Greg was so used to being depressed, he thought unhappiness was just part of his personality. For over two years he had felt consistently sad and unmotivated. When his mood wasn’t defeatist, it was irritable. His friends and family didn’t seem to want to be around him, so Greg tended to isolate himself, which just caused him to feel sadder and lonelier. He didn’t trust himself to keep alcohol in the house because he’d just drink alone, usually excessively. And he had no interest in dating or relationships, having lost his libido years ago. It seemed like too much effort to drive to weekly appointments at a mental health clinic when Greg didn’t even know if the providers were reputable. Would he have to feel like this forever?
Greg could benefit from the expert, fully licensed medical support of a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Encinitas, CA. Our psychiatrists can meet with individuals online to diagnose mental conditions and make evidence-based treatment recommendations. Psychiatric treatment can include psychotherapy, a referral for substance abuse counseling services, prescription medication, and/or medication management.
Psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Encinitas, CA are experienced in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and a wide range of other issues. They strive to deliver the best, most compassionate care to individuals who are struggling and need help achieving their goals in life.
Can You Treat Mental Conditions Without Psychiatric Medication?
Psychiatric medications like antidepressants and mood stabilizers aren’t necessary for treating mental conditions like depression or anxiety, but they can often serve as effective therapeutic tools. Many mental conditions can be caused or exacerbated by underlying physiological conditions like neurochemical imbalances. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Encinitas, CA can conduct full psychological assessments and evaluate someone’s medical history in order to determine the best course of action.
Some individuals may need to take psychiatric medication throughout their lives in order to manage a chronic mental condition like bipolar disorder. Other individuals may just need short-term pharmaceutical support to get through a difficult time. And others may not need medication at all, but could benefit from psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Psychiatrists at Thriveworks want what’s best for their clients and will assess the whole person and their psychosocial situation before developing any treatment plans. Medication is definitely not a foregone conclusion when you visit a psychiatrist for the first time.
What Symptoms and Issues Can a Psychiatrist Treat at Thriveworks in Encinitas, CA?
A psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Encinitas, CA is licensed and qualified to help individuals with a broad range of symptoms and issues, including the following:
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Persistent fears or worries
- Uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) or behaviors (compulsions)
- Hyperactivity and/or focus issues
- Slowness of thoughts and movement
- Disordered eating
- Libido problems
- Social anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Feelings of hopelessness
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or issues, it may indicate that you could benefit from the expert support of a licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks. You could have an underlying, treatable mental health condition, or you may just need help managing your symptoms or learning new coping strategies.
Are Psychiatrists at Thriveworks Affordable?
At Thriveworks in Encinitas, CA, all our mental health providers are licensed, and sessions are usually covered by medical insurance. If you’re not sure if your health insurance covers psychiatry, we can help you find out when you call our office.
Our online option for psychiatry can also save you money by potentially negating the need to take time off work for appointments, or to hire a babysitter so you can see your psychiatrist in-person at their clinic.
You can also consider the high cost of not getting the treatment you need for a mental condition. Issues like depression and anxiety can interfere with work, relationships, and personal growth. You only get one mind and you shouldn’t neglect it. Everyone deserves to get the mental health support they need to thrive.
It’s Never Been Easier to Talk to a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks
At Thriveworks we like to make the process of speaking to a psychiatrist or another licensed mental health provider as easy as possible. It’s hard enough to be in distress or suffering from mental roadblocks without having to jump through hoops to find professional support.
When you call the Thriveworks office in Encinitas, CA, our staff will match you to a psychiatrist who can speak to you online quickly, usually within 24-48 hours. You also get the added membership benefit of being able to access your psychiatrist by phone or email between sessions. If you need to cancel appointments for whatever reason, we have a super flexible 23.5hr cancellation policy.
Call us and find out what makes our providers and our service so exceptional. We look forward to meeting you!