The legendary singer Leonard Cohen once wrote the lyric, “There is a crack, a crack in everything/ That’s how the light gets in.” 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. That’s how we humans turn experience into wisdom. 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 in Boulder, CO, 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 in Boulder, CO. 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.
The Different Kinds of Mental Health Providers
Scheduling your first appointment with a mental health provider can be intimidating. What do all those letters mean after someone’s name? What kind of qualifications and experience should I look for in someone’s online bio so I know I can trust the provider with the intimate details of my life? At Thriveworks in Boulder, CO we understand that initial therapy appointments might seem a little scary or unfamiliar at first. It can help to learn to recognize some of the different mental health specialties, for example:
- Psychiatrists (MDs): doctors who can prescribe psychiatric medication like antidepressants
- Psychologists (PsyDs or PhDs): providers who have advanced degrees in psychology
- Psychotherapists: providers who are licensed to treat clients with talk therapy
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs): counselors who have master’s degrees in social work
- Telepsychiatrists (MDs): doctors who can practice psychiatry online, as they can at Thriveworks in Boulder, CO
- Licensed professional counselors (LPCs): counselors who treat clients with psychotherapy
- Substance abuse counselors (CSACs): counselors who are licensed to treat drug and alcohol issues
- Marriage and family therapists (MFTs): counselors who treat couples and families
How Do I Know What Kind of Therapy I Should Get?
Because the human mind is so complex, psychology has many branches and specialties. Some counselors at Thriveworks in Boulder, CO might have particular fields of interest or expertise that can appeal to someone seeking help with a specific issue. For example, Thriveworks can provide:
- Eating disorder counseling
- Psychiatry for underlying neurochemical imbalances
- Christian or spiritual counseling
- Child or teen therapy
- Substance abuse counseling
- Anxiety therapy
- Depression therapy
- Premarital counseling
- Marriage counseling
- Family therapy
Even if you only have a vague idea of what you’re seeking, Thriveworks can match you to a mental health provider who can best help you. All our counselors are fully licensed, top-rated, and highly qualified. You can meet with them online from your home, or in-person in Boulder, CO. Health insurance covers online therapy sessions just like in-person.
How Do I Know If I Should See a Psychiatrist or a Psychologist?
Whether you should see a psychologist or a psychologist at Thriveworks in Boulder, CO 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.
Get the Most out of Therapy by Enrolling at Thriveworks in Boulder, CO
Counseling sessions at Thriveworks in Boulder, CO are designed to give the most value to our clients. You can schedule sessions online or in-person. You can make your first appointment now and be meeting your counselor within 24-48 hours. And you can access your therapist by email and phone between appointments. Meet one of our exceptional therapists today!