When you were a kid, adults would ask you, “What are you going to be when you are all grown up?”
Maybe this prompted you to think about your future career—as a firefighter, a veterinarian, a teacher. Maybe it led to your thinking about what kind of a family you wanted—lots of kids or no kids. Maybe you imagined yourself traveling the world and exploring places you have never been to.
Children often have a strong sense of who they are and what they want. However, as we grow older, these dreams can evolve—and life obstacles can stand in our way.
Creating a happy, healthy life is more easily said than done. Childhood dreams take work to implement. No one is exempt from hardship, pain, and setback. Within these challenges, though, people can still create a meaningful, fulfilling life.
Whether the challenge is personal, professional, and/or relational, the difficulty does not have to define people. And no one has to face the difficult, unpleasant challenges alone. Fortunately, today, many people are reaching out for help and working with a mental health professional.
Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem has licensed counselors, therapists, clinical social workers, addiction specialists, psychiatrists, and psychologists who love helping people. Whether they are working with a client to manage symptoms of a mental health condition or to achieve their next career move, our staff cares about every individual who walks through their doors. To schedule an appointment with a mental health counselor of your own, just give our office a call.
How Can Mental Health Services Help Me?
People face a wide variety of challenges within their lives that are unique to their particular situation, but one thing that remains the same is that everybody needs a safe place.
Life can get busy and crazy and overwhelming in an instant, and taking a step back to reflect and breathe feels nearly impossible. However, many people find they are able to do just that with the help of mental health services.
The relationship they establish with their therapist, counselor, or coach often becomes a safe, judgment-free relationship where people can think and process and plan and dream. While reflecting within a safe space, many people find their problems are put into perspective, and courage replaces fear.
If you have never worked with a therapist, counselor, or life coach before, you may wonder what it’s like. Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem gives each client personalized care. But generally speaking, counseling may allow people to think about their challenges, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses.
Sometimes, clients have a very specific reason for beginning psychotherapy (talk therapy). In other instances, they know they need help but they aren’t sure why or how. Our mental health counselors work with clients who have a wide range of reasons for seeking therapy. Some areas of their expertise include:
- Psychological testing, which can prove helpful to adults and children alike
- Marriage tensions, such as infidelity or lack of intimacy
- Depression, which can be mild or severe
- Couples and family issues, like behavior problems in kids or disagreements in parenting
- Anxiety, which can make day to day functioning difficult
- Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
- Domestic violence as well as emotional abuse
- ADHD and other chronic conditions
- Addiction, alcoholism, and substance abuse
- Cannabis abuse
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies and behaviors
- Life coaching as well as career counseling
- Anger management and stress management
- Grief, which can completely change life as you know it
- Sexual issues
- Major life transitions, like a big move or a new job
- Career advancement
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia
- Divorce recovery
Do you recognize anything on this list within your own life? The therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and life coaches at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem are committed to helping their clients regardless of the struggles they face.
Would Psychiatry Counseling Be Right for Me?
If you’re struggling with mood disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, or another mental health concern, you may benefit from psychiatry counseling. A psychiatrist is qualified to diagnose and treat a variety of mental illnesses, emotional disorders, and behavioral problems.
Psychiatrists can perform a series of tests to determine the nature of your mental health condition as well as the best strategy for effective treatment. As medical doctors, they have the ability to prescribe medication to address symptoms or adjust for biological factors that may be contributing to your condition.
If you’re struggling with a mental health condition and don’t know where to turn, board certified psychiatrists and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) are available at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem to meet with clients securely via online therapy or virtual counseling.
Schedule Therapy or Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem
Going to see a doctor when you are sick or injured is standard practice and so is going to see a psychotherapist or counselor when you are experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties. Reaching out for help is often the best choice you can make.
As the stigma that once surrounded mental health care wanes, people’s access to mental health services rises. If you are ready to meet with a mental health professional, know that Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem is ready to meet with you.
When you work with our office, our hope is that you feel supported from the first time you pick up the phone and dial our number. Here are a few things you can expect to happen when you call our office:
- You may have your first appointment the following day, as many new clients do.
- Our scheduling specialists will answer the phone and work to get you scheduled as quickly as possible.
- Weekend and evening appointments are available, in addition to the normal weekday and daytime sessions.
- Our counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists accept most forms of insurance.
Let’s work together for improved mental health. Contact Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem today to schedule an appointment.