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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 15 psychiatric NPs in California available for an online psychiatry session.

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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 San Diego, 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 San Diego 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?

At Thriveworks in San Diego, CA, our psychiatric team can offer you relief from the issues that are bothering you. We’re committed to helping people achieve better mental health through quality care. With the assistance of a psychiatric nurse practitioner, you may be better equipped to manage your mental health challenges.

Reach out to Thriveworks today to get started with your first online psychiatry appointment. We look forward to serving you.

How Can a Psychiatrist Help Me?

If you’re experiencing what seems to be severe or persistent symptoms of a mental health condition or disorder, a psychiatrist may be able to help. Our psychiatric nurse practitioners in San Diego, CA commonly work to treat: 

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

These are just a few of the many different types of mental health conditions that our psychiatric nurse practitioners can assist with, so don’t be concerned if your specific concern isn’t listed. They’ll use your feedback to both treat you and address your unique mental health needs. 

Should I Consider Online Psychiatry? 

When it comes to added flexibility and convenience, there’s no beating online psychiatry with Thriveworks in San Diego, CA. Our psychiatry services are completely virtual, which might be a compelling choice if you’re looking to: 

  • Prioritize your mental health: Online psychiatry is an easy way for those who take care of elderly relatives or watch children to find time to prioritize themselves, too. 
  • Add flexibility to your schedule: For those who are busy, traveling, or just tired, getting the psychiatric services you need shouldn’t be harder. Online psychiatry by video makes it easy. 

Booking virtually is also safe: our online sessions follow the same strict HIPAA guidelines. We keep your personal information secure so you can focus on getting the most out of meeting with your psychiatric nurse practitioner online. 

Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA

Getting access to the professional assistance you need has never been easier with online psychiatry through Thriveworks in San Diego, CA. While you might feel uncertain or anxious about talking with a mental health professional, there’s no shame in turning to one of our providers to find a helping hand. And if you’re dealing with a mental health condition or disorder that’s causing recurring or persistent issues in your life, then getting assistance from a psychiatric provider could make a big difference. 

Book online or call our San Diego office to get started—our scheduling specialists are standing by to help you. Whether you need help finding a psychiatric nurse practitioner or booking your first online session, they’ve got you covered. Our team of mental health professionals is ready to offer their support and guidance with quality psychiatric care.

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 San Diego therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at San Diego
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 started with Dr. Maddy about 3 months ago and I think that I had my last appointment last Friday,1/12. I really enjoyed talking to her. She is very down to earth and, most of all, she listens. I told her some things a few months ago and she remembered when I was talking with her on Friday. Amazing. We talked about a lot of issues, among them, what would I be working on, my certain issues. I would very heartedly recommend her. I can’t say enough kind words about her.
Read more I started with Dr. Maddy about 3 months ago and I think that I had my last appointment last Friday,1/12. I really enjoyed talking to her. She is very down to earth and, most of all, she listens. I told her some things a few months ago and she remembered when I was talking with her on Friday. Amazing. We talked about a lot of issues, among them, what would I be working on, my certain issues. I would very heartedly recommend her. I can’t say enough kind words about her.
Ann Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in San Diego, CA is located on Camino del Rio S., off of Interstate 8. We share a building with several other businesses including Sucar and Spice Skincare, America’s Retirement Advisory Group, and Massage by Robert.

Phone number

(619) 480-2140

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
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