You may remember Steve Young as a two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Though he was cool, calm, and collected on the field, did you know that Young also struggled with a debilitating anxiety disorder? It got so bad that Young spent many sleepless nights before his games, sometimes playing the next day without getting a wink of rest.
Young knew he couldn’t go on like that — it simply wasn’t sustainable. He eventually worked with a mental health professional to help reduce his symptoms and get his life back on track.
There are many people out there like Young who suffer from mental health issues but haven’t yet taken that next step to getting the help they need. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms, know that the battle against mental health disorders does not need to be fought alone. The psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and other mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Rafael are here to help.
Who Should Pursue Counseling or Therapy?
Like Young, some may initially feel resistant to the idea of speaking to a licensed professional. They may think they can handle their anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues on their own. However, most people wouldn’t think twice about getting help for their physical ailments, such as a sinus infection, the flu, or a broken leg.
Your mental health doesn’t have to be any different. If you’re struggling with any of the following issues, speaking with a therapist or counselor can help:
- The loss of a family member or loved one
- A persistent low mood
- Panic attacks
- Poor self-image
- Social anxiety
- Difficulties in relationships with family and friends
- Intimacy issues
- Abuse or trauma
- Addictive behaviors
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Career uncertainties
- Anger or stress management issues
- Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
- Trouble concentrating or completing daily activities
- Obsessive or compulsive behavior
There are many reasons people decide to seek out therapy or counseling services. Whether you’ve been dealing with a debilitating mental illness or have struggled with milder symptoms your whole life, the team at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Rafael is here to help.
How Can Online Psychiatry Help You?
Unlike other mental health professionals, psychiatrists are medical doctors who are specifically qualified to assess symptoms from both a physical and psychological perspective. It’s quite common, for example, for people struggling with anxiety to experience panic attacks, insomnia, or excessive sweating. Those with depression may experience a change in eating habits or a sluggishness that makes it difficult to get out of bed.
Our board-certified psychiatrists are available 100% virtually and can use a series of psychological questionnaires, lab tests, and other forms of assessment to audit your symptoms and help bring clarity to your problems. As medical doctors, psychiatrists can directly prescribe medication that’s helpful for your condition. They can also use various forms of talk therapy to help you work through underlying mental and emotional issues.
If you’re interested in speaking with a licensed psychiatrist, reach out to us at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Rafael to make a psychiatry appointment and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Schedule with Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Rafael
Are you looking to reconnect with your partner? Do you want to resolve conflict and bring stability into your home? Would you like to take back control of your mental health?
No matter what issues you may be going through, our team of licensed professionals is here to help. Appointments are available during the week and on weekends with extended hours to make scheduling a breeze. We also are often able to accommodate same-day and next-day appointments if you’d like to see someone urgently.
While we see clients in our San Rafael office, we also offer telemedicine appointments via telephone or video conference so you can access mental health services from the comfort of your home, your office, or while traveling.
Thriveworks clients enjoy access to their counselor or therapist in between appointments and benefit from our active discussion boards with the Thriveworks community. You’ll get a free e-copy of “Leaving Depression Behind,” our online library of educational videos, and access to our Therapy Buddy app.
If you’re ready to prioritize your mental health, the team at Thriveworks in San Rafael, CA is here to help. Simply reach out and we’ll find you an appointment time, either in-person or remotely, that works best for you. We look forward to seeing you soon.