Online Psychiatry — See a Virtual Psychiatrist Today
Mental health issues are more common than you might realize, with as many as 1 in every 4 Americans struggling with a diagnosable mental health condition. While many people would agree that mental health is important and deserves attention, not everyone who needs help actually reaches out. This is especially disappointing as many mental conditions are considered to be highly treatable.
With so much pressure in our lives from our careers and relationships, it can feel harder than ever to make mental health a priority. This is why online psychiatric services can be so helpful. As we seek out more and more services online, why should therapy be any different? Besides making scheduling a breeze, online therapy also makes mental health services highly accessible. It can feel less intimidating to take the first step when you only have to enter a video chat or accept a phone call.
Many clients find online therapy highly effective because it offers similar benefits as traditional therapy without having to leave the comfort of your home. If struggles with mental and emotional disorders are interfering with your life, you don’t have to go it alone. Click or call to meet with an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling today.
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What Disorders Do Psychiatrists Treat?
The word “psychiatry” can be intimidating for many people. They might be willing to admit they’ve struggled with symptoms of depression or anxiety their entire life but may be hesitant to visit a licensed mental health professional. Perhaps they’re not sure if their symptoms are severe enough to warrant visiting with a psychiatrist.
Although psychiatrists do help individuals in extreme distress, they also treat clients who suffer from less severe but no less significant mental health concerns. For example, our virtual psychiatrists meet with clients who are dealing with generalized anxiety, low mood, and dozens of other treatable conditions.
Many people experience mental health issues over the course of their lifetime. If you’re experiencing a distressing event, it is completely normal to feel sad or be unable to focus. It’s also common to feel anxious in anticipation of a major life transition.
However, if mental health symptoms persist and start to interfere with your quality of life, it may be time to speak to a qualified mental health professional. Even if you’re unsure if your condition warrants professional help, a mental health visit with a psychiatrist can be extremely beneficial.
These are just a few of the reasons individuals may seek out online psychiatry counseling:
- Anxiety disorders
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Mood disorders
- Personality disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
Mental and emotional disorders don’t have to stop you from working towards a happier and more fulfilling life. If you’ve been experiencing these issues or are suffering from another psychiatric condition, consider speaking with a mental health professional at Thriveworks Counseling today.
What Does Psychiatric Treatment Involve?
Psychiatry is a field of medicine that studies mental disorders from a medical perspective. Psychiatrists are medical doctors so they can prescribe medication for your condition if necessary. They will also monitor any mental and physical symptoms that you may be experiencing that relate to your condition.
When it comes to diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions, it’s not always a straightforward affair. The mind and the body are linked in complex ways and mental illness doesn’t always have one specific cause. Various factors can contribute to emotional, mental and behavioral problems, such as chemical imbalances, traumatic experiences, upbringing and even genetics. The unique perspective offered by a psychiatrist is invaluable when it comes to diagnosing and treating many forms of mental illness.
Although each client’s therapy plan is customized to fit their needs, talk therapy is typically included as a part of treatment. During talk therapy sessions, a mental health professional will encourage you to discuss your troubles and verbalize your thoughts and emotions.
Not only can opening up about your patterns of thought have a therapeutic effect in the short term, but it can also help improve your life in the long term. You and your therapist will work together to understand the reasons for your symptoms, recognize the ways your thought patterns contribute to your mental and emotional state, and identify effective coping strategies. Talk therapy can also be useful in identifying and fending off potential triggers that may relate to your symptoms.
In addition to diagnosis and treatment, psychiatrists are also concerned with the prevention of mental illness. You may be showing early signs of a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder that has the potential to worsen over time. In this case, your psychiatrist may advise that you practice better self-care, which could include changes to your diet and sleeping patterns, as well as practicing techniques to boost your mood and self-esteem.
If you’ve been struggling with a mental health issue, there is hope for a happier, healthier future. Our compassionate psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling are ready to help.
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks
At Thriveworks Counseling, we believe anyone who needs mental health services should be able to access them. Our online psychiatry services are a great fit for clients who might be intimidated by the idea of visiting in-office or who might lack reliable transportation.
Online counseling removes these barriers and allows you to access premium mental health services from the comfort of your own home. Plus, taking psychiatry appointments by phone or by video chat makes it easy to schedule sessions at a time that’s most convenient for you.
We offer evening and weekend sessions which are more convenient for many of our clients with busy schedules. We are also highly flexible when it comes to rescheduling if life gets in the way.
Thriveworks Counseling accepts most major insurance plans and offers a number of premium benefits to those that enroll. These are just a few:
- Ability to contact your counselor via phone or email between sessions
- Community discussion boards moderated by professional counselors
- Q&A with a life improvement coach with 24-hour response
- Exclusive video content from mental health experts
- App-based scheduling and billing support
- Complimentary eBook called “Leaving Depression Behind”
- Exclusive Therapy Buddy app to supplement your sessions
If you’ve been struggling with mental health issues and don’t know where to turn, help is available at Thriveworks Counseling. Click or call to make an appointment with one of our online psychiatrists today.