The famous psychologist B.F. Skinner once stated, “A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” As humans, we are always trying to better our inner lives and our external situations. We strive to do our best with the resources that we have, even when we feel limited. That striving is part of makes us who we are. But sometimes we make mistakes or hit roadblocks that we don’t know how to overcome.
For instance, put yourself in Katie’s shoes for a minute. Katie keeps getting into the same unfulfilling romantic relationships. They always start passionately, and Katie is convinced that she’s met the partner she’s going to settle down with forever. Sparks are flying. Wedding bells are ringing. Then Katie loses interest. It seems to happen instantly, not gradually. It’s as if she’s in love one minute and not the next. What is wrong with her? Katie doesn’t like hurting her partners when she breaks up with them out of the blue. And she doesn’t like it that her intense romantic feelings seem to disappear overnight. She wants to break this relationship pattern by talking through her emotions and behavior with a highly trained counselor. She wants to improve the quality of her life under the guidance of a professional.
Katie’s situation is just one of countless examples of times when it might benefit someone to see a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Vancouver. Our mental health providers are known for their empathy and expertise. Some clients feel as if they’re in crisis; others just need a little extra support in their lives. Whatever the case may be, counselors at Thriveworks are available to help you work through your issues and reestablish your equilibrium.
Why Do People Seek Counselors or Therapists?
The list of reasons why people might seek mental health counseling is pretty much infinite. You never know what is going to happen in your life, and that unpredictability is partly why life is so exciting—and challenging. Something may happen to you that you’re really struggling with, like the death of a loved one, and you find that you need to work through your grief with a professional.
Other issues can be psychology-based, like uncontrollable worries or persistent sadness. And some clients need specialized counselors to help them modify unhealthy behaviors like alcohol addiction. Here are some reasons why people might seek out a top-rated mental health provider at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Vancouver:
- Obsessions or compulsions
- Anorexia or bulimia
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Losing one’s sex drive
- Sex addiction
- Social anxiety
- Feeling burnt out
- Feeling disconnected
- Marital problems
- Family conflicts
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Maybe you’re not ready to put a label on what feels wrong. A counselor can help identify problem areas in your life and give you the emotional language to examine them.
What Does a Psychiatrist or a Telepsychiatrist Do?
Psychologists are professionals who have graduate degrees in psychology, whereas psychiatrists and telepsychiatrists (who can practice online as well as in-person) graduated from medical school with MD degrees. In practical terms, this means that a psychiatrist can prescribe medication while a psychologist or licensed counselor cannot. A psychiatrist has advanced training in the physiology underlying many psychological disorders. For example, a psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Vancouver has in-depth knowledge of brain chemistry and may be able to determine whether a depressed client is a good candidate for antidepressants.
At Thriveworks, psychiatrists will meet with you through online therapy (virtual counseling) in the comfort of your own home or office. This mode of mental health support is convenient for many busy clients. Telepsychiatry sessions are also covered by medical insurance, making them affordable, and HIPAA-compliant, making them highly secure.
Book a Therapy Session at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Vancouver
Mental health providers at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Vancouver are fully licensed in Washington and ready to assist a wide variety of clients on their mental health journeys. When you call the office during our extended business hours, you can expect to reach a human, not a voicemail, and be meeting with your mental health provider within 24-48 hours.
Thriveworks clients also receive additional benefits like email and phone access to their counselor between sessions and exclusive video content delivered to you. We also accept health insurance, helping to keep mental health care affordable. Make your appointment with a Thriveworks counselor today and take your first step toward a more fulfilling, insightful life.