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Find a Great Therapist with Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford

Life has its ebbs and flows. There may be days where you feel on top of the world! But on other days, you may feel like it’s hard to face life’s challenges. Maybe it’s not that you can’t face these challenges alone, but you need help from someone to do so confidently.

When you feel like you need an extra push, a counselor, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, or life coach at Thriveworks Counseling can be the one that helps you along. If you are looking for in-person or online therapy in Stamford, CT, consider calling Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford to meet with a counselor.

If you are unsure of what direction your life is headed in, a counselor, therapist, or life coach can help you aim for happiness, success, and fulfillment; they will work alongside you until you get there. Our mental health providers at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford are trained and equipped to help you with whatever you’re facing in life.

In their day-to-day life, people seek assistance to get their oil changed or when they need their hair cut. Why should seeking assistance for your mental health be any different?

At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford, our counselors and therapists are ready to help you no matter what your needs may be. For example, if you prefer online counseling, we can provide that. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment or to learn more about our counseling services. We look forward to hearing from you!

How Can Therapy Help Me?

People seek therapy and counseling for a long list of reasons. They’re going through a tough divorce; they’re struggling with anxiety; they need help with anger management. Here is a list of reasons people seek counseling at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford:

  • Mental illnesses like depression or anxiety
  • Stress management issues
  • Relationship or marriage issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • ADHD
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Sexual abuse/issues
  • Learning disorders or problems in school
  • Bullying
  • Parenting issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Major life transitions
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

This list may seem long or comprehensive, but it’s just scratching the surface of topics discussed in therapy and counseling sessions at Thriveworks. A counselor, family therapist, or clinical psychologist can help you with virtually any challenge standing in your way of a happy, successful life. All of our providers are equipped with diverse skills and training to help you tackle your unique obstacles. Please note that treatment can vary greatly from one person to the next.

For example, if you are dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a therapist can help you manage your symptoms and work your way back to a happier you that feels safe again. “The goal of therapy is that ultimately when memories of the trauma are recalled, the person can do so without it having a distressing emotional charge that impacts them and they are able to move forward in their lives with a sense of safety and hope,” explains Annie Tarnasky, a Licensed Professional Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford.

Our providers — from therapists and counselors to psychologists — specialize in a range of counseling approaches, but they’ll cater your treatment to your unique preferences and needs. They might utilize:

Help Your Loved Ones Find Help

Maybe you’re not the one in need of help. Maybe you have a significant other, a child, or a dear friend struggling. It’s hard to see someone you love go through a challenging time. It can be tough and leave you feeling helpless, confused, and frustrated. You can’t force someone to seek help, but you can support them through it.

It’s important to support your loved ones throughout their journey toward a happier and healthier version of themselves. But, it’s also important to take care of yourself and your mental health as well. If you think partnering with a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford could benefit you in your supportive role with your loved one, call us today to set up your first appointment. We have a mental health professional that is willing and ready to help you through.

Here’s a list of the main mental health services offered at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford:

What Can Psychological Testing Do For Me?

Have you ever wondered what makes you think the way you do or act the way you do? Well, Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford offers psychological testing in addition to counseling and therapy services. Psychological testing can give you insight into your strengths and weaknesses and enable your doctor or psychologist to make an accurate diagnosis (when applicable).

At our office, we offer a variety of testing options, including:

  • IQ Testing: You will be given a variety of different standardized tests to determine your reasoning abilities and short- and long-term memory.
  • ADHD Testing: There are several different ADHD tests available, and your therapist or psychologist will determine the best fit for you. Other questionnaires and assessments will be used to determine an accurate diagnosis.
  • Personality Testing: Personality testing can provide insight into your strengths, weaknesses, needs, and motivations. This type of assessment is useful for learning how to work through interpersonal challenges at home, at work, and school.
  • Achievement Testing: Achievement testing is typically given to children to measure their knowledge and skills. Achievement tests can be used to help place a child into a different grade level or a particular program.
  • Differential Diagnosis Assessments: This test helps your psychologist determine what mental health disorder you might have. In instances where symptoms from multiple disorders are present, this assessment can provide clarification.

If you think you could benefit from psychological testing, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford. We’ll schedule an appointment with you right away.

Consider Seeing a Licensed Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford

Psychiatrists are medical doctors with years of additional training in a psychiatric residency. They study mental illnesses and disorders with the goal of diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental health challenges.

If your treatment involves medication, your psychiatrist will manage that process and identify the right dose for your symptoms. Some clients only require medication while others may need talk therapy. In these instances, psychiatrists work with their clients to identify how their thoughts may be impacting their problematic behaviors or uncomfortable emotions.

Whether your treatment calls for talk therapy, medication management, or some combination of both, our psychiatrists at Thriveworks can meet with you virtually through online therapy to help you take the first step.

Schedule Therapy, Counseling, and Life Coaching at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford

Are you ready to take the first step towards a happier and healthier life? At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford we have counselors, psychiatrists, therapists, life coaches, online or in-person, ready to form a partnership with you. Whether you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, anxiety, trouble at work or school, whatever it may be, we have someone equipped and ready to help you.

At Thriveworks Counseling, we go above and beyond to be sure our care stands above the rest. We offer premium mental health care. Not only do we have great providers, but we have exceptional customer service. When you call to schedule your appointment, a scheduling specialist will answer ready to pair you with the best provider suited to your unique needs. Normal business hours don’t work for everyone, and that’s why we offer extended hours to be sure everyone is able to get the care they need.

Are you ready to start on your path toward healing? Give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you and getting you scheduled with an in-person counseling appointment or online therapy session.

Where Is Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford Located?

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stamford is located at 80 Mill River St Suite 2200, Stamford, CT 06902, at W. Broad Street and Mill River Park.

If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out! 

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Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
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