Jessica finds herself spending more time alone now that she’s moved to a new city. She seems to be doing well at work, and she’s got her cats to help keep her company. She’s able to talk with friends and family on the phone, and she’s even gone on a few dates, but there’s an underlying feeling of loneliness that persists throughout her day-to-day. The last time she spoke with a close friend, she’d mentioned that she felt alone. They’d suggested that she consider talking to a professional. Since that conversation, Jessica’s been debating whether or not it would be a good idea.
Perhaps you’re in Jessica’s shoes—maybe you’ve debated if you should see a mental health professional, but aren’t really sure where to start. It makes a lot of sense, especially if it’s your first time doing so. At Thriveworks in Houston, TX (Willowbrook), we work with people of all backgrounds and walks of life to help them experience better mental health. A lot of folks go into counseling afraid of not being good enough, as though their provider will judge them for their mental health concerns.
With the therapists, counselors, and psychiatrists at Thriveworks, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Our nationwide team of mental health professionals knows how to listen; in fact, it’s part of their job to do so. By listening closely to what’s going on in your life, your provider can help you establish healthy boundaries, communication methods, coping strategies, and more. Positive life change is what we focus on, not on being perfect.
Working with Online Psychiatrists in Houston, TX (Willowbrook)
Thriveworks in Houston, TX (Willowbrook) is committed to finding the right provider to suit your needs. That’s why we have different mental health professionals for you to choose from, including psychiatrists. If you’re not familiar with psychiatry or psychiatrists, here’s some information:
- Psychiatrists are medical doctors: They’re licensed to conduct therapy sessions like a therapist or counselor
- They are able to prescribe helpful medications to clients. These prescriptions often help people mitigate the symptoms of disruptive disorders and conditions, so that they can live happier, more fulfilling lives.
- Psychiatrists at Thriveworks often use medicine to help clients achieve their goals, but they may also employ therapy sessions in conjunction with a prescription.
We help everyday people like you achieve success in their own ways, and for some clients, medication is a part of that success. We view seeking mental health services, regardless of the form that service takes, as a proactive method of taking care of your mental wellbeing. Online psychiatry is a convenient way to get that quality mental health care. An online psychiatry session can help you:
- Free up your schedule: Meet virtually from home, your office, or anywhere with privacy and reliable internet access
- Eliminate anxiety: Many people get nervous, or feel ashamed about seeing their provider; being able to get the care you need from the space of your choosing may help. Part of our goal is to work towards eliminating this stigma—and one of the ways we do that is by offering online psychiatry.
- Start working towards a brighter future: With online psychiatry, you can prioritize your mental health needs without guilt. There’s no need to question whether a psychiatric session can fit into your schedule. Regardless of work, travel, kids—whatever, you have access to world-class mental health care from your phone or computer.
Schedule Therapy or Online Psychiatric Care in Houston, TX (Willowbrook)
When it comes to scheduling your first appointment, we don’t expect you to have everything figured out. If you’re not sure whether a therapist or psychiatrist is what you need, Thriveworks in Houston, TX (Willowbrook) can help with that. For starters, it’s good to know that therapists and counselors assist most clients with general, but still important concepts, such as:
- Relationship challenges and concerns
- Emotional regulation
- Financial or work-related stress
- Difficulty processing a divorce or breakup
- The loss of a friend or family member
- Self-esteem issues
- And many other issues.
Meanwhile, psychiatrists can supplement your work in therapy to manage mood and behavior disorders that are trickier to diagnose or cope with, like:
- Bipolar disorder
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Borderline personality disorder
And if you don’t see an issue or concern listed above that fits your situation, don’t worry–our providers have a wide range of specialties and our scheduling specialists at our Houston, TX (Willowbrook) office can help you find the right fit.