When someone asks how you’re doing in passing, what do you say? You might say something like “I’m fine” or “I’m doing alright” –– but how do you really feel? Too often, we bottle our feelings up inside and don’t share them with the people around us.
Some people think that therapy or counseling can only help people with severe mental illnesses or emotional disorders. However, the reality is that counselors and therapists can help anyone reflect on their issues, reduce their symptoms, and find a way to move forward.
Mental health services can be a great option whether you’re experiencing a mild mental disorder, a severe mental illness, or even if you’re facing a tough time in your life. Having a space to talk about your issues and learn coping skills can do wonders for your mental health.
Do you want to work with a licensed professional counselor, therapist, psychiatrist, or another mental health professional? Call us today at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bellingham. You’ll speak to a real person (not a robot) who will help you find an in-person or online therapy appointment time that works for you.
Therapy and Counseling: Reasons to Get Started
Anyone living with a mental disorder like anxiety or depression knows that getting through the day can be difficult. Licensed mental health professionals can help you manage and reduce your symptoms and live a happier life. Other people choose to work with a therapist, psychologist, or counselor to help them cope after a death in the family, get back on their feet after losing a job, or learn how to communicate with their spouse more effectively.
There are many reasons someone might decide to start working with a therapist or counselor, including:
- Experiencing symptoms of a mental health issue
- Navigating grief or loss
- Making a career change
- Managing stress
- Dealing with relationship issues
- Experiencing difficulties with children
- Struggling with substance abuse
- Behavioral health issues
Do you want a space to talk about what’s bothering you? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA if you’d like to focus on your mental health.
Should I Work With a Psychiatrist? What Do They Do?
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing mental disorders. Their medical training helps them understand how the body and mind interact and influence each other. Mental illnesses can present with physical symptoms and psychiatrists are equipped to rule out potential physical causes of those symptoms before making a diagnosis.
Psychiatrists can create treatment plans and implement the full range of therapeutic methods for their clients, including psychotherapy, medication, and other treatment modalities. One of the biggest differences between psychiatrists and other providers is that they can prescribe medication directly for their clients. Not everyone will benefit from a prescription but medication can help some people manage their symptoms, especially when combined with psychotherapy.
Do you think working with a psychiatrist is right for you? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bellingham to make an online therapy appointment with one of our licensed providers.
Schedule a Therapy or Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bellingham
Are you looking for mental health support? Our therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and counselors are here to help you through many of life’s difficulties. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bellingham today to get started.
We set out to provide mental health care without the frustrations typically involved with therapy or counseling. You’ll talk to a real person when you call our office and we won’t put you on a waitlist –– we want you to be able to see a provider quickly. Some new clients can even see a professional within 24-48 hours of reaching out.
At Thriveworks, counseling and therapy appointments are available and easy to schedule. Our counseling center provides evening and weekend sessions so you can schedule an appointment outside normal working hours. Virtual counseling appointments are also available so you can work with a provider without having to leave your house. Many of our clients love working with their therapist or counselor through a secure video chat so they don’t have to worry about a commute.
Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bellingham if you want to start working with a mental health professional. One of our scheduling professionals can help you find an appointment that works for you and answer your questions about the therapeutic process. We can’t wait to hear from you!