In recent years our society has made great strides in lessening the stigma around mental health struggles. Several big names in Hollywood — Kristen Bell, Chrissy Teigen, and Adam Levine, to name a few — have stepped out of character to show us their true selves and help others realize that depression and anxiety, among other common mental health issues, are nothing to be ashamed of.
But all this progress may not make it any easier when it comes time to seeking mental health services for yourself. You may feel some uncertainty about the process or some trepidation about addressing your concerns head-on.
The good news is, like most things in life, a choice that makes you a little nervous can often have excellent, life-altering results. Emotional and mental health struggles are completely normal; to some degree, we’ve all been there at one time or another.
If you are at a point in your life that feels like a crossroads — deciding the next step after graduation, coming out of a long-term relationship, or simply feeling “off” and you’re not sure why — Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Prairie can help. Our psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, and other licensed professionals are ready to help you take that first step today to start feeling better, and to do so with dignity.
Reasons To Pursue Counseling or Therapy
Some questions you may be asking right now are:
- “Are things really so bad that I need professional help?”
- “Will people treat me differently if they know I’m in counseling?”
- “What if I try counseling and it doesn’t help?”
These are all valid questions and concerns. In fact, most clients end up asking similar questions before they decide to seek out help. But many mental health issues can benefit from the guidance of a licensed professional. Of course, you’ll never know if counseling can be of assistance to you unless you try. If you’re facing a difficult life transition or experiencing symptoms of a mental health disorder, consider scheduling an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Grand Prairie, TX.
Should I Speak With a Board-Certified Psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who can diagnose, treat, and prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues. Much like a dermatologist, podiatrist, or oncologist, a psychiatrist has a medical degree, which gives them the ability to provide comprehensive treatment and prescribe medications as necessary.
Some mental health issues present physical symptoms while the opposite is also possible — some physical ailments can cause psychological symptoms. Psychiatrists are trained to distinguish between the two and rule out any physical conditions before treating your mental health issues.
Here at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Prairie, our compassionate psychiatrists are standing by to support you. Contact us today to schedule your first remote psychiatry appointment by video.
Schedule Services at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Prairie
At Thriveworks, we make it easy to get started. Our certified and down-to-earth therapists and counselors offer flexible hours throughout the week, including evenings and weekends. We also offer online therapy opportunities over the phone or via video chat if in-person appointments won’t work for your schedule.
Thriveworks clients enjoy several complimentary benefits, including our proprietary Therapy Buddy app, text message support via our Success Navigator, and a counselor-moderated forum. We also accept health insurance from most major providers.
We are here for you and we’re ready when you are. To schedule your first appointment with a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, or therapist, connect with us today at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Prairie. We look forward to seeing you soon.