We all face so many challenges in our lives. Understanding how to tackle those challenges is the key to a happy life. For some, mental health issues can get in the way and make life more difficult.
When that happens, many of us can be reluctant to seek out help. You might not want to talk to family members and friends about your issues because you don’t want to burden them. Plus, they may not have the expertise to actually help you feel better. By working with a mental health professional like a psychiatrist, you can get meaningful support to help you get through whatever you’re dealing with.
Psychiatrists dedicate their lives to helping people improve their mental health. They’re doctors who specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing a wide range of mental health issues to help you get back on your feet.
Are you ready to work with one of our online psychiatrists? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA. Someone from our scheduling team will take your call and help you get started.
Can a Psychiatrist Help Me?
Some people think that mental health services are only for those with severe mental illnesses but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Psychiatrists can help people with mild mental disorders, severe mental illnesses, and even those who are simply going through a difficult time.
Psychiatrists are highly trained mental health professionals who can utilize many different therapeutic techniques to help their clients. Some of their services include:
- Marriage and family therapy
- Grief and loss counseling
- Anxiety and panic disorder therapy
- Depression and mood disorder therapy
- Anger management
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) therapy
- Child, adolescent, and teen therapy
- Eating disorder counseling
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) therapy
Our psychiatrists work with their clients using convenient online appointments, either via phone calls or video chats. Many of our clients love these online appointments, as it makes scheduling easier and lets them get mental health care from the comfort of their own homes.
No matter what kinds of problems you may be facing in your life, working with a psychiatrist can help you calm your mind and find a sense of happiness and fulfillment for the future. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA today to get started.
What Treatments Do Psychiatrists Use?
In some ways, working with a psychiatrist is similar to working with other types of mental health professionals. They will meet with you to understand your background and any symptoms you’re living with. They’ll use this information to create a personalized treatment plan that they’ll implement over the following weeks.
But in other ways, working with a psychiatrist is a unique experience. Psychiatrists are doctors who spend years in medical school learning how to diagnose and treat mental health issues. They have a deep understanding of both physical and mental health, empowering them to treat your symptoms holistically and comprehensively.
Most treatment plans utilize psychotherapy. Also known as talk therapy, psychotherapy is characterized by a series of guided conversations to help you gain insights into your mental state, learn about any mental health issues you’re living with, and understand healthy and unhealthy mental health habits. This can be a long-term or short-term process depending on your needs and goals.
Every psychiatrist has a medical degree and can prescribe medications for their clients. Not all treatment plans will involve medication but it can help some people reduce symptoms of a mental illness and make significant progress with their mental health. If your psychiatrist thinks that you might benefit from a prescription, they’ll make sure you understand everything to expect from your medication including the benefits and any potential side effects.
When you’re ready to start, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA today to set up your first appointment with one of our online psychiatrists.
Thriveworks in Bellingham, WA –– Schedule Your First Online Psychiatry Appointment Today
Psychiatrists can provide a space for you to discuss your mental health issues without fear of judgment. This confidential support in a neutral environment can help you learn to manage your symptoms and reach your goals.
At Thriveworks, we know that finding mental health care can be frustrating. We wanted to change that –– when you call us, you’ll speak to a real person and we’ll never put you on a waitlist. Many of our new clients can have their first session within 24-48 hours, allowing you to get care as quickly as possible. Our psychiatrists also host their sessions remotely, either by phone or video, to make the process as convenient and accommodating as possible.
These days, many insurance plans cover mental health care costs and we work with most major health insurance providers to help you access affordable care.
Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA to start working with one of our board-certified psychiatrists. We look forward to providing you with compassionate care.