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Andrea Vassilev, Psy.D

Headshot of Andrea Vassilev Andrea Vassilev, Psy.D. is a doctor of psychology with specialty expertise in and 25 years' experience living with bipolar disorder. She dedicates her time to being a therapist (registered psychological associate in California), advocate, speaker, and writer.

In advocacy work, Dr. Vassilev is passionate about eradicating the stigma surrounding bipolar disorder. She has written for outlets such as Slate Magazine, appeared on multiple podcasts, and was interviewed as a lived experience expert for the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Vassilev regularly collaborates and presents with the International Bipolar Foundation, Bipolar Support Club International, and other groups.

Among her academic pursuits, Dr. Vassilev created an original program to address self-stigma specifically in bipolar called "Overcoming Self-Stigma in Bipolar Disorder" ( The program, the first of its kind, is being deployed in clinical settings across the world.

Dr. Vassilev hopes that by telling her own story of life with bipolar disorder through the lenses of clinical causes, treatments, and outcomes she can provide education, hope, and comfort to others. In all things, Dr. Vassilev remains a dedicated warrior in the fight against mental health stigma!

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