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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 Boulder, CO 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 Boulder 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 famous Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud once stated, “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” In the 19th century, Freud used psychoanalysis to examine his clients’ dreams, sex lives, egos, and childhood traumas in order to understand their current mental states. These days, psychiatrists have many additional, effective, evidence-based clinical tools at their disposal, including medication, psychosocial interventions, and psychotherapy. But a century after Freud, their goals are still similar. Psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers aim to care for their clients, relieve their mental suffering, and help them lead more fulfilling lives.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in Boulder, CO are highly qualified to diagnose and treat a full spectrum of mental disorders and impairments. They prescribe and manage medications, can provide psychotherapy, and address behaviors that clients find disruptive to their daily lives. Taking a page from Freud’s playbook, our psychiatric nurse practitioners help their clients work through their vulnerabilities so they can feel stronger and ready to face the world.

What Is a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a highly-trained doctor (MD) who is qualified to examine and treat the physiological as well as the psychological roots of mental illness. But not every psychiatrist has the same expertise. At medical school, psychiatrists can get specialized training and certification in subspecialties, including:

  • Neurology
  • Child neurology
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Brain injury medicine
  • Epilepsy
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Hospice and palliative medicine

Psychiatrists can prescribe medications to treat mental disorders, which most other mental health providers cannot.

When Should I Reach out to a Psychiatrist?

There are all kinds of reasons to reach out to a psychiatrist. You don’t necessarily have to be in crisis. Our clients might contact a psychiatric provider because they notice one or several of the following signs and want to seek help:

  • Disordered eating (anorexia or bulimia)
  • Hallucinations
  • Panic attacks
  • Fears and phobias
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Violent thoughts
  • Inability to experience pleasure
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Sex or gambling addiction
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Focus and attention problems
  • Obsessions/compulsions

If you are suffering from thoughts or behaviors that you don’t feel you can control, a licensed psychiatric provider at Thriveworks can offer caring, expert assistance.

What Can I Expect from My Psychiatric Sessions?

If you’re nervous about seeing a psychiatric provider for the first time, it can be helpful to know exactly what to expect. Psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Boulder, CO will want to give you a full evaluation before they begin treatment. Some of their routine intake procedures may include:

  • A full discussion of your symptoms
  • Filling out a self-assessment
  • A psychosocial evaluation
  • Taking your medical history
  • Asking about your family’s medical history
  • Reaching out to your other doctors or counselors

Psychiatrists consider all aspects of your health, from the function of your thyroid gland to the emotional impact of your childhood traumas. The more information they have, the better they can do their jobs of treating your unique issues.

Schedule Online Psychiatry with Thriveworks Boulder, CO

You can call the Thriveworks office in Boulder, CO during our extended business hours and reach a human, not a voicemail. Our representative will match you to a psychiatric provider who can meet with you online at your convenience, often within the same week as scheduling. We look forward to helping you.

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 Colorado therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Boulder
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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★★★★★
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
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Boulder is right off of S Broadway. We are near Dental & Implant Centers of Colorado, and the Boulder Fire Station.

Phone number

(720) 864-0574

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