It took about six months for Kim to realize that her anxiety had taken over her life. Her symptoms started out small. For instance, she found herself focusing on the exit doors when she was inside a crowded restaurant with friends. She worried she’d need to make a quick escape if something went wrong. She always imagined the worst-case scenario, and gradually she couldn’t enjoy her evenings out anymore. In addition, she was calling her mom to check in a dozen times a day because she had a feeling something was terribly wrong, that her mom might be sick or injured. But her mom was always okay.
Kim knew that her irrational fears were getting the best of her. These instances of anxiety ramped up until Kim found herself having a full-fledged panic attack in the grocery store. It was time to seek help. But where could she go?
According to the North Carolina Behavioral Health Barometer, fewer than half of North Carolina residents who suffer from mental illness get treated for their conditions. But it often takes professional counseling and/or psychiatry to overcome mental barriers like anxiety and depression. Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham provides clients with a wide range of mental health services and providers so you can seek help for your unique challenges. Our top-rated therapists and psychiatrists are here to listen and support you on your mental health journey – call us today to book an appointment.
Why Do People See Counselors and Psychiatrists?
Thriveworks clients see counselors and psychiatrists for all sorts of reasons, both large and small. Our mental health counselors in Durham, NC, provide the kind of care and support that could be useful to anyone, whether you feel too sad to get out of your bed in the morning or you keep having the same fight with your partner. Examples of reasons why people seek counseling or psychiatry include:
- Eating disorders
- Sleep disruptions
- Changes in sex drive/libido
- Social anxiety
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship issues
- Irrational fears
- Manias and hypomanias
- Self-improvement goals
- Bad habits
Psychiatry is specifically helpful if there is a severe or persistent mental health condition present. Our psychiatrists can offer testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Our providers can also serve as a general sounding board for whatever is going on in your life, even if you’re not troubled by a specific mental health issue. Once you start talking to a professional, you may even be surprised by what you have to say and what insights you can reach.
Can I Afford Mental Health Services?
The real question, of course, is can you afford not to? But yes, mental health treatment is more affordable than ever these days because of telehealth innovations, and due to the expanding awareness of the importance of accessibility to mental health services.
Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham accepts medical insurance so you can rest easy knowing your sessions are covered. Thriveworks clients have access to some of the best, most effective mental health providers out there, and they also receive additional perks like flexible cancellations and reschedulings. Everyone deserves low-cost mental health care, and you can receive it online or in one of our 240+ counseling offices. Thriveworks counseling services provide incredible value not only through constructive, meaningful sessions but also through unrivaled benefits.
Helping Your Children Thrive
Child Therapy — TherapyLand™
Our Durham, NC office is a TherapyLand location: A positive, empowering place for kids to get the mental health care they deserve. Equipped with sandboxes, dollhouses, easels, puppets, blocks, basketball hoops, and other tools, our play therapy rooms are designed to help kids explore and express their emotions. Learn more about TherapyLand and how it could help your child.
Schedule Your Session with Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham
Seeing a counselor for the first time—or seeing a brand-new counselor—doesn’t have to be intimidating. Thriveworks counselors can even hold your sessions online, so you can talk to them from the comfort of your own home. Almost 100 percent of Thriveworks sessions begin on time or early, so you’re rarely twiddling your thumbs in a waiting room—or in front of your computer. As a Thriveworks client, you can also book same- or next-day appointments. And you can always access your provider between sessions through phone and email support.