Many people struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or PTSD without reaching out for help but it doesn’t have to be this way. Therapy can help anyone face the challenges of daily life head-on. Bottling up stress and negative emotions can worsen mental health issues over time but reaching out to a professional can bring relief and peace of mind.
Working with a psychiatrist can be beneficial for you, no matter what you’re going through. Psychiatrists are board-certified mental health professionals who specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health disorders. Psychiatrists can be a source of support whether you’re struggling with a long-term mental health issue or simply going through a difficult period in your life.
Set up an appointment with Thriveworks Counseling in Solana Beach, CA if you want to make a change and find support for any issues you’re facing. We want to provide the best mental health services possible to help you find peace and happiness in your life. Call our office and talk to our scheduling team to get started today.
What Disorders Do Psychiatrists Treat?
One of the biggest myths about psychiatric care is that it’s only for people with serious mental health issues. That couldn’t be further from the truth — mental health problems lie on a spectrum and psychiatrists can help anyone experiencing any level of mental distress. The only thing you need in order to see a psychiatrist is a desire to make a positive change in your life.
Psychiatrists can help treat many mental illness issues, including (but not limited to):
- Anxiety disorders
- Personality disorders
- Mood disorders
- Substance abuse disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Eating disorders
Some psychiatrists specialize in working with a certain group of people (child psychiatry, teen psychiatry, geriatric psychiatric, etc.) or specialize in a specific group of disorders. All psychiatrists utilize a variety of research-backed therapeutic techniques to help people overcome their issues and move forward. They can treat an issue you’ve been struggling with for a long time, or diagnose symptoms you’ve just started experiencing recently.
No matter what obstacles your mental health journey includes, Thriveworks psychiatrists in Solana Beach, CA are here to help you move forward.
What Does Psychiatric Treatment Look Like?
Psychiatrists are highly trained mental health professionals and they earn a full medical degree before working with clients. Their training in medical school gives them the skills and tools necessary to diagnose, treat, and prevent mental health issues for their clients.
Often, the first step in treatment involves your mental health professional getting to know you and creating a judgment-free space to discuss why you decided to begin treatment. Then, your psychiatrist will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that typically involves a research-backed therapeutic technique, medication, or a combination of the two.
Because psychiatrists are board-certified medical doctors, they’re able to prescribe medications for people who would benefit from them. Not all treatment regimens involve medications; your psychiatrist will work with you to determine if you are a good fit for a prescription, and if you are, will make sure that you understand the risks and benefits. Medication isn’t just for severe mental health situations — it can benefit people with both mild and severe symptoms when prescribed by a licensed psychiatrist.
No matter your symptoms or mental health struggles, a psychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Solana Beach, CA can help you build a happier life. Reach out today to start getting support and guidance.
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Solana Beach, CA
You don’t have to struggle alone. If you’ve been thinking about getting help, consider working with a Thriveworks psychiatrist in Solana Beach, CA. You can set up an appointment through our easy-to-use online booking tool or by calling our office today. Our scheduling team is standing by to assist you in finding a session that works with your schedule.
Thriveworks Counseling values your time and we work hard to make meeting with a psychiatrist as simple and easy as possible. We take most major insurance plans, and many new clients can often see a mental health provider within 24-48 hours or less. We believe that counseling should fit comfortably into your schedule, so we offer weekend and evening sessions as well as the ability to choose between phone or video appointments. Our cancellation policy is incredibly flexible — just let us know up to 23.5 hours ahead of time in order to cancel a session.
At Thriveworks in Solana Beach, CA, your treatment doesn’t begin and end during your therapy sessions. We offer resources including access to counselors via email or phone between sessions, 24-hour “Dear Abby” style Q&A coaching, and access to the Thriveworks community discussion board. No matter what you need along your mental health journey, we look forward to helping you live your best life today.