Psychiatry and Counseling: How They Go Hand in Hand

Posted By: on April 25, 2018

Regardless of your current situation in life, talk therapy can help you achieve personal growth, emotional satisfaction, and greater self-understanding. For people who are currently undergoing psychiatric treatment, the benefits of counseling can be even greater.

Here are a few of the most common reasons why people choose to pursue psychological counseling:

  • They experience persistent symptoms of anxiety and/or depression and they would like to gain a deeper understanding of the emotional causes of these symptoms in order to get relief.
  • They would like to achieve greater happiness, satisfaction, and/or intimacy in their personal relationship.
  • They feel as if they consistently make decisions that are harmful to themselves or those around them and want to change their behavior.
  • They are in a turbulent moment in their lives due to grief, professional trials, or the end of a romantic relationship.

When emotional or behavioral problems become severe, or when these problems are believed to have a physiological cause, your general practitioner or psychologist may recommend you for psychiatric treatment. A psychiatrist can help you in a number of ways, for example by giving you a prescription for a medication that could address a chemical imbalance.

Just because you have been referred to a psychiatrist doesn’t mean that you should cease attending counseling, or rule out the possibility of seeking out talk therapy with a counselor. In fact, building a relationship with a psychological professional who can help you to understand and identify your emotional issues, and can be a wonderful supplement to the more medically-oriented care provided by a psychiatrist.

If you are interested in pursuing such a course of treatment, consider getting in touch with us here at Heart Centered Counseling!

We now have psychiatrist’s in Fort Collins and Loveland to serve you in your time of need!

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