The psychotherapist Alfred Adler once stated, “The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.” In the realm of the human mind, there’s no such thing as normal. We are all so variably influenced by our experiences and our genetics, it’s impossible for two people to be exactly the same, let alone a whole population of people. Someone may look perfectly happy and well-adjusted from the outside–especially on their social media accounts!–but the psychological truth is far more complex. We all experience anger, fear, anxiety, and sadness. The extent to which those distressing emotions stick around and are processed can be one of the deciding factors in our lifelong mental health.
Professional counseling is a way to examine our negative and positive emotions to reveal underlying truths about our own lives, beliefs, behaviors, and psychological patterns. The licensed counselors and psychotherapists at Thriveworks in Nashua, NH have the compassion and expertise to help complicated people navigate their experiences and achieve their goals in life.
What Are the Types of Counselors?
Thriveworks in Nashua, NH recruits mental health providers from the top 4% of psychology and psychiatry professionals in the area. This means that clients can expect their care team to be fully licensed and highly qualified. Thriveworks offers a range of mental health and behavioral health services from providers like the following:
- Licensed professional counselors (LPCs), who offer solution-focused and shorter-term (usually) counseling services.
- Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), who help couples and families navigate their interpersonal relationships.
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who offer counseling and guidance for social services.
- Psychiatrists (MDs), medical doctors who can prescribe medications and manage short-term or long-term pharmaceutical drug treatments like antidepressants. (The other mental health professionals on staff at Thriveworks cannot prescribe medication.)
- Psychologists (PhDs or PsyDs), who treat clients with psychotherapy (talk therapy). They can be counseling psychologists or clinical psychologists.
If you’re not sure what kind of mental health provider you need, the Thriveworks staff in Nashua, NH can help match you to the person who will be most effective.
What Is Substance Abuse Counseling?
Substance abuse counseling is any therapeutic approach that tackles problem drinking or alcohol use disorder (AUD). AUD can affect men and women, adults and adolescents. If someone is struggling with alcohol, they might come to Thriveworks in Nashua, NH to talk to an experienced counselor about the origins of their drinking problem, why they drink, and how they can better manage their addiction.
The Thriveworks counselor can give them psychoeducational resources and provide psychotherapy like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address the roots of the illness. Sometimes people use alcohol as a way of coping with other negative emotions like stress. A licensed counselor can give someone suffering from alcohol addiction some alternative tools like mindfulness for dealing with distress.
How Do I Find a Counselor?
To find an exceptional counselor who can help you with your goals, it’s important to bear in mind some basic criteria.
- The mental health provider should be licensed to care for clients in New Hampshire. All the providers at Thriveworks are fully licensed in their state.
- You should be able to afford the counselor. Thriveworks providers accept most major forms of health insurance coverage. For people paying out-of-pocket, Thriveworks offers reasonable self-pay rates.
- You should be able to meet with your provider in a way that’s comfortable and convenient for you. Thriveworks providers can meet with clients online in secure, HIPAA-compliant online counseling sessions. They can also meet their provider in-person at the modern office in Nashua, or choose a hybrid session model.
- The counselor should be experienced with your issue. Thriveworks therapists have a wide range of experience, treating depression, anxiety, neurodiverse children, family conflict, panic disorder, and much more. Thriveworks therapists also have extensive experience treating people with different cultural, racial, or gender identities.
After meeting these basic criteria, you might start considering more subjective measures, like how comfortable the counselor makes you feel when you meet with them. You can also consider the counselor’s approach to therapy, whether that be emotionally focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, or something else.
Find an Exceptional Counselor at Thriveworks in Nashua, NH
You can find an exceptional counselor or therapist quickly and easily by calling the Thriveworks office in Nashua, NH. Most clients can meet with their provider within 24-48 hours of their initial call. Appointments are of the same unmatched quality whether they take place online or in-person. In addition, clients who enroll at Thriveworks can access their provider between sessions by phone or email.
At Thriveworks, providers treat the whole person, not just the diagnosis. But you don’t need to have a mental health condition to benefit from professional counseling. Just being human is reason enough to seek support. Call today to get started on your healing path. We look forward to hearing from you!