1 in 5 adults in America has a mental illness. 1 in 25 adults in America has a severe mental illness. So, what does that mean? Over 43 million adults experience mental illness each year in the United States. That’s a lot of people. The worst part is, most people don’t receive the mental health care they need until a year after their symptoms arise. With mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety leading the way, it’s important to understand and recognize when you might need some additional help. Counseling is one of the greatest treatment options for mental illnesses, but sometimes it can also be very beneficial to work with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner. Your mind is just as important to treat as any other part of your body.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
Every person’s situation and story are different and that’s why every treatment plan should also be different. What works for your best friend might not work for you, and that’s okay. When you decide to seek out the help of a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner, you can expect to receive well-rounded treatment that focuses on a multitude of areas within your life. Here at Thriveworks Worcester Counseling, our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners offer medication management to their clients to help improve their quality of life in a safe, monitored environment. We can diagnose, treat, and manage the mental illness you have. If you would like to get started with a trusted mental health provider at our location, just give us a call and one of our scheduling specialists can find a time that works best for you.
The Importance of Medication Management
Medication management is designed to help people manage their medications so they take them on time, safely, and correctly. When dealing with difficult emotions, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your medication is the right fit for you. At Thriveworks Worcester Counseling, our mental health professionals have the skills, training, and licensure to ensure your overall safety and wellbeing. Medication management improves your mental health, helps you achieve your goals, reduces side effects, and decreases the chance for you to incorrectly take or neglect your medication.
Before starting a new medication, it’s always important to discuss with your psychiatrist or nurse practitioner your current health status, goals, and concerns. Be sure to:
- Discuss any allergies or concerns you have had with past medications or supplements
- Disclose any and all medications or supplements you are currently taking
- Fully understand how much medication you should be taking, at what time of the day, and with or without food
- Take your medication as prescribed
- Talk to your psychiatrist or nurse practitioner about any questions or concerns you have regarding your medication, including negative side effects or lack of progress
We are client-focused and want to have an open and honest relationship with each and every one of our clients. So, if at any point you have a question or concern or just feel like you need to discuss your current status, reach out and schedule an appointment. We’re here and ready to help exactly when you need it.
Should I Consult a Psychiatrist?
Like we mentioned before, every person’s situation is unique. Psychiatrists can help their clients with a wide range of concerns and needs as they have the skills, experience, and training to treat multiple mental health conditions. No matter if your condition is mild or severe, you could likely benefit from talking to a therapist, taking a medication, or both. Your provider can discuss all of your options with you, so you feel comfortable making that decision.
Medication management works for people with conditions such as, but not limited to:
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Work with an Online Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Worcester, MA
We strongly believe that everyone can find great value in working with a mental health professional. Here at Thriveworks Worcester Counseling, you can trust that your provider is board-certified, highly trained, client-focused, and dedicated. We also:
- Have two convenient options to choose from: video chat counseling and telephone counseling
- Have flexible scheduling options that include evening and weekend appointment times in addition to our regular daytime hours
- Do not have a waitlist
- Can most often get our clients into their first session within 24 hours of their initial call
- Accept most insurance carriers and offer our clients exceptional self-payment options, too
If you are ready to look into the wonderful benefits of online psychiatry and medication management, give us a call. One of our scheduling specialists can get you set up for a time that works best for you. Explore the ease, comfort, and reliability that our online services can offer. We look forward to hearing from you and working together on your mental health journey.