A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, thought they often refer clients to psychiatrists for medication management. Psychiatrists are medically trained doctors who specialize in mental health treatment, mainly through medication management and prescription, though they can also practice therapy.
Jessica struggles with depression and anxiety. To her friends and family, it seems as if nothing is “wrong” with her and that she’s a happy woman. While that is true in some cases, Jessica often puts on a happy face when she’s struggling with her emotions. Some tasks are harder for her to do, like flying for business trips or putting on clean clothes when she’s having a rough morning. Although her anxiety and depression aren’t considered severe, she could still benefit from more than just counseling. Whether you’re like Jessica or struggle a little bit more with your mental health, a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner can help.
Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan
If you’re struggling with a mental illness, you might benefit from seeking psychiatric care. At Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro, MA, we have online psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who have the training, education, and expertise in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions. They can help their clients take medication safely and effectively. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition, consider reaching out today by calling (508) 205-0195.
Can a Psychiatrist Help Me?
Psychiatrists can help clients with a range of concerns and needs. It doesn’t matter if you are experiencing extreme signs and symptoms of a mental illness or mild, most anyone can find benefits in working with an online psychiatrist. It doesn’t matter if you are struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one, have low self-esteem, battle depression or anxiety, have relationship problems, or feel like you’re lacking in a specific area of your life.
If you have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, it’s important that you seek treatment. On the other hand, if you have been experiencing symptoms of a mental health disorder, you should seek out a diagnosis from a trusted mental health provider. Regardless, a nurse practitioner or psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Attleboro can help.
What Is Medication Management?
Ask yourself these questions: “Do I know how much medication I should be taking?” “Are my current medications going to be negatively affected by a new medication?” These are important things to consider before starting anything new. Luckily, a psychiatrist can answer those questions in addition to providing you all of the information you need. Starting a new medication is a big deal and we’re here to help ease the process. If you do end up meeting with a nurse practitioner or psychiatrist about getting a prescription medication, be sure to:
- Disclose any and all medications you are currently on
- Discuss any allergies or issues you have had with past medications
- Understand how much of the medication you should be taking, at what time of the day, and with or without food
- Continue to take your medication exactly as prescribed
- Speak with your provider if you have any questions or concerns about the medication you are on
Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro, we are client-focused and understand the importance of a partnership in your mental health journey. No matter the question, concern, or topic you’d like to discuss, we’re here and ready to help.
Why Choose Thriveworks Counseling?
In addition to the great benefits we’ve already mentioned, you can trust that the psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro have your best interest and needs in mind when working with you. We strongly believe that everyone can find value in using mental health services. If you have been searching for someone you can trust, you’re in the right place. Our mental health professionals are board-certified, highly trained and experienced. We also:
- Have flexible scheduling options and have appointment times in the evenings and on weekends in addition to our daytime hours
- Accept most insurance carriers and offer our clients great self-pay options as well
- Do not have a waitlist so you can trust that you’ll get an appointment exactly when you need it
- Can often get our clients a session within 24 hours of their call
- Have scheduling specialists (real people) who will answer the phone and help you schedule. You won’t be forced to leave a message or listen to an automated voice system
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Attleboro, MA
Getting started can be hard but once you make that decision, you’ll start to feel happier and healthier. If you are ready to schedule your appointment, just give us a call at (508) 205-0195 and we’ll get you all set up. We look forward to meeting you and working together on your mental health journey.