Best Charlotte Psychiatrists — Psychiatric Services in NC

Best Charlotte Psychiatrists — Psychiatric Services in NC

When you have a sore throat or a sprained ankle, you see a doctor. Tooth pain sends you to the dentist. Most people don’t think twice about making those appointments.

Yet, when it comes to our mental health, many people attempt to face it alone. According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), fewer than half of adults who have some form of mental illness receive treatment. That can have negative effects not only on the individual but also on their families, communities, and society at large.

There are many reasons for this. For one thing, some people feel some level of shame for their feelings. For another, mental health can be difficult to discuss. Sometimes we don’t understand the symptoms we’re facing or assume that no one else will. It’s vital to know, however, that you’re not alone and that help exists.

Millions of successful, happy, loving people grapple with mental health issues in the U.S every single year. Many have found that speaking to a professional, such as a psychiatrist, has helped them confront the symptoms and their causes. They have learned that those symptoms do not define them.

If you’re struggling with symptoms of a mental health disorder, you don’t have to let them define you either. Consider making an appointment to speak with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Charlotte, NC.

When Should I Consider Consulting With a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists perform a vital role in society. They specialize in studying, treating, and preventing mental health disorders. As medical doctors, psychiatrists can determine the effects of mental illness on your physical well-being (and vice versa) by monitoring changes in blood pressure, weight, and other physical symptoms.

They can treat anyone who is displaying symptoms, not just those whose conditions are the most severe. Psychiatrists treat your friends and neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances, even successful celebrities whose lives appear so perfect from a distance.

What might cause you to consider seeing a psychiatrist? No person’s symptoms are the same, either in appearance or severity, but these are some of the most common:

  • Feeling sad or withdrawn for a significant period of time
  • Considering self-harm
  • Panic attacks or sudden bouts of unexplained fear or anxiety
  • Risky, out-of-control, or self-destructive behavior
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Intense worry
  • Seeing or hearing things that aren’t there
  • Excessive alcohol or drug use

These and other symptoms can be debilitating but discussing them with a mental health professional can help. To get started, consider making an appointment with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Charlotte, NC.

What Is the Role of a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists undergo a lengthy educational process including medical school and a four-year psychiatry residency, often conducted in hospitals or clinics. During this residency, psychiatrists treat people with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Psychiatrists then take an exam administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology to become certified and must be recertified every ten years.

As medical doctors with this level of education, psychiatrists offer a unique perspective when assessing our mental health. They can comprehensively assess both psychological and physical symptoms, perform a physical examination, and administer a number of psychological tests to arrive at a diagnosis. Through this process, psychiatrists are able to differentiate specific mental disorders from other conditions whose symptoms might present as mental illnesses.

Upon diagnosing a mental health issue, psychiatrists can employ a variety of treatment methods. Psychotherapy and other kinds of talk therapy are common and can be customized for your specific needs. For example, a psychiatrist might suggest cognitive behavioral therapy to change unhealthy actions or patterns of behavior. Or they might use exposure therapy to help you work through a particular fear or phobia.

Psychiatrists also are licensed to prescribe medications if that is determined the best approach for your situation. If it is, your psychiatrist will work with you to ensure it is having the desired effect and can monitor for potential side effects.

At Thriveworks, our mental health professionals will customize a plan specifically for you. To get started, make an appointment today at Thriveworks in Charlotte, NC.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Charlotte, NC

At Thriveworks, we want to make your experience as convenient and stress-free as possible. Our licensed psychiatrists are available to help you online on weekdays, nights, and weekends at your convenience. New clients often can make appointments within 24-48 hours, sometimes even on the same day.

Plus, our psychiatrists offer remote psychiatry appointments so you don’t have to leave home to conduct a session. Providers are also available to address issues as they arise in between sessions, either by phone or email.

At Thriveworks, we accept many major insurance plans and offer a suite of additional membership benefits, including community forums, a life coaching Q&A service, and free access to our eBook and exclusive video content.

Taking control of your mental health starts with accepting that you might need help. When you’re ready, call to see a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Charlotte, NC.

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Highly recommend

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Great Counselor

I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
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Good therapist

I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
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Caring and personal

Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
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Excellent service. Blair Hamel was so wonderful. She truly cares.
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Great place for healing

This is a very safe place. The therapists and staff are knowledgeable and patient. I have had a really positive experience and I am learning and growing.
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Genuine and Comfortable

Charlotte has a team of Therapists that are skilled and compassionate. Matt and Kim have taken great care to ensure that client care is a priority. The environment is warm and welcoming. This is a group of Counselors who can really relate to the everyday challenges we all experiences.
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Great people…great office

I am a big fan of Thriveworks! I have known Matt and Kim for some time now and I feel like I have known them forever. They are approachable, helpful, and just great people. Their office is comfortable and inviting. is a place where anyone can find a little peace. Give them a try :)
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Owners have great experience and are caring individuals.
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Not servicing patients

A place/facility that isn’t accepting any new patients. You rave about how you are here to help and treat people but really you aren’t at all. How is some one supposed to get help if you aren’t willing to help them. Very disappointed with Thriveworks and their lack of assisting.
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For my son

The service was fine. We came in for an evaluation for my son Bryant. Mrs. Hamel was professional and seemed to be able to talk with Bryant although his lips sometimes get in the way of being understood by others.
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