Goose Creek Psychiatry—Psychiatric Care in Goose Creek, SC
Have you ever heard the term “mental health wealth”? This refers to mental health upkeep and improvement. It highlights the importance of tuning into our emotions and taking care of our mental wellbeing.
Are you experiencing a problem that gets in the way of your mental health wealth? Maybe it’s a traumatic experience, a major life change, or a mental illness. If the answer is yes, the good news is that there are mental health professionals who can help you address it.
Thriveworks Counseling in Goose Creek, SC has online psychiatrists on our team who would be honored to meet you. And you can schedule an appointment with one of these professionals right now.
Psychiatrists vs. Psychologists: Who Can Help Me?
Oftentimes, the terms “psychiatrists” and “psychologists” are used interchangeably. In reality, while they may have some overlapping jobs, these are different professionals who possess different qualifications and skills.
First, psychiatrists are medical physicians who can prescribe medication as well as provide psychotherapy. Psychologists, on the other hand, are not medical doctors and cannot prescribe medication. However, they do specialize in helping people with mental health problems through psychotherapy.
You might best benefit from talking to a psychiatrist if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental disorder and you are in need of diagnosis or treatment. Here’s how this works:
- Evaluation and diagnosis: First, your psychiatrist will assess your symptoms. They may rely on self-report or conduct other psychological tests, depending on your specific presentation. Once they have a clear understanding of what your symptoms are and what may have triggered them, they are often able to offer a diagnosis.
- Creation and implementation of a treatment plan: Next, your psychiatrist will come up with a treatment plan, which will be based on your symptoms, your needs, your medical history, and other important factors. They might determine that psychotherapy and/or medication is the best approach for you. Often, the combination of the two leads to the best outcome.
Psychiatrists can also help people prevent a mental disorder from developing or worsening. So, if you’re feeling off—say, you’re exhibiting strange behaviors or a change in your emotions—and you’d like to talk to someone about it, a psychiatrist can help then, too.
When Should I Talk to a Psychiatrist?
Often, we wait a while before we talk to a professional about how we’re feeling. This goes for our physical and our mental health. We might feel a little down or sick for a few days, but wait to see if it’ll pass on it’s own before seeking medical help. This is normal, but it’s important that we reach out for help when there are signs of a serious problem that needs medical attention.
When it comes to our mental health, the following might signify a serious problem:
- Feeling extremely down or sad
- Feeling confused or unable to think straight
- Excessive worry or fear
- Mood changes, from highs to lows
- Withdrawal from loved ones and beloved activities
- Tiredness and fatigue, often or always
- Difficulty sleeping (falling or staying asleep)
- Significant stress or overwhelm
If you are experiencing the above, you should consult a physician. We recommend talking to a psychiatrist who can help you understand what you’re experiencing and why. If there is a condition present, they can offer a diagnosis and then create a plan of treatment.
Your psychiatrist might recommend medication or psychotherapy. Or, they might recommend that you try both. In any case, they’ll be there to guide you in taking each step. And they will do everything they can to help you manage, to help you heal.
Schedule an Online Psychiatry Appointment in South Carolina
Psychiatrists are dedicated medical professionals. Their job and their mission are to help you. If you think you could benefit from the help of a psychiatrist, call Thriveworks Counseling in Goose Creek, SC. We can connect you immediately.
Thriveworks is a premium counseling practice that strives to create an unprecedented experience for our clients. One of our premium benefits is online care. If you choose to schedule with one of our psychiatrists, you can look forward to meeting with them in a virtual environment.
To get started, click here or call one of the numbers below. You can schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist at any office, as online sessions mean distance doesn’t matter. However, we do recommend choosing the office closest to you:
Thriveworks in Charleston: (843) 480-4034
Thriveworks in North Charleston: (843) 261-5949