Counseling and Psychiatry in Charlottesville, VA
For many of us, the very mention of the words counseling or therapy cause feelings of uncertainty and uneasiness.
We may live in a family or be part of a culture that does not value mental health. We may simply feel embarrassed to admit that we need help in any area of life. It seems ironic that most of us would not hesitate to go to a medical doctor for a sore throat, but we may hesitate for months (or even years) to treat an unhealthy relationship.
Counseling can be helpful in a number of situations. Maybe you are simply not functioning at the highest level that you feel is possible. In this type of case, perhaps a life coach would help you reach your goals and dreams. Alternatively, maybe your family has experienced a serious trauma, and just functioning in daily life is difficult. In any case, in-person counseling or online therapy can help. Reach out today to schedule your first appointment.
Thriveworks providers offer a wide variety of services that may include individual and couples counseling, psychiatry (medication management), life coaching, and help for issues like depression, anxiety, career issues, addiction, eating disorders, and others.
Can I Use My Insurance?
Most likely, yes. Most Thriveworks providers are in network with major insurance plans like Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, and many others.
What Is Your Approach to Care?
It’s our goal for every client to have a positive and empowering experience. Our providers use a range of coaching and counseling methods including evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and humanistic therapy approaches, and others to provide an effective and safe environment for every client. At the same time, clients learn skills and tools to facilitate meaningful changes to their lives, relationships, careers, and happiness.
Counseling and therapy is a time specifically designated to help a person deal with their emotions, feelings and thought life. Counseling usually begins by assessing a person’s current functioning. Therapists or counselors often measure a person’s current life situation by a scale of -10 to 0 to +10.
A person functioning at a positive ten would have all areas of life going well. These various areas would include career, family, physical health, mental health, relationships, and spirituality. Of course, none of us are functioning at a 10 on all of these areas at all times. Alternatively, a person that is experiencing a serious trauma or mental health problems may be functioning near a -10. This indicates a great deal of pain that needs to be processed.
A trained and experienced professional can be very helpful in bringing you from an area of pain to healing. Thriveworks counselors and professionals are prepared to deal with whatever you may present in our office. Your personal issue or family trauma will not shock us. You do not need to be afraid to tell us the truth. You may have been keeping a secret or lying to your friends about how you are really doing for so long, that it is hard to imagine coming clean. We can be your trusted confidant. We can help you, your child, your spouse, or your family function in a more healthy and happy manner.
What Are the Different Types of Counseling?
Perhaps you have been thinking about making the first call to find a counselor for weeks, months or even years. Maybe you are confused about what type of counseling would be most helpful. You do not need to be an expert in counseling or therapy. It is our job to be the experts. But it may help you to understand the many types of counseling that are available, in order to know that help is possible no matter what your issue.
There are many reasons to seek counseling. These may include:
- Anxiety issues
- Couples counseling
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Grief counseling
- Problems with a child such as ADHD
- Anger management
- Addiction issues
- Life transitions such as divorce or loss of a job
You may not see your issue immediately identifiable on this list. No need to fear; help is still available. It can be hard to put an issue that has been part of your life for so long into a clear category. Life is complicated, as are the reasons to seek counseling. Whatever you are facing, we can face it together. We are prepared to walk with you on this journey of healing and growth.
Making the decision to pursue counseling is not easy, but it is always helpful. The process of therapy can be painful, but the results are worth it. However, it can be very difficult to make the decision of who to trust with your mental health. When you conducted the search that brought you to this page, you were most likely inundated with choices. This can be very overwhelming.
At Thriveworks, we only hire the best counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists. Our professionals are leaders in their field, respected for their work. Many have been published in reputable and distinguished news outlets and academic publications. Some of these include The Boston Globe, CNN, The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Today, Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe, Psychiatric Times and many others. We are ready to put our knowledge to work for you.
Dealing with your issues may not be easy, but it will make you a better person. When you are under intense stress, it is difficult to have the patience to deal kindly with others. You should take pride in your decision to seek help. You are taking the time to make peace for yourself, your family, your marriage and your life. When you deal with yourself in a kind and patient manner, it is easier to do so with others as well. It may seem selfish to take time for yourself to pursue counseling, but in the end, it will make you a healthier person for your loved ones.
When you call Thriveworks, you can trust that we make it a priority for you to see a therapist soon. Unlike most offices, we do not operate with a waiting list. We have appointments ready for new clients within 24 hours. We understand that your life is busy, that it may have been very difficult to pick up the phone for the first time, and that you need help when you call. We want to be ready when you are ready.
You may be in the middle of an intense trauma. You may simply feel that you could be functioning at a higher level. You may not be able to stand another fight with your spouse, another slammed door in your face from your teenager, or another silent night around the dinner table. Whatever your problem, we are ready and able to help. Thriveworks therapists are experts in their field and ready to help. Let us walk with you on this journey of healing.
We can be your trusted partner in your mental health. Contact Thriveworks Counseling to create the life you’ve always wanted.