Randall seems to have it all. He is happily married with two wonderful children. Their family home is beautiful. Randall is settling into a challenging and rewarding career. On the outside, his life is perfect. Unfortunately, Randall is like many others—the outward appearance does not tell the whole story.
On the outside, Randall has clung to perfection because on the inside, he is plagued by anxiety. Since he was a child, he has been worried and anxious and obsessive, but he has born this burden alone. That is until Randall had a very public panic attack. Randall is from the hit show This Is Us.
His character has given many who do not struggle with a mental illness a realistic peek into what it is like to fight anxiety. He has also given those who are battling a mental illness a spotlight that acknowledges and honors their struggle. The show has reached a wide audience, in large part because it resonates with people’s experiences—both in the difficult and in the beautiful.
The hardships of mental illness are real, but so are the possibilities for treatment. Many people are struggling with mental illness, relational challenges, or professional stagnation, but many are also reaching out to work with a therapist, counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or clinical social worker because life can get better. Sometimes, all we need is a little help.
The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham are ready to offer that help. Our staff understands the challenges that life can bring, and we have worked with many clients to achieve goals, treat symptoms, and establish peaceful relationships. If you think you could benefit from working with one of our providers, know that we offer in-person counseling as well as online therapy. Either way, we can help.
Why Pursue Therapy or Counseling?
Whatever is happening in your life right now, everyone needs a safe place where they can retreat. Even during good times, life can be chaotic, busy, and disorienting. Stepping back to take a deep breath, reflect, prioritize, and reorient oneself can be difficult in the midst of a busy life, but it often very rewarding. One thing that can make it easier is working with a mental health professional.
Experienced counselors have helped many people find their own path, and they understand the common pitfalls along the way. For example, many people understandably turn to blame, but it inevitably leaves them feeling stuck. It is a common and natural response to find fault when life is hard, but unfortunately, it is also an unhelpful response. Instead, therapists, counselors, psychiatrist, and coaches can often help their clients find solutions instead, focusing upon what they can do whereas blame focuses people’s attention upon what they cannot control (that is, other people).
Pitfalls do not have to hold people back. Instead, they can live from their own values and according to their own priorities. This is a more proactive, positive, and empowered stance toward life. It requires courage to live this way, but many people find that the risk and the effort are well worth it.
Living proactively may require a difficult conversation. It may require making adjustments. It may require taking a risk. But with any risk, there is always the promise of reward. The short-term challenge is often what is necessary for long-term success.
Would I Benefit from Seeing a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham?
If you’re dealing with a mental health issue, you may be experiencing both psychological and physical symptoms. Anxiety, for example, can often lead to an increased heart rate, panic attacks, or difficulty sleeping.
If this is true for you, you might benefit from working with a board-certified Thriveworks psychiatrist. As medical doctors, they are qualified to address your symptoms, conduct psychological questionnaires, and create a treatment plan that fits your needs.
Treatment may involve psychotherapy sessions, prescribed medication, and other forms of therapy. To get your own customized treatment plan, consider working with the licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham. We offer virtual counseling appointments for your convenience.
Setting Up an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham
The goal of Thriveworks in North Carolina is to provide quality care that puts our clients’ needs first. We hope that your time at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham will be positive and unique. When you contact our office, here is what you can look forward to:
- A scheduling specialist (a real person) will answer your call and help you make an appointment.
- Evening and weekend sessions are offered, in addition to daytime and weekday sessions.
- You may have your first appointment the following day—as long as that’s a good time for you!
- We do not keep a waitlist, so you will not be put on one. We want to get you the mental health care you deserve as soon as possible.
- Many different insurance plans are accepted, and we have self-pay rates as well.
We strive to get our clients the mental health help they need as soon as they need it, whether they’re pursuing in-person counseling or online counseling. Contact Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham today.