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Starting Treatment With a Psychologist

What are psychologists?

Psychologists are mental health professionals that provide psychotherapy services and diagnoses for their clients. They have more research-focused training than most therapists, as they are more medically educated and receive a more general education about therapeutic approaches and theory.

How do psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in Oakdale, MN provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.

Can I see a psychologist in person or online?

How long would I see a psychologist?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Oakdale is very individualized and specific to each client, which means that the duration of treatment is often varied depending on a client’s condition or disorder, the state of their symptoms, and their specific goals.

Need more help deciding?

Whenever you are sick or injured, you probably seek the care and advice of your doctor or family physician. It’s often obvious what parts of your body need attention, whether it’s a sprained ankle or a sore throat, and you trust your doctor to guide you through quick healing. Once you’re feeling better, you know how to continue taking care of your health, and do your best to eat healthy foods, stay active, and get plenty of rest.

We put a lot of effort into maintaining our physical health but we often forget that our mental health can have just as much of an impact on our overall wellbeing. Your mood and emotions can significantly affect the way you think, feel, and behave. They can impact your career, your relationships, and your self-esteem.

But mental health issues can be difficult to recognize, and even harder to manage without the help of a licensed mental health professional. The source of emotional or mental illness isn’t always obvious, and there is not a one-size-fits-all treatment option for managing it.

Working with a licensed psychologist can help you identify and understand potential problems with your mental health, and give you the tools you need to cope with or manage them. The mental health professionals at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN are specially trained to help you confront challenges to your mental health and maintain a healthy, happy mindset in the long run.

When To Consider Seeing a Clinical Psychologist

People seek counseling with a psychologist for a wide variety of reasons, and not only for severe mental illness or disorders. While a psychologist can help you overcome serious issues like depression, they can also help improve your self-esteem or tackle the difficult disagreement you’re having with your mother.

Some common reasons people pursue therapy with a psychologist include:

  • Anxiety or extreme stress
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Family, marriage, or other relationship issues
  • Loss and grief management
  • Major life changes or transitions
  • Trauma or PTSD
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Specific phobias

Even if you’re not sure what specific issues you’re facing, a licensed psychologist at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN can help you get to the bottom of what’s bugging you, and guide you through a treatment plan that can help you feel better. You can get started by booking your first appointment online or calling our friendly scheduling team today.

What Can I Expect From Psychological Treatment?

Psychologists are highly trained mental health professionals with extensive education and often a focus in a distinct specialty area. They are qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide variety of mental health issues that may be interfering with your life.

Therapy with a psychologist may look a bit different from person to person. It’s a personalized process that is tailored around your concerns, personality, experiences, and symptoms. Your psychologist will work with you to find a treatment plan that is most helpful while also being most comfortable to you.

Psychological treatment may include one or multiple forms of talk therapy such as behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and interpersonal therapy. Some types of therapy are meant to address distinct problems, while others are broader and can help with an array of underlying problems. After assessing your situation, your psychologist will create a treatment plan that is customized to your specific symptoms, goals, and concerns.

Occasionally, the addition of prescription medication is necessary to manage difficult symptoms associated with certain mental illnesses like depression or anxiety. If that is the case for you, your psychologist will likely coordinate with a Thriveworks psychiatrist who can prescribe it for you directly.

If you’re feeling anxious or hesitant about beginning therapy with a licensed psychologist, online counseling with Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN may be a great way to start. You can connect with your provider via phone or video call from the comfort of your own home and ease into your therapy sessions at your own pace.

Book Your Psychology Appointment at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN Today

Whether you’ve been struggling with a mental health issue or just can’t put your finger on what’s bothering you lately, a licensed psychologist at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN can help you understand your condition and cope with the effects it’s having on your life.

Thriveworks accepts many health insurance plans and offers several benefits that help you get the best possible care for your mental health, including:

  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Phone or email access to providers between appointments
  • Counselor-moderated discussion boards
  • Ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A

Your mental health is an important part of your overall health and wellbeing. Let the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN help you care for your mental health so you can get the most out of life. Contact us today to get started.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Oakdale is located just off the Interstate 694/ I-94 interchange. The closest intersection to the building block is 4th Street N and Hudson Blvd N. We currently share a building with Lombart Instruments and Crossroads Properties, among other businesses.

Phone number

(651) 374-9414

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