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5,951 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Colorado 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 Longmont are booked, but we have 31 other psychiatric NPs in CO available for an online or in-person session.

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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 Longmont , 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 Longmont 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?

Darlene has trouble sleeping. She works a full-time job and exercises after work, but no matter how tired she is at the end of the day, she can’t sleep at night. She relives interactions with her colleagues, worried she said the wrong thing or forgot to submit an important project. She also frets about her mom, who recently moved into a retirement home. Her lack of sleep is starting to impact her performance at work, and she feels too tired to spend time with her friends.

She decides to start working with a psychiatrist to manage her anxiety-induced insomnia. The psychiatrist prescribes Darlene medication that reduces her anxiety. Paired with lifestyle changes like less screen time and keeping a journal, Darlene’s treatment makes it easier to sleep at night.

For many people, working with a professional like a psychiatrist can help them overcome these kinds of mental health obstacles. Psychiatrists are highly trained medical professionals who can diagnose and treat various mental and emotional issues. In addition, they can use research-backed treatment methodologies to help you reduce symptoms and deal with many of life’s challenges.

If you’re dealing with mental health concerns, consider reaching out to a telepsychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Longmont, CO. Call our office today or use our convenient online scheduling tool to set up your first appointment.

Who Can Benefit from Psychiatric Treatment?

Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. There are many reasons to seek psychiatric care, and your experience doesn’t have to be severe or long-lasting to benefit from mental health services.

Psychiatrists treat many mental health issues, such as:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Severe stress or worry

You might not be sure if you have a particular illness or disorder — you may just know that something is wrong or you feel “stuck.” Whatever the case may be, psychiatrists have the training to rule out alternative medical conditions, diagnose your concern, and implement an effective treatment plan to help you feel better.

Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Longmont, CO, today if you’ve been struggling and want to reach out for mental health support. We can connect you with a professional who can help you live a happier, healthier life.

Working With a Board-Certified Psychiatrist: What to Expect

So, who are psychiatrists, and how can they help? A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who learns about mental health issues in medical school. They specialize in matters of the mind: how it works, what impacts it, and how the body and mind interact. Earning a medical degree means they’re qualified to prescribe medications.

Often, psychiatric treatment takes a multifaceted approach. Let’s say you’re showing symptoms of depression: you lack interest in activities that once brought joy, and you feel isolated from loved ones. One of our psychiatrists in Longmont, CO, will listen as you share your experiences. Then they might combine a prescription for an antidepressant with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which uses talk therapy sessions to help you unlearn negative thought and behavior patterns.

No mental illness impacts two people the same way, so a treatment plan could vary depending on what works best for each person. For instance, mental health medication can affect different people in different ways. The same medication might help you, but it might not help someone else living with a similar condition. Psychiatrists can provide the proper treatment for your situation and help you improve your mental health.

Do you think that psychiatric care could be right for you? The online psychiatrists from Thriveworks Counseling in Longmont, CO, are ready to help you overcome life’s challenges. Call our office today to get started.

Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks in Longmont, CO

Psychiatric treatment can help you manage a mental health issue that’s keeping you from living your best life. If you want to reach out for support, consider working with a licensed psychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Longmont, CO.

We offer appointments during regular business hours throughout the week, as well as on evening and weekend appointments. Our psychiatrists work with their clients through convenient online sessions — you’ll work with your provider remotely, via phone calls or video chat.

New clients frequently receive an appointment within 24-48 hours of reaching out. Our providers accept many different forms of health insurance and can be contacted between sessions using text or email. We also provide text message assistance for booking and billing. If other responsibilities come up, you can cancel or reschedule with just 23.5 hours notice.

Other great Thriveworks perks include access to our counselor-moderated community discussion forum, a 24-hour Q+A service with a professional life coach, and a copy of the e-book “Leaving Depression Behind.”

Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Longmont, CO, to get started with an online psychiatry appointment –– one of our scheduling specialists can find a time that works for you. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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 Longmont therapists and counselors accept 17 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Longmont is located at the corner of 3rd Ave and Main Street. We currently share a building with Mystic Sisters and Edward Jones Investments, among other businesses. In the same block, next door, is the Longmont Safety and Justice Center.

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(720) 902-9087

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