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16,958 people sought psychiatry/medication help in California in the last year

Discover how starting psychiatry/medication therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our psychiatric NPs in Fairfield are booked, but we have 12 other psychiatric NPs in CA available for an online or in-person session.

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What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses specifically on the medical and psychotherapeutic treatment of mental conditions and disorders.

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.

Does psychiatry deal with anxiety?

Psychiatrists are among the mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication, and they are also capable of offering therapeutic treatment for anxiety as well, though not every psychiatric professional offers therapy. Medication management can be offered via in-person or online psychiatry.

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

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, thought 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's the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychologists and psychiatrists receive differing educations, as psychologists are not medically trained the same way that psychiatrists are. Psychologists mainly specialize in providing therapy services and diagnoses for mental disorders — something that most therapists cannot provide — while psychiatrists manage medications and sometimes provide therapy services. The main difference is that psychologists (generally) cannot prescribe medications the way psychiatrists can.

Do psychiatric NPs treat mental disorders?

Psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs) treat and diagnose disorders, prescribe and manage medications, and offer psychotherapy services, too.

How do psychiatriac 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.

Is psychiatry/medication conducted in person or online?

At Thriveworks, we offer online psychiatry as well as in-person therapy 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 years. treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client's goals for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Scott has always struggled with anxiety. It started when he was a teenager but it’s continued to follow him through his adult life. In the past, he managed it through a healthy diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. However, things have changed recently. Scott was excited to receive a promotion at work but his new position is incredibly stressful. He’s struggling to lead team meetings and he stays up late at night worrying over the smallest work mistakes.

Have you ever felt like Scott — struggling with a mental health issue and looking for help? We want you to know that support is available. Working with a psychiatrist can help you overcome the mental health concerns you’re facing and find a path forward.

Psychiatry refers to a field of medicine that’s focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health issues. Psychiatrists are medical doctors that can help treat mental disorders, emotional issues, and behavioral disorders using psychotherapy, prescription medications, or a combination of the two. Every psychiatrist is a highly-trained medical professional with the knowledge to help you overcome your challenges and help you prioritize your mental wellness.

To speak with a board-certified psychiatrist, consider scheduling a remote appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CA today. One of our team members can help you schedule your first phone or video call session.

What Can a Psychiatrist Treat?

One of the biggest myths about psychiatry is that it’s only for people with severe mental health issues. The reality is much different — psychiatrists can help people with mild mental disorders, severe mental illnesses, or those who are just going through a tough time in their lives.

Psychiatrists learn how to treat a wide variety of psychological problems during their time in medical school. Our psychiatrists offer services including:

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

Our psychiatrists are experts in helping people prioritize their mental wellbeing and work through the mental health issues they’re facing. If you want to work with one of our online psychiatrists, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CA today.

What To Expect From Psychiatric Treatment

Working with a psychiatrist is similar to working with other types of mental health professionals. They’ll use the first session to get to know you, the symptoms you’re facing, and your goals for treatment. The information you give them will form the base of a personalized treatment plan that will be implemented over future sessions.

Most treatment plans will involve some form of psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy. Psychotherapy involves a series of guided conversations between client and provider that can help you understand your state of mind, learn healthy mental habits, and reduce the symptoms of a mental health issue. This process can be long-term or short-term depending on your needs

As medical school graduates, psychiatrists are able to prescribe medications for their clients, which is an important part of some treatment plans. Not everyone who works with a psychiatrist will need medication, but medications can help some people reduce the symptoms of a mental disorder and make treatment much more effective. If your psychiatrist recommends medication, they’ll make sure that you understand any potential side effects and benefits before you start.

Would you like to improve your mental wellbeing? If you’re ready to set up your first appointment with an online psychiatrist, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CA.

Psychiatry Appointments Available at Thriveworks in Fairfield, CA

Do you want to work with one of our licensed psychiatrists? Consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CA. One of our scheduling specialists can help you find a time that works for your schedule.

We know that finding mental health care can be difficult, which is why we do things differently. You’ll speak to a real person when you call us and we’ll never put you on a waitlist.

Our psychiatrists work with their clients through easy, convenient online psychiatry appointments. You can work with a psychiatrist over the phone or through a video call. Many of our clients love accessing mental health services without leaving their homes. These flexible appointments make it easy for you to get started — in fact, some of our new clients are able to meet with a psychiatrist within just 24-48 hours after calling.

We work hard to make mental health care as affordable as possible. That’s why we accept most major health insurance plans and keep our rates reasonable for those paying out of pocket.

Call us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CA to work with one of our board-certified psychiatrists. We can’t wait to help you thrive.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our California therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • 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

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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

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