Paterson Psychiatry—Mental Health Care in Paterson, NJ
Can you pinpoint the hardest day of your life? Maybe it was the day that your parents told you they were getting divorced. Or, maybe it was the day that your grandmother passed away. Whatever it is, it probably evokes some difficult memories and emotions.
Consider Jake and Ana’s stories:
Jake always considered himself to be lucky that his parents were still together. All of his childhood friends had divorced parents and they complained about it 24/7. Jake couldn’t relate, but he felt sorry for them. He couldn’t imagine having parents who lived in two different houses—until his parents separated. They told him after his first day of 9th grade. He tried to play it cool and said that it was fine. But he was torn up inside.
Ana was always close with her grandmother. While her parents fought in the kitchen, her grandmother kept her distracted in the living room. She told her stories from her childhood, taught her how to play Checkers, and encouraged Ana to keep doing her silly dances. They played and laughed together every day. Today, Ana treasures those memories more than anything. She loves her grandmother and still can’t believe that she has passed.
When we endure these hardships, we often try to do it alone. We insist that we’re fine or that we will be fine if everyone just leaves us alone. Eventually, though, we might give in and breakdown to a friend or family members. And if we gain a little extra courage, we might decide to talk to a mental health professional about what’s going on.
Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who have medical training in helping people through challenges of the like. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and other emotional disturbances, like trauma, major life transitions, grief, and depression.
If you’re going through a tough season in life, like Jake or Ana, consider talking to a psychiatrist. You aren’t meant to go through this alone. Thriveworks Counseling in Paterson, NJ has psychiatrists on our team who can help you. Better yet, they can help you from a distance over the phone or video.
What Skills and Training Do Psychiatrists Have?
Psychiatrists are psychiatry specialists. They are trained in the assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders as well as the treatment and prevention of them. These professionals are only qualified to provide this psychiatric care after they receive an undergraduate degree and then a medical degree.
After they complete their medical training, psychiatrists attend four years of residency training, which is often completed in the mental health unit of a hospital. Here, they work with many different patients with varying problems from mental disorders to behavioral issues and emotional disturbances.
Over the course of their residency, psychiatrists receive training and experience in assessing, diagnosing, and treating psychiatric conditions. Psychiatric treatment can involve psychotherapy, like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as prescription medication.
Psychiatrists might also receive additional training in a certain area of interest. For example, they can choose to specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry or addiction psychiatry, to name a couple.
Can a Psychiatrist Help Me?
As you have probably gathered, psychiatrists are qualified and trained to help many different people. And yes, they can probably help you, too! If you are struggling with any of the following problems, you can benefit from consulting a psychiatrist:
- Obsessive thoughts
- Addictive habits
- Bipolar disorder
- Grief and bereavement
These problems can cause significant distress and have many negative effects on one’s mental health. Be sure to obtain the help and support, from both professionals and your loved ones, to heal or manage these problems. Thriveworks is here to help you do this.
Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Paterson, NJ
Telehealth sessions are the convenient way of meeting with a psychiatrist. If you’re looking for psychiatric care or medication management, schedule your first tele-psychiatry appointment today with Thriveworks Counseling in Paterson, NJ. We have day appointments, evening appointments, and even weekend appointments available.
We can connect you with a psychiatrist who is certified to help people across the state of New Jersey. To book an appointment, click here or call one of these offices:
Thriveworks in Dumont: (201) 654-6401
Thriveworks in Edison: (732) 479-4763