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Starting Psychiatry/medication

Does Thriveworks offer psychiatric services?

Yes, we offer comprehensive psychiatric services to meet your mental health needs.

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 Irvine, CA specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.

What is the difference between a mental health therapist & psychiatrist?

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, though 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 is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

A Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a highly trained and licensed professional who specializes in mental health care. They are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, prescribe medications, and provide therapy. Psychiatric NPs at Thriveworks are qualified to prescribe medications for a variety of mental health conditions. They work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

How do psychiatric 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.

Can I receive psychiatric services online?

Yes. At Thriveworks, we offer online-only psychiatry services for optimal comfort and convenience.

How long does psychiatry last?

Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Irvine 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 a year. Treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client’s goals for treatment.

Is anxiety treated with psychiatry?

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication and provide therapeutic treatment for anxiety, although not all psychiatrists offer therapy. At Thriveworks, medication management is via online psychiatry sessions.

Does Thriveworks accept insurance for psychiatric services?

Yes, Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans. We strive to make mental health care accessible and affordable for everyone.

Need more help deciding?

If you’re suffering from the recurring, persistent symptoms of a mental health condition like anxiety, you don’t need to try and manage your problems alone.

At Thriveworks in Irvine, CA, you can get matched with someone from our psychiatric team. With their professional insight and guidance, you can learn to truly manage your anxiety. 

What Is a Psychiatrist? How Can They Help Me? 

Psychiatrists and other psychiatric nurse practitioners may prescribe an antidepressant to a client suffering from major depression. These professionals are well-equipped to treat a range of mental health conditions, including: 

  • ADHD 
  • PTSD 
  • Eating disorders
  • OCD 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety disorders
  • And many other mental health conditions 

The Benefits of Online Psychiatry

Fortunately, our psychiatric nurse practitioners work with their clients in an online environment, which offers greater convenience and flexibility. With online psychiatric services from Thriveworks in Irvine, CA, 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 difficult experiences related to your mental health needs. 
  • Eliminate the need to commute to the office. If you have reliable internet and a private space to talk with your psychiatric provider, you’re set. Attend your session from home, the office—wherever.

Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks in Irving, CA Today

When you’re ready to take the next steps towards better mental health, call our office in Irvine, CA to be paired with a psychiatric nurse practitioner who can help you manage and mitigate the mental health challenges you’re faced with. Our scheduling specialists are available seven days a week to help you with everything from finding the right provider for your needs to booking your first appointment. When you work with a Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioner, you’ll have access to industry-exclusive benefits, including: 

  • Evening and weekend scheduling availability
  • Same-week appointments
  • The digital edition of “Leaving Depression Behind” and other electronic mental health resources 

Thriveworks in Irvine, CA is looking forward to helping you improve your mental health and overall wellbeing. If you’re interested in discovering the benefits of talking with a psychiatric nurse practitioner, call our office today to schedule a session. 

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 Irvine therapists and counselors accept 24 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 Irvine
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

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Irvine is off of Irvine Center Drive and Yale Avenue. We are across the street from Wildwood Park, and near Good Shepherd Preschool.

Phone number

(657) 315-1250

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • Vietnamese
  • English
  • Spanish
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