Ashley’s mom passed away when she was only a child. She lived with her dad up until she was 18 and promptly started caring for herself. During the time growing up with just her dad, she had multiple potential new moms come and go. This led to her growing cold and reserved.
Now that she’s an adult and ready to start a family of her own, she realizes that there is a lot of past trauma and depression that she’s never really had the chance to get over. It causes her and her partner to get into arguments that just get worse over time. Ashley decides to work with a psychiatrist who can offer her some guidance.
Ashley’s psychiatrist was able to diagnose her with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Together they navigate a customized treatment plan and discuss the options of taking antidepressants. Within time, Ashley starts to heal and find acceptance with her past.
Mental illnesses and disorders can go undiagnosed for weeks, if not months or years. People often do not get the help they need because they feel ashamed of being seen as “weak.” However, prioritizing your mental health makes you strong.
At Thriveworks Counseling in Columbus, GA, we have online psychiatrists on our team who possess the skills, knowledge, and experience to help you through an array of mental health disorders. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition, consider reaching out to our office. We can help you as soon as today.
Mental Health Concerns: Psychiatric Care
In addition to there being a “weak” connotation surrounding professional help, people also assume that only the most severe mental illnesses could benefit from working with a psychiatrist or taking a prescription medication. This, however, is not true.
Psychiatrists are highly qualified to diagnose, treat, manage, and even prevent problems and challenges related to your mental wellbeing. At Thriveworks in Columbus, our psychiatrists can work with you regardless of having mild or severe symptoms.
They can work with you through a broad range of mental health disorders such as:
- Depression and anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
- Personality disorder
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Panic disorder
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia
- Addiction and substance abuse
- Autism spectrum disorder
Just to name a few. If you have a feeling that there might be something diagnosable or if you just want a professional’s opinion and guidance, the psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in Columbus want to help you as soon as you’re ready.
What to Be On The Lookout For
It’s possible that you have been experiencing unusual feelings or symptoms within the past few weeks or months. Perhaps you can’t control your intrusive thoughts or maybe you’ve been feeling particularly on edge.
Your Thriveworks psychiatrist will be able to identify the root cause of the challenges you are experiencing and help you get back on track to living happy and healthy. Some common signs and symptoms that might benefit from talking to a psychiatrist about include:
- Mental illness symptoms such as stress, anxiety, hallucinations, depressive thoughts, memory problems, or difficulty regulating emotions
- Addictive behaviors (gambling, drugs, alcohol)
- Low self-esteem or concerns about your body image that might induce an eating disorder
- Violence or aggressive behaviors (toward yourself or others)
- Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
- Past trauma, including abuse (psychological, physical, or sexual)
- Racing thoughts and inability to focus
Depending on what you’re experiencing, your psychiatrist may utilize a psychiatric medication to help you control your symptoms. Psychiatrists are medical professionals who can offer you comprehensive medication management services. In addition, psychotherapy, assessments, and physical examinations may be used for your treatment plan.
Work With a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Georgia
We offer a wide range of mental health services that can address everything ranging from stress and anger management to relationship issues and behavioral problems in children. We have counselors, therapists, psychologists, coaches, and—of course—psychiatrists.
Our goal is to provide accessible care to every one of our clients. To achieve this, we don’t use waitlists, have same- and next-day appointments, offer evening and weekend session times, and have flexible cancellations.
We are here to offer you the mental health care you’ve been searching for. You can find an online psychiatrist in Georgia by clicking here or calling one of our offices. Because we offer online psychiatry appointments, you can schedule an appointment at any location, but we recommend calling the office that is closest to you:
Thriveworks in Alpharetta: (770) 284-9252
Thriveworks in Atlanta (Buckhead): (678) 804-7374
Thriveworks in Atlanta (Duluth): (678) 621-8948
Thriveworks in Atlanta (Sandy Springs): (404) 719-4233
Thriveworks in Atlanta (Smyrna): (404) 720-9800
Thriveworks in Cumming: (770) 224-7008
Thriveworks in Dallas: (678) 383-1307
Thriveworks in Kennesaw: (770) 224-7408
Thriveworks in Lawrenceville: (770) 284-9027
Thriveworks in Marietta: (404) 439-9981
Thriveworks in Peachtree City: (678) 383-1210