Gabby wouldn’t exactly describe herself as thriving, but she was keeping her head above water. However, things really fell apart after she witnessed a fatal car crash. She just couldn’t stop thinking about what she’d seen. Disturbing images would pop into her mind at inappropriate times, like when she was at work, or when she was being intimate with her partner.
Gabby knew that her problems had started after the crash, but how could she be traumatized? She hadn’t been hurt. She wasn’t at fault. She felt like she didn’t deserve to ask for psychological support for her symptoms of trauma because she wasn’t a victim, not directly. What if a mental health provider thought she was being silly or overreacting? But when Gabby could no longer get behind the wheel of her car because she was 100% positive that she was going to have an accident, she knew that she had to do something.
Counseling and clinical psychologists at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH work with people like Gabby whose lives are impacted by thoughts or feelings they can’t seem to control. Psychologists are trained to assess and diagnose mental health disorders, but they can also serve as a sounding board and provide support for whatever human struggle, large or small, you happen to be facing.
What Can a Psychologist Treat?
A psychologist can treat a wide variety of mental health and behavioral issues. People receive help from psychologists at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH for all kinds of symptoms, including:
- Sad feelings that won’t go away
- Thoughts or actions they can’t seem to control
- Addiction to alcohol, drugs, sex, or gambling
- Eating too much or too little
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Attention problems
- Relationship issues
- Feelings of general malaise
- Feeling directionless or lost
- Family drama
- Caregiver burnout and stress
Whatever someone is experiencing, a Thriveworks psychologist approaches new clients in the same way: with the goal of helping them lead fuller, happier lives. A licensed clinical psychologist or counseling psychologist at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH might diagnose you with a mental disorder and begin expert treatment. Or they might just help you plot a practical course through a difficult time in your life. You may find that talking to a psychologist is a useful practice even when you’re feeling great.
Who Are All These Mental Health Providers? Am I Supposed to See a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist – or Someone Else?
The mental health field has many different areas of expertise, and rightly so. The human brain is incredibly complicated and sometimes people need specialized support. If you don’t know who you should meet with at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH, that’s completely okay. Our support staff can help match you to the appropriate professional. Our mental health providers include:
- Psychiatrists (MDs): medical doctors who can diagnose and treat underlying mental disorders with both therapy and prescription medication.
- Telepsychiatrists: psychiatrists who can provide all their usual psychiatric services online, as Thriveworks psychiatrists can.
- Psychologists (PsyDs or PhDs): who have master’s degrees in psychology and can provide psychotherapy to their clients.
- Licensed professional counselors (LPCs): who are licensed to provide psychotherapeutic counseling to their clients.
- Psychotherapists: psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and psychologists who provide talk therapy services.
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs): who earned master’s degrees in social work and can help clients with psychological issues as well as real-world social services.
- Marriage and family therapists (MFTs): who provide psychotherapy for families and couples.
- Substance abuse counselors (CSACs): who treat alcohol addiction and other substance abuse issues.
Schedule Your Psychology Appointment Today and Experience the Thriveworks Difference
Psychologists at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH are devoted to their clients. As part of our Thriveworks benefits package, psychologists even answer phone calls and emails between sessions. They routinely go above and beyond for their clients. Thriveworks only works with the best, most highly trained, licensed providers.
Thriveworks psychologists can practice their therapy securely online as well as in-person. And they accept medical insurance for sessions, whether you’re a virtual or in-person client. Thriveworks allows the opportunity to get same- or next-day appointments with your psychologist, as well as flexible cancellations. Clients all over America testify to the levels of positive psychological support they’ve received from their Thriveworks providers.
Call our Thriveworks office today to make your first therapy appointment. We’re in the office all day, from early in the morning to late in the evening, so you can hear a human voice on the line when you call, not a voicemail. We look forward to hearing from you!