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Psychiatry, Therapy, and Counseling, in Athens, GA

Things don’t always go as planned. Marriages end. Loved ones pass away. Careers abruptly fall apart. Although our lives are filled with twists and turns, changes can occur for the better. A closed-door can lead to a new path in life that we never expected. However, sometimes these unexpected changes can create anxiety and havoc that is hard to deal with on our own. That is where a Thriveworks counselor, therapist, or life coach in Athens, GA can be helpful. This person can help you understand your feelings and emotions, help you see the hope and possibilities for the future, and then help you move forward in the right direction.

We all have such busy, complicated lives, we barely have the chance to get past small talk topics like the weather and our daily tasks. When we actually do have a chance to talk to those around us, it can feel even more lonely because we tend to hold in our real issues.

In this busy world, connecting with a Thriveworks counselor, psychologist, therapist, psychiatrist, or coach can make all the difference in your mental health. This person can be a sounding board, a confidant, an advisor, a coach, and a partner in your mental health. We cannot promise to make the world an always happy place, filled with roses and sunshine, but we can promise to walk with you on the journey.

Why Spend Time With a Counselor or Coach?

It can be a difficult decision to take time out of your life and spend time in counseling or coaching. We all come to the decision to seek the assistance of a coach or counselor for different reasons and in different periods of our life. For example, children and teenagers are often in need of counseling, but cannot express this need. Although we may be aware that we need help, we still cannot seem to figure out a time or way to make that a reality. Other times, serious trauma or loss has occurred, and receiving help is not an option but a necessity for survival. In these cases, a Thriveworks counselor can make your life manageable and daily functioning possible again.

If you are struggling with a serious mental health issue or addiction, Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA can help or direct you to the appropriate source of help. There is nothing that you could bring to our office that would shock us. There is no need to feel embarrassed or shameful about whatever issue you are facing. When you are considering counseling or coaching, you are making a positive change that can help you move towards a more peaceful, content life.

Reasons to pursue counseling may include:

This is not a complete list of reasons to pursue counseling or therapy. Rest assured; you do not need to even be able to clearly articulate the reasons why you are interested in coaching or counseling. Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA is able to assist with very serious and complicated issues, as well as help clients simply deal with life transitions and changes.

People of all ages can benefit from speaking with a counselor, from the very young to the very mature. It may not be an easy decision, but it is a very important and meaningful decision. Making the decision to speak with a Thriveworks provider may be the most important decision you ever make. If you are waiting for things to change in your life, you will probably have to be the force to make that change happen. You may be aware of destructive relationships and unhealthy patterns, but unsure of how to change.

How did you picture your life when you were a child? Have your dreams come true? Are you settling because you just have no idea how to make real change? We understand, but we want you to know that you can be more. Life is not a dress rehearsal. If you do not take charge of your life now, when? If you do not give attention to your dreams, who will?

When a Loved One Needs Help

When your significant other needs help, it can be very lonely and frustrating. If you have come to this page because you are looking for help for a spouse, daughter, or son, you have come to the right place. While you cannot force someone to get help when they need it, you can lead them to wonderful options, such as Thriveworks Counseling.

If you are living with a difficult teenager, every day can be challenging. This behavior can cause disruption for the entire family. Slammed doors, late nights, screaming, silence, and secrecy; some of this is common in the teenage years, but it can also be a sign of more serious trouble. If you, as a parent, have an instinctual feeling that your child needs help, that should not be ignored. A counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks in Athens, GA may be able to communicate with your teenager in a different way than a parent.

If you have a loved one that is struggling with addiction or a serious mental issue, it can be difficult to reach them, and lonely to live without them. No matter how much you beg and plead for a loved one to get help, the effort is pointless until the person that is struggling actually wants help. When your loved one is finally ready for help, a Thriveworks counselor or therapist can walk alongside your family in recovery and rebuilding your life together. The whole family unit is affected when one person is struggling with a serious issue. Thriveworks in Athens will work not only with the person struggling with the serious issue but also with the family as a whole.

We all know the discouraging statistics on marriage and divorce. When your relationship becomes less than ideal, it can be hard to know where to turn. Years of hurt feelings, thoughtless words, and unspoken truths can result in a great deal of distance between two people. Thriveworks Counseling in Athens can help you break down these walls of distance and create open lines of communication.

Can I Benefit From Psychiatry Counseling?

A psychiatrist is a licensed mental health professional who has earned a medical degree and been trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental and emotional disorders. As practicing medical doctors, psychiatrists can prescribe medications, guide clients through psychotherapy, and administer a number of other treatment options as needed.

Psychiatry is often effective for a wide variety of mental health issues because it addresses both the physical and mental components of mental health challenges. For example, if there are any biological factors contributing to your condition or physical symptoms that are interfering with your life, a psychiatrist can help solve those issues.

If you’ve been struggling with problems related to your mental health, speaking to a licensed virtual psychiatrist could make a difference.

Why Choose Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA?

You have a lot of choices when it comes to your mental health. A quick internet search will result in a lot of options. It can be very difficult to know who to trust or where to turn. If you or a family member are experiencing a crisis, time cannot be wasted. The sooner you are able to start processing the trauma, the faster your recovery. We are ready and able to partner with you in this process. Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA can connect you with educated, experienced professionals, ready to put their knowledge to work for you in creating the life that you really want and need.

We respect that it may not be an easy decision for you to contact us. Many of our clients have anxiety and concern connected with even making the first call to a therapist. For all of these reasons, we want to be available when you need us. Out of respect for your busy life and your many responsibilities, we maintain a “no waiting list” policy. In most cases, we are able to connect you with a Thriveworks provider in Athens in as little as 24 hours.

Call Thriveworks in Athens, and we will connect you with a therapist, life coach, psychiatrist, counselor, or psychologist. This person will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and create a plan to help you improve or heal. It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of growth and healing.


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  • 644 North Chase Suite 104
    Athens, GA 30606

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