The process of scheduling a counseling, therapy, or psychiatry appointment should not be cause for frustration, but many people encounter obstacles to seeing a qualified mental health professional. Thriveworks is here to end that frustration. While many people come to our office in Bristol, VA simply to check in with themselves and their progress, others begin looking for a clinician during a state of heightened emotional distress—often having already spent several weeks, months, or even years dealing with the hurt alone.
When you’re ready to see a therapist, you don’t want to spend another few weeks waiting for relief; you want that relief to come swiftly. Leaving several voicemails trying to find someone who can meet with you in a timely fashion and accept your health insurance can significantly worsen your frustration.
At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon, we know how taxing this process can be, so we aim to provide you with the help you need when you need it—not weeks later. From the time you call until your first appointment, we make the process as inviting and as simple as possible, whether you choose in-person therapy, online counseling, or telepsychiatry.
What Does a Counselor Do?
Licensed mental health providers like counselors, social workers, therapists, and psychiatrists are there, first and foremost, to listen. After meeting you where you are, they can proceed to help you do the following:
- Set and achieve goals
- Identify issues and blockers
- Work through challenging relationships and life issues
- Pursue inner strength and personal growth
- Manage stress
People often obsess about their external circumstances, but neglect to give appropriate attention to their mental health care. Without achieving a balance in the mind and the body, it’s easy for negative, untrue interpretations of reality to set in and turn simple tasks and decisions into overwhelming burdens. That’s when counseling services can really help shed light on your inner life.
What Can a Psychiatrist Treat?
The board-certified psychiatrists (MDs) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon can diagnose, treat, and help prevent a wide variety of mental health conditions, including the following:
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Anxiety disorders
- Major depressive disorder (MDD)
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
Sometimes it’s not clear whether you need the professional services of a psychiatrist or a therapist. People with severe anxiety could benefit from psychiatric medication in addition to exposure therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Someone with a substance abuse issue may have an underlying mental health condition. You can start with a full assessment from a qualified psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon. They will get your medical history and go over your symptoms with you in-depth. From there, you can agree on a treatment plan.
Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon
Call Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon today to schedule your in-person counseling or online therapy appointment as early as tomorrow. We’re ready to help you. Most new clients can meet with their provider within 24-48 hours of their booking.
At Thriveworks we believe that everyone can benefit from counseling or therapy and that everyone has the potential to find meaning, balance, and fulfillment in life. We don’t believe you should have to wait several weeks (or months) to experience relief. We want you to receive the care you need when you need it. Thriveworks members can even reach out to their provider by phone or email between sessions.
You can thrive. We can help. Whether you’re going through a difficult period, looking to overcome a long-term problem, or simply interested in strengthening your career and relationships, we are here for you. There is no time like the present. The past is gone and the future has yet to arrive — all you have is now, which is the perfect time to get started.