If we asked you to list the challenges you’ve faced in the past month, you could probably fill up a page with answers. However, if we asked you to do the same for a friend or coworker, you might not be able to name anything.
Why is this? Too often, we don’t discuss our issues and challenges with other people. We might talk through some of our biggest problems with our closest friends but many of us keep our problems to ourselves.
This is incredibly common –– we don’t want to burden other people with our difficulties. Plus, our friends and family may not have the professional expertise needed to be truly helpful.
Thankfully, there’s another option. Working with a mental health professional can help you relieve your stress and find support for any problem you’re going through. Therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and psychologists have the training to diagnose mental disorders, teach better mental health practices, and develop a plan to help you move forward with your life.
Working with a licensed professional from Thriveworks Counseling in St. Louis, MO (Ellendale) can help you get through life’s most difficult challenges. If you’re ready to prioritize your mental health, consider calling our office today to get started.
Should I Try Therapy?
One of the most common myths about mental health care is that it’s only for people with extreme mental illness. The reality is that everyone goes through challenges in life and you can benefit from seeing a therapist or counselor, no matter what you might be going through.
There are a lot of reasons that someone might reach out to a mental health professional, including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Feeling depressed, sad, or hopeless
- Relationship difficulties
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Feeling withdrawn or socially isolated
- Anger, rage, or resentment
- Eating disorders
- Anger management
- Addiction or substance abuse
You can benefit from therapy or counseling if you’re experiencing any level of stress or emotional difficulty. Mental health professionals devote their lives to helping people work through their problems. If you think you’d benefit from mental health support, consider reaching out to a provider from Thriveworks Counseling in St Louis, MO (Ellendale) today.
Types of Therapy: Which Is Right for Me?
There are many different therapeutic methods that your counselor or therapist can use depending on what you’re going through. Our providers offer a wide variety of therapeutic options, including:
- Depression and mood disorder therapy
- Anxiety, panic disorder, and phobia therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Child and family counseling
- Adolescent and teen therapy
- Life and career coaching
- LGBTQ+ therapy
- Addiction counseling
- Couples counseling
Your provider will create a treatment plan that takes your specific needs into consideration and charts a healthier path forward. Consider calling our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in St. Louis, MO (Ellendale) if you’d like to get started.
Should I See a Psychiatrist?
Sometimes, an issue with your physical health can impact your mental health and vice versa. Psychiatrists are doctors with specialized mental health training. They focus on understanding how the body and mind interact and they can diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues.
Psychiatrists have medical degrees and can prescribe medication for their clients. While medication isn’t right for everyone, it can help some people by reducing their symptoms and making their condition more manageable. A psychiatrist can determine what form of treatment would be best suited for your specific situation.
If you want to work with one of our online psychiatrists, call us at Thriveworks Counseling in St. Louis, MO (Ellendale).
Therapy and Counseling Appointments in St. Louis, MO (Ellendale)
Scheduling a session with a therapist or counselor can give you a space to talk through your problems without fear or judgment, helping you achieve your goals and live a happier life. Call our office today to set up your first appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in St. Louis, MO (Ellendale). Our team of scheduling professionals will answer any of your questions and find a time that works for you.
We offer evening and weekend sessions alongside convenient online scheduling options to help you find time for mental health care. You’ll never sit on a waitlist and many of our new clients can see a provider within 24-48 hours.
We provide other resources to help you get as much as you can out of your Thriveworks appointments, including a “Dear Abby” style Q&A service, access to providers between sessions via email and phone, and educational videos to help you learn good mental health practices.
We look forward to hearing from you. Call us today to get started with a counselor, therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in St. Louis, MO (Ellendale).