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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 Loveland, 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 Loveland 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?

You don’t have to face your mental health issues on your own. A licensed psychiatric provider can help you figure out what’s going on and give you the tools to manage troubling thoughts and feelings, improving your mental health and helping you get back on track.

If you need help navigating a challenging period of your life or feel your mental health is wearing thin, consider working with a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks in Loveland, CO. Our providers are trained to help you tackle a wide variety of mental health issues with care and compassion.

Who Should Consider Seeing a Psychiatrist?

A licensed psychiatrist can help you manage various aspects of your mental health. Whether you need help working through a difficult or painful life event, managing stress, coping with a severe mental illness, or something else entirely, a psychiatrist can offer guidance and support.

While psychiatrists are qualified to treat even the most serious disorders, they also help people cope with everyday issues and less severe mental health problems. A board-certified psychiatrist can provide comprehensive mental health care, helping people overcome a wide variety of challenges, both big and small. Some of the common issues psychiatrists help with include:

  • Depression or other mood disorders
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Specific phobias
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating disorders
  • Behavioral problems
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Anger and stress management
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Major life changes
  • Grief or loss

Whether your issues feel big or small, consider working with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Loveland, CO to help you work through them. You can book your first appointment online or by calling our friendly scheduling team for assistance.

Schedule Your Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Loveland, CO

If you’re struggling with your mental health or need help managing a difficult life challenge, a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks in Loveland, CO may be able to help sooner than you think. We accept many insurance plans and new clients can often speak with a psychiatric provider in the same week as scheduling.

We also offer our clients the following benefits:

  • Online psychiatry appointments
  • Weekend and evening sessions
  • Flexible cancellation policy

Your mental health issues don’t have to get in the way of your life, relationships, or wellbeing. When you’re ready, a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks in Loveland, CO can help you regain control of your mental health, so you can start getting the most out of what life has to offer.

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 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Loveland
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 Loveland reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Linda was fantastic! She is kind, knowledgeable, real, and easy to work with. I loved that she was experienced in lgbt and interracial counseling. I would recommend her to anyone!
Read more Linda was fantastic! She is kind, knowledgeable, real, and easy to work with. I loved that she was experienced in lgbt and interracial counseling. I would recommend her to anyone!
Loveland Mar 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am very happy to offer my highest recommendations for a therapist working with the community at Thriveworks. Here is an example of what it is like to be in Linda Armendariz’s care. We had a family session with Linda. She spoke with each of us beforehand, to have a clear understanding of what each person hoped to accomplish. She was a calming presence throughout our session, gently bringing us back to the issues we wanted to address and helping us hear what was being said. Our common goal was to really understand each other and to be heard. As parents we wanted to support our adult son without enabling him, showing high expectations with a lot of warmth. We were mostly struggling with boundaries, which was confusing to him. In the end we came to a very clear and actionable plan with goals and dates. We each had assignments that we could accomplish. It was agreed that we would work together, openly. We agreed to communicate as a group moving forward. Respect has been key. Linda models what she says. She is intuitive and to the point, so time is used wisely. I believe that anyone who gets to work with Linda will grow steadily!
Read more I am very happy to offer my highest recommendations for a therapist working with the community at Thriveworks. Here is an example of what it is like to be in Linda Armendariz’s care. We had a family session with Linda. She spoke with each of us beforehand, to have a clear understanding of what each person hoped to accomplish. She was a calming presence throughout our session, gently bringing us back to the issues we wanted to address and helping us hear what was being said. Our common goal was to really understand each other and to be heard. As parents we wanted to support our adult son without enabling him, showing high expectations with a lot of warmth. We were mostly struggling with boundaries, which was confusing to him. In the end we came to a very clear and actionable plan with goals and dates. We each had assignments that we could accomplish. It was agreed that we would work together, openly. We agreed to communicate as a group moving forward. Respect has been key. Linda models what she says. She is intuitive and to the point, so time is used wisely. I believe that anyone who gets to work with Linda will grow steadily!
Loveland Sep 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Valencia is located at 27201 Tourney Rd. Suite 200 H, Valencia, CA 91355, about halfway between Valencia Blvd. and Magic Mountain Parkway.

Phone number

(970) 591-5749

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