Michael Pipich, LMFT

Michael G. Pipich LMFT

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Professional Background

Michael G. Pipich, MS, LMFT, is a psychotherapist with more than 30 years of experience diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder. He is the author of Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder (Citadel Press, Sept 2018). Pipich has taught graduate-level courses in diagnosis and psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and substance abuse and addictions, and provides national professional training in bipolar diagnosis and treatment. He also frequently conducts community-based bipolar educational groups for patients and families.

Pipich was selected as a collaborating investigator by the American Psychiatric Association, performing clinical field trials for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He holds a Master of Science in Clinical/Community Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. He practices at the Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence in Denver.

In addition to writing for ChoosingTherapy.com, Michael G. Pipich’s expertise has been featured in Voice of America and
Psychology Today.

Professional Affiliations:

American Psychological Association
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


M.S. Clinical / Community Psychology, California State University, Fullerton
B.S. Psychology, Loyola Marymount University

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Areas of Focus

Michael G. Pipich, LMFT, brings over 30 years of expertise in diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder. As the author of “Owning Bipolar,” he empowers patients and families to take control of their mental health journey.

Michael G. Pipich utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Bipolar Disorder
Psychodynamic Therapy: Core Concepts & What to Expect

Psychodynamic Therapy: Core Concepts & What to Expect

Psychodynamic therapy relies on the interpersonal interactions between therapist and client to reveal the content of the person’s unconscious, including their deepest fears and wishes, along with defenses that guard inner conflicts from the individual’s awareness.

April 4, 2020

Psychosis: Types, Symptoms, & Treatments

Psychosis is a constellation of symptoms associated with various mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar, or severe depression. Symptoms of psychosis often include hallucinations, delusions, negative symptoms, and disorganized thinking. Psychotic episodes can be distressing and overwhelming, but therapy and medication management can help individuals cope with their experiences.

April 4, 2020

Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder marked by abnormalities in various areas of functioning. Symptoms of schizophrenia often include delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. Many individuals may struggle with self-care, impaired motivation, poor emotional expression, and interpersonal and occupational functioning. While there is no cure for schizophrenia, treatment can help individuals cope with symptoms and regain functionality.

April 4, 2020