Pittsburgh Psychiatry—Mental Health Services in Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Psychiatry—Mental Health Services in Pittsburgh, PA

“When I grow up, I want to be…” This is a statement that we all start and finish many times in our lifetime. It can change over the years, but eventually we settle on our career path. Some of us pursue a career in teaching. Others pursue a job in the entertainment industry. And others decide to dedicate their careers and their lives to helping others.

Mental health professionals are health care practitioners who specialize in helping people improve their mental wellbeing. There are many different kinds of mental health professionals including licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, life coaches, and psychiatrists.

Psychiatrists stand apart from their counterparts in that they are medical doctors who can treat their clients’ mental health problems with medication. While therapy often proves helpful, medication is also an important method of treatment. For this reason, Thriveworks offers both counseling and medication management services.

If you would like to talk to a psychiatrist in Pittsburgh, PA, call our Thriveworks office in Pittsburgh. We can set you up with one of our online psychiatrists. These professionals can offer comfortable and convenient psychiatric care over the phone and video. They may ask you to come in for an appointment every now and then, especially if they need to conduct psychological testing, but otherwise, you can work with them virtually.

Thriveworks Counseling is and always will be devoted to our mission, which is to help people live happy, successful lives. To start a relationship with one of our psychiatrists and begin living better, just call our office.

Who Can Benefit from Psychiatric Care?

When psychiatrists decide to pursue this career path, they commit to many years of learning, training, and gaining experience. By the time they help clients, they are well-prepared to assess and treat a variety of mental disorders.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental disorder, you need to consult a medical professional. It is crucial to your healing and your wellbeing. A psychiatrist can assess your specific symptoms, make a diagnosis, and then offer a plan of care that helps you manage your condition. 

The following are commonly diagnosed and treated by psychiatrists:

  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder

When you see a psychiatrist about any of the above disorders, they’ll want to know about every symptom that you have. It is important that they understand the full picture as well as your specific needs so they can make an accurate diagnosis as well as come up with a proper treatment plan!

Treatment for Mental Disorders

When it comes to treatment for mental disorders, such as those we listed above, therapy and medication can both prove effective. As we discussed previously, psychiatrists are able to offer medication to their clients as well as therapy. Therefore, if you are interested in how a medication might help you manage your symptoms, a psychiatrist is the person to talk to.

A psychiatrist will assess your specific symptoms and needs to identify which treatment method you might best benefit from. Often, people benefit from talking to a therapist as well as taking a medication, like an antidepressant, mood stabilizer, or an anti-anxiety agent. 

If you are prescribed a medication, it is important that you work with your psychiatrist to understand exactly how to take it as well as potential side effects. You should also develop clear communication with your psychiatrist: Be sure to tell them when you don’t think a medication is working out.

Another important part of managing your mental health condition is practicing self-care. Your psychiatrist can “prescribe” self-care activities like exercising or journaling. This will further help to alleviate your symptoms. 

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Pittsburgh, PA

If you would like to schedule a psychiatry appointment, call Thriveworks in Pittsburgh, PA. We offer many premium benefits, including online care. As we touched on earlier, you can expect to talk to your psychiatrist over the phone or over video chat. This means quality, convenient, and comfortable care. 

We would love to help you on your mental health journey. To get started on this journey, call us when you are ready to book your first session.

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