Lawrenceville Psychiatry—Georgia Psychiatric Care
Whether you’ve seen it or not, you’re probably aware of the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. It features a group of young high school students who are struggling to cope with the loss of one of their classmates. Many of them end up having to battle their own challenges along the way.
In particular, Jessica struggles to cope not only with the passing of her friend but with a sexual assault too. She has flashbacks, deals with depression, and hides a lot of her emotions from her friends and loved ones. It takes her a while to find healing and acceptance.
In Jessica’s case, she could have greatly benefited from working with a psychiatrist. She could’ve gotten the help and guidance she needed to manage her difficult emotions and effectively cope with her past. Instead, she pressed on without any help and suffered for longer than she needed to.
Putting your mental health and wellbeing on the back burner only results in months, potentially years, of emotional turmoil. Choosing to get help is a smart decision. At Thriveworks Counseling in Lawrenceville, GA, we want to make getting help easy and accessible. That’s why if you are ready to take the next step, we can often see you within 24-48 hours.
If you think you might find benefit in talking to a psychiatrist, reach out to our office. We’d love to work with you on your journey to healing.
What Is a Psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists are medical professionals and mental health experts specially trained in mental disorders and in the field of psychiatry. They can prescribe psychiatric medications to help treat a wide range of mental disorders. These can include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and more.
To become a psychiatrist, an individual must complete medical school, take a written examination for a state license, and complete residency training in psychiatry. After finishing residency training, they become board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Many psychiatrists also specialize in different areas such as geriatric psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. When you work with one of these medical professionals, a range of treatments can be utilized. This might include psychological tests, psychotherapy, medication management, and more.
Our team also offers treatment almost completely online, so you can get the help you need from wherever you are, seven days a week. You can choose between telephone sessions or video sessions to work with your online psychiatrist.
When Should You Talk to a Psychiatrist?
There is no “right time” to decide to work with a psychiatrist. As soon as you begin to experience a challenge, setback, or difficulty, it might be best to seek professional help. There are many signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for if you think you or a loved one should talk to a mental health professional. For example:
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Thoughts of hurting other people or yourself
- Anxiety, worry, and fear
- Difficulty concentrating, paying attention, or remembering things
- Suicidal thoughts
- Experiencing hallucinations or delusions
- Obsessively thinking
- Difficulty adjusting after major life changes, stress, or loss
These symptoms are all signs of different mental illnesses and disorders. Some common disorders might include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
- Borderline personality disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Major/minor depressive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
Just remember: You are not weak if you need to work with a mental health professional. Whether you’re struggling with severe symptoms or minor symptoms, we can work with you. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Lawrenceville, we have your best interest at heart.
Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Lawrenceville, GA
Do you think you could benefit from talking with a psychiatrist about your symptoms? Or do you think medication, therapy, or a combination of the two could help? Then you’re in the right place. We have psychiatrists available who want to help you live a happy and successful life.
At Thriveworks in Lawrenceville, we offer our clients many benefits. These include:
- No waitlist
- Evening and weekend availability
- Flexible 23.5-hour cancellation policy
- Access to support specialists 7 days a week
- Access to your mental health provider between sessions as needed
If you’re ready to meet with a psychiatrist, our scheduling specialists are ready to set you up with an appointment. Just give us a call.