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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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Our psychiatric NPs in San Bernardino are booked, but we have 8 other psychiatric NPs in CA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Psychiatry/medication

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 San Bernardino, 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 San Bernardino 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?

Our mental health can be significantly impacted by both internal and external sources. Stressors at work, troubled relationships, and our home life can all influence our mood. At the same time, the way we process and interpret those events can cause us to feel any number of emotions.

Everyone has ups and downs in life and there is no shame in asking for help. That is true no matter what you’re experiencing, whether that be anxiety, depression, or another mental health issue. It’s a good idea to take your mental health as seriously as your physical health and get help when you need it. If you’ve been dealing with difficult situations in your own life, seeking the guidance of a psychiatrist might be a great first step.

You don’t need to bear the burden of those uncomfortable feelings on your own. At Thriveworks, we offer approachable and proven psychiatric services for a number of mental health issues. We take the guesswork out of the process to help get you back on track as quickly as possible.

There’s nothing more meaningful than learning to overcome life’s difficulties and finding a healthier sense of calm and fulfillment. If you’re ready to see what a licensed psychiatrist can do for you, reach out to schedule an appointment with Thriveworks in San Bernardino, CA.

Would a Psychiatrist Be Able To Help Me?

Psychological problems and emotional disorders come in many forms. Not every case is severe or warrants a specific medical diagnosis. In fact, many people seek out the support of a psychiatrist for milder forms of anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship troubles, and so on.

There are many benefits to meeting with a board-certified psychiatrist. Sometimes, a trained third-party perspective is all you need to work through an overwhelming situation. In other cases, it can be valuable to have the guidance of a medical doctor to help alleviate physical and psychological symptoms. No matter what you’re going through, our psychiatrists and psychologists can help find the right treat treatment plan for you.

Some of the reasons clients tend to seek the support of a psychiatrist include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood swings
  • Personality disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Trauma

If you fall into one of the above categories or are suffering from another mental health concern, you don’t need to go it alone. We can help you identify underlying issues, implement effective solutions, and create opportunities for a higher level of understanding and fulfillment.

What Does Psychiatric Treatment Involve?

Psychiatrists are medical school graduates who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders and mental illnesses. They have the medical background and training to resolve mental health issues in a way that is tailored to each client.

Our psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling can administer treatment options for a full range of mental health concerns. They can prescribe medication, administer talk therapy, and provide actionable tips to improve your daily self-care habits.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a particularly popular form of talk therapy employed by mental health professionals. In this style of therapy, individuals discover how their existing thought patterns affect decision-making capabilities and contribute to unwanted behaviors. By exposing those thought patterns, CBT can allow you to make adjustments and align your actions with your values and goals.

If you’re ready to meet with a psychiatrist, consider scheduling a virtual appointment with us at Thriveworks Counseling in San Bernardino, CA.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in San Bernardino, CA

If you’re ready to overcome the challenges in your life, working with a psychiatrist may be a great first step. Our team has years of training working with people like you who want to make a change in their life.

Plus, making an appointment at Thriveworks is simple. New clients can see a mental health provider in as little as 24 hours with appointment flexibility on evenings and weekends for those with busy schedules during the week. We also offer at-home counseling over the phone or by video to make our psychiatry appointments as accessible as possible.

We accept most major insurance plans and provide clients with a number of exciting member benefits, including:

  • Our Therapy Buddy mobile app to supplement therapy sessions
  • A community discussion board moderated by mental health professionals
  • Exclusive video content featuring top voices in the industry
  • Free access to our eBook entitled “Leaving Depression Behind”
  • Advice via phone or email in between appointments
  • Text support for billing, scheduling, and administrative questions

Our caring team of psychiatrists works with children, adolescents, and adults. If you have been thinking about getting help, consider working with a San Bernardino psychiatrist at Thriveworks. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment to begin living your best life.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our California therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • 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

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Self-pay costs at San Bernardino
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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4.5 Thriveworks San Bernardino 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

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Bernardino is located off D St, near the intersection with W MacKay Dr, across the street from the Rancho Valley Volleyball Club and Pearce Sport Center. This area is accessed by S E St, with the closest bus stop at S E St and MacKay for Line 2. We currently share the building with American Force and Valley Star Community Services, among other businesses.

Phone number

(909) 487-2978

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