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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 Fairfield, CT 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 Fairfield 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.

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For some people, though, therapy might just be one tool used in their treatment process. For people battling mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, they could also benefit from working with a psychiatrist who can offer a diagnosis and multiple forms of treatment.

For mental illnesses like depression and anxiety, medication management can be a key factor in helping people feel better. Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are trained and experienced in all there is to know about taking psychiatric medication.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT, we have psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who can provide their clients with online help. If you feel like you could benefit from working with a psychiatrist, reach out today.

Who Can Benefit from Medication?  

Medication management can benefit a multitude of people including those suffering form depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. When medication is right for you, your Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioner might find one of the following medications to be helpful:

  1. Mood stabilizers
  2. Antidepressants
  3. Cognitive enhancers

At Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT, we want to help our clients work through their concerns safely and effectively. Some other mental illnesses that could benefit from medication include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

Scheduling Psychiatry at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT

If you have a mental illness and think that you could benefit from working with a psychiatrist, consider working with an online psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT. We have a wide range of scheduling availability to include daytime sessions, evening sessions, and weekend sessions, too. Also, we can often get you in for your first appointment within the same week of your initial call. To get started, give us a call at (203) 433-3563.

Don’t wait to get the help you deserve. We look forward to working with you on this journey.

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 Fairfield therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Fairfield
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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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fairfield is located right at the intersection of Route 58 and Fairfield Woods Rd, just northwest of Trader Joe’s. Our building is across from Nexgen Games and Whoopi Thai Cuisine, and is shared by the UPS Store and Alina’s Cakes and Cookies. The closest bus stop is Black Rock Turnpike at Stillson Road, a six-minute walk away.

Phone number

(203) 793-0805

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
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