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5,951 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Colorado in the last year

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Our psychiatric NPs in Pueblo 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 Pueblo, 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 Pueblo 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?

Simon didn’t want to feel depressed anymore, but he also didn’t want to go broke paying for depression treatment at a mental health clinic. After all, part of the reason he was depressed was because he felt so poor all the time. His biweekly salary barely covered his bills, rent, and student loan debt. He’d heard that psychiatrists could be expensive, especially in private practice. But if Simon was going to see a psychiatrist, he wanted them to be of the highest quality. After all, Simon only had one brain, one body, and he deserved the best care when he was suffering. What could Simon do? 

Simon should book an appointment with a licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Pueblo, CO. A psychiatrist at Thriveworks could diagnose and treat Simon’s depression through online appointments covered by Simon’s medical insurance. The appointments would be affordable, accessible, and convenient because Simon wouldn’t have to take hours off work to travel to the doctor’s office–and he could make the appointment on an evening or weekend if he wished. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Pueblo, CO are all top-rated and fully licensed to offer the best, most compassionate care to their clients.

What Kinds of Mental Health Disorders Can a Psychiatrist Treat?

A psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Pueblo, CO can diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health and behavioral disorders like the following:

  • Clinical or major depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar I disorder (manic depression)
  • Bipolar II disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Hyperactivity and attention disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Anorexia and bulimia
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Sex or gambling addictions

Sometimes individuals may bring their symptoms to a primary care physician first, not realizing that their symptoms might indicate a mental health condition. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Pueblo, CO have specialized medical training that makes them the best doctors for diagnosing and treating these kinds of conditions and their related behaviors. 

Can a Psychiatrist Treat Mental Health Conditions Without Medication?

A psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Pueblo, CO can certainly treat individuals without psychiatric medications like antidepressants and benzos. Pharmaceuticals are just one of the many treatment options at the disposal of our licensed, top-rated psychiatrists. Psychiatrists can also talk to their clients about more holistic, non-drug remedies like meditation, exercise, and nutrition. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks can offer psychotherapy, as well as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and biofeedback. 

Seeing a psychiatrist does not mean that you’re going to walk away with a prescription. Our psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Pueblo, CO use a broad range of effective assessment tools to determine the best course of treatment for each unique individual in our practice. 

How Do I Know When I Should See a Psychiatrist?

Sometimes the symptoms of a mental health or behavioral condition can be acute and alarming. Other times the signs can be subtle and hard for even your friends and family to notice. If you observe changes in your thoughts or behaviors that are interfering with your ability to function, it may be time to make an appointment with a licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Pueblo, CO. Some of the following symptoms may stand out before you seek treatment:

  • Sleeping too much or being unable to sleep (insomnia)
  • Persistent, uncontrollable fears or worries (anxiety)
  • Obsessions or compulsions (which could indicate obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD)
  • Hyperactivity and/or focus issues (which could indicate attention deficit disorder, or ADD)
  • Slowness of thoughts and movement (which could indicate depression)
  • Overeating (bingeing) or restricting calories (anorexia)
  • Addiction issues
  • Sex issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social anxiety
  • Mania
  • Hallucinations
  • Panic attacks
  • Difficulty controlling one’s anger
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Feelings of despair

Do Psychiatrists Do Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

During their residencies, psychiatrists are trained in a variety of psychotherapies, often including CBT, a technique used to identify and potentially modify someone’s preexisting thought and belief patterns. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Pueblo, CO may be trained in other psychotherapy modalities such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), online CBT (iCBT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness. 

Book Your Top-Rated Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks in Pueblo, CO Today

The Thriveworks office in Pueblo, CO opens early and stays open late so you can reach a human being, not a voicemail, when you call to make your initial appointment with one of our licensed psychiatrists. Our psychiatrists can meet with you online at your convenience, usually within 24-48 hours of your call. Thriveworks appointments start early or on-time 97% of the time, so you rarely have to wait to meet with your mental health provider. And when you enroll at Thriveworks, you get unlimited email and phone access to your psychiatrist between sessions. 

Call us now for the best, most convenient, most affordable psychiatric care. We can’t wait to find the right psychiatrist to help 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 Pueblo therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Pueblo
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 Pueblo reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Really easy to get a session scheduled. The people there are very friendly and willing to work with your schedule. Great atmosphere, great mission!
Read more Really easy to get a session scheduled. The people there are very friendly and willing to work with your schedule. Great atmosphere, great mission!
Pueblo Jul 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pueblo is located at the corner of W City Center Drive and Central Main Street. Across the street with Pueblo Convention Center and Loco Wines & Liquors, we share an office space with Vectra Bank and the Thatcher Foundation.

Phone number

(719) 294-0595

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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