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537 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Peoria 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 Peoria 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 Peoria, 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 Peoria 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?

Entertainers, movie stars, singers, and politicians all tend to keep careful control of their public image. Many people are therefore surprised to find their favorite celebrities regularly seek out the help of a licensed psychiatrist or therapist. The truth is that mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues can impact anyone, regardless of how glamorous things may appear on the outside.

In fact, mental disorders like depression and anxiety are far more common than you may realize. Anxiety affects roughly 18 percent of the American population every year and depression affects over 260 million people globally. Many people just like you reach out every day to a psychiatrist for help with their psychological health.

Mental illnesses can feel overwhelming or get in the way of day-to-day life but they are highly treatable. Having the outside perspective of a board-certified psychiatrist can be extremely helpful in overcoming distressing situations and uncomfortable symptoms.

Are you having mental health problems and need to speak to someone? Licensed professionals are standing by to help at Thriveworks Counseling in Peoria, AZ.

What Disorders Do Psychiatrists Treat?

Psychiatry services don’t just benefit those suffering from panic attacks or severe depressive episodes. Psychiatrists treat many forms of mental illness across a wide spectrum of severity. Even mild symptoms are worth taking seriously; over a long period of time, they can have a detrimental effect on your long-term happiness.

Clients reach out to our online psychiatrists for a wide variety of reasons, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • PTSD or trauma
  • Trouble dealing with major life events

If you feel like psychiatry counseling would benefit you, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact Thriveworks Counseling in Peoria, AZ to make a virtual appointment.

What Does Psychiatric Treatment Involve?

Mental and emotional disorders are often intimately connected with our physical health. For this reason, licensed psychiatrists are a valuable resource when it comes to the comprehensive analysis of mental health issues.

Psychiatrists are medical school graduates who have also completed a psychiatric residency and many times pursued a sub-specialty. This means they are able to diagnose and treat mental illnesses and their associated impact on the mind and body.

Mental health issues may be impacted by childhood trauma, genetic factors, environmental situations, and even self-judgments. This can make diagnosis a fairly complex and rigorous endeavor. Psychiatrists are able to thoroughly evaluate any physical symptoms you may be experiencing and diagnose your condition.

Then, they can determine the right treatment plan for your situation. In some cases, this may involve cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, or another form of talk therapy.

Speaking with a licensed professional is incredibly helpful when it comes to analyzing your thought patterns and moods. Many clients are amazed to find out how their thoughts have been influencing their emotions and behaviors. A professional can help you ensure this influence is a positive one that increases stability and fulfillment while reducing problematic urges.

In other cases, treatment may involve medication to address the underlying causes of your mental illness or to mitigate symptoms. Psychiatrists can prescribe medication and monitor your symptoms as treatment progresses to address any potential side effects.

If you’re ready to see what psychiatry counseling can do for you, consider reaching out. Our board-certified virtual psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Peoria, AZ are ready to help.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Peoria, AZ

When you need help with mental health issues, there are many advantages to working with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling.

All new clients have access to same-day or next-day appointments. We also offer sessions on weekends and evenings so you can fit us into your busy schedule. Clients enjoy a highly flexible cancellation policy and can take our virtual psychiatry appointments from the comfort of their homes.

We take many forms of health insurance and offer a number of exclusive benefits, including:

  • Phone or email access to your counselor between sessions
  • Community discussion board
  • 24-hour Q&A
  • Simple apps for scheduling and billing
  • Exclusive video content from leaders in the field of psychology

If you’ve been struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or another mental health concern, you don’t have to feel alone. Licensed professionals are standing by to help at Thriveworks Counseling in Peoria, AZ. Take the first step on the path to better mental health by scheduling an appointment today.

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 Peoria therapists and counselors accept 20 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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Self-pay costs at Peoria
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

5.0 Thriveworks Peoria reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have worked with Melissa in a professional capacity and have watched her increased ability to work with clients with many different needs. During one phase of Melissa's professional experience, she lead a group therapy practice. Many people traveled great distances in the metropolitan Phoenix area, specifically to attend her group. Melissa is insightful and organized as she compassionately helps guide clients toward their ultimate goal of recovery and health.
Read more I have worked with Melissa in a professional capacity and have watched her increased ability to work with clients with many different needs. During one phase of Melissa's professional experience, she lead a group therapy practice. Many people traveled great distances in the metropolitan Phoenix area, specifically to attend her group. Melissa is insightful and organized as she compassionately helps guide clients toward their ultimate goal of recovery and health.
Peoria Aug 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am a colleague of Melissa Bowen's and she is a warm and compassionate counselor who is very passionate about her calling. I believe that we are called by God to share our God-given gifts with others and Melissa's gifts are her ability to meet her clients where they are in life and to offer insight and empathy and to provide guidance through difficult and sometimes painful situations and to help them realize that they all have worth and value in God's eyes and are accepted no matter what our circumstances.
Read more I am a colleague of Melissa Bowen's and she is a warm and compassionate counselor who is very passionate about her calling. I believe that we are called by God to share our God-given gifts with others and Melissa's gifts are her ability to meet her clients where they are in life and to offer insight and empathy and to provide guidance through difficult and sometimes painful situations and to help them realize that they all have worth and value in God's eyes and are accepted no matter what our circumstances.
Peoria Aug 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Peoria is located off W Thunderbird Road, getween N 94th Ave and N 93rd Ave. We currently share a building in the Plaza Del Rio Center with Anthem Medical Center, among other businesses. Next door, near 93rd Ave, is Medstar Academy.

Phone number

(623) 263-3972

Languages spoken by AZ providers

  • English
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