Kimberly was proud to call herself a survivor of domestic abuse. She had survived the toxic relationship with her ex-husband with her soul and body intact. But she still suffered lasting psychological effects of the physically and emotionally abusive relationship. For example, she seemed to suffer more anxiety than most people.
Kimberly worried about her ex-husband coming back into the picture. She worried that she still cared for him despite what he’d done. She worried that her daughters were going to get into abusive relationships when they grew up because that’s what they’d witnessed for so many years. She worried that her sons would grow up to be abusive themselves, modeling their behavior after their father’s. She worried that she’d never find love again. Some weeks Kimberly wondered if she had depression as well, a byproduct of all the worrying. Kimberly knew that she needed help managing her emotions and her relationship trauma. Who could she call?
Kimberly should reach out to one of the licensed mental health providers at Thriveworks Counseling Davenport. She could consider seeing an individual therapist to talk about her previous intimate relationship and its psychological fallout. She could even consider seeing a family therapist who could help her and her children cope with the abuse they experienced. The professional counselors at Thriveworks Counseling Davenport offer all these exceptional services and more.
What Kind of Degrees or Licenses Do Mental Health Counselors Need to Have?
Not just anyone can become a mental health counselor. First, you need to have deep compassion, great ethics, and a natural curiosity about human psychology. Then, you need to get your training and license to practice. Thriveworks Counseling Davenport offers the following types of mental health providers:
- Psychologists (PsyDs or PhDs), who can be counseling psychologists or clinical psychologists and provide psychotherapy (talk therapy)
- Psychotherapist, an umbrella term for anyone who can provide psychotherapy services
- Licensed professional counselors (LPCs), who provide counseling
- Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), who provide therapy for couples and families
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who provide counseling as well as guidance for social services such as healthcare
- Certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADCs), who provide counseling for substance abuse and addiction issues
Licensing requirements for mental health care providers can vary from state to state, which is why you must always check certifications to make sure you find someone qualified to help you. Fortunately, Thriveworks providers are all fully licensed and their sessions are usually covered by health insurance.
What Can Counselors Help Me With?
The mental health providers at Thriveworks Counseling Davenport can diagnose and treat a broad range of psychological conditions and behaviors. They can also help individuals navigate difficult life situations, and help reconnect with family members who feel emotionally estranged. Thriveworks providers in Davenport, IA can expertly treat any of the following issues:
- Behavior problems
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Existential crisis
- Difficulty managing anger
- Family conflict
- Marriage conflict
- Sex addiction
- Irrational fears
Depending on what symptoms you’re experiencing or what condition you’re suffering from, a counselor at Thriveworks can enlist a wide range of effective, evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, or grief counseling for bereavement.
Book an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling Davenport
A great mental health provider can help you find techniques and strategies to improve your life. Don’t wait to find the psychological support you need and deserve. Thriveworks Counseling Davenport opens early and stays open late so you’ll hear a human voice on the other end of the phone line, not a voicemail. And we can usually get you in to see a provider within 24-48 hours.
Thriveworks also prides itself on additional benefits, like our Ask-a-Coach 24h Q&A, where a licensed counselor is available 24/7 to answer questions and offer professional life advice. We also provide educational materials like e-books and videos to our amazing clients. Call today to schedule your appointment with an exceptional counselor.