There are few things more complex than the human mind. It controls our bodies, our personalities, and our emotions. It also controls the way we see and interpret things. When some people see the word spring, they may conjure up images of flowers and sunlight. For others, spring brings to mind pollen and allergies. And for some, spring may produce fears of crowded parks and city streets or remind them of a lost lover or unaddressed body image issues.
Spring, like many other words, can induce wildly different responses in different people. Some of those responses may be pleasant, but some may be uncomfortable. And while “spring” is just one minor example, it sheds some light on how our countless thoughts and interpretations every single day can have a significant impact on the way we think, feel, and act.
Psychiatrists can help you address these harmful thoughts to bring more stability back into your life. As medical doctors, they can put a name to the symptoms you may be feeling and can create a customized treatment plan that accommodates both your physical and psychological concerns.
If you’d like to set up an appointment with a board-certified psychiatrist, please call us at Thriveworks in Seattle, WA to get started. No matter your challenge, we’re ready to listen.
The Disorders and Mental Illnesses Psychiatrists Treat
We encounter many difficult situations throughout our lives. Whether it’s the stress of unexpectedly changing career paths, the symptoms of a mental health issue, or the responsibilities of raising a child with behavioral issues, we all face challenges.
To deal with those challenges, many people enlist the help of psychiatrists and other mental and emotional health experts. These licensed professionals offer unique services that can help with the identification and mitigation of life’s daily stressors.
Our providers at Thriveworks have spent years helping clients with a range of challenges, mental illnesses, and disorders. Some of the most common issues we address are:
- Relationship issues between spouses and partners
- Mood disorders such as persistent depressive disorder and postpartum depression
- Personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder and avoidant personality disorder
- Anxiety such as separation anxiety and panic disorder
- Major life changes such as divorce and parenthood
- Substance abuse of alcohol and drugs
This isn’t a complete list of the services we offer but it does provide a glimpse into the challenges that often prompt an appointment with a psychiatrist. If you can relate to any of the above issues or if you have another concern, please set up an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Seattle, WA. We’d be happy to talk with you and find a treatment plan that makes sense for you.
What Psychiatric Treatment Is All About
People are sometimes hesitant to seek psychiatric care because they’re uncertain about what psychiatrists do and what that care will look like. In short, board-certified psychiatrists are doctors who have received a medical degree in psychiatry. Thanks to their time in medical school, they have years of experiencing studying the emotional and mental health disorders that impact the way we feel and think.
These professionals are able to prescribe medications and treat mental and physical illnesses. Before you begin psychiatric treatment, your provider will diagnose you by asking questions about your background. These questions will likely focus on your past and present environment, your family history and genetics, and any stressors that currently impact your life.
Once your diagnosis is complete, your provider will begin a treatment plan that may combine medication and therapy. Prescriptions may include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, or other types of medicine. Therapy may mean talk therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy or other types such as narrative therapy, exposure therapy, and interpersonal therapy.
Your provider may also go over long-term ways to cope with your illness or challenge. These preventative measures may include identifying triggers, exercising to reduce stress, and meditation.
Your treatment may be short or long-term depending on the severity of your illness or disorder. Either way, your provider will give you nuanced care that addresses your specific issues. To begin your treatment plan, please book an appointment with our staff in Seattle, WA. Our online providers are waiting to assist you as soon as you’re ready.
Schedule an Online Appointment With Thriveworks in Seattle, WA
Calling our friendly team or using our online scheduling tool are the two easiest ways to set up an appointment. Starting your mental health journey can feel like a big step but we’re here to help you succeed.
When you work with us at Thriveworks, you’re working with professionals who offer weekend and evening appointments in addition to the weekday appointments you might expect. Our online psychiatrists are available for video chats or phone calls, and they can be reached between sessions via email.
Our online portal includes video content, an online life coach Q&A, and a moderated message board. A variety of health insurance plans are accepted at Thriveworks and we have a convenient cancellation policy if you need to reschedule your appointment.
Call us today to set up your first online appointment at Thriveworks in Seattle, WA.