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15,079 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Connecticut 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 Manchester are booked, but we have 15 other psychiatric NPs in CT 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 Manchester, 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 Manchester 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?

As we grow older, we start to hone our skills in a certain area that then becomes our career. Some people decide that they want to spend their lives teaching and go on to become grade school teachers as well as professors. Other people decide that they’d like to entertain, pursue a career in acting, and then go on to grace our television screens. 

And others decide that they’d like to spend their lives helping other people live well, mentally and emotionally. These individuals go on to become mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists. Psychiatrists spend many years learning about the human psyche and the treatment of mental disorders. They then become qualified to diagnose and treat people who are suffering from mental disorders.

If you feel like you could benefit from talking to a psychiatrist, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with one. There is no shame in doing so. We seek out a professional’s help when we need their expert skills and experience—this is no different when it comes to our mental health.

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Manchester, CT, we can set you up with an online psychiatrist right away. Additionally, you can expect to meet with your psychiatrist as soon as today or tomorrow. We understand just how important it is to receive mental health care as soon as we need it. This is exactly why we offer convenient appointments quickly.

To schedule your appointment at Thriveworks in Manchester, just call our office. Our scheduling team would be happy to help you find a session that works for you and answer any questions that you may have.

When Should I Seek a Psychiatrist’s Help?

As we explained above, psychiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. You should seek a psychiatrist’s help if you are experiencing harmful symptoms of a mental health condition. The following symptoms are common and also damaging:

  • Out-of-control, negative thinking
  • Feelings of despair or hopelessness
  • Lack of interest in daily activities
  • Isolation from others, including loved ones
  • Difficulty focusing at school or work
  • Moodiness or irritability
  • General unhappiness or dissatisfaction with life
  • Difficulty sleeping (hypersomnia or insomnia)

If you are experiencing all or some of these symptoms, you might be suffering with a mental illness. It’s important that you talk to a psychiatrist about how you are feeling so that they can assess your case and put together a plan for helping you heal.

Remember, psychiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder. They have dedicated their lives to studying this subject and gaining the proper experience to help people just like you. You can feel confident in your decision to consult a psychiatrist.

Medication: Effective Mental Health Treatment

Counseling, or therapy, proves time and time again to help people heal, grow, and manage their challenges. This is exactly why we offer counseling services here at Thriveworks. However, sometimes counseling isn’t the only treatment that someone needs. There are instances where individuals need or can benefit from taking a prescription medication.

Psychiatrists are in a unique position, compared with other mental health professionals, in that they can prescribe medication to their clients. Again, these individuals studied psychiatry, which is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental health conditions. If they determine that medication might help your condition, they will instruct you on exactly how to take your medication. 

They will also detail the potential negative side effects of your medication and continue to monitor any negative side effects. Sometimes, the first medication that is prescribed isn’t the right fit and that’s okay. Your psychiatrist will stay by your side throughout this journey and help you find a prescription medication that is the right fit.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Manchester, CT

Thriveworks Counseling has been providing behavioral health services since the year 2008. We would be honored to set you up with a mental health professional in Manchester, CT. Our psychiatrists, as well as our therapists, counselors, psychologists, and life coaches, would be more than happy to help you.

Here at Thriveworks, you will get to attend your psychiatry appointments from the comfort and the convenience of your home. Your psychiatrist will work with you over the phone or in video conferences. 

To schedule your appointment, just call our office. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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 Manchester therapists and counselors accept 25 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)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Manchester
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

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So very glad I found her! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Seeing her has been extremely helpful! Highly recommend Becky!
Read more So very glad I found her! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Seeing her has been extremely helpful! Highly recommend Becky!
Christine Feb 2024
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Love Becky! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Exactly what I needed! Have HIGHLY recommended her to numerous people.
Read more Love Becky! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Exactly what I needed! Have HIGHLY recommended her to numerous people.
christine Feb 2024
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Felt a good connection with Rebekah on my first visit. Making advances already. I've already recommended her to my closest friends. Terrific location, very convenient.
Read more Felt a good connection with Rebekah on my first visit. Making advances already. I've already recommended her to my closest friends. Terrific location, very convenient.
Christine Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I have worked with this talented therapist for several years. She was a colleague of mine at a private non profit mental health agency. I highly respect her professionalism and dedication to quality service.
Read more I have worked with this talented therapist for several years. She was a colleague of mine at a private non profit mental health agency. I highly respect her professionalism and dedication to quality service.
Manchester Sep 2022
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I have known and worked with Marcia for several years. I appreciate how thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable she is. In speaking with her, I see that she brings empathy, insight and a real concern for the well being of others to her work as a counselor. She is approachable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
Read more I have known and worked with Marcia for several years. I appreciate how thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable she is. In speaking with her, I see that she brings empathy, insight and a real concern for the well being of others to her work as a counselor. She is approachable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
Manchester Oct 2021
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manchester is off of Tolland Turnpike. Our office is down the street from Sunoco Gas Station, near Extended Stay America and Best Stay Inn. We share an office space with East Point Business Center and LaPorta Periodontics.

Phone number

(860) 698-4106

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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