The author Patricia Love once stated, “Psychotherapy isn’t a twentieth-century artifice imposed on nature, but the reinstatement of a natural healing process.” People who have never been to therapy before might feel intimidated by the process, but human beings have been going to healers and priests and shamans and sages for as long as humans have had a culture. It’s not normal to do all the work of being complex, sensitive people by ourselves. We need our support systems like friends and family. But we also need wise, compassionate people whose job it is to listen closely and guide us toward psychological insights.
The licensed psychologists at Thriveworks in Norman, OK have the knowledge and expertise to help people achieve their goals in life, whether they’re looking for relief from depression, anxiety, or an eating disorder; or they want to talk about the meaning of life with someone who won’t judge their thoughts and feelings.
Guide to the Types of Mental Health Providers
Thriveworks has a number of licensed mental health providers who can address mental health conditions and a multitude of life issues. At the office in Norman, OK, you may find any of the following providers:
- Psychologists (PsyDs or PhDs), who can be counseling or clinical psychologists. They do different modes of psychotherapy (talk therapy).
- Licensed professional counselors (LPCs), who provide solution-focused counseling and psychotherapy.
- Psychotherapists, who are any counselors, social workers, psychologists, or psychiatrists who provide psychotherapy.
- Psychiatrists (MDs), who can prescribe medication and do psychotherapy.
- Telepsychiatrists (MDs), who can provide online psychiatry services.
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who provide counseling and guidance for social services.
- Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), who provide couples, marriage, relationship, and family counseling.
- Certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADCs), who provide substance abuse counseling in Oklahoma.
What Does a Clinical Psychologist Do?
A clinical psychologist is trained to work alongside psychiatrists and other medical personnel to address mental health needs for all kinds of adult and child populations. The clinical psychologists at Thriveworks in Norman, OK can provide psychotherapy and help diagnose, treat, and prevent psychological conditions like anxiety or post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) using evidence-based approaches. The main difference between a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist is that a psychologist cannot prescribe medication.
What Are the Most Effective Psychotherapies?
Psychology is a robust academic discipline, and the mental health providers at Thriveworks in Norman, OK have extensive training in a wide variety of traditional–and more innovative–approaches to therapeutic treatment. Thriveworks psychologists may use any of the following well-researched techniques to help their clients achieve their mental health goals:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive restructuring
- Family therapy
- Couples therapy
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Behavioral activation
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
- Holistic treatment
- Lifestyle changes
- Exposure therapy
- Affect regulation
- Substance abuse counseling
- Relapse management
How Do I Choose the Right Mental Health Provider?
Choosing the right mental health provider may seem stressful when you’ve never been to therapy before, but Thriveworks therapy clients are free to shop around until they find the person with whom they feel the most comfortable–and with whom they feel they can do the most productive, effective therapy work. All the providers at Thriveworks in Norman, OK are colleagues, thus they can refer clients to each other to find the ideal match of provider and client. For example, a person suffering from depression may start out with an insightful psychologist at Thriveworks who devises a treatment plan that includes drug and alcohol counseling. Or the psychologist may suspect that the person could benefit from antidepressants, in which case they’ll refer the client to a Thriveworks psychiatrist. Then the client can meet with the psychiatrist online for a full evaluation, potentially receive a prescription to antidepressants (or something else), and book follow-up psychiatric appointments to manage the medication.
Book a Session with an Exceptional Psychologist at Thriveworks in Norman, OK
The psychologists at Thriveworks in Norman, OK are fully licensed, top-rated, and highly qualified to deliver the best mental health care possible. Our team of providers can treat individuals, couples, and families. They accept most health insurance plans, so premium therapy sessions are affordable. And they can see new clients quickly, usually within 24-48 hours of their initial call.
Thriveworks psychologists in Norman, OK can meet with clients in-person at the modern office, online through a secure telehealth connection, or through a hybrid model that includes both types of sessions. When clients enroll at Thriveworks, they can access their provider by email or phone between sessions. They also get the benefit of the Thriveworks Ask-a-Coach 24hr Q&A service and our super flexible cancellation policy.
Call today to find out what makes the psychologists at Thriveworks in Norman, OK so exceptional. When you need help or guidance with your life issue, turn to Thriveworks.