Our mental and emotional health shapes us. If it’s strong, we feel confident in our decisions and are able to navigate our problems. But when our mental and emotional health falters, we can feel lost, confused, and adrift.
Consider these three scenarios:
- Jake, only 10 years old, is grieving the death of his pet dog. Jake grew up with this dog — it was his constant companion and its death has made him feel incredibly stressed. Unable to cope, he lashes out in ways he never has before.
- Naveed has been a rower since his college days. Now in his fifties, his arthritis has recently made it impossible for him to row. He sits in front of his property’s lake and stares at the water, longing to be back in it. Each day away from his boat makes him feel more and more disengaged with the world.
- Zoe used to love taking evening walks in the neighborhood near her apartment. But after being attacked one evening, she hasn’t felt safe going out alone. She stays in her apartment, afraid of the outside world and the people in it.
Each of the above three people is experiencing loss — loss of a pet, loss of a physical function and a hobby, and loss of freedom. But each situation may require a different course of action. A therapist, counselor, psychiatrist, or another licensed professional can address the unique symptoms surrounding each person’s situation and create a treatment plan that’s specific to the individual’s needs.
Whether you’ve experienced loss, depression, or another mental illness or disorder, we want to help you find stability and regain control. Consider setting up an appointment with one of our team members at Thriveworks in West Des Moines, IA to begin your treatment.
Can Counseling and Therapy Help Me?
For all its furniture and gadgets, the thing that makes a house a house is its structure. The beams, walls, and roof shelter you from the wind, rain, and other elements.
Counseling can serve a similar function, providing protection against the challenges and difficulties that threaten our emotional and mental health. The coping techniques, tools, and self-care practices you learn from your therapist or counselor can shelter you from whatever comes your way.
To get there, you have to first address what causes you mental or emotional stress. For many of our clients, this can include the following:
- Divorce or separation
- Life transitions
- Physical illnesses
- Grief or loss
- Behavioral issues
- Abuse or trauma
After you set up an appointment with a Thriveworks professional in West Des Moines, IA, they’ll begin by assessing your concerns and creating a treatment plan that’s customized to fit your situation. Connect with us to schedule your first online or in-person appointment.
What Forms of Therapy Are Available in West Des Moines, IA?
Your reasons for seeing a mental health counselor or therapist will dictate the type of therapy you’ll need. At Thriveworks, we offer a wide range of therapy services including:
- Grief and loss counseling
- Eating disorder counseling
- Marriage and family therapy
- Child therapy
- Premarital counseling
- Anger and stress management
- Depression and anxiety therapy
- PTSD counseling
- Life coaching and career counseling
When you’re ready to prioritize your mental health, we’re here to help you take the first step.
Should I Speak With an Online Psychiatrist?
Online psychiatrists offer virtual counseling services via phone or over video. As licensed medical doctors, they can prescribe medications that address mental, emotional, and physical ailments.
Your psychiatrist will begin your treatment plan by getting to know you and your challenges. After diagnosis, they’ll typically create a treatment plan that incorporates therapy, medication, or a combination of the two, to address your specific needs.
As part of treatment, you might learn preventative measures that can assist you should future problems arise. These measures can include coping skills, journaling, meditation, and other self-care practices.
To get your own customized treatment plan, schedule an appointment with one of our online psychiatrists at Thriveworks in West Des Moines, IA today.
Get Started at Thriveworks in West Des Moines, IA
Providing care is our calling. Every day, our providers help clients overcome their anxiety, manage their depression, and plan for the road ahead. We want to help you with your unique challenges as well.
We respect your time. That’s why we offer online and in-person therapy sessions as well as appointments during the evening and weekends. Our providers can be reached in-between sessions via phone and email, and our offices are open early and close late. We also provide several online tools such as a life coaching Q&A service, message boards, and video content.
Whether you’re seeking therapy for yourself or as part of a family or couple, we want to help. Please call today to schedule an appointment at Thriveworks in West Des Moines, IA.