Psychiatry in Scranton, PA—Mental Health Help

Psychiatry in Scranton, PA—Mental Health Help

Well-liked Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit features a young girl named Beth. She tragically lost her mom in a car accident and was placed into foster care. In a matter of seconds, her life was flipped upside down.

When she was first welcomed into foster care, she and the other girls were given medications to subdue their energy levels and perhaps to help them stay focused. Beth quickly became dependent upon the pills she was taking and she developed an addiction. She used the pills as a way to escape her reality.

Throughout the series, Beth continues to struggle with addiction to pills and alcohol and never truly gets the help she needs. Although she had the support and guidance of her friends, it often wasn’t enough. Had Beth worked with a psychiatrist, she could have effectively dealt with her past trauma, losses, and addiction.

Psychiatrists are highly trained and educated medical professionals who work in the mental health field. At Thriveworks Counseling in Scranton, PA, our team of psychiatrists are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive, client-focused care. It doesn’t matter if you’re struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, or just low self-esteem. Working with a psychiatrist can prove to be beneficial for your overall well-being.

If you think you or a loved one would benefit greatly from receiving mental health help, consider reaching out to us. One of our scheduling specialists will help you find an appointment time that works best for you. 

What Is a Psychiatrist?

As we briefly touched on before, a psychiatrist is a mental health professional who has received a medical degree. These professionals typically spend about 10 years in school to be qualified for their careers. At Thriveworks, we only work with the best.

Psychiatrists often specialize in certain fields such as geriatric psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry. Within these specialities, they focus on various disorders and challenges that people face. They’re dedicated to providing holistic plans of care that not only take your mental wellness into consideration but your emotional and physical wellness too.

Some people often confuse psychiatrists and psychologists. Both are mental health professionals who are able to work through a broad range of concerns. However, psychologists do not have the ability to prescribe psychiatric medications like psychiatrists can. They work with their clients in psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and other forms of counseling.

When Should Someone Seek Out Psychiatry?

In Beth’s situation, like we detailed out before, she should have started talking to a psychiatrist as soon as she started struggling with grief, trauma, and addiction. However, as the saying goes, “better late than never.” Sometimes it takes people months, years even, to decide to get the mental health help they need. The important thing is that you recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders that would best benefit from talking to someone.

Common signs and symptoms to look for in yourself or your loved ones include: 

  • Anxiousness or nervousness
  • Addiction (e.g. drugs, alcohol, gambling) or substance abuse
  • Racing and intrusive thoughts
  • Inability to control your mood
  • Feeling like you’re being watched
  • Feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness
  • Poor body image
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Difficulty remembering things and concentrating.

Oftentimes these symptoms are linked directly to diagnosable and treatable mental health disorders. These may include:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Major/minor depressive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder

Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Scranton, PA

Do you think you could benefit from talking with a psychiatrist about your symptoms? Or do you think medication, therapy, or a combination of the two could help? Then you’re in the right place. We have psychiatrists available who want to help you live a happy and successful life.

At Thriveworks, we offer our clients many benefits. These include:

  1. No waitlist
  2. Evening and weekend availability
  3. Flexible 23.5-hour cancellation policy
  4. Access to support specialists 7 days a week
  5. Access to your mental health provider between sessions as needed

If you’re ready to meet with a psychiatrist, you can click here to view all of our online psychiatrists in the state of Pennsylvania and book your appointment. Or, you can call one of the offices below (we recommend choosing the one closest to you):

Thriveworks in Bensalem: (215) 874-8002

Thriveworks in Bethlehem: (484) 241-2848

Thriveworks in Philadelphia (Center City): (215) 543-6271

Thriveworks in Philadelphia (JFK Blvd.): (215) 543-6271

Thriveworks in Philadelphia (South 40th Street: (267) 314-8112

Thriveworks in Philadelphia (Center City): (215) 399-9764

Thriveworks in Pittsburgh: (412) 208-6279

Thriveworks in Pittsburgh (Fourth Avenue): (412) 436-3108

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