Psychiatry in Philadelphia, PA—Help For Mental Disorders

Psychiatry in Philadelphia, PA—Help For Mental Disorders

Kailen has struggled for years with an anxiety disorder. As she’s gotten older, she feels like it’s gotten worse. Talking to clients at work is extremely hard, and she often takes her work anxiety home with her. It’s putting a strain on her relationship. She feels like if she doesn’t come home and start studying for her job certifications, she’ll fall behind.

Recently, the only thing falling behind is her relationship. Kailen is tired of always feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious. She decides to pursue psychiatric care to better her overall mental health and wellbeing.

Kailen is just one of the millions of American adults who struggle with anxiety each year. Often, people with mental health disorders don’t seek the treatment they need to overcome their challenges and hardships, leaving them with months and years of turmoil. The stigma around being weak if you need mental health help is outdated. Mental illnesses should be addressed and treated before they cause significant problems in the lives of those who are struggling.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Philadelphia, PA, we have a team of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners who are board certified and dedicated to providing you with exceptional care. Whether you’re struggling with a specific mood disorder or just need some help boosting up your self-confidence, a Thriveworks psychiatrist can provide you with the guidance, support, and treatment you need.

To work with one of our mental health professionals, book online or call our office.

Psychiatry vs. Psychology: What’s the Difference?

When you start thinking about getting mental health help, you might be wondering what kind of mental health professional will be the best fit for you. Depending on what you’re facing, psychiatrists might be your best option.

People often wonder what the difference is between a psychiatrist and a psychologist. They are two of the most common professionals in the mental health field. Here’s how they differ:

  • Psychologists receive specialized training and education to provide clients with counseling services, such as psychotherapy, narrative therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Psychiatrists also receive specialized training and education but receive a medical degree instead. This allows them to diagnose, treat, and manage mental illnesses, often with psychiatric medication.

Both professionals understand the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that people experience and are able to treat mental illnesses and disorders. If you’re experiencing a mental disorder that could benefit from taking medication, working with a psychiatrist might be the best fit for you and your needs. In some cases, you might even work with both a psychologist and a psychiatrist.

Mental Health Concerns Focused on in Psychiatry

We briefly touched on the stigmas surrounding mental health care earlier. In addition to there being a “weak” connotation surrounding professional help, people also assume that only the most severe mental illnesses could benefit from working with a psychiatrist or taking a prescription medication. However, that’s not the case.

Psychiatrists are highly qualified to diagnose, treat, manage, and even prevent problems and challenges related to mental wellbeing. At Thriveworks in Philadelphia, our psychiatrists can work with you regardless of having mild or severe symptoms. Also, they can work through a broad range of mental health conditions such as:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia
  • Addiction and substance abuse 
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism spectrum disorder

In some cases, you might not know exactly what you’re experiencing. Your Thriveworks psychiatrist will be able to identify the root cause of the challenges you are experiencing and help you get back on track to living happy and healthy.

Treatments in Psychiatry

Psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Philadelphia provide a wide range of mental health treatments. This might include psychological tests, psychotherapy, medication management, and more. On top of these more in-depth treatment plans, your psychiatrist might discuss your diet, sleep, and exercise levels to help you in the best ways possible. Our providers believe in taking a well-rounded, holistic approach to treatment.

Our team also offers treatment almost completely online, so you can get the help you need from wherever you are: home, your office, or another private space. You can choose between telephone sessions or video sessions to work with your psychiatrist.

Work With a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Philadelphia, PA

Taking the next step and pursuing professional mental health help isn’t always an easy decision. However, it is a smart one. When you choose to work with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Philadelphia, you’re choosing well-rounded, compassionate, and accessible help.

When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, visit our online booking system or call our office. Our team looks forward to working with you.

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