Stephanie had a difficult year. She thought she loved her job but lately, she has found it unfulfilling. At the time she began to weigh a major career change, her mother suddenly passed away. She was close with her mom and wasn’t prepared to deal with this level of grief. To distract herself, she threw herself into her work.
Almost a year passed and Stephanie’s friends and family began to worry she was depressed. Of course, they understood why she would be feeling so sad. But she rarely spoke to anyone anymore and frequently called out of work because she felt exhausted all the time. One day, when Stephanie’s brother stopped by her apartment in the middle of the afternoon, he found her asleep on the couch and the apartment was a mess.
To Stephanie, it became hard to separate her grief from her hopelessness. It felt like nothing interested her anymore — hobbies, people, food — everything felt so meaningless. She was in a hole she did not know how to climb out of. So she decided it was time to reach out for help.
Realizing you might be suffering from depression or another mental illness can be scary but there’s no reason you have to face this struggle alone. Whether you’re struggling with a mental illness like Stephanie or just going through a tough time in your life, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Thousand Oaks are here to provide you with expert and compassionate care.
Should I Speak With a Licensed Psychiatrist?
Due to their training, licensed psychiatrists can take a slightly different approach in diagnosing and treating mental health problems. These professionals have received their medical degrees and completed psychiatric residencies. This means psychiatrists have the qualifications to diagnose specific mental health disorders and prescribe medication for their treatment.
If you’re struggling with a disorder with physical causes or symptoms, seeing a psychiatrist with a strong medical background could be a great option for you. They’ll be able to monitor your physical symptoms as well as your mental state to ensure you’re receiving the best care possible. In addition to medication and talk therapy, a psychiatrist might also implement self-care recommendations or lifestyle changes to holistically address the needs of a client’s condition.
In every case, your telepsychiatrist at Thriveworks will develop a treatment plan that works just for you and will keep you informed and supported along the way. And they’ll do it all conveniently, via virtual video visits.
Contact Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA To Schedule an Appointment
Thriveworks Counseling is committed to empowering our clients to take control of their mental health and lead fulfilling lives. If you’re committed to doing the same for yourself, you don’t have to wait any longer.
With only a call or a few clicks, you can start the process of working with a Thriveworks provider, either in-person or online. New clients are often able to have their first session within 48 hours of scheduling. We also believe that top-quality care shouldn’t have to break the bank so we accept most major insurance providers and offer affordable rates for those paying out-of-pocket.
In between sessions, you’ll also have access to benefits such as:
- Email and phone access to your provider
- Text support through our Success Navigator
- A counselor-moderated online forum
- Our Ask-a-Coach Q&A with 24-hour responses
- A free e-copy of “Leaving Depression Behind”
- Exclusive video content
You don’t have to leave your mental health on the back burner. At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Thousand Oaks, our providers are standing by ready to offer you an open and supportive space where your care is our priority. Call or click today to schedule your first appointment.