Good health is a combination of physical and mental wellness. But far too often, we focus on our physical health and leave our mental wellbeing on the back burner. The end result is that millions of Americans suffer unnecessarily from symptoms of anxiety disorders, depression, and other mental health issues every year.
Many high-profile celebrities have come out publicly with their mental and emotional struggles to help raise awareness for mental health support and encourage others to get help as they did. Ryan Reynolds, Beyoncé, Dakota Johnson, Miley Cyrus, and Prince Harry have all spoken publicly of their experiences with mental illness.
For example, Prince Harry’s trauma of losing his mother at the age of 12 led to years of panic attacks, rage, and public displays of aberrant behavior. He turned to substance abuse as a way of self-medicating and acknowledges that he blocked out his emotions for years. Since then, Prince Harry has sought counseling to deal with his grief and get his life back on track.
If you’re experiencing a mental health issue that is interfering with your life, board-certified psychiatrists are available to help at Thriveworks at Aurora, IL. They’ll diagnose your symptoms, listen to your concerns, and develop a treatment plan that is unique to your needs. And the best part is they can do it all online — so you can attend your sessions from the comfort of home. Reach out today to get started.
When Should I Talk to a Psychiatrist?
When you hear the word “psychiatrist,” what comes to mind? Do you think of people who are on the brink of a mental breakdown? Do you imagine someone lying on a couch talking about their suicidal thoughts or panic attacks while a provider nods and writes furiously on a notepad?
There are lots of stereotypes and misunderstandings surrounding psychiatric treatment but one of the most harmful is the myth that psychiatrists only treat mental illnesses that are severe or debilitating.
In fact, psychiatrists at Thriveworks offer support in many areas, including:
- Eating disorders or problems with body image
- Learning problems or memory problems
- Anxiety disorders and phobias
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Concentration and hyperactivity concerns
- Issues of violence and aggression
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Uncontrolled addictive behaviors like gambling
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
At Thriveworks Counseling in Aurora, IL, our friendly and compassionate psychiatrists are available to help with all kinds of mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues. Plus, we offer telepsychiatry appointments via phone calls or video sessions so you can take the next step in your mental health journey without even stepping foot outside your home.
What Should I Expect From Psychiatric Treatment?
Psychiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses, emotional disorders, and various types of behavioral disorders. As medical school graduates who have completed a psychiatry residency, they are trained in the interrelationship between physical and mental health and can perform a full range of tests to assess psychological problems.
Once a diagnosis is reached, your psychiatrist can guide you through treatment that is specifically tailored to address your concerns and help you reach your wellness goals. Psychiatrists are equipped to incorporate one or more forms of talk therapy into your treatment plan, such as interpersonal therapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and exposure therapy.
They can also prescribe medication, manage your dosage, and monitor for any potential side effects. Not every treatment plan includes medication and you can expect your psychiatrist to determine the course of action that will be most effective for you.
When you’re ready to get support from a mental health professional, our board-certified psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in Aurora, IL are here to help. Connect with our scheduling team to make a virtual appointment today.
Getting Started With Thriveworks Psychiatry Appointments
At Thriveworks, our licensed professionals have the skills and passion to help clients make meaningful advances in their lives, relationships, and careers.
We offer exceptional psychiatric services designed for a modern lifestyle, including remote appointments by phone or video, provider access in between appointments, and mobile support for billing and scheduling questions. We even keep time slots available in the evenings and on weekends and can often accommodate same-day or next-day appointments. And when life gets in the way, you can take advantage of our flexible 23.5-hour cancellation policy.
We accept health insurance from most major insurance plans and offer clients additional benefits including our ask-a-coach Q&A, an active community forum, and access to our Therapy Buddy app to supplement your appointments.
Dealing with mental health issues can feel isolating but help is available. Give us a call at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL to set up your first telepsychiatry appointment today.