In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” On the surface this quote seems rather humble. After all, we can’t predict the future. We don’t know where we’ll be in the next five or ten years. But it also seems a little arrogant to say that we know what we are. We’re complex, sensitive human beings, for sure, but who are we really?
Many of us are guided by cognitive biases or maladaptive coping strategies that we learned when we were young. Many of us still cling to patterns and beliefs that served us well at one point but don’t serve us anymore. And many people suffering from depression think that their personality is impaired when they’re really responding naturally to environmental and neurological inputs. It’s all very complicated! And that’s why we need professional mental health providers to help shed light on all of our inner unknowns.
The counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kingwood have the compassion, expertise, and insights to help people who need a little—or a lot of—mental health support. Clients might be suffering from the acute symptoms of depression or anxiety, or they might be overwhelmed by questions about the meaning of life. All issues, conditions, and concerns are welcome at Thriveworks. Everyone deserves premium mental health care.
What Is Mental Health?
Mental health pertains to our ability to have fulfilling relationships, regulate our feelings, and achieve our goals. Mental health can fluctuate throughout someone’s life. For example, events out of your control can lead to trauma or grief. But someone with good mental health can eventually find the inner resources to work through adversity.
Good mental health can also help people realize their own potential and contribute to their communities. The mental health providers at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kingwood use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to help clients improve their mental health and hence their lives.
What’s the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?
Psychiatrists and psychologists are both specialized mental health providers. Psychiatrists tend to focus more on mental health conditions and their treatments, as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Psychiatrists, as MDs, have the medical training to prescribe and manage psychotropic medications like antidepressants. Psychologists, typically PsyDs or PhDs, cannot prescribe medication, but they can provide comprehensive psychotherapy. Psychologists can be clinical or counseling psychologists.
How Do I Choose a Counselor?
Choosing a counselor can be a highly personal decision, but there are some guidelines to help you begin your search. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is the counselor licensed in Texas? All the providers at Thriveworks are fully licensed, nationwide.)
- Can I afford the counselor? Thriveworks providers accept most major health insurance plans and offer reasonable self-pay rates.
- Can I meet with the counselor in a way that’s comfortable, effective, and convenient for me? Thriveworks providers can meet with clients online in secure, HIPAA-compliant virtual sessions; or in-person at the modern office in Kingwood.
- Does the counselor have experience with my issue? Thriveworks therapists have a wide variety of experience treating depression, anxiety, marital conflict, neurodiverse children, panic disorder, and much more. Thriveworks therapists also have experience treating people who identify with specific populations, like LGBTQ or BIPOC.
If you’re still not sure what kind of specialized care you need, our office staff can help you figure it out. Thriveworks prides itself on its great matches between clients and providers. Every day, more individuals and couples find the counseling services they need with our exceptional therapists.
Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kingwood
Whether you’re looking for relationship counseling or help overcoming a lasting bout of depression, Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kingwood can offer compassionate, expert support. When you call the Thriveworks office, you can be meeting with your top-rated therapist within 24-48 hours. You can also access your provider by phone or email between sessions.
Call the office today and potentially see a counselor tomorrow. We look forward to hearing from you!