Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

15,079 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Connecticut in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a psychiatry/medication can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Good news! We have 13 psychiatric NPs in Connecticut available for an online psychiatry session.

Starting Psychiatry/medication

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 Cheshire, CT 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 Cheshire 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 occurs 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?

Cheshire, CT Psychiatry – Meet With Board-Certified Psychiatric Providers

If you are thinking about seeking out a psychiatrist, consider scheduling an appointment with an online psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks. Our providers are known for the quality of care that they offer their clients.

You can schedule your appointment at our Thriveworks office in Cheshire, CT online or over the phone. You can have a video or phone session with one of our online psychiatric providers as soon as the same week.

Psychiatric Treatment: What Does It Look Like?

Psychiatric treatment can vary from person to person, depending on their mental illness and specific presentation of symptoms. A psychiatric provider is qualified to make a treatment recommendation and then even carry out that treatment themselves.

As we mentioned earlier, both therapy and medication prove to help people with a range of disorders. Sometimes, a combination of the two is the most effective approach. What do psychiatrists consider when they recommend this or that treatment?

  • Psychiatric medication is used to alleviate one’s symptoms. So, if the individual is suffering significantly from his or her symptoms, such as fatigue, low energy, and lack of concentration, they might benefit from medication.
  • Psychotherapy is another effective treatment method that can narrow in on one’s causes and triggers. For example, it can help one understand and address the cause of their depression or anxiety.
  • A combination of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy can help one address the cause(s) of their illness and alleviate their symptoms. Additionally, medication often improves the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

Your psychiatrist will work to understand your symptoms and then make their treatment recommendation from there. In any case, you can then receive this treatment at Thriveworks Counseling. Our psychiatric nurse practitioners can prescribe medication and help you manage it. They can also lead psychotherapy or set you up with a therapist.

Schedule Psychiatry at Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire, CT

If you are exhibiting symptoms of a mental health condition like…

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • An eating disorder
  • Substance abuse problems
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Or another harmful condition

…Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire wants to hear about it. We have psychiatric nurse practitioners and other mental health professionals on our team who can help. They can provide personalized treatment that proves to help you live better. Schedule your session now by giving us a call.

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 Cheshire therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

Show more
Self-pay costs at Cheshire
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

Thriveworks Cheshire has no reviews yet, but check out these reviews from locations in Connecticut.

4.5 Thriveworks Cheshire reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cheshire is near Imperial Pools and Nationwide Air Solutions. Our office is off of W Johnson Avenue.

Phone number

(203) 349-6317

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
  • Creole
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET

0 photos