Going through a hard time doesn’t need to leave a permanent scar on your psyche. Conflicts and roadblocks can be opportunities for emotional growth when you have the right support and valuable insight. But it’s not so easy to find the light on your own. It can help to seek professional expertise if you’re confused, suffering, or just need some additional guidance in your life.
Psychologists, licensed counselors, psychiatrists, and other mental health providers at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Boulder, can help you work through a diverse range of issues and life obstacles. Maybe you feel like your marriage is in trouble. Maybe you’re grieving the loss of a loved one. Maybe you need help managing your eating or sleeping habits. It’s brave to ask for help when so much is at stake: your mental health, your physical health, your one, and only future. Thriveworks counselors can provide the support you need to flourish.
When Should I Seek Mental Health Counseling?
There’s no right or wrong time to seek out a therapist from Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Boulder. You might be thriving in your personal and professional life but have some nagging memories from your childhood that you’d like to bring up in a safe, supportive environment. You might be in anguish, in the depths of depression. You might think it’s finally time to deal with your substance abuse issues. Thriveworks can help clients who are experiencing a full spectrum of issues, for example:
- Feelings of burnout
- Controlling behaviors
- Marriage issues
- Panic attacks
- Social anxiety
- Libido problems
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive thoughts or behaviors
- Conflicts in family relationships
- Adverse life events
You don’t have to be experiencing symptoms of a mental disorder to seek professional attention. Being human—having thoughts and feelings and a life—qualifies you for counseling. Mental health can and should be a priority no matter what situation you are in.
How Do I Know If I Should See a Psychiatrist or a Psychologist?
Whether you should see a psychologist or a psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Boulder really depends on your symptoms. If you suspect you may need psychiatric medication like antidepressants, keep in mind that drugs can only be prescribed by a psychiatrist, not a psychologist. But a skilled counselor or any mental health provider at Thriveworks can always refer you to a psychiatrist colleague if necessary. Once you are enrolled at Thriveworks, our team of psychological experts will get you the help you need.