Neuronetics or Brainsway  
TMS is an FDA approved treatment for depression which can work when medications have not (the two manufacturer websites listed above can guide you to providers). 



UCLA Mood Disorders Research Program  

UC-San Diego International Mood Center

Individual Clinicians:

> Eric Levander, MD, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 680, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, (310) 499-4644



Individual Clinicians:

> Tammas Kelly, MD. 400 E Horsetooth Rd # 300, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 484-5625.


Individual Clinicians:

> Joe Goldberg, MD. Norwalk.

> Steven Weisblatt, MD. 600 Steamboat Road (Mail to: PO Box 4912), Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 517-0550.



Chicago Psychiatry Associations



Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Program

National Institutes of Health Mood Research Program 
This is a research, not a treatment center, so people can participate in treatment there as part of a research study.



Nassir Ghaemi, MD (Boston)
Tufts Medical Center, Dept of Psychiatry, 800 Washington Street, #1007, Boston, MA 02111

Harvard University (Boston)
Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
50 Staniford Street, 5th Floor; Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-5855


Mayo Clinic Mood Disorders Program



Individual Clinicians:

> Robert Caldwell, MD and Dana Hillyer, APRN, (406) 495-1515



Individual Clinicians:

> Daniel Wilson, MD


New York

Bipolar Family Center, New York, NY

Columbia University Mood Disorders Center, New York, NY (this site is mostly for active research studies you could participate in).

Individual Clinicians:

> Dr. Ivan Goldberg, MD.

> Valentine Raiteri, MD. (212) 213-2853.


North Carolina

Best Doctors of America: North Carolina List
Includes Psychiatrists and other physicians.  Scroll to Pediatric Specialist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Child Psychiatrists.

North Carolina Psychiatric Association:
Allows you to select psychiatrists based on their areas of expertise.

Duke Mood Disorders Program  
They offer specialized programs including a treatment center for bipolar disorder and depression and a CBT and DBT program.

Click on “County Resources” to find public-sector services for psychiatric care.

Individual Clinicians:

> Paul A. Buongiorno, MD, Wilmington, NC. (910) 762-8400.

> Richard Weisler, MD, Raleigh, NC. (919) 872-5900.



Case Western Mood Disorders Clinic
One of the top research and treatment centers in the country, (
216) 844-2863.

Cleveland Clinic Mood Disorders Program
Offers inpatient and outpatient services, phone (216) 363-2122.

Individual Clinicians:

> Roger Sparhawk, MD, Akron and Medina Ohio, (330) 665-8225



Individual Clinicians:

> Dr. Jim Phelps, Corvallis OR,



University of Pittsburgh Mood Disorders Program
One of the top research and treatment centers for depression and bipolar.  They are particularly strong in integrating psychotherapy with medication treatment. Phone (412) 246-6111.

Individual Clinicians:

> Steven Weisblatt, MD, 231 Old Route 940, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 (570) 646-6677.


South Carolina

MUSC Dept of Psychiatry (Charleston)

Individual Clinicians:

> Vladimir Maletic, MD. 38 Parkway Commons Way, Greer, SC 29650, (864) 848-4448.



Baylor Mood Disorders Center (Houston)
In addition to the Menninger Institute which offers comprehensive general psychiatric assessments, Baylor also has a mood disorders center (the link to it on this site is not currently working).



Virginia Commonwealth University Mood Disorders Institute

University of Virginia Dept of Psychiatry

Individual Clinicians:

> Dr. Eric Steckler, 1483 Chain Bridge Road, Mclean, VA 22101, (703) 734-1633.


Counseling and Therapy: National Resources

Psychology Today Referral Source
A great resource for finding local therapists

American Psychological Association:
A referral directory of psychologists.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Referrals:
Includes referral directories for psychotherapists.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Referral Center:
Though developed for borderline personality disorder, this therapy is also helpful for some types of bipolar disorder.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Referral Center:
This form of therapy is based on similar principles to DBT (see above) and is helpful for mood disorders (click on “Find an ACT Therapist”)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Referral Centers:
CBT is effective for depression and also has developed techniques to help bipolar disorders. Try these links below to find a therapist trained in CBT:

> Academy Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (click on “General Info…Find a Certified CBT Therapist)
> American Association for the Advancement of CBT (click on “Find a Therapist”)

> Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
> Anxiety Disorders Association of America
(click on “Find a Therapist”)

> Contextual Behavioral Therapies (includes ACT, DBT, mindfulness)

CBASP Referral Center:
This is the only form of therapy which has proven especially helpful for chronic depression.  Clinicians who are certified it are listed here.


Other Treatments

Sleep Medicine Specialists
A referral directory of sleep clinics for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, sleep movements and other sleep disorders.


—Updated 5/7/17 by Chris Aiken, MD



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