Many people struggle with mental health conditions and challenges in life that are hard to overcome. One day everything may be going great and the next, you are coping with the diagnosis of a life-threatening disease. Maybe your parents are going through a divorce and it’s giving you anxiety. You might have just broken up with your significant other of five years. Luckily, counseling is readily available and designed to help people work through these challenges and learn how to manage future problems. However, for some people, counseling is only part of the treatment process. Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who are trained and certified can help their clients better overcome their mental illnesses through medication management.
And every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I’m the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine and there was a time where I needed some too.” –Miley Cyrus
It’s hard to know when the right time is to take medication for your mental illness. As Miley said, medicine can benefit you when you are going through something tough and need that little extra help. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham, we are happy to offer our clients online medication management. Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners can help you from the comfort of your home. If you are experiencing a mental health condition and feel like you might benefit from the use of medication, consider reaching out (508) 392-4269.
Would I Benefit from Medication Management?
Medication management ensures that our clients are safely taking the medication that is prescribed to them. Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners determine what medication is right for you, how often you should take it, how much you should take, and if you should eat when taking your medication. Most people assume that only the most severe cases of mental illness require medication, however, even people with mild cases can see great benefits of taking prescribed medicine. Consider these different situations:
- Jessica experienced a great deal of trauma in her childhood. She was abused, lived in foster care for most of her childhood, and never felt accepted. Now as an adult with her own family, she still struggles with the trauma she endured all of those years ago. This causes her to be overly protective of her children and feels extreme anxiety when she’s away from them for too long. Coupled with her symptoms of PTSD, Jessica just wishes she could live a normal life.
- Matt severely injured one of his arms when working out one day which has caused him to wear a sling for several months. When he noticed that years of progress he’s made working out slowly started to slip away, it caused him to fall into a depression. He knows that when he’s able to start working out again, he’ll start to feel better, but it’s hard for him to think positively about the future.
Jessica and Matt are battling two very different extremes of their mental illnesses. While it’s clear that Jessica could greatly benefit from taking a medication, Matt could still find a prescription to help him hurdle the obstacle in his way. If medication is the right option for you, it’s important to disclose any of your health histories to ensure the wrong medication is not prescribed. Also let your Thriveworks Framingham psychiatrist know if any medication you are currently taking, any allergies you have now or have had in the past, and make sure to ask any questions you may have prior to starting a new medication.
Benefits of Working with an Online Psychiatrist
It is hard to start counseling sometimes, let alone a new medication. We want to help ease your mind and answer any questions you have along the way. Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners dedicate themselves to being a partner in your mental health journey and encourage you to be open and honest about what you are feeling. When taking medication is the right path for you, your psychiatrist might prescribe a mood stabilizer, cognitive enhancer, or antidepressant. There are many different types of medications, and that’s why it’s important to work with a professional to manage them.
Working with a psychiatrist online has a lot of benefits that go beyond the task of managing your medication. Online counseling allows you to speak with your provider from wherever is the most convenient for you. In addition, online appointments are comfortable, easy, and affordable. We understand that your schedule can get busy and it can be hard to find time to schedule appointments. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham, we have a broad range of appointment times so you can find something that best fits your needs.
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Framingham, MA
If you feel like you could benefit from working with a mental health professional, consider reaching out to our office. We have a great team of psychiatrists, therapists, and counselors who have open availability and are ready to start when you are. Just give us a call.
Your mental health is important to us. We look forward to helping you thrive.