Santa Rosa Bipolar Support Group

Empowering people to live with dignity, purpose and joy.

The Santa Rosa Bipolar Support Group has served Sonoma County residents since 2004. Facilitated by Benjamin Schwarcz, MFT, the Santa Rosa Bipolar Support Group is unique in that it offers both traditional and alternative treatment options.

Through a combination of therapeutic techniques, and outstanding, inspirational peer support, clients not only recover their lives, but discover new levels of contentment and well-being. Many clients report rapid progress due to the effective approaches we employ.  

Utilizing a mindfulness approach to wellness, we find our common human connection and overcome the "illness-identity." Bipolar Disorder is not a life sentence!

The Santa Rosa Support Group is Currently NOT accepting new members

Accepting only Individual Coaching and Therapy clients at this time, on a case by case basis.

Call for Consultation:


509 7th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Offering holistic and traditional approaches to recovery.

No matter what your past struggles have been, extraordinary possibilities exist for living a life of balance, meaning, and joy.

Tap your true potential for well-being.

Move Toward A Richer, More Rewarding Life.

Many people come to the Bipolar Support Group after years of struggle, programs, doctors and a long list of medications that have been tried with varying success. Some have had psychiatric hospitalizations. Many have struggled with debilitating highs and lows, both with and without medication, and have nearly given up hope of ever living a stable, happy life. But nearly every person who comes with a sincere desire to improve their life, does so. Psychotherapy is a proven treatment for Bipolar Disorder, and the power of a group of peers who are all improving together, supporting and cheering each other on - is priceless.

Our groups are witness to extraordinary successes, deep respect, and are often full of laughter.

Counseling Services That Meet Your Needs

The Santa Rosa Bipolar Support Group offers a variety of services, including:

  • Ongoing Weekly Support Groups (Currently closed)

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Coaching

  • Family Counseling

  • Couples Counseling

  • Referrals to Psychiatrists, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists and Doctors.

  • Mindfulness Training

  • Stress Reduction Techniques

Call 707.326.5566 today to learn more or to book an appointment.

We will help you to navigate the confusing terrain of Bipolar recovery. It is our experience, that with comprehensive holistic treatment, recovery and well-being are possible. Treatment includes attention to lifestyle changes, diet, exercise, mind-body disciplines, meditation, healing relationships, and building community.

We have helped clients like you successfully address a wide variety of issues that co-exist, or worsen Bipolar symptoms, including:

  • Depression

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Grief and Loss

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Insomnia

  • Addictions

  • Anger Problems

  • Obesity

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Stress

  • Somatic Problems

    Benjamin Schwarcz, MA, MFT
    Licensed Psychotherapist (#mfc35606)
    Founder and Director of
    The Santa Rosa Bipolar Support Group

    "I have facilitated the Santa Rosa Bipolar Support Group for more than eight years. It is truly a labor of love and a great honor to share in the lives of such amazing people. We all have hidden gifts and un-tapped potential. I see a high number of individuals who are exceptionally bright, passionate, creative, innovative, and sensitive to the emotions and energies of other people and places. Both a blessing and a curse, these qualities can either liberate or enslave us."

    Serving the North Bay since 2004


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Bipolar Recovery Coaching

Discover Balance

"...In six months Ben has helped me completely change my way of being in the world. I've rediscovered what it means to enjoy my life. My days are once again relatively peaceful, and I no longer live in constant fear of lapsing into another violent episode of mania or depression. There is still work to do, but I now feel confident in my ability to stay on track..."

- Bipolar Coaching Client

  • Looking for new ways to maintain stability?
  • Has your "medication cocktail" left you feeling even worse?
  • Do you refuse to give up the hope of a normal life?

I've helped many people to return to a functional, happy life, and a hopeful outlook on the future. Bipolar Disorder does not have to be a life sentence!

Call now to find out how
Bipolar Recovery Coaching can
help you get back on track.


Ben Schwarcz, MFT

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