Jess wakes up, makes breakfast, gets the kids ready for school, goes to work, picks up the kids from school or soccer practice, makes dinner, does chores, and goes to bed –– and barely has time for her husband or to even think throughout the day. She’s so stressed and busy, running from place to place, that she hardly has the time to care about herself and focus on her mental wellbeing.
If you feel at all like Jess, the licensed counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists at Thriveworks can help you put the brakes on this day-to-day treadmill and take a moment for your mental health.
Our mental health professionals have the training to address a wide variety of problems, concerns, and issues. Working with a licensed professional from Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Houston can help put you on a path to a calmer, happier life. Give us a call or click on our scheduling widget to make an appointment.
Benefits of Working With a Mental Health Professional
“Tell me about your childhood…” Many of us have the same image of what professional counseling involves. You might think of an overstuffed couch in a provider’s office, crying your eyes out while a psychiatrist scribbles notes on a clipboard.
While this can be what therapy looks like for some people with traumatic childhoods, it can also look very different from person to person.
The biggest thing to understand about therapy or counseling is that you are in the driver’s seat. You’ll decide what you want out of therapy, and your provider will address your concerns and help you reach your mental health goals.
You can learn a lot in therapy or counseling, including (but not limited to):
- Stress management skills: Stress is a part of life for everyone. However, you can control how you manage and respond to stress. Working with a licensed counselor or therapist can teach you ways to reduce the impact of stress on your life.
- Healthy communication skills: Many issues in life come down to how we communicate with ourselves and others. Learning more effective communication skills can help us improve our relationships and excel in our careers.
- Setting goals: Knowing how to set goals in life can help you live with more purpose and passion. We all have dreams and goals — working with a therapist or counselor can help us get clear on what they are and identify steps to reach them.
Licensed Psychiatrists: Are They Right for Me?
Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who attend medical school and earn a medical degree. Their medical training helps them diagnose, treat, and manage mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues for their clients. They understand the connection between bodily health and mental health, helping them look at issues comprehensively and treat each person holistically.
Psychiatrists are doctors, so they can prescribe medication for their clients. Not all treatment plans will include a prescription but some medications can reduce the severity of certain symptoms and make them more manageable. Prescription medication is sometimes used in combination with talk therapy to help clients manage their mental health issues.
Our psychiatrists work with their clients using convenient online therapy options, either by phone calls or video chats. If you want to speak with a psychiatrist, consider calling us at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Houston today.
Appointments Available at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Houston
When life starts to feel chaotic and uncontrolled, we want you to know that support is available. Working with a mental health professional can help you find a sense of control, stability, and happiness in your life.
At Thriveworks, we work to make sure you can fit mental health care into your busy schedule. We offer many appointment times throughout the week in addition to evening and weekend sessions. We also accept many major medical insurance plans so getting mental health care might be easier and more affordable than you think.
Call Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Houston to get started today. Our scheduling team can set you up with a provider and answer any questions you have about the process. Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and therapists looks forward to seeing you soon.