Ami took her first sip of alcohol at age 11 and hasn’t stopped since. Now in her mid-40s, alcohol has been her one constant companion for the last 30-plus years. She can’t remember why she started drinking but she knows why she continues: It helps her calm her anxiety.
She’s tried to give up drinking in the past but has always come back to it. These days, she pairs her drinks with other reckless habits like obsessive online shopping, binge eating, and gambling. Her addiction has alienated her from friends and put added stress on her finances.
Ami knows she needs help. After heavily drinking one Monday morning causes her to miss work for the third time in three months, she decides enough is enough. She books an online appointment with a Thriveworks psychiatrist and video chats with them the next day. Her provider listens to her concerns and learns more about her behaviors and history before creating a treatment plan that addresses her alcoholism as well as her anxiety and self-esteem issues. They meet online weekly, and each session brings Ami closer to her goals.
Psychiatric services are designed to treat a variety of mental and emotional illnesses that range in severity. Whether you’re suffering from a substance abuse problem like Ami, you’d like to talk to someone about your relationship troubles, or something else entirely, a board-certified psychiatrist can provide professional guidance and support.
Getting started is simple. Just give us a call at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN and we’ll connect you with a provider that fits your needs and schedule.
Common Reasons To See a Provider
Psychiatric services can benefit a variety of challenges, illnesses, and disorders. Below is a list of some of the common reasons people seek psychiatric care:
- Memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Substance abuse of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication
- Personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) and schizoid personality disorder
- Anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder
- Phobias, such as agoraphobia and social phobias
- Sleeping disorders, such as insomnia and narcolepsy
- Eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia
To get help for these or other mental and emotional issues, reach out to us here at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN to set up your first session. We look forward to addressing your mental or emotional health issues with dignity, care, and compassion.
Psychiatrists: Who They Are and What They Do
What differentiates psychiatrists from other mental health professionals? For one thing, psychiatrists have a medical degree. They’ve attended at least four years of medical school and multiple years of residency studying over 200 mental and emotional health illnesses that impact the human brain. They may work alone or in conjunction with therapists or other providers.
Because of their background, psychiatrists are medical doctors who are able to determine whether symptoms are the result of a mental illness or a physical illness and treat it accordingly. Additionally, they can prescribe medication to help manage symptoms that arise from certain mental illnesses.
Your provider will use your behavioral, familial, and environmental background to assess your situation. Afterward, they’ll create a treatment plan that may incorporate therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
You may also be prescribed medications such as mood stabilizers or antidepressants to combat disorders such as bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Your provider may recommend self-care techniques such as meditation, exercise, and mindfulness to treat your specific issue. They might also discuss preventative measures that you can take to mitigate future mental health concerns.
Customized treatment with a Thriveworks provider in St. Paul, MN can begin as soon as you’re ready. Just give us a call to get started.
Sign Up for Online Psychiatric Services at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN
Online psychiatric services make receiving mental and emotional help simple. Our psychiatric services are available virtually over the phone or through secure video chats during the week, on weekends, and in the evenings. We offer digital resources such as an online message board and online life coach Q&A in addition to text message support for billing matters. An eBook and video content are also available to help support your mental health progress.
As a new client, you may be eligible to be seen within 24 to 48 hours. We’re proud to accept many different forms of insurance and to offer a flexible cancellation policy should something come up.
You can book an appointment with Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN to get started. When you prioritize your mental wellness, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.