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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 La Habra, 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 La Habra 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?

There are ways to recover from mental health issues with your strength, self-worth, and sense of identity intact. The psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in La Habra, CA are extensively trained in diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent mental health conditions that can have detrimental effects on clients’ lives.

Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioners are fully licensed, highly qualified, and ensure clients get the best care available. Reach out to us today to get started.  

What Do Psychiatrists Do?

Psychiatrists can diagnose mental health conditions using…

  • A patient physical
  • Medical history
  • Psychological tests
  • Discussion of goals for treatment 
  • Discussion of symptoms, both cognitive and behavioral
  • Psychoeducation on mental health conditions
  • Discussion of lifestyle habits
  • A psychosocial evaluation
  • A family medical history

What Mental Health Conditions Do Psychiatrists Treat?

Other mental health conditions that psychiatrists can treat include the following:

  • Mood disorders like major depression and postpartum depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Panic disorder (panic attacks)
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Specific phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Addictions and substance abuse issues

Does Insurance Cover Psychiatry?

At Thriveworks in La Habra, CA, our team of mental health providers accept most major forms of health insurance coverage. If you’re not sure if your medical insurance plan covers mental health, Thriveworks can help answer your questions. For clients who are paying out-of-pocket, Thriveworks offers affordable self-pay rates.

Schedule Psychaitry at Thriveworks in La Habra, CA

Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioners in La Habra, CA can meet with first-time clients quickly, usually within the same week of their initial call, through secure, HIPAA-compliant online video conferencing technology. These telehealth appointments are just as effective as in-person psychiatry appointments. 

Don’t wait to get the mental health support that you need and deserve. Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioners are here to help. Call today. 

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 La Habra 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 La Habra
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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I was extremely impressed by Juan's ability to connect and provide valuable information during my therapy. Juan's perception of facts and information retention and his ability to understand my place during my separation has help me cope with my stress. Juan has the ability to clarify and identify overlooked areas of concern. I'm very pleased with his professionalism during my therapy sessions.
Read more I was extremely impressed by Juan's ability to connect and provide valuable information during my therapy. Juan's perception of facts and information retention and his ability to understand my place during my separation has help me cope with my stress. Juan has the ability to clarify and identify overlooked areas of concern. I'm very pleased with his professionalism during my therapy sessions.
remington Feb 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in La Habra, CA is located in the same building as Scott B. Middletown MD, Lauren M. Choi DO, Mohammed Z. Nabulsi MD, and St Jude Heritage Medical Group. Directly across the street is La Habra Inn Senior Apartments, and north of these apartments is a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen and India Restaurant La Habra. Directly across from those restaurants and to the north of our location is The Garden Room venue and event space.

Phone number

(562) 303-5925

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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