The psychologist Carl Rogers once stated, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” It’s funny how that works, isn’t it? We often spend energy fighting who we are when self-acceptance is so much more rewarding in the long run. But how do you go from a place of insecurity and self-sabotage to a place of self-love and mental harmony? It’s often a lifelong pursuit. But exploring these issues with a clinical or counseling psychologist can save you a lot of time and energy on your journey.
The licensed psychologists at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX use compassion, meaningful insights, and expertise to help clients realize their full potential. This might mean helping someone recover from the symptoms of depression. It might mean listening empathetically as someone talks about losing a loved one. It might mean helping two people who love each other repair a damaged relationship. Whatever your positive mental health goals are, Thriveworks mental health providers want to help you achieve them.
How Are Psychologists and Psychiatrists Different?
Psychologists and psychiatrists are both specialists in the mental health field, but they have different training. A psychiatrist graduated from medical school with an MD degree, while a psychologist usually has a doctorate degree like a PhD or a PsyD. Psychiatrists focus on diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent mental health conditions. A psychologist’s scope is a little broader, focusing on mental health in general. Lastly, a psychiatrist can prescribe medication and manage medication in the short- or long-term. Psychologists can refer clients to psychiatrists or psychiatric nurses, but they cannot themselves prescribe medication.
At Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX, clients might also encounter these additional mental health providers:
- Licensed professional counselors (LPCs), who do solution-focused counseling.
- Psychotherapists, who hold psychotherapy (talk therapy) sessions.
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who provide counseling services and guidance for social services.
- Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), who provide relationship counseling for couples and families.
How Do Psychologists Treat Mental Health Conditions?
Psychologists at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX can treat mental health conditions like depression and anxiety with a variety of therapeutic approaches. They can also use these same techniques to help clients flourish no matter what issue they face. It’s not necessary to be in crisis for therapy to be effective. Common psychological approaches include the following:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive restructuring
- Family therapy
- Marriage counseling
- Premarital counseling
- Existential therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Anxiety therapy
- Depression counseling
- Rational emotive therapy
- Humanistic/client-centered counseling
- Behavioral activation
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
- Holistic treatment like progressive muscle relaxation
- Lifestyle modifications
- Exposure therapy
- Narrative therapy
- Affect regulation
- Substance abuse counseling
- Relapse management
What Is the Focus of Cognitive Psychology?
Cognitive psychology looks at the internal mental processes that contribute to our feelings and behavior. Cognitive psychology can include the studies of attention, memory, perception, reasoning, creativity, language use, and problem solving. Some cognitive psychologists see the human brain as an information processing machine, like a computer. CBT takes advantage of all the research psychologists have done on how humans think by applying it to solving problems in our lives.
Book a Session with a Licensed Psychologist at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX
Good mental health includes a lot more than positive relationships and a stable career. Good mental health can also be invisible. It includes the way we think and feel, the things we don’t normally talk about, our perception of the world. One of the best ways to explore all that fascinating material is by talking to a licensed psychologist who has experience gleaning insights from everyday thoughts and feelings.
The exceptional psychologists at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX are recruited from the top 4% of providers in the Houston area. They work with all kinds of clients, with all kinds of issues, to help them succeed on their own terms.
When you call the Thriveworks office, our staff can help match you to the provider who can best help you. You can also browse clinician bios on the Thriveworks website and choose the person with experience that resonates with you. Most clients can meet with their provider within 24-48 hours of their initial booking.
Thriveworks providers in Kingwood, TX can meet with clients in-person for traditional therapy sessions at the modern office. They can also hold online counseling sessions at the client’s convenience. Thriveworks likes to make things as comfortable as possible for people seeking mental health services. As an additional benefit, Thriveworks clients can also access their provider by phone or email between therapy or counseling sessions. This helps make therapists available when you need them the most.
Don’t hesitate to get the mental health support you deserve. Call the Thriveworks office today.