Thriveworks psychologists in Rowlett, TX provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.
Why Is Mental Health Important?
Mental health is important because it impacts every aspect of a person’s life, from their career to their family to their marriage to their attitudes. Mental health disorders can interfere with daily functioning and cause a wide range of problems. But psychologists at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX can help.
Is a Clinical Psychologist a Doctor?
A clinical psychologist or a counseling psychologist may have an advanced doctorate, but they are not medical doctors, and cannot prescribe medication. Here is a full roster of mental health providers clients may encounter at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX:
- Psychologists can do specialized psychotherapy (talk therapy) like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
- Psychiatric NPs (PMHNPs) can prescribe medication and do psychotherapy.
- Licensed professional counselors (LPCs) provide solution-focused counseling
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) provide counseling and guidance for social services.
- Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) provide couples counseling, marriage therapy, and family counseling.
What Can a Psychologist Treat?
A highly qualified, fully licensed psychologist can treat a wide variety of mental health disorders and life concerns. Clients seek out the expertise of our providers at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX for any of the following issues, and more:
- Major depression
- Postpartum depression
- Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia
- Midlife crises
- Empty nest syndrome
- Family estrangements
- Intimate relationship conflicts
- Daily stress
- Sleeping problems like insomnia
- Overwhelming feelings
- Bipolar disorder
- Premarital counseling
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Psychologists at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX use a variety of effective, evidence-based treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat mental health issues like depression and anxiety. CBT works by recognizing and modifying thinking patterns that can lead to distress.
What Is the Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction?
Many people with untreated mental health disorders are at risk for developing a comorbid (simultaneous) addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, or something else. This is because maladaptive behaviors can sometimes serve as a coping strategy for dealing with pain and stress. The trouble is, the comorbid addictions can become their own long-term problem and can complicate recovery.
The psychologists at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX are skilled at recognizing the signs and symptoms of substance abuse disorders. They can work with clients to overcome addiction and improve overall mental health. Thriveworks also has providers who specialize in substance abuse issues.
Schedule Your Session with a Licensed Psychologist at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX
When you call today to schedule your first appointment with an exceptional psychologist at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX, you may meet with your provider as early as tomorrow or the next day. Once you’re enrolled at Thriveworks, you can access your provider by phone or email between sessions. Our providers offer in-person sessions at the local, modern office in Rowlett, TX. They also offer online therapy sessions through a secure telehealth connection. Sessions can take place by phone or video conferencing software.
Therapy sessions are a safe, private, and insightful way to explore feelings and progress on one’s mental health journey. Call Thriveworks today to get started. We look forward to helping you!