Pearl City Psychiatry—Online Psychiatrists in Hawaii
What makes you happy and brings a smile to your face? If I were to answer this question, my list would look something like… 1) spending time with my loved ones, 2) relaxing on the couch with a good book, and 3) feeling successful and fulfilled at work (to name a few).
Now, on the contrary, what makes you feel sad or otherwise unhappy? My list looks like this… 1) fighting with my loved ones, 2) reading bad news about a natural disaster or tragic event, 3) feelings stressed and overwhelmed at work.
When we feel sad, angry, disappointed, stressed, or overwhelmed, we can respond by engaging in an activity that makes us happy. However, sometimes, we need to take a few additional measures to ensure that we take care of ourselves and address our mental or emotional challenges.
Sometimes, we need to consult a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists specialize in mental health and are able to offer diagnoses as well as treatment for mental health conditions and disturbances.
Do you think that you could benefit from talking to a psychiatrist? Do you need a little extra help to make sure that you maintain your mental wellbeing? If the answer is yes, Thriveworks Counseling in Pearl City, Hawaii is here to assist you now. We can help you book an appointment with one of our online psychiatrists if you simply call our office: (808) 207-4106.
These professionals prioritize convenience and want their clients to feel comfortable. For this reason, they help their clients in telehealth sessions. This means that you will attend your appointment over the phone or video.
Can Psychiatrists Help Me? Diagnosis and Treatment
Psychiatrists bring many years of education, training, and experience to the table. They first work hard to obtain a medical degree and then go on to complete a year of training and multiple years in residency. During their training and residency, they work closely with patients who present symptoms of different mental disorders as well as other disturbances. This time better prepares them to help their own patients later.
Once they finish up school, training, and residency, psychiatrists go on to work at different medical centers, including hospitals, rehabs, and private practices. Some of these professionals also get certified to practice a specific subset of psychiatry, such as child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.
Psychological Testing and Self-Report of Symptoms
Psychiatrists can conduct different forms of psychological testing to assess their clients’ symptoms and identify potential underlying disorders. Often, though, an individual’s self-report of symptoms proves crucial to this understanding of one’s problem(s) and subsequent diagnosis.
After a psychiatrist diagnoses the individual, they can then move on to structuring and providing mental health treatment.
Psychotherapy is one of the most common forms of mental health treatment. This involves talking to one’s provider about his or her thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing concern.
Psychiatrists can offer psychotherapy and they can also set their client up with a therapist or psychologist to receive psychotherapy.
Medication is another common form of mental health treatment. Unlike psychotherapy, though, only psychiatrists are able to administer this treatment.
If your psychiatrist determines that you may benefit from medication, they will prescribe the medication and then also provide you with medication management. Medication management ensures that you take your medication the way you’re supposed to and that you benefit from it.
If you do not benefit from the medication that you are prescribed, your psychiatrist will help you find another medication that is a better fit. They’ll monitor all changes in mood, thinking, and behavior.
Schedule a Session with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Pearl City, HI
Thriveworks Counseling upholds an important mission: We aim to help people live happy, successful lives. If there is a barrier in your way that’s affecting your mental health and your ability to live the life you deserve, please consider reaching out for help.
We can get you scheduled with an online psychiatrist in Pearl City, HI today. In fact, regardless of where you live in Hawaii, we can set you up with a psychiatrist. As we mentioned earlier, our psychiatrists utilize telehealth sessions, which means you can work with them from a distance over video or phone call.
To get started with your Thriveworks psychiatrist, call (808) 207-4106.