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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 Aurora, CO 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 Aurora 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 may be times when you find yourself stuck in a rut, confused, and with nowhere to turn. At Thriveworks in Aurora, CO our specially trained and experienced psychiatric team can help you find stability and a renewed sense of wellbeing. Reach out to us by phone or go online to schedule your first consultation. We look forward to helping you.

What Is a Psychiatrist and How Can They Help?

Psychiatrists can also help with behavioral or emotional conditions that may be difficult to manage with therapy or counseling alone, including: 

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

Having an open conversation with a psychiatrist about what’s troubling you can help them to understand and better treat the symptoms that you’re suffering from. Not everyone will be prescribed medication, and your treatment preferences will be a vital part of your experience in psychiatric care. The psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in Aurora, CO are here to help you set and achieve your personal goals and enjoy a renewed quality of life. 

Benefits of Online Psychiatry at Thriveworks

At Thriveworks in Aurora, CO our psychiatric services are completely virtual, which means unprecedented convenience and privacy for you. Online psychiatry might be appealing to those wishing to: 

  • Connect with their provider from anywhere: There’s no need to travel to a brick-and-mortar office to fill a prescription or to attend a therapy session. 
  • Add flexibility to their schedule: For those who are busy, traveling, or just tired, getting the psychiatric services you need shouldn’t be harder. We offer weekend and evening session times, just for you.  
  • Prioritize their mental health: Online therapy is an easy way for those who take care of elderly relatives or are watching children find time to prioritize their own needs, as well. 
  • Reduce your existing anxiety and stress: Meeting virtually can be a lot less stressful than meeting your provider in person. Online psychiatry is a go-to resource for making psychiatric treatment as comfortable as possible. 

You’ll be able to rest easy and get the most out of your online session, knowing that your privacy is protected and ensured: Our online psychiatric nurse practitioners follow intensive HIPAA guidelines, the same used in our in-person sessions. 

Schedule Psychiatric Care with Thriveworks in Aurora, CO

When you’re ready to team up to start taking steps towards better mental health, head online to our website, or give our Thriveworks office in Aurora, CO a call today. Our scheduling specialists are standing by to help you with the enrollment process. They’re available for you seven days a week and can offer assistance with everything from booking your first virtual session, to helping you find the right psychiatric nurse practitioner, even if there’s no one available locally.

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 Aurora therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS - PPO|HMO

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Aurora
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

5.0 Thriveworks Aurora reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Professional staff. Courteous front office. Highly recommend!
Aurora Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Currently, Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Aurora is located off of E 2nd Ave, across the street from Red Sky Condominiums and Aurora Epoxy Flooring and just north of City Center Park. Our building is shared by New Horizons Primary Care and Recovery Monitoring Solutions Aurora. The closest bus stop is around the corner at Sable Blvd. and 2nd Ave.

Phone number

(302) 244-7419

Languages spoken by CO providers

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