Abraham Lincoln once stated, “I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” We can’t all be superstars and superheroes, but we can be the best versions of ourselves. And mental health should always be a priority, no matter what your goals are in life. It’s hard to have enduring success in any field–professional, interpersonal, academic, etc.–without a solid foundation of mental health.
So how do you achieve this elusive mental health, which the World Health Organization (WHO) defines as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”? Well, for starters, it helps a lot to have access to the insights of an exceptional psychologist.
The psychologists at Thriveworks in Fort Wayne, IN have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to help people achieve their goals in life. They use a variety of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy to illuminate a person’s inner world so they can shine better in the outer world.
What Does a Psychologist Do?
Psychologists at Thriveworks in Fort Wayne, IN have graduated from top academic programs to earn their PsyD or PhD degrees in the discipline of psychology. Licensed psychologists at Thriveworks can be clinical or counseling psychologists. Thriveworks offers other mental health providers as well, including the following:
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who provide counseling and guide clients toward helpful social services.
- Licensed professional counselors (LPCs), who provide counseling, which may be shorter-term and more solution-focused than psychotherapy.
- Psychotherapists, who are any mental health providers who do psychotherapy.
- Psychiatrists (MDs), who provide psychotherapy and can prescribe and manage medication because they graduated from medical school.
- Telepsychiatrists (MDs), who do online psychiatry (Thriveworks psychiatrists are typically telepsychiatrists).
- Marriage and family therapists (MFTs), who provide couples counseling/therapy and family counseling/therapy.
If you’re not sure what type of psychologist or mental health provider you need, call the Thriveworks office in Fort Wayne, IN, and our highly trained staff will help match you to the right therapist, counselor, psychiatrist, or social worker.
What Can a Psychologist Treat?
A psychologist at Thriveworks in Fort Wayne, IN can treat an extensive range of mental health conditions and life issues, for example:
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Clinical depression
- Anxiety and panic disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Dysthymia (depression lasting longer than two years)
- Substance abuse
- Marriage difficulties
- Family estrangements
- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Feelings of guilt and worthlessness
- Childrens’ anxiety
- Emotional abuse
Clients also arrive at Thriveworks in Fort Wayne, IN because they need help figuring out what to do with their lives, in which case a life coach or career counselor could help. People also see a psychologist because they’re looking for more meaning in their lives, or they feel stagnant or vaguely unhappy. These are all valid reasons for seeing a psychologist. No problem is too big or too small. Everyone deserves to have someone give them their full attention and really listen.
Psychologists at Thriveworks in Fort Wayne, IN can also facilitate group therapy in a safe, unbiased setting where family members, friends, or partners feel secure opening up emotionally.
What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
CBT is a highly effective psychotherapeutic method that’s been tested in countless peer-reviewed research studies. Psychologists at Thriveworks in Fort Wayne, IN are trained to enlist CBT to treat anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and other mental health conditions. CBT works by identifying, then modifying underlying cognitive patterns. Famous singers with anxiety like Ellie Goulding and Cheryl from Girls Aloud have both spoken out about the benefits of CBT.
Find Your Exceptional Psychologist at Thriveworks in Fort Wayne, IN
The psychologists at Thriveworks in Fort Wayne, IN are fully licensed, top-rated, and affordable so you can receive premium treatment at prices that won’t break the bank. Our mental health providers accept most health insurance. They also make it easy for you to book appointments online as well as in-person. Many Thriveworks clients appreciate the convenience of booking virtual sessions on evenings or weekends so they don’t have to take time off work or travel long distances to a brick and mortar office.
When you enroll at Thriveworks in Fort Wayne, IN you receive additional benefits like phone and email access to your provider between appointments, and our super flexible cancellation policy. Call the office today to find out how an exceptional Thriveworks psychologist can help you on your path to mental wellness.