If you are like most people, you probably have a primary care physician who gives you preventative care and is available when you are sick. You may have a specialized physician you see as well—an oncologist, endocrinologist, cardiologist, or Ob/Gyn. Many people also work with a nutritionist or a trainer at their gym to ensure that their physical health is supported by exercise and good eating habits. A few decades ago, the list may have ended here, but more and more, people are including a mental health professional as a part of their wellness plan. Life coaches, therapists, and counselors can often give people mental health care that supports their overall well-being.
People are whole beings. Their minds and bodies are interconnected. Just as physical health is a priority, so is mental health. Unfortunately, a negative stereotype once surrounded mental health care. People who saw a therapist or who struggled with mental illness were once labeled as weak. However, like the old cliché says, when we know better, we do better. People are learning more and more about how mental illness can strike anyone at any time, just as physical illness can. Reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness but of strength. Through counseling, therapy, or life coaching (even if you choose online therapy), many people are experiencing relief from their mental illness, personal growth, professional advancement, improved relationships, and more. At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs, we love being a part of our clients’ journey toward healing and growth.
Mental Health Care and Life’s Challenges
If there is one thing all people can rely upon, it is that life is full of highs and lows, challenges and joys, setbacks and opportunities. Difficulties are a given. Opportunities are a given. But how people respond to the adversity is up to them. Take a moment to consider these situations. What would it look like to have help, support, and guidance to navigate them?
- Your current position is an excellent fit for your skills and experience. At least, it is for now, but you are wondering what might be next.
- After relocating to be near family, your kids are having a hard time adjusting. They are good kids, but since the move, they have been different. You’ve tried everything to help them adapt.
- Cancer took your best friend and dearest confidant in this world. Who knew grief could feel like this? Even breathing takes effort.
- You are 100 percent head over heels for your significant other. After dating for a few years, you have moved in together, and you are talking about the next steps. Marriage feels right, but it also feels like a big decision.
- You acknowledge that this is a problem. It started as an occasional stress relief, but now, it is out of control. You’ve tried to curb it, but every inch you gain is lost within a few days.
What is happening in your life right now? Perhaps you can relate to one of these situations. Perhaps you are facing something entirely different. Wherever you are on life’s rollercoaster, what would it look like to have a mental health professional by your side, helping you navigate the challenges and the opportunities? Many people are realizing the benefits of caring for their mind and emotions, and they are reaching out to work with a life coach, therapist, or counselor.
What Might Mental Health Care Involve?
When people work with a mental health professional, the therapist, counselor, and life coach often work hard to establish trust. In order to offer holistic and personalized care, clinicians must know their clients well, and they must create a space where their clients feel safe to share honestly about their experiences. While hardships and opportunities are a given in life, the exact details within a person’s life are unique. A few examples of the reasons that clients have pursued mental health care at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs include…
- Grief counseling
- Anger management
- Child therapy
- Cannabis use
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Suspected abuse of a child
- Job loss
- Executive coaching
- Psychiatric testing
- Couples and marriage counseling
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Career advancement
- LGBTQ sensitive counseling
- Family tension
Once trust is established, the client and the therapist can work together to find goals for the time and formulate a treatment plan. For example, clients who are dealing with past trauma or mental illness may have a treatment plan that focuses upon healing. Clients who want to advance in their career may have a treatment plan that focuses upon self-discovery, learning about their own strengths and weaknesses.
Can I See a Psychiatrist Online?
The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs can meet with clients through online sessions for full assessments, medication management, and more. Psychiatrists can diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder via online counseling. They can prescribe medications like antidepressants and make follow-up appointments to track any side effects.
Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs
We understand that admitting you need help and seeking that help isn’t always easy to do. But we also know that taking that leap and getting the mental health help that you need is necessary. If you are struggling, employ the help of a provider at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs. Whenever you’re ready to receive help, we’re ready to provide it.
If you want to schedule an appointment now, just give us a call. A scheduling specialist will ask you a few basic questions and then get you all set up with a counselor or therapist who can best help with your unique circumstances, whether that’s in in-person counseling or online counseling therapy. We look forward to working with you!