East Honolulu Psychiatry—Work with a Psychiatrist in East Honolulu, HI
There are days where we feel good, happy, and productive. We wake up “on the right side of the bed” and walk out the door with that pep in our step.
There are also days where we feel down, sad, and unmotivated. We wake up “on the wrong side of the bed” and stay there for as long as we can.
Sometimes, these bad days are exactly that. There are other instances, though, where these bad days turn into bad weeks, bad months, or bad years. When this happens, there is something deeper—something more serious going on than just waking up on the wrong side of the bed.
On those bad days, it’s important to be kind to ourselves and reach out for the necessary support. Our friends and family members can help us heal and manage those difficult emotions. However, when it appears that there is something more serious going on—such as when those bad days occur more frequently than not—we often need to secure another form of help.
Mental health help is meant to guide and support people through the darkest days. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, you’re feeling weighed down by unpleasant thoughts and emotions, or you’re otherwise struggling, consider talking to a psychiatrist.
Psychiatrists can help you (and others like you) manage symptoms of mental illness, work through those unpleasant thoughts and emotions, and address other problems too. If you’d like to see how they might be able to benefit your life, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in East Honolulu, HI. We can get you scheduled with an online psychiatrist right away. Just call (808) 207-4106 to schedule your first telehealth session.
Telehealth sessions refer to online sessions. At Thriveworks, our clients have two main telehealth options: appointments by phone or vide. Both are effective options, and either way, our psychiatrists are happy to meet with you.
Psychiatrists: What Are They? What Do They Do?
Attempting to understand every mental health professional and their duties can be difficult and become confusing. We’re going to make it simple: Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. The main difference between their abilities and those of their counterparts is that psychiatrists are qualified to prescribe and manage their client’s medication.
Psychiatrists spend their time researching and understanding a wide range of mental disorders and effective treatments for them. They most often use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to provide the proper evaluation and diagnosis.
There are many factors involved in mental illness, including biological, social, and environmental components. These can change from one person to the next, but it is a psychiatrist’s job to study and understand these in each individual they work with.
Psychiatric Treatment: What Kind of Treatment Do I Need?
Psychiatrists offer personalized treatment to each and every client. This means that they evaluate each individual to best understand what form of treatment will work for them. They consider factors like:
- Presentation of symptoms
- Unique needs
- Goals for treatment
- Medical history
- Past treatments
Once your psychiatrist understands the full picture, they will make a treatment recommendation, which might involve psychotherapy, medication, or both. If you are prescribed medication, you will meet with your psychiatrist on a regular basis (likely, monthly) to ensure that you take your medication properly and are benefitting as a result.
Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks in East Honolulu, HI
The team members at Thriveworks Counseling always have their clients’ best interest at heart. We want you to know that we are here to offer the help, guidance, and support that you might need to heal and manage your problems.
To get started with a telepsychiatrist at Thriveworks in East Honolulu, HI, just call our office. You can reach us at (808) 207-4106.