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Starting Psychiatry/medication

Does Thriveworks offer psychiatric services?

Yes, we offer comprehensive psychiatric services to meet your mental health needs.

How does psychiatry work?

Psychiatry allows people struggling to manage mental conditions or disorders to get access to medications that will make daily functioning easier, as well as work through any mental factors that might be causing or worsening their condition. Though medications can’t cure mental disorders, medication can make symptoms more manageable, making the process of psychotherapeutic treatment easier and more effective. Psychiatric care can be available through in-person psychiatry and online psychiatry, depending on where you live and your own preferences. However, psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Fairfield, CA specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.

What is the difference between a mental health therapist & psychiatrist?

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, though they often refer clients to psychiatrists for medication management. Psychiatrists are medically trained doctors who specialize in mental health treatment, mainly through medication management and prescription, though they can also practice therapy.

What is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

A Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a highly trained and licensed professional who specializes in mental health care. They are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, prescribe medications, and provide therapy. Psychiatric NPs at Thriveworks are qualified to prescribe medications for a variety of mental health conditions. They work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

How do psychiatric providers diagnose?

Oftentimes, psychiatrists or psychiatric professionals will perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, which involves an in-depth discussion about your symptoms, medical history, and current medications. Once they reach a diagnosis, they may suggest starting certain medications depending on your condition and the intensity of your symptoms.

Can I receive psychiatric services online?

Yes. At Thriveworks, we offer online-only psychiatry services for optimal comfort and convenience.

How long does psychiatry last?

Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Fairfield can last for as little or as much time as the client needs to reach their treatment goals, whether that be a month or two or over the course of a year. Treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client’s goals for treatment.

Is anxiety treated with psychiatry?

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication and provide therapeutic treatment for anxiety, although not all psychiatrists offer therapy. At Thriveworks, medication management occurs via online psychiatry sessions.

Does Thriveworks accept insurance for psychiatric services?

Yes, Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans. We strive to make mental health care accessible and affordable for everyone.

Need more help deciding?

Working with a PMHNP (psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner) can help you overcome mental health concerns and find a path forward. Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CA offers psychiatric services that focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health issues.

Give us a call at (203) 433-6647 to schedule your appointment.

What Is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a field of medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental health issues. PMHNPs are medical professionals who treat mental disorders, emotional issues, and behavioral disorders using psychotherapy, prescription medications, or a combination of the two. They are highly trained to help you prioritize your mental wellness and overcome challenges.

How Psychiatry Can Help You

Contrary to the myth that psychiatry is only for severe mental health issues, PMHNPs can help with a wide variety of psychological problems, including:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Child, adolescent, and teen therapy
  • Anger management
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder

Our PMHNPs are experts in helping people prioritize their mental wellbeing and work through mental health issues.

What To Expect From Psychiatric Treatment

Your first session with a PMHNP will involve getting to know you, understanding your symptoms, and setting treatment goals. This information will form the basis of a personalized treatment plan.

Most plans involve psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, which includes guided conversations to help you understand your state of mind, learn healthy mental habits, and reduce symptoms. As medical professionals, PMHNPs can also prescribe medications if necessary, ensuring you understand any potential side effects and benefits.

Book a Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CA

Our PMHNPs offer easy, convenient online appointments, allowing you to access mental health services from the comfort of your home. We accept most major health insurance plans and offer reasonable rates for those paying out of pocket.

Contact us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CA. We look forward to helping you thrive.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our California therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Fairfield
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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4.5 Thriveworks Fairfield reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fairfield is located in Highland Corporate Center on Hilborn Rd. There are several car dealerships nearby including Fairfield Subaru and Fairfield Chevrolet.

Phone number

(203) 433-6647

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
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