Anchorage Psychologists — Appointments Available in AK

Anchorage Psychologists — Appointments Available in AK

In television shows and movies, you might expect to see a character in a therapy session when they’re at their lowest point. A scene between the character and their therapist might center around revealing a tidy resolution to a particular conflict that the character is facing.

But psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is much more than a few sessions on the path to an easy resolution. When you meet with a licensed psychologist, you spend time figuring out the reality of your mental health — how it impacts your self-perception, relationships, values, and behaviors. Often, ideas or issues you’d never considered on your own come up in sessions.

Psychologists are licensed mental health professionals with specialized education in diagnosing and treating mental illness. Each psychologist may have a specialty area of practice where they have extra training in treating a particular condition, but all psychologists have comprehensive training in helping people manage all kinds of mental health concerns.

Do you want to speak with one of our licensed psychologists? Consider calling our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK, or setting up an appointment using our convenient online scheduling tool.

Who Should Meet With a Licensed Psychologist?

Clinical psychologists are mental health professionals who have received an advanced degree in psychology. This means they have the training and experience to help clients with a range of mental health needs, from treating severe mental disorders to helping someone through a short-term trauma.

A common misconception about psychotherapy is that you need to be on the verge of a breakdown to reach out for help. Psychologists can help people dealing with severe mental illness, but they can also help people with mild or moderate mental issues, or a general sense of unease without a known cause.

People come to psychotherapy for help figuring out the underlying problems behind symptoms such as:

  • Withdrawal from people, activities, or places that used to bring joy
  • Feelings of depersonalization
  • Reliance on substances like drugs or alcohol
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feelings of isolation and guilt
  • Loss of control over thoughts and emotions
  • Changes in sleep, such as oversleeping or difficulty falling and staying asleep
  • Appetite fluctuations such as under or overeating
  • Strained relationships with your loved ones (friends, family, partners)
  • Trouble moving past a traumatic incident
  • Grief following the loss of a loved one
  • Feeling lost and without purpose in life

If you’ve felt that something is “off,” or you think that you want to talk to someone, consider reaching out to a psychologist from Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK. They’ll work with you to help you live a happier, healthier life.

Psychology Appointments: What to Expect

Working with a psychologist in therapy sessions can teach you a lot about yourself and the way you think. Each person’s experience with their mental health is unique, and your mental health treatment plan will be unique to you.

Psychologists cater each client’s treatment to their specific needs. This might mean that they draw heavily on a particular type of therapy, like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is frequently used for clients dealing with anxiety or depressive disorders. They might also combine methods from CBT with other types of therapy, like psychodynamic therapy or interpersonal therapy.

Above all else, psychotherapy is a dedicated time for you to focus on yourself each week. No matter what issue you’re dealing with, taking the time to understand yourself and articulate the values and needs that are important to you in life can significantly impact your sense of self and happiness.

Working with a psychologist can help you endure a difficult time in your life or work through a challenging health issue you’re experiencing. If you’re living with symptoms that are making life more difficult, call us at Thriveworks in Anchorage, AK, to set up a psychology appointment.

Schedule an Appointment With a Psychologist in Anchorage, AK

Psychologists have the training to help you overcome challenges in your life. If you want to reach out for support from a mental health professional, consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK. Our team is standing by to answer any questions you might have.

We believe that everyone should be able to access convenient mental health care. That’s why we accept most major insurance plans, offer online sessions via video chat or phone, and even have time slots available in the evenings and on weekends. We also offer a flexible cancellation policy, won’t put you on a waitlist, and many of our new clients can see a provider within 24-48 hours.

We want to help you conquer any challenges that life throws your way. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK, or use our convenient online scheduling tool to get started. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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