Metairie Psychiatry—Telepsychiatrists in Metairie, LA
Can you remember the last time you asked someone for help? Maybe you were attempting to move a heavy piece of furniture. Or, maybe you couldn’t figure out how to set up a new computer.
Now, can you remember the last time you asked someone for mental health help? Perhaps you asked your sister for her advice on a fight you had with your boyfriend. Or, maybe you asked your mom for a little extra love after having a bad day at work.
While receiving help, love, and support from our loved ones is important to our mental health, sometimes it isn’t quite enough to manage our mental health problems. Sometimes, we need professional help from someone in the mental health field who can help us truly understand the problem at hand and work through it accordingly.
If your mental health is in trouble, a psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Metairie, LA can help. Our psychiatrists utilize telehealth sessions, which means your psychiatry appointments will take place online. This also means optimal convenience and comfort as you work with your psychiatrist. To schedule an appointment and get started, call (225) 716-9319.
How Are Psychiatrists Qualified to Help?
Psychiatrists are mental health professionals and medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychological disorders. But how do they get there? Aspiring psychiatrists first go to undergraduate school and once they obtain their degree, they go off to medical school to get another degree: this time, a medical degree.
The next step is to complete a year of training and at least three years of residency, in which they are exposed to many different patients who have various mental health disorders. They learn about assessing, identifying, and treating the different conditions.
Some psychiatrists then go on to specialize in a subset of psychiatry, which takes an additional certification. These subsets include:
- Geriatric psychiatry
- Child and adolescent psychiatry
- Addiction psychiatry
- Emergency psychiatry
- Public health and community psychiatry
When Can a Psychiatrist Help?
Psychiatrists can help when someone is struggling with abnormal thoughts, feelings, and emotions. They can help different ages, including children and teens as well as middle-aged to older adults.
As we just described, psychiatrists are qualified to help many different people. They are well-equipped, with their many years of schooling, training, and experience. They are ready to help those who have had distressing experiences, like a traumatic event or the loss of a loved one. And they are also prepared to help those who have developed symptoms of a mental illness, often due to events such as those we just mentioned.
To better picture who a psychiatrist can help and when, consider Manny and his childhood:
Manny didn’t have the best upbringing. His parents both died in a car accident when he was only 13 years old, which meant his grandmother had to step up to the plate as his guardian. She did her best to take care of Manny, but she was old and sick. Manny knew, even at that age, that she wasn’t prepared to take care of a child.
So, Manny did his best to keep busy and stay away from the house. He didn’t want to cause his grandmother any extra stress or exhaustion. Unfortunately, he started to hang out with a bad crowd. They were older teenagers who bullied Manny and made him feel like he was worthless.
Manny was depressed. He was depressed about the death of his parents and his grandmother’s health. He was depressed about what felt like a pointless, useless life he was leading.
A psychiatrist can help Manny in a few different ways. They can help him confront the trauma and grief that stem from his childhood. They can also diagnose his depression and help him manage his symptoms in therapy and with medication.
This is what psychiatrists do. They evaluate each client’s specific needs and then offer personalized help. These professionals have seen it all, and they are ready to help you, too.
Schedule a Session with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Metairie, LA
Psychiatrists understand how our minds work. They also understand how our mental health and our physical health connect. They are able to understand the biological, psychological, and social components of our mental state. And they can offer diagnosis and treatment accordingly.
Psychiatrists can treat emotional disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and others. If you’re struggling, please schedule an appointment. Thriveworks Counseling in Metairie, LA can offer effective, compassionate mental health help now.
We can get you scheduled with an online psychiatrist as soon as you call our office. Reach out to (225) 716-9319. We’ll be here.