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16,958 people sought psychiatry/medication help in California in the last year

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Our psychiatric NPs in El Dorado Hills are booked, but we have 14 other psychiatric NPs in CA 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 El Dorado Hills, CA 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 El Dorado Hills 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?

Issues like depression and anxiety can affect anyone regardless of their age, profession, and level of success. Teachers, doctors, students, and parents struggle with mental health issues as much as celebrities, c-suite executives, politicians, and Olympic athletes.

In many ways, mental health challenges are a unifying human experience. Millions of Americans struggle with mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues every year. Chances are that you, or someone you know, is dealing with a mental illness right now.

But just because mental health issues are common doesn’t mean everyone gets the help they need. So many people feel like they should be able to “get over it” or handle their feelings on their own. If you had a broken ankle, a virus, or a skin rash, would you feel the same way? Why should mental and emotional health issues be treated any differently than physical ailments?

Mental and emotional disorders can feel overwhelming but help is available. Our licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA are dedicated to helping you manage your symptoms so you can lead a healthier, more fulfilling life. You don’t have to fight these issues on your own; experienced and compassionate professionals are standing by to help.

When Should I Consult With a Licensed Psychiatrist?

Many people associate psychiatrists with particularly dramatic cases including suicidal tendencies, severe phobias, or panic attacks. However, psychiatrists actually treat a wide variety of psychological problems. While some people experience debilitating symptoms, others can function on a day-to-day basis but are still plagued by milder versions of generalized anxiety or long-term depression.

Here are some of the reasons that might prompt you to schedule a psychiatry appointment:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Personality disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • PTSD or trauma

This isn’t a complete list. If conditions regarding mental, emotional, and behavioral health are impacting your happiness and ability to get through your day, consider speaking with one of the licensed professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in El Dorado Hills, CA.

How Psychiatrists Can Help

When diagnosing and treating issues of mental and behavioral health, it can be incredibly helpful to look at the entire body. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and study mental health from both a psychological and physical perspective. They have years of training and a robust education that includes a medical degree and a psychiatry residency. A psychiatrist has a unique perspective when it comes to diagnosis and treatment thanks to this medical background.

A large number of psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, can be caused by both physical and psychological factors, if not a combination of the two. Some people have a genetic predisposition to certain forms of mental illness. Others may have an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain which affect mental, emotional, and behavioral function.

To determine the ideal treatment method, your psychiatrist will perform a comprehensive evaluation, which may involve questionnaires and a physical exam. They will review your medical history, determine the severity of your symptoms, and identify a treatment plan that makes sense for your situation. This may include medication, talk therapy, and other treatment modalities.

Mental and emotional conditions can feel scary and isolating, but you don’t have to go it alone. Licensed psychiatrists are standing by to offer the support you need at Thriveworks Counseling in El Dorado Hills, CA.

Get Started With a Psychiatry Appointment in El Dorado Hills, CA

At Thriveworks Counseling, we strive to ensure that essential mental health services are easily accessible to all who need them. That’s why our psychiatry appointments are available seven days a week, with extended hours to fit your schedule. We even offer remote telepsychiatry services by phone or video chat so you can skip the commute and fast-track your recovery.

We take many major forms of insurance and all Thriveworks clients receive billing and scheduling support via text message absolutely free. Clients can also access their mental health provider between appointments so they can get the support they need when they need it. We also offer additional ways to stay connected, including our 24-hour Q&A with a life improvement coach and our community discussion boards.

If you’ve been struggling with a mental or emotional disorder like anxiety or depression, a licensed mental health professional can make a difference. To make your first appointment, get in touch with us today at Thriveworks Counseling in El Dorado Hills, CA. You can thrive — we can help.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our California therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry El Dorado Hills is off the corner of Golden Foothill Parkway, and Latrobe Road. We are near Busy Bee Preschool and Life Storage.

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(916) 536-7207

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