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1,292 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Phoenix in the last year

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Our psychiatric NPs in Phoenix 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 Phoenix, 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 Phoenix 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?

Coping mechanisms: We all have them. Think back to the last time you were experiencing emotional or mental unrest. It could have been today, two weeks ago, maybe last month. What did you do to cope with those difficult feelings? Did you:

  • Talk to a trusted friend or family member about what you were going through?
  • Go on a hike outside to get some fresh air?
  • Pick up a book and start reading?
  • Schedule an appointment with a counselor?

These are all healthy coping mechanisms for when we feel a little overwhelmed. However, sometimes people turn to less healthy ways of coping that end up making matters worse. Whether you’re dealing with addiction, a mental illness, bipolar disorder, or just overall low self-esteem, it’s essential that you get the appropriate help.

Take Paige for example. She struggled with body image issues growing up which eventually led her to develop an eating disorder. She hid it from her friends and family until they noticed how much weight she lost in such a short period of time. Her parents scheduled her an appointment with a psychiatrist to talk about what has been going on. 

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health conditions. If you’re feeling anxious, depressed, are struggling with an eating disorder, or are having any other mental concern, working with a psychiatrist can be the key to living happily and healthily again.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Phoenix, AZ we have a team of psychiatrists readily available to provide you with mental health care. And they can do so virtually from the comfort of your own home. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, just reach out to our office. 

Mental Health Concerns: Psychiatric Care

People assume that only the most severe mental illnesses could benefit from working with a psychiatrist or taking a prescription medication. This, however, is not true.

Psychiatrists are highly qualified to diagnose, treat, manage, and even prevent problems and challenges related to your mental wellbeing. At Thriveworks in Phoenix, our psychiatrists can work with you regardless of having mild or severe symptoms. In fact, they recommend working with a mental health professional no matter how long you’ve been dealing with something difficult. 

They can work with you through a broad range of mental health disorders such as:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia
  • Addiction and substance abuse 
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Dyslexia

Just to name a few. If you have a feeling that there might be something diagnosable or if you just want a professional’s opinion and guidance, the psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in Phoenix want to help you as soon as you’re ready. Your mental health matters to us. 

We understand that you might not even know what you’re battling. If you’re experiencing unusual symptoms or emotional unrest, our psychiatrists can assess you and provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Here are some signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for:

  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Anxiety, worry, and fear
  • Difficulty concentrating, paying attention, or remembering things
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions of self-harm
  • Obsessively thinking
  • Difficulty adjusting after major life changes, stress, or loss
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Thoughts of hurting other people or yourself

To treat these symptoms and disorders, your psychiatrist may conduct both laboratory and psychological testing to help discern the cause of your symptoms and provide a professional assessment of your mental wellbeing. In addition, medication management could be recommended if you are the right fit for a psychiatric medication. 

Medication Management at Thriveworks

Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors who have the ability to prescribe psychiatric medication. Your provider can determine which medication might be the right fit for you, how much you should take, and ensure you know when to take it. Finding the best medicine may take some trial and error, but your psychiatrist will work with you every step of the way.

Some types of psychiatric medications that you might be prescribed include antidepressants, antipsychotics, depressants, mood stabilizers, stimulants, and anxiolytics. These treat many mental health disorders, including anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, ADHD, insomnia, depression, and personality disorders.

Get Started With a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Phoenix, AZ

We understand that getting mental health help can often be viewed as “taboo.” However, just know that this mentality is antiquated. There is no shame in working towards becoming the best version of yourself with the help of a trusted mental health professional. 

At Thriveworks Counseling in Phoenix, we believe that getting the help you need is a smart decision. To make the process as easy and as accessible as possible, we also offer competitive benefits, including: 

  1. Evening and weekend appointments
  2. Flexible online counseling options 
  3. Same- and next-day appointments
  4. Access to exclusive, helpful video and e-book content 
  5. No waitlist!

And more. When you’re ready, give us a call. One of our scheduling specialists will help you find the perfect day and time to get started. We look forward to working with you soon. 

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 Phoenix 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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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Phoenix is located at 1110 E. Missouri Ave. #340, Phoenix, AZ 85014 between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets.

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(602) 932-3336

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