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8,813 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Arkansas 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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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 Bentonville, AR 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 Bentonville 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?

Whatever you’re going through, know that you don’t have to tackle your mental health issues alone. Seeing a licensed psychiatrist can help you manage the mental and physical symptoms of numerous conditions, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and PTSD, just to name a few.

Plus, thanks to virtual psychiatry services, it’s now easier than ever to prioritize your mental health. At Thriveworks in Bentonville, AR we offer remote access to board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners over video chat. Our team is standing by to help you overcome your challenges and get your life back on track.

What Disorders Do Psychiatrists Treat?

Some of the most common reasons people seek out the help of a psychiatrist include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood swings
  • Feelings of depression
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Substance abuse and addictive behaviors
  • Difficulties with stress or anger management
  • Personality disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Eating disorders and body image issues
  • Sleep problems

In the end, everyone feels the symptoms of mental illness differently. If you think you might benefit from professional help but aren’t sure whether it’s right for you, call Thriveworks in Bentonville, AR to learn more about which treatment option may fit your needs.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Bentonville, AR

At Thriveworks, we know your mental health is important. That’s why we offer access to psychiatry appointments during the week, in the evenings, and even on weekends. Our telepsychiatry sessions occur over video for your convenience. Plus, clients can expect to meet their provider within the same week as scheduling. Plus, we accept many different insurance plans.

Psychological problems can be a challenge but they don’t have to be an obstacle in your life. If you’re ready to get started, consider scheduling an online appointment with a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks in Bentonville, AR. We look forward to helping you build a healthier and happier life.

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 Bentonville therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Bentonville
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

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4.5 Thriveworks Bentonville 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
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Bentonville is located at 809 SW I St., Suite 23, Bentonville, AR 72712, near the intersection of SW 8th St. and next to Bank of America.

Phone number

(870) 614-0322

Languages spoken by AR providers

  • English
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