Hilo Psychiatry—Mental Health Care in Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo Psychiatry—Mental Health Care in Hilo, Hawaii

On certain days, we wake up feeling happy and ready to tackle the day. People like to call this “waking up on the right side of the bed.” We head out the door with true smiles on our faces.

On other days, we wake up feeling the complete opposite. Instead of feeling happy and ready to tackle the day, we feel upset or otherwise unhappy. People like to call this “waking up on the wrong side of the bed.” We pull the covers over our faces and avoid the day for as long as we can.

Sometimes, these bad days are exactly that: We simply woke up on the wrong side of the bed and needed some time to reset. However, there are also days where our unhappiness and unwillingness to start the day is more serious than that. 

Symptoms of mental illness include feelings of hopelessness, lack of motivation, disinterest in day to day life, racing thoughts, sleep disturbances, and despair. Now, we don’t always recognize that what we are experiencing might signify the presence of a mental illness—in fact, we rarely make this realization at the onset.

Fortunately, there are people who can identify these symptoms from the get-go. Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating mental illness. They understand the signs and symptoms and they can help you understand them, too. Most importantly, they can help you manage your symptoms and improve your condition.

Psychiatrists change their clients’ lives by providing them with crucial mental health help and support. If you are having more bad days than good days and you think that there might be something that needs to be assessed by a professional, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Hilo, HI. There are online psychiatrists on our team who would love to meet with you virtually.

They can meet with you as soon as today or tomorrow conveniently by phone or video. To get started, call (808) 207-4106. We’ll be happy to help you.

What Are Psychiatrists? Who Do They Help?

There are many different mental health professionals, which can make understanding each difficult. We’re going to break it down for you: Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who have a medical degree in psychiatry. The field of psychiatry centers around the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

A major difference between psychiatrists and their fellow mental health professionals is that they can prescribe medication to their clients. In most states, they are the only ones who are qualified to do so. 

Mental health conditions are complicated. They can look different from one person to the next, in terms of symptoms, causes, and severity. Fortunately, psychiatrists dedicate their professional lives to understanding these differences and helping people with a wide range of mental health problems.

Psychotherapy or Medication: Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Because one mental illness can look completely different from one person to the next, psychiatrists offer personalized treatment, which is crucial to one’s healing. This means that they design the individual’s treatment plan around their…

  • Symptoms
  • Needs
  • Goals
  • Medical history
  • Treatment preferences
  • Past treatment success
  • And other specifics

All of these considerations are important and will enable your psychiatrist to come up with the best treatment plan possible. Likely, though, treatment will involve some duration of psychotherapy and maybe medication, too.

Psychotherapy helps one get to the root of their problem and learn to control or even eliminate it. Medication, on the other hand, helps to lessen or alleviate one’s symptoms so that they can focus on getting better. 

Work with an Online Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Hilo, Hawaii

Thriveworks Counseling would be honored to assist you on your mental health journey. If you have identified a problem and would like to talk about it with a mental health professional, we can set you up with a psychiatrist. Better yet, we can set you up with a psychiatrist who can meet you as soon as today

To schedule your first telehealth session with a Thriveworks psychiatrist in Hawaii, call (808) 207-4106. We have a scheduling team standing by to help.

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