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573 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Gilbert 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 Gilbert are booked, but we have 3 other psychiatric NPs in AZ 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 Gilbert, 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 Gilbert 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?

Quincy is always busy, but you’ll never hear her complain. As an independent journalist, she does her best to keep up with each new lead she comes across, and her experiences take her all over the U.S. While she’s not exactly the best at handling the stress that comes with being her own boss, she does love the freedom granted by her job. Calming down after a hectic week on the road is a challenge, though—and after several years of what seems like a downward mental health spiral, Quincy is finally acknowledging that her racing thoughts need to be addressed and dealt with. 

As her first step toward better management of her mental health, Quincy is looking to connect with a psychiatrist, virtually, if she can. With their help, she feels like it may be possible to reduce her anxiety. She feels a little apprehensive but trusts that a psychiatrist isn’t going to judge or chastise her for what’s going on. 

If you can relate to Quincy, you might also be noticing that disruptive signs of mental health issues and conditions are preventing you from being able to live life to the fullest. At Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ we hope that you’ll consider our online psychiatry services as a way to move forward. Our psychiatrists are experienced, industry-leading professionals and their help may make a big difference.

What Is a Psychiatrist? How Can They Help Me? 

Psychiatrists are a specialized type of mental health professional. If you aren’t familiar with what a Thriveworks psychiatrist is or how they can help you, they’re: 

  1. Able to prescribe medication: Psychiatrists can prescribe helpful medications to their clients. These prescriptions assist people in managing their mental health issues. While not everyone will need prescription medicine, it’s just another unique way that psychiatry can benefit everyday people. 
  2. Available online: We get it—you’re busy. It’s hard to find time to commute to a psychiatrist’s office while you’re working, balancing your family life, and trying to stay on top of other commitments you’ve made. With online psychiatry, say goodbye to not being able to prioritize your mental health needs because of a hectic schedule. Connect from home, the office, or really anywhere. As long as you have reliable internet and the ability to talk privately, online psychiatry can go with you anywhere. 
  3. Medical doctors: Psychiatrists use their combined knowledge of medicine with their therapeutic background. They’re able to diagnose and treat many types of mental health disorders and conditions. The result is a unique and personalized client experience. 

It’s understandable if talking with a psychiatrist sounds more intense than meeting with a therapist or counselor. The truth is that the psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ are here to help you, and they’re expert listeners. In fact, by using the feedback you provide them, our psychiatrists can offer you treatment options and coping strategies that are designed to suit your specific needs. Our psychiatric team will partner with you to find an approach that fits your personality and lifestyle. 

Should I Consider Online Psychiatry? 

Because of their ability to prescribe helpful medications, our psychiatrists are often the best choice for disruptive mental health issues, like:  

  • ADHD 
  • PTSD 
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcoholism or drug abuse
  • OCD 
  • Depression 
  • Social anxiety 
  • And many other mental health conditions 

If you’re faced with one of the conditions or disorders listed above, then talking with a psychiatrist could offer you newfound relief. Plus, our psychiatry program is completely virtual, which means that you can: 

  • Prioritize your mental health, even if you have a busy work or travel schedule. Parents or those taking care of elder relatives can have the opportunity to take care of themselves, too.
  • Reduce the anxiety you might feel about seeking mental health services. When you’re able to talk from the location of your choice, it can be easier to discuss concepts or situations related to your mental health needs. 
  • Eliminate the need to commute to a brick-and-mortar location. If you have reliable internet and a private space to talk with your psychiatrist, you’re set. Attend your session from home, the office—wherever.

Schedule an Online Psychiatry Session Today at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ

Facing the mental health challenges in your life doesn’t have to be something you do by yourself. Reach out and connect with Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ to pair up with a psychiatrist who can help you to manage your mental health needs virtually. You can call our office to get started, and when you do, you’ll be assisted by our scheduling specialists. They’re available seven days a week to help you get enrolled—and when you’ve finished, you get instant access to our exclusive benefits, including: 

  • Evening and weekend scheduling availability
  • Flexible cancellation policy: Call a few days before your session to cancel without any charges  
  • Email access to your provider outside of sessions as needed 
  • The digital edition of “Leaving Depression Behind” and other electronic mental health resources 
  • Our Therapy Buddy app—a great way to measure your progress as you advance through therapy or psychiatric care

The psychiatric team at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ is looking forward to working with you. When you’re ready to discover the ways in which online psychiatry can help you get the most out of life, give us a call. 

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 Gilbert therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Gilbert
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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I could not be more pleased with my sessions. Been helping me tremendously
Glenn Feb 2024
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Luanne is an amazing Therapist. She did more than just listen and give feedback.she was able to give perspective.she was able to read my body language,facial expressions and the tone of my voice all over a zoom call. She was very easy to talk with, I felt very comfortable talking to her.
Read more Luanne is an amazing Therapist. She did more than just listen and give feedback.she was able to give perspective.she was able to read my body language,facial expressions and the tone of my voice all over a zoom call. She was very easy to talk with, I felt very comfortable talking to her.
Gilbert May 2022
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Gilbert is off of Pecos Road. Across the street from ALDI, we share a building with Phoenix Spine & Joint and Canyon Home Care & Hospice, among other businesses.

Phone number

(480) 613-3817

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