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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 Flagstaff, AZ 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 Flagstaff 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?

Have you ever thought about consulting a psychiatrist? The better question is are you experiencing symptoms of a mental illness? If the answer to the latter question is yes, you should consider talking to a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists specialize in an area of mental health that involves the…

  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Prevention

…of mental illness. This area of medicine is simply called psychiatry. Psychiatric services are important for those who are experiencing signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder. It’s important that these individuals get to the bottom of what may have caused their disorder and learn to manage it.

Mental disorders can seriously interfere with one’s life: with their relationships, with their work, with their personal fulfillment. Fortunately, psychiatrists can offer a clearer understanding of what’s going on and offer treatment for their specific illness.

If you think you could benefit from talking to a psychiatrist, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Flagstaff, AZ. We can set you up with one of our online psychiatrists immediately. These professionals lead their sessions in an online environment; you can choose to talk to your psychiatrist in telephone or video sessions.

Who Should Consult a Psychiatrist?

Remember: Psychiatrists specialize in helping people with mental health disorders. Therefore, anyone who is experiencing signs and symptoms of mental illness or who think they are at risk of developing a mental illness should consult a psychiatrist.

Psychiatrists can help people with the following disorders and mental health concerns:

  • Major and minor depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Addiction
  • Substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bulimia
  • Anorexia
  • ADHD
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Suicidal thoughts and ideation

If you’re experiencing any of the above or you’re encountering other concerning mental health challenges, talk to a psychiatrist. These professionals might be painted as intimidating individuals on TV, but at Thriveworks Counseling in Flagstaff, AZ that couldn’t be farther from the truth. 

Thriveworks Counseling only works with the best of the best mental health professionals. In our opinion, the best of the best mental health professionals have skills, training, and experience to help people but also care deeply about their clients. We’ll set you up with a skilled, caring psychiatrist upon receipt of your call.

How Do Psychiatrists Differ from Other Mental Health Professionals?

Psychiatrists specialize in the area of psychiatry. This means they’re experts on assessing, diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental illness, which we’ve touched on a few times now. These specialists can provide their clients with a variety of treatments, two of the most important being psychotherapy and medication.

While other mental health professionals can offer psychotherapy, psychiatrists are the only mental health professionals who can prescribe and manage one’s medication. Medication management involves ensuring that the individual takes their medication as prescribed throughout the duration of treatment.

Often, psychotherapy and medication are prescribed to an individual who is suffering from a serious mental illness. Psychotherapy allows these people to get to the root of their problem and learn to manage it, while medication alleviates their symptoms in the meantime.

Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Flagstaff

If you determine a need for consulting a psychiatrist, come to Thriveworks Counseling in Flagstaff, AZ. We can pair you with one of our skilled and caring psychiatrists right away. As a reminder, these professionals work with their clients online. This makes this process easier, more comfortable, and optimally convenient for both you and your provider.

If you reside in Arizona and would like to schedule a psychiatry session, call Thriveworks in Flagstaff, AZ today. Our providers are excited to hear from you and to start working with you.

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 Flagstaff therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Flagstaff is located at 809 W Riordan Rd Ste 202, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, off Rte 66.

Phone number

(928) 955-8534

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