Maggie had always been introverted. As a kid she preferred to play alone in her dollhouse instead of outside with the rambunctious kids in her neighborhood. But in her 20s, she suddenly found that she wasn’t seeing anyone in person for weeks at a time. She turned down every invitation to get dinner with friends, or to see a movie at the theater. She closed her online dating account. She even managed to avoid video meetings with her coworkers, who also worked remotely.
When Maggie thought of hanging out with other people, her heart started racing and she worried that she wasn’t fit for company. People would think she was weird or stupid. People would judge her body or her clothes. The whole idea of socializing just gave her too much anxiety. And yet being isolated was making her feel more and more lonely and depressed. She’d even started to spend the weekends entirely in her bed, ordering groceries to her house instead of going to the store. Even the thought of interacting with her postal carrier gave her anxiety. What should Maggie do?
Maggie could benefit from seeing a psychologist at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA. Our psychologists are highly-trained, top-rated professionals in their mental health fields. They can offer support for a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems.
Who Can a Psychologist Help?
Licensed clinical and counseling psychologists at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA can help a wide range of people, from those who suffer from acute mental disorders like clinical depression to those who just need to talk through some problems at work. If you’ve identified any of the following symptoms in your life, it may be time to seek the support of a psychologist:
- Depression or anxiety
- Obsessive thoughts or actions
- Substance abuse issues
- Eating disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Hyperactivity or attention problems
- Memory or focus issues
- Caregiver stress or burnout
- Feeling purposeless or lost
- Post-traumatic stress
- Family conflicts
- Anger issues
- Inflicting/receiving emotional or physical abuse
A Thriveworks psychologist in Modesto, CA can assess all these symptoms for signs of an underlying mental disorder. But whether you’re depressed, anxious, or just confused about something, psychologists are trained to bring positive interventions to your life.
How Do I Know Whether to See a Psychiatrist, a Psychologist, or Someone Else?
There are many practical differences between the mental health professions, but they all have in common the same goal: to help their clients thrive. And mental health degrees don’t have to be terminal. Many Thriveworks mental health providers continue their educations in one way or another through specialized training and licenses. For instance, whenever there’s a new and effective treatment for a mental health disorder, you can bet that Thriveworks providers are learning all about it.
Here’s a quick rundown of some types of mental health providers and what they can help you with:
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs)
They earned master’s degrees in social work and can address both psychotherapeutic and practical needs like healthcare assistance and family services.
- Psychologists (PsyDs or PhDs)
They have master’s degrees in psychology and are licensed to provide psychological therapy.
- Licensed professional counselors (LPCs)
They provide psychotherapeutic counseling.
This is a catch-all title for a psychiatrist, counselor, psychologist, or social worker who provides talk therapy treatment.
- Marriage and family therapists (MFTs)
They specialize in interpersonal relationships and treating families and couples.
- Substance abuse counselors (CSACs)
They are licensed to treat substance abuse issues.
- Psychiatrists (MDs)
They are medical doctors who can diagnose and treat mental disorders with therapy and prescription drugs.
They are psychiatrists who can conduct therapy, and even prescribe medications, online, which Thriveworks psychiatrists are licensed to do.
Find Out Why Thriveworks Is the Best Choice for Your Mental Health Needs
When you finally decide to seek help with a mental health provider, you want to know you’re choosing the best one. Thriveworks psychologists in Modesto, CA are rated at the top of their fields. Not only are they subject matter experts, but they’re generous with their time. Your psychologist will be available via phone or email between sessions.
Thriveworks psychologists can see you in person at our brick and mortar office in Modesto, or online from the convenience of your own home. Thriveworks clients also receive numerous other benefits like same- or next-day appointments, our Ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A, and exclusive video content. Perhaps best of all, psychologists at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA accept medical insurance, making your mental health journey cost-effective and affordable.
We can’t wait for you to get started with one of our exceptional providers!