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Think for a moment about all the different facets of your well-being and the professionals who may support you. Most people prioritize a healthy diet and may work with a nutritionist to find the foods that work for their unique body—someone with hypoglycemia is going to have different needs than someone with diabetes. Most people work with a primary care physician—they may seek help when they are sick or injured or for preventative care. Most people want to be physically strong, and they may work with a trainer or coach to find a weight training routine that targets their muscles in a particular way.

A few decades ago, the list may have ended here, but these days, many people are also working with a counselor, life coach, psychologist, or therapist. They are prioritizing their mental health as an integral part of their overall well-being.

The staff at Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill, North Carolina agrees. Mental health care can improve people’s everyday lives and well-being. The counselors, psychiatrists, therapists, and life coaches at Thriveworks Counseling work with clients as they overcome their fears, anxiety, and symptoms and work toward their dreams!

If you think you could benefit from working with our professionals, we would love to hear from you. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Finding Mental Health Help and Support for Life’s Challenges

Life can be a rollercoaster, and no one gets a free pass from its highs and lows. Hardships, setbacks, and roadblocks are normal, human experiences, but so is reaching out for help. Consider these scenarios:

  • You really enjoy your job—you are good at it, and your coworkers are great. However, you are also feeling restless. Maybe this is the right job for you today, but what about in a year? Or two? Or Five? Making a job or career change feels really risky.
  • Without warning, a loved family member passes away. Your world has changed on a dime, and it is hard to breathe. Most days, your attention is so scatted, it feels impossible to accomplish anything at work or at home.
  • You are totally in love and have been dating your significant other for a few years now. Your relationship seems healthy and strong and ready for the next step, but marriage also feels overwhelming. You’d love to process this big decision with someone who has experience with long-term committed relationships.
  • After a big move, your teens are having a hard time. They are good kids, but you are all of a sudden dealing with behavior issues you have never faced as a parent.
  • Something that was a once-a-month stress relief has become a daily event. You want to stop or at least curb this habit, but every attempt you have made has failed. Within a few days, you are back at it.

Have you ever faced these scenarios or anything similar? Mental health professionals often help their clients tackle life’s biggest challenges, which can vary from person to person. Whatever it is, we would be happy to help you through it.

What Can Mental Health Care Look Like?

One of the most important factors in mental health care is the person who seeks it. Therapy, coaching, and counseling can look different depending upon the client’s individualized needs, and often, the best mental health treatment is unique and personalized. Nonetheless, new clients can expect a few general things.

For example, mental health care is a relationship, and like any relationship, trust must be established. This often begins with a time where clients can talk about what brought them to the appointment and what they may want to achieve during their time. Mental health professionals may follow up with questions about an individual’s career, physical health, family, spirituality, relationships, and/or past mental health.

As the therapeutic relationship progresses, clients often present a specific scenario that is happening or has happened in their lives, and together, the professional and the client process it. For example:

  1. When clients are fighting a diagnosis, like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or when they are dealing with the residual effects of trauma, therapy may focus upon healing. With care and respect, the therapist may help clients identify the roots of the problem as well as develop healthy coping skills.
  2. When clients want to achieve a professional or personal goal, therapy may focus on self-discovery. When clients know their strengths and weaknesses, they have an accurate self-image. They can plan a path toward a goal that is grounded in reality.
  3. When clients are battling impulsive behaviors and/or addiction, therapy may focus upon attachment and accountability. When clients establish relationships where they will be held accountable for their choices, then they begin to feel the pain of the compulsion. At the same time, the addiction began for a reason. Therapists can help clients explore what voids they may be filling with compulsive behavior and then learn how to fill it in a healthy way.

Should I Consider Virtual Psychiatry Counseling From Thriveworks?

Are you experiencing physical symptoms as a result of anxiety, substance abuse, depression, or another mental health concern? If so, psychiatry counseling might be a great fit for you. Psychiatry deals with the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of mental health issues and their associated symptoms from a medical perspective.

Treatment for emotional, mental, and behavioral disorders often involves talk therapy of some form such as psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Our telepsychiatrists can provide therapy directly or refer you to another mental health professional on our staff. They can also prescribe medication if it would be helpful for your situation.

If you think you’d benefit from the guidance of a psychiatrist, get in touch with us at Thriveworks in Chapel Hill, NC. We look forward to speaking with you.

Schedule Therapy or Life Coaching at Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill, NC

If you would like a mental health professional by your side, navigating the rollercoaster of life, know that Thriveworks is ready to help. We have appointments available.

When you contact our office, you may be meeting with your therapist or psychiatrist the following day. Many new clients have their first appointment within 24 hours of their first call. We also offer evening and weekend appointments, and we accept most insurance plans.

Let’s get started. Contact Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill, NC today.

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Ariel is a compassionate, reliable, supportive counselor. The work she has done with foster children, birth families and foster families has been amazing to witness. She brings so much light and hope to the children and families she works with. She is truly a gift.
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Ariel Harris is an excellent therapist. I have worked with her in professional settings and she is kind with clients. She has worked with a variety of clientele from all areas of life, and is knowledgeable in many topics. She is supportive of her clients and genuinely cares about helping them reach their goals and be successful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
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She did an exceptional job as a counselor. She asked great questions and knew how to get to the root of the problems. Thanks!
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Cindy Goulding

Cindy Goulding is a very accomplished and experienced therapist. For Cindy, being a mental health professional is a calling not simply a job. She cares deeply about the success of her clients and makes them feel comfortable with her grounded and non-judgmental approach. Cindy is highly compassionate as a person. This is not a skill for her; it's who she is at her core. Her relentless pursuit to understand the experience and perspective of others is unmatched. Most people want a competent therapist they can trust with their most vulnerable fears, stories and relationship struggles. Cindy Goulding is a top notch choice!
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Cindy Goulding is a topnotch counselor. I have worked with her professionally and referred patients to her for both her personal training and her counseling skills. She has written a very nice book on how to manage weight family style.
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Cindy is a very caring, honest and responsible person. She is very understanding and compassionate. Her skills are exceptionally sharp, and she has high integrity. She is very thorough and always thinking of how to resolve difficult situations. She is open-minded, non-judgmental and an asset to anyone working with her.
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Great Therapist

I am very pleased with my therapist. She provides insights to my emotions and behavior. she helps me explore new ways of thinking that helps me turn away from negativity. She helps me understand the origins of some of my behaviors. I look forward to continue working with her to help me attain a more fufilled and happy life.
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A partner through a journey

It’s difficult to say how someone can impact your life. In a short time Donna has impacted my life and helped me see there is a journey. Although the journey is not clear to me, Donna listens with a compassionate heart and deep intent. She is truly engaged and seeks to help you understand as you tell your story. It is the telling of the story that is more important than the words, a wise person told me. Donna very much wants to hear your story. I’m lucky and grateful to have found her.
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Meeting with my counselor has been quite helpful to my understanding of a family member's mental health diagnosis. Her ability to clarify behaviors and share her knowledge has been epic, especially related to high-functioning autism, and to proposing different ways that I can work through challenges, all the while ensuring my own self-care.
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