Acknowledging a difficult reality and making necessary changes is often a short-term loss for a long-term gain. The discomfort people initially feel as they step out of their comfort zones often has a big payout. Consider these scenarios:
- You have a job that works for now, but you are not satisfied.
- Your loved one has passed away. Grief is a strange and difficult feeling. You have having trouble focusing at work and connecting with your family.
- After a big move, your teens are having trouble in their new school.
- You and your partner have been together for a while and are beginning to think about marriage. It’s a big decision, and you suggest meeting with a counselor before making the commitment.
What Is the Difference Between Therapy, Counseling, and Psychiatry?
Therapy, provided by our counselors and therapists, addresses emotional and behavioral challenges using therapeutic techniques for mental well-being. Counseling, offered by counselors or therapists, focuses on specific issues and life adjustments, while psychiatry, led by our psychiatric nurse practitioners, involves diagnosing and treating mental health conditions with medication.
What Are the Types of Therapists You Can See?
While availability may vary, at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethlehem, we offer:
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs): Specialized in social work and counseling for individuals, families, and groups.
- Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs): Trained to offer counseling services for various emotional and mental health issues.
When you connect with a provider at Thriveworks, you’ll be sharing your experience with an industry-leading expert; someone with the experience and professional insight you need to move forward.
How Do I Find the Right Therapist?
To find the right therapist or therapeutic approach at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethlehem, browse our provider profiles, or contact your local office at (484) 246-8486 to discuss your needs and preferences with our helpful support team.
Are the Therapists at Thriveworks Licensed and Verified to Provide Therapy?
Yes, all of our therapists, counselors, and psychiatric nurse practitioners are licensed or in the process of receiving their licensure.
What Are the Benefits of Online Therapy and In-Person Therapy?
The benefits of online therapy include:
- Convenience and accessibility from anywhere
- Reduced travel time and costs
- Comfortable and familiar environment
- A wider selection of therapists to choose from
The benefits of in-person therapy include:
- Face-to-face interaction and non-verbal cues
- No reliance on internet connection or technology
- Privacy and confidentiality in a physical office
Signs I Should Go to Therapy
Some of the signs you might benefit from therapy or psychiatric services include:
- Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or hopelessness
- Difficulty managing and coping with daily stress
- Strained or troubled relationships with family, friends, or partners
- Overwhelming grief after a significant loss
- Frequent mood swings, anger, or irritability
- Changes in appetite, sleep patterns, or energy levels
- Unresolved trauma or past experiences affecting your well-being
- Struggles with addictive behaviors or substance abuse
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Overwhelming feelings of guilt, shame, or worthlessness
Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our providers if you’re feeling any of these symptoms.
What Should I Do If a Loved One Needs Help?
If you have a loved one who is need of mental health services, you can help them by attempting to:
- Communicate openly and non-judgmentally
- Offer support and encourage them to seek professional help
- Research and connect them with appropriate resources
- Be patient and maintain a supportive presence throughout their journey to recovery
Our experienced therapists, counselors, and psychiatric nurse practitioners can assist—don’t hesitate to have the individual you love seek help and support.
How Much Does Therapy Cost?
At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session (for both in-person and online sessions) depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.
Benefits of Online Psychiatry
Our completely virtual psychiatric sessions can offer valuable insights into many forms of mental and emotional disorders.
As licensed medical professionals, they can evaluate psychological symptoms as well as physical ones to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
When it comes to treatment, there are various tools a psychiatrist can use. Some clients require medication in order to mitigate symptoms or address underlying biological factors that may be contributing to their situation. In these instances, psychiatrists can directly prescribe medication and monitor their clients’ progress and any potential side effects.
Psychiatrists can also perform various forms of talk therapy as part of treatment. To find out more about how psychiatric counseling can benefit you, contact the experienced telepsychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethlehem.
Schedule with Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethlehem
Scheduling an appointment with a counselor or life coach for the first time may feel like stepping into another world. We get it, and we have worked to make the process as easy as possible. Many new clients see their therapist the day after their first call. If you need an after-hours appointment, we offer evening and weekend appointments. We also work with many insurance providers and we offer both in-person and online counseling therapy sessions. We want everyone to receive the mental health care they need.
Our Lehigh Valley mental health professionals may guide you toward the adjustments that are right for you. Whatever life has thrown at you, know that our caring and skilled professionals—our counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists—want to help.