Salt Lake City Psychiatry—Psychiatric Care in Utah
As the famous C.S. Lewis once said, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” These are words or encouragement for anyone going through a tough time. For anyone who is suffering after a loved one’s passing, a traumatic experience, a breakup, or a diagnosis that is hard to come to terms with.
You can’t change what has already happened but you can change what happens next. Consider working with a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists can provide expert guidance during this difficult time. These are medical doctors who can assess one’s problem, offer the individual a diagnosis or better understanding, and also treat the individual.
If you think you should talk to a psychiatrist, Thriveworks Counseling is here to assist you. We have psychiatrists on our team, and they are ready to get to work when you are. You can schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist right now by calling (801) 921-5326.
Should I Talk to a Psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists are expert professionals who can assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. They can also help people prevent these disorders from developing or worsening. They go to school for many years and complete additional years of residency in order to gain the proper training and experience to do so.
Even after understanding what a psychiatrist does, you might be wondering, “Should I talk to a psychiatrist?” If you’re asking yourself this question, the answer is probably yes. We believe that anyone and everyone can benefit from talking to a professional, and a psychiatrist is the provider for you if you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental disorder.
To better understand if or how a psychiatrist can help you, here’s how the process might unfold if you were exhibiting symptoms of depression:
- Evaluation: First, your psychiatrist must evaluate your symptoms to understand exactly what you are experiencing. In the case of depression, psychiatrists rely mostly on self-report of symptoms. They’ll want you to explain your symptoms in as much detail as possible, including when you started experiencing symptoms and how severe they are.
- Diagnosis: Based on your self-report of symptoms and their observations, your psychiatrist will then diagnose your condition. There are different types of depression, the most common including major and minor depression as well as postpartum depression.
- Treatment: Then, following your diagnosis, your psychiatrist will create and implement a plan for treatment. This plan will be structured around your symptoms and needs. Your psychiatrist will likely recommend psychotherapy and/or medication. Psychotherapy can help you get to the bottom of what may have caused your symptoms and work your way to a happier place. On the other hand, medication, like antidepressants, can improve one’s symptoms while they work with their therapist.
Now, you might be wondering how a psychiatrist differs from other mental health professionals. As we just explained, psychiatrists can offer a plan for treatment, which often involves medication. Unlike other mental health professionals, psychiatrists are able to prescribe their clients with medication and prove them medication management throughout the duration of its use.
Schedule a Telehealth Session at Thriveworks in Salt Lake City, UT
Here at Thriveworks, we don’t just promise to help our clients. We prove to help them by connecting them with mental health professionals who are skilled and compassionate. These professionals truly care about the people that they work with, and they’d be honored to partner with you, too.
Are you interested in scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist? Consider scheduling a telehealth session with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Salt Lake City, UT. You can look forward to these convenient only sessions as well as flexible appointment options in the evenings and on weekends, scheduling assistance every day of the week, access to your provider between sessions, and more.
Our online psychiatrists are ready to help the people of Utah. If you reside in this state, you can schedule a telehealth session with one of these professionals today. Just call (801) 921-5326.