Anxiety and depression. Grief and loss. Job and family stress. The list goes on and on –– there are so many situations in life that can be difficult to navigate alone. All of us are likely to experience one or more difficult challenges or mental health issues throughout our lives.
It’s completely normal to experience these kinds of problems but some can be more serious than others. Navigating life’s stressors can be particularly difficult, for example, if you’re already dealing with a mental illness or disorder. Someone who is depressed may find the death of a loved one far more challenging than the average person.
When it comes to your mental health concerns, you might want to reach out for help but you don’t want to burden your family or friends with your problems. They may not understand what you’re going through and probably won’t have the mental health expertise needed to really help you feel better. So where are you supposed to turn?
For many people, working with a professional like a psychiatrist can help them overcome these kinds of mental health obstacles in their lives. Psychiatrists are highly trained medical professionals that can diagnose and treat a wide range of mental and emotional issues. They can use research-backed treatment methodologies to help you reduce symptoms and deal with many of life’s challenges.
If you’d like to gain insight into your mental state by working with a board-certified psychiatrist, call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL. Our online psychiatrists are here to help.
Can a Psychiatrist Treat My Issue?
Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in treating, diagnosing, and managing mental health issues for their clients. They spend years in medical school learning how the body and mind interact so that they can effectively treat both the mental and physical aspects of mental illnesses and emotional disorders.
Psychiatrists can treat many different mental illnesses and emotional disorders, including:
- Major depressive disorder and other mood disorders
- Panic disorder and other anxiety disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Impulse control disorders
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Bulimia and other eating disorders
You might not be sure if you have a particular illness or disorder — you may just know that something is wrong or you feel “stuck.” Whatever the case may be, psychiatrists have the training to rule out alternative medical conditions, diagnose your concern, and implement an effective treatment plan to help you feel better.
Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL today if you’ve been struggling and want to reach out for mental health support. We can connect you with a professional who can help you live a happier, healthier life.
What To Expect From Psychiatric Treatment
Everyone faces their own struggles and issues. That’s why our psychiatrists tailor each client’s treatment to their specific symptoms, needs, and goals.
Our psychiatrists work with their clients remotely, either over phone calls or through video chats. Both options are simple and convenient. If you choose to work with your provider over the phone, you’ll receive a call when it’s time for your session. If you decide to use video chats, you’ll receive a link via email before your session is set to start. When it’s time for your appointment, simply click the link.
One of the cornerstones of mental health care is psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy. This involves a series of guided conversations between you and your provider to address your concerns, develop coping skills, and help you make progress. Therapeutic methods may differ depending on your symptoms and you can expect your psychiatric appointments to be customized depending on your response to treatment.
Every psychiatrist has a medical degree, which enables them to prescribe medications for their clients. Mental health medication can help reduce the symptoms of mental disorders like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Your psychiatrist might recommend medication as part of your treatment plan if they think it could help, though it’s not used in every situation. If it is a good fit for you, they’ll work with you to help you understand what benefits and potential side effects you should look out for while you’re taking the medication.
Psychiatrists from Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL are ready to help you overcome life’s challenges. Call our office today to get started.
Set Up Your First Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL
At Thriveworks, we know that seeking psychiatric services can feel like a big decision but we help to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. We don’t use waitlists and we offer evening and weekend sessions to help you find time for mental health care outside of normal working hours. In fact, our new clients can sometimes see a provider within 24-48 hours of reaching out.
Psychiatrists can help you improve your mental health, reduce your symptoms, and reach your goals. They’ll set up a judgment-free space for you to discuss your issues and find a sense of mental peace and calm.
Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL to get started with an online psychiatry appointment –– one of our scheduling specialists can find a time that works for you. We can’t wait to hear from you.