When it comes down to taking care of yourself, you might focus primarily on your physical health. You try your hardest to eat healthy foods, exercise when possible, and get plenty of sleep when you can. Regular checkups with your doctor ensure that everything is in order and screen for potential health problems.
Most of us have been taught about taking care of our physical health from a young age. But very rarely are we taught how to maintain good mental health. Your mental health affects each moment of your day and has the power to change the way you feel, act, and behave. So how do you keep it in check?
Just as you trust your primary care physician for guidance in keeping your body healthy, you can count on a psychiatrist to help take care of your mental health. Board-certified psychiatrists can provide comprehensive mental health care, help manage mental illness, and show you how to improve and maintain your mental health.
If you need help managing a specific mental health issue or need assistance in rebuilding or maintaining a healthy state of mind, consider speaking with a psychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Palo Alto, CA today. You can schedule your first appointment online or by calling our counseling center.
Can a Psychiatrist Help Me?
Psychiatrists help people in all stages of life work through issues that affect their mental health. Whether you are struggling with the effects of a significant life change or working to manage a chronic mental health issue, a board-certified psychiatrist can provide guidance and keep you on track.
Working with a psychiatrist can help people dealing with a wide range of mental health issues. Some of the most common reasons people decide to work with a psychiatrist include:
- Depression or other mood disorders
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Anger and stress management
- Specific phobias
- Personality disorders
- Grief or loss
- Trauma or PTSD
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Behavioral problems
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Eating disorders
If you’re struggling with any of these problems or another specific issue, a psychiatrist from Thriveworks in Palo Alto, CA may be able to help sooner than you think. We can often accommodate new clients quickly and you may be able to speak with a psychiatrist online in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
Getting Help: What Does Psychiatric Treatment Involve?
A board-certified psychiatrist is a mental health professional with a medical degree and advanced skills and training. After completing medical school, psychiatrists must undergo a rigorous certification process that qualifies them to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide variety of mental health issues. Psychiatrists can provide fully comprehensive mental health care and have the authority to prescribe medications when needed.
When you decide to work with a psychiatrist, you can rest assured you are getting thorough care for your mental health. Your psychiatrist will use their advanced training to offer a diagnosis for your mental health condition and develop a highly individualized treatment plan to work through the problems you’re facing.
The primary focus of psychiatric treatment is understanding how you think and how those thought processes impact your emotions and actions. Your treatment plan can involve various complementary therapies that help you adjust your thinking and nurture more positive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Talk therapy is the most common form of treatment used in psychiatry and your treatment plan may involve one or more types of therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and exposure therapy.
In addition to talk therapy, your treatment plan may also involve certain lifestyle adjustments, the addition of prescription medication, and other stress-reduction techniques like meditation. The therapies included in your treatment plan may be implemented during therapy sessions or recommended as part of your daily routine at home to manage your condition and prevent future problems.
When you’re ready to take the next step in improving your mental health, a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Palo Alto, CA would love to meet you and help you take the next step on your mental health journey.
Schedule an Online Appointment With a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Palo Alto, CA
You don’t have to wait any longer to get the support you need to build better mental health and overcome the issues that may be interfering with your life. Thriveworks in Palo Alto, CA makes it easy to connect with a psychiatrist online and offers many benefits that include:
- Weekend and evening appointments
- Phone and email access to providers between therapy sessions
- Many insurance plans accepted
- Exclusive online video content
- 24-hour ask-a-coach Q&A
Our psychiatrists work with their clients using convenient online appointments. You can talk to a psychiatrist over the phone or through a video chat, allowing you to receive care without leaving your home.
Your mental health plays a huge role in your life and can impact each day for the better. Let a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Palo Alto, CA show you how to nurture and improve your mental health so you can get the most out of what life has to offer. Call our office or schedule an appointment online to get started.