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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 Modesto, 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 Modesto 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 occurs 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?

Are you struggling with a mental health condition or another challenge that is negatively affecting your well-being? If so, we recommend speaking with a psychiatrist or another psychiatric provider.

Thriveworks in Modesto, CA has a team of psychiatric nurse practitioners who would be more than happy to help you. Reach out today to schedule your first psychiatry appointment, which will take place conveniently over video.

Should I See a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist?

Some Thriveworks clients see either a psychologist or a psychiatrist, and other clients see both. It depends on your mental health needs. If you have an underlying chemical imbalance that requires medication, then you can benefit from the support of a psychiatric provider. But it’s okay if you don’t know what you need ahead of your first appointment.

Psychiatrists and other psychiatric provider can prescribe medication while psychologists can’t (though they can refer you to psychiatrists). But both professionals have extensive training in treating psychological obstacles and disorders.

You should consider reaching out to a psychiatrist if you experience any of the following behaviors or symptoms:

  • Self-harm
  • Gambling or sex addiction
  • Violent thoughts or actions
  • Uncontrollable anger or aggression
  • Self-isolation
  • Violent fantasies
  • Obsessions or compulsions
  • Trouble getting out of bed in the morning
  • Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure)
  • Attention and/or concentration problems
  • Severely restricting your calories (anorexia) or purging after you eat or binge (bulimia)
  • Abusing someone physically or emotionally
  • Memory loss
  • Hallucinations
  • Panic attacks
  • Severe social anxiety
  • Fear of being in public

The Advantages of Online Psychiatry

Telepsychiatry can remove a lot of the stress and burdens surrounding mental health help. After all, opening up to a mental health provider can be hard enough without having to deal with a long drive, parking lots, waiting rooms, and so on.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA accept your medical insurance even when they meet with you online, so the option is both convenient and affordable. And the telehealth technology that our providers use is more secure than ever.

Schedule Psychiatry at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA

It’s never been easier to reach out to a licensed mental health provider. The Thriveworks office opens early and stays open late so you can call us when it’s convenient for you. After you schedule your first session, you’ll receive immediate exclusive benefits. Reach out today to get started.

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 Modesto 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

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • MHN

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Self-pay costs at Modesto
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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4.5 Thriveworks Modesto reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Modesto is located on Sisk Rd. off of Golden State Hwy. We share a building with Kay Taylor Salon Suites and other businesses. We’re also right next to Vintage Faire North Shopping Mall.

Phone number

(209) 653-2672

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
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