Life throws challenges and obstacles our way. Luckily, counseling is designed to help people work through those challenges and learn how to prepare for future conflicts that come up. Whether you are struggling with relationship problems, everyday stresses, or mental health conditions, there are treatment options for you. Working with a psychiatrist is one of them. Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are credentialed and trained in knowing when a client needs medication, what medication would work best for them, how much medication they need, and how often they should take it.
A feeling is no longer the same when it comes the second time.
It dies through the awareness of its return. We become tired and
weary of our feelings when they come too often and last too long.”
Here at Thriveworks McLean Counseling in the Fairfax area, we are happy to offer online medication management to our clients. Your psychiatrist will be able to help you conveniently via telephone or video chat. If you are having symptoms of a mental health condition that may require treatment in the form of therapy or medication, consider reaching out to Thriveworks McLean. Call (571) 589-4042 to connect with one of our scheduling specialists who can get you started.
Who Can Medication Management Benefit?
Medication management is designed to help people manage their medication. Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners, once getting to know you and your individual needs and goals, will be able to decide which medication would work best for you. There are many different reasons why someone may seek the help of a psychiatrist, some of them being:
- PTSD or trauma
- Eating disorders
- Addiction or substance abuse
If medication is the right option for you, it’s important to disclose any of your health histories to ensure that the wrong medication is not prescribed. Make sure you provide any information regarding medications you are already taking, any allergies you have currently or have had in the past, and ask your psychiatrist any specific questions you may have prior to starting a new medication.
People often assume that only the most severe of mental illnesses require medication. This is not always true. People who have mild cases of their mental illness can also greatly benefit from using medication alongside their counseling sessions. This depends on each individual, their challenges, and past treatment history. For example:
Mike struggles with severe anxiety and can’t remember the last time he went a whole day without feeling so anxious that it causes him to shut down and retreat home. Savannah also has anxiety, but on a milder basis. She’s able to perform day to day tasks but has episodes of anxiety when she feels stressed, has a bad memory, or is meeting someone new for the first time.
While both people battle anxiety differently, they could both benefit from a medication that helps them control their symptoms and live a happier, more productive life.
Benefits of Working with an Online Psychiatrist
Tackling personal and mental health issues can be hard, especially to do alone. When taking medication is the right path for you, it’s crucial to be open and honest about your experiences. Some different medications that you might be prescribed by a nurse practitioner or psychiatrist may include:
- Mood stabilizers
- Cognitive enhancers
At Thriveworks McLean Counseling, we have a client-centered approach to care. We believe that we can accompany and help you on your mental health journey, and we dedicate ourselves to providing you with the tools, resources, and guidance you need. Open communication is important in medication management so please do not hesitate to say something if you feel like a different medication might work better for you or if you are having unwanted side effects.
Working with a psychiatrist online goes beyond just the benefits of accurately and safely managing your medications. The ability to speak with your psychiatrist from home, work, or virtually anywhere else in the world is convenient, comfortable, and reliable. It eliminates the need for driving to an office and you don’t have to worry about outside factors like weather, traffic, or having to stay late at work.
Schedule an Appointment with an Online Psychiatrist at Thriveworks McLean, VA
Here at Thriveworks McLean Counseling in the Fairfax area, we believe that everyone deserves the proper treatment and help they need to battle the issues they are experiencing. If you feel like you could benefit from working with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner for your mental illness, consider reaching out. We have flexible scheduling to include regular daytime hours, evenings, and weekends. To get started, visit our online booking system or by calling (571) 589-4042. We can’t wait to hear from you and start this journey together.