The term “psychologist” can sound intimidating, but it represents a mental health professional who is simply focused on helping you! These individuals have dedicated time and hard work to develop the skills needed to help you work through your biggest (and smallest) problems. They’re able to assist and support as you work your way toward a happier, more successful life.
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” –William James
Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA has a team of psychologists who are ready to help. If you’d like to schedule an appointment or hear more about the services we offer, we’re happy to assist you. Just call (781) 786-7267 and a member of our scheduling team will get you all set up! We look forward to the chance to work with you.
What Do Psychologists Do?
Psychologists complete years of graduate school and training to then gain licensure and be able to provide clients with a number of mental health services, which include therapy and psychological testing. A psychologist’s main goal is to help people effectively address challenges, especially mental health problems and other major life issues. Let’s talk a little bit about what these challenges and their corresponding treatment plans might look like:
- Mental health problems: Mental illnesses are probably more common than you think. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 adults in the US lives with a mental illness. These illnesses, otherwise known as mental health disorders, include depression, anxiety, OCD, anorexia, PTSD, and many others. A psychologist can provide you with psychological testing, as needed, to determine a diagnosis. They can also provide you with treatment for your disorder, of which might include psychotherapy, medication, or both.
- Other life issues: Psychologists can also help clients who are experiencing other major life issues, including relationship issues like jealousy, miscommunication, or abuse; stress management; feelings of worthlessness or lack of fulfillment; family conflicts; low self-esteem. The list goes on. Again, they can provide you with treatment for your specific problem, of which will likely involve psychotherapy. Your Thriveworks psychologist will create a personalized plan based on your needs.
If you’re struggling with a mental health problem or another life issue, consider talking to a psychologist about it. Not only can they offer a diagnosis for a potential mental illness, but they can help you break your problem down into manageable pieces and equip you with the necessary tools for working through it. You can start working with a Thriveworks psychologist in Lexington, MA as soon as today.
Can a Psychologist Help Me?
Psychologists help many different people with a variety of problems! The psychologists at Thriveworks in Lexington, MA work with clients who come into the office feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed—and have for a long time. Others are seeking help for chronic illnesses that are negatively impacting their mental health. And others come looking for support as they learn to adapt during a major life change or cope with new stressors. In any case, a psychologist can help. They assess each individual’s specific problem and needs, which then informs course of treatment.
There is an assortment of effective treatments utilized by the psychologists at Thriveworks in Lexington. One of the most common is talk therapy or psychotherapy, which involves talking through one’s problem(s) to better understand and address said problem. Other common treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, all of which can help individuals as well as couples and families. In some instances, an individual might benefit from medication; when this is the case, psychologists work with primary care physicians as well as psychiatrists to provide this form of treatment.
Schedule an Appointment with a Psychologist at Thriveworks in Lexington, MA
As you can see, the psychologists at Thriveworks in Lexington are able to help people with a variety of problems, from mental health problems to other major life issues. The bottom line is that if you’re struggling, our psychologists want to help. And they’ll do everything they can—equipped with the skills, training, and experience necessary.
If you’re ready to schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks psychologist in Lexington, MA, call us today. You can reach our office at (781) 786-7267. We’ll be happy to get you set up with an in-person or online appointment with one of our psychologists.