Psychologists are mental health professionals that provide psychotherapy services and diagnoses for their clients. They have more research-focused training than most therapists, as they are more medically educated and receive a more general education about therapeutic approaches and theory.
Thriveworks psychologists in Cary, NC provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.
Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Cary is very individualized and specific to each client, which means that the duration of treatment is often varied depending on a client's condition or disorder, the state of their symptoms, and their specific goals.
What Exactly Does a Psychologist Do?
Psychologists are trained professionals who have gone through extensive schooling and training to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to treat all aspects of mental health. They perform personality tests, diagnose mental illness, create treatment plans, and provide support to their clients. By using evidence-based techniques, they can craft a unique plan of care for each client. Your psychologist will consider all of your preferences for your care.
In instances where a client could benefit from medication, their psychologist will work with primary care physicians and psychiatrists to carefully create the treatment plan that works best for them. Sometimes a combination of medication and therapy is the most effective option! However, speak with your psychologist about any concerns that you may have. They will be able to help walk you through any questions.
Working with a psychologist can help you benefit in many ways. Some of those ways are:
- Become more confident: You’ll be able to take what you learn in your sessions and apply that to the obstacles you face in the future.
- Feel supported: Not only will you be more confident, but you will have a great feeling of support when you have to make big, or little, decisions about your life.
- Heal: One of the most empowering things that can happen to you is healing. Without the ability to heal, we get stuck in ruts and allow past trauma to follow us well into the future.
What Can a Psychologist Do for Me?
As mentioned before, a psychologist can help you in many different ways. Whether you are starting a new job in a new city, grieving the loss of a loved one, or coping with the diagnosis of a physical disease, we can help you here at Thriveworks Counseling in Cary. Some of the common reasons we see clients are the following:
- Anger management
- Depression, anxiety, or other mental illnesses
- Family turmoil
- Major life changes
- Financial issues
- Child therapy
- Addiction counseling
- Divorce counseling
- Stress management
- Trauma therapy
- Career counseling
Take the Next Step and Work with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Cary, NC
If you are ready to work with one of our licensed psychologists in Cary, NC you can schedule an appointment online or by calling us to be connected with a scheduling specialist. We offer our clients the ease and accessibility of online counseling options as well. On top of that, we also accept most major insurance carriers.