What is your favorite memory? Maybe it’s the birth of a child. Or it could be a vacation with your family. Whatever it is, it probably fills you with happiness and joy.
What is your least favorite memory? This might not be as fun to consider. Maybe it’s the night a loved one passed away. Or it could be a traumatic experience you lived through years ago.
The reality of life is that we all face good times and bad times. Sometimes, the bad times can feel overwhelming and impossible to handle. When this happens, working with a psychiatrist can help.
Psychiatrists are doctors who focus on diagnosing, treating, and managing mental health issues for their clients. They can prescribe medications and use psychotherapy to help their clients cope with mental illnesses and reduce their symptoms. They can help you overcome mental health issues and find a happier, healthier state of mind.
Do you want to work with one of our board-certified psychiatrists? Consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Appleton, WI today. Someone from our scheduling team can help you get started and set up a convenient virtual appointment.
What Disorders Can a Psychiatrist Treat?
One of the biggest misconceptions around psychiatric care is that it’s only for people with severe mental illness. In reality, psychiatrists work with people experiencing mild symptoms, severe mental illness, and everything in between.
Psychiatrists can treat many different types of mental illness, including:
- Anxiety disorders and phobias
- Depression and mood disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Addiction or substance abuse disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Sleep disorders
- Panic disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
You might not be certain that you’re facing a specific disorder — maybe something just feels “off” or you feel “stuck”. Whatever the case may be, psychiatrists have the training to rule out potential conditions, diagnose your issues, and create an effective treatment plan that tackles what you’re dealing with.
Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Appleton, WI today if you’re struggling and would like mental health support. We can set up an appointment with a professional who can help you live a happier, healthier life.
Psychiatric Treatment: What To Expect
Psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, and psychologists all provide valuable mental health services to their clients. The biggest difference between psychiatrists and other mental health professionals is that psychiatrists are medical doctors with medical degrees.
Psychiatrists gain a strong understanding of the body and the mind during their time in medical school, allowing them to treat mental health issues holistically and provide medical advice. For example, before diagnosing someone with anxiety, a psychiatrist might check their client’s thyroid hormone levels because anxiety can be a side effect of an overactive thyroid. Understanding how the body works as a whole can help a psychiatrist diagnose mental disorders correctly and treat them effectively.
Most treatment plans will use some form of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, involves a series of guided conversations that can help you gain insights into your mental state, learn about the issues you’re facing, and understand how your thoughts, habits, and behaviors may be worsening your symptoms. This can be a long-term or a short-term process depending on your needs
Medication is another option for some clients. Every psychiatrist has a medical degree and can prescribe medications for their clients. Not all treatment plans will include a prescription but medication can help some people reduce the symptoms of a mental health condition, especially when used in tandem with talk therapy.
Are you ready to speak with one of our telepsychiatrists? If so, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Appleton, WI today to set up a remote appointment.
Online Psychiatry Appointments Available at Thriveworks in Appleton, WI
Our psychiatrists work with their clients through convenient, easy-to-schedule online therapy appointments — you can work with a professional over the phone or through a video chat. Many of our clients love the added flexibility and comfort of seeing a mental health professional without having to leave their house.
If you want to speak to a psychiatrist over the phone, you’ll receive a phone call when your session is set to start. If you choose video chats, you’ll receive a link via email before your scheduled time. Simply click the link to join when it’s time for your appointment.
We recognize that even finding time for a remote psychiatry appointment can be difficult. That’s why we offer evening and weekend appointment options to help you fit mental health services into your day. When you call, you’ll speak to a real person who will help you find a time that works for your schedule. In fact, some clients can even meet with a provider within 24-48 hours!
Psychiatrists can help you conquer your mental health issues and live a happier, healthier life. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Appleton, WI to set up your first appointment. We look forward to speaking with you!