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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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Good news! We have 10 psychiatric NPs in California available for an online psychiatry session.

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 Riverside, 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 Riverside 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?

The best psychiatrists know that initial appointments may be routine for them, but potentially intimidating for individuals seeing a psychiatrist for the first time. It can require a lot of courage for someone suffering from a mental health condition to book that first therapy session, and people should be applauded for taking that plunge. At the same time that great psychiatrists should validate their clients’ brave efforts to get well, they also need to challenge them to set goals and expectations for themselves, and work hard to make treatments successful. 

At Thriveworks in Riverside, CA, our psychiatric nurse practitioners offer the encouragement, compassion, and expert support that clients need to recover from, prevent, or manage their mental health conditions. Thriveworks providers meet with their clients online to diagnose and treat a variety of psychological and behavioral issues like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and more. Our psychiatric nurse practitioners bring both realism and hope to the treatment process, which is why they’re rated at the top of their field. Reach out today to schedule your first psychiatry session.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms That May Indicate I Should See a Psychiatrist?

Symptoms of mental and behavioral disorders can vary widely from person to person, but there are a few common signs that you can look out for. If any of the following symptoms begin causing dysfunction in your life, it may be time to reach out to a psychiatrist:

  • Sleeping too much or too little (insomnia)
  • Persistent, uncontrollable fears or worries
  • Obsessions (mental fixations) or compulsions (repetitive behaviors)
  • Focus or attention issues
  • Mental and physical slowness
  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction 
  • Hallucinations
  • Manias
  • Sex issues
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings of sadness or despair that last longer than two weeks

Can I Afford to See a Psychiatrist Regularly? 

Chances are, your chosen psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks in Riverside, CA will be covered by your medical insurance. Because all our mental health providers are fully licensed, their sessions are typically covered by health insurance. 

It’s also useful to consider the high cost of not getting the necessary treatment for a mental health or behavioral disorder. Some symptoms can severely interfere with work, school, and one’s personal life. A psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks in Riverside, CA can help you take the necessary steps to prevent costly disruptions to your daily routine. 

Schedule Psychiatry at Thriveworks in Riverside, CA

The licensed psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in Riverside, CA are highly trained and available to meet with new clients as early as the same week of their initial call. You can phone our office during our extended business hours and reach a human being, not a voicemail. Our helpful staff will try to answer all your questions about scheduling and health insurance coverage.

Contact our office today or book your appointment online and start seeing the exceptional psychiatric nurse practitioner who can give you the mental health support you deserve.  

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 California 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 Riverside
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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.
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Where to find us

Getting here

We are at the intersection of Magnolia Ave and Beatty Dr — we share a building with Vigo, Lana Auto Sales, NutriMost, LACA Group, New Day Institute, Jason Dsouza, American Realty, and others. Across the intersection and slightly at a diagonal is a Papa John’s Pizza and West Coast Luxuries shoe store, as well as Riverside Scooters and Best Food Pizza Inc. Nearby is also Magnolia Wheel Alignment & Brake Center, Ideal Cleaners, Hair by Daryl, Alin Party Supply, and FitOne Foundation.

Phone number

(909) 640-6972

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