Charlottesville, VA Psychiatry – Meet With Board-Certified Psychiatrists

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There is no way for us to know what we might encounter today, tomorrow, or the next day. We might thrive in our relationships, at our jobs, and elsewhere. Or, we might suffer in our relationships, at work, and in other important areas of life. While we can’t always control what happens to us, we can control how we respond.

We can choose to reach out to a mental health professional for their help and guidance. Psychiatrists are both mental health professionals and medical doctors who specialize in helping people with mental illness and other mental disturbances. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition or you’re suffering due to another mental health problem, you should reach out for a psychiatrist’s care.

Psychiatrists are able to offer multiple forms of treatment, including psychotherapy and psychotropic medication. Both of these prove effective in helping one manage symptoms of their mental illness and heal from their suffering.

The online psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA are standing by to help you. Remember: These mental health professionals specialize in psychiatry, which means they are well equipped to offer this mental health help. To schedule your appointment call our Charlottesville office. Our scheduling team will be happy to get you set up for your first tele-health session.

What Is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of psychological disturbances. And the providers who specialize in psychiatry are called psychiatrists. 

Psychiatrists are experts on mental health who have a medical degree and are qualified to evaluate one for psychological disturbances. They are able to consider the many contributing factors of any given disturbance, including the social, biological, and environmental contributions. Psychiatrists are employed at different medical centers like hospitals, nursing homes, and counseling practices like Thriveworks in Charlottesville.

There are many different reasons to see a psychiatrist. The rule of thumb, though, is this: If you are suffering mentally or emotionally, it is worth having a conversation with a psychiatrist or another mental health professional. They can evaluate and attribute symptoms to the right mental health condition, be it depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or another illness. 

Common symptoms of such illnesses include fatigue, feelings of hopelessness or other difficult feelings, anxious thinking, and negative changes in sleep or eating habits.

Would a Psychiatrist Be Able to Help Me?

Most often, psychiatrists focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety disorders.

  1. Diagnosis of mental disorders: To make a proper diagnosis, psychiatrists are able to conduct psychological testing in addition to asking clients to detail their symptoms (this is called a self-report of symptoms).
  2. Psychotherapy and medication: Psychiatrists then design a plan of treatment for their client, based on their unique needs. This treatment plan will likely involve therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. Psychiatrists are the only mental health professionals qualified to prescribe medication and offer medication management.
  3. Prevention: Psychiatrists can also offer preventative measures for those who are experiencing early signs of a mental illness. They can intervene and offer the right help before one’s symptoms worsen.

If you think that you might benefit from a psychiatrist’s evaluation or treatment, schedule a psychiatry appointment. The online psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Charlottesville, VA offer a safe, nonjudgmental space for their clients to talk about how they’re feeling and work toward feeling better.

What Disorders Can Be Treated by a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists can treat many different disorders, as their time in school and residency was spent learning about 200+ psychological conditions. These professionals are able to diagnose and treat the following:

  • Mood disorders, which include major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders, which include avoidant personality disorder
  • Anxiety disorders, which include social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse and addiction problems

You don’t have to suffer with these symptoms. You can better manage them and work toward a happier, healthier you with a little assistance from a psychiatrist. Reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA for a psychiatrist’s prompt help and support.

Meet with a Tele-psychiatrist in Charlottesville, VA

Thriveworks Counseling can set you up with a tele-psychiatrist immediately. You just have to call our office to speak with one of our scheduling specialists. These providers conduct their sessions in an online environment: Your two options are telephone or video sessions, both of which are effective and easy tele-health options.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks psychiatrist in Charlottesville, call our office today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you live better right away.

Psychiatric Services – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners in Charlottesville

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are medical professionals, along with Psychiatrists, that not only help clients with mental health related issues, but also have the credentials and ability to provide medication management services. It is a very common belief that medical professionals such as psychiatric nurse practitioners or psychiatrists only help treat clients with serious mental health issues or disorders; however, these professionals are very capable of working with clients presenting more widespread issues such as depression, anxiety, or even adjustment disorders. Our Thriveworks Charlottesville Medication Management professionals work closely with you as well as hand in hand with your therapist or counselor to ensure that you get the best course of treatment and care that you need.

While Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners work in conjunction with your therapist, there are some differences in the services they provide. Cognitive behavioral interventions and talk therapy treatments alone are able to yield very positive results for a wide variety of issues; however, many mental health issues respond better to a therapy paired with a course of medication, and some simply require medication to improve. A Thriveworks Charlottesville psychiatric nurse practitioner will prescribe, monitor, and adjust medications as necessary, which can be a very helpful component to your course of therapy.

Working with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is more affordable than you may think!

The financial aspect of receiving treatment is an inescapable factor, but that doesn’t mean that it needs to stand in the way of you getting the help you need. At Thriveworks Charlottesville, we’ll work together with you to help you understand your out of pocket expenses, and we work hard to keep them low by accepting most major insurance plans.

We understand that making that first phone call to seek help can be an incredibly difficult obstacle to overcome. That’s why at Thriveworks Charlottesville, we make sure to answer your call and help you get connected with the counselor, therapist, or medication manager that best fits your individual needs – right away. Please don’t delay! Each day that passes is a lost opportunity to begin your path to recovery.

Call Thriveworks Charlottesville Psychiatric Services today at 434-812-4009. We’re ready to begin when you are!

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