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16,958 people sought psychiatry/medication help in California 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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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 Fremont, 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 Fremont 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?

It can be scary not knowing how to make yourself feel better. If you’re finding that lately, you’ve been struggling to figure out how to cope with your mental health, you could benefit from seeing a mental health professional like a licensed psychiatrist. Psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers can help you manage your mental wellbeing and provide you with the guidance and treatment needed to find stability, control, and happiness.

Do you want to talk to one of our psychiatric nurse practitioners? Consider calling our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Fremont, CA. Someone from our scheduling team can help you set up your first appointment.

What Mental Health Concerns Do Psychiatrists Treat?

Many people who could benefit from meeting with a psychiatist never reach out for one reason — they’re worried that psychiatry isn’t right for them. One common misconception is that psychiatrists only help people dealing with severe mental illness.

In reality, psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers help clients deal with mild to severe mental health disorders, such as:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Panic disorder

This list only mentions some of the problems that psychiatrists can help manage. If you’re dealing with something else entirely, we still highly encourage you to reach out to us at Thriveworks in Fremont, CA. Our mental health professionals have the expertise to help you make the most informed decisions regarding your mental health.

Should I See a Psychiatrist?

We especially encourage you to reach out if you’re not sure of the issue you’re experiencing but know that you’ve been feeling symptoms of mental distress, including:

  • Inability to focus
  • Obsessive thinking
  • Trouble adjusting to a significant life change
  • Difficulty sleeping regularly
  • Heightened irritability
  • Negative thinking
  • Emotional outbursts or mood swings

Dealing with these symptoms on your own can be incredibly taxing. But, with the help of a psychiatric nurse practitioner from Thriveworks Counseling in Fremont, CA, you can understand what you’re going through and find a path forward.

Schedule Psychiatry at Thriveworks in Fremont, CA

If you’re ready to identify your mental health struggles and work through them, then a psychiatric nurse practitioner from Thriveworks Counseling in Fremont, CA, can help.

You can schedule an appointment through our online scheduling tool or by calling our office. We have appointments available in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and on the weekends, so you can find an appointment time that works for you. If you call today, we can get you in your first session as soon as this week.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Fremont therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • 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 Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Fremont
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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My therapist is great! She's professional, personable, and on time. She goes the extra mile to be helpful. I don't like the Zoom format; I prefer in person sessions but she does her best to make it feel like we are in the same room. Very happy.
Read more My therapist is great! She's professional, personable, and on time. She goes the extra mile to be helpful. I don't like the Zoom format; I prefer in person sessions but she does her best to make it feel like we are in the same room. Very happy.
Jeannie Feb 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fremont is located in the Central District on Liberty St. where it intersects with Walnut Ave. We share a building with Chicago Title Fremont, Tera CloudX, and Teamsters Benefit Trust.

Phone number

(408) 351-7686

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • Hindi
  • Hebrew
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Tagalog
  • Filipino
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Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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