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1,012 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Dover in the last year

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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 Dover, DE 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 Dover 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?

Modern life can be incredibly hectic. Between dealing with work, school, children, and personal relationships, it can be difficult to find time for yourself. Many of us don’t prioritize our own mental health and wellbeing, choosing instead to focus on other things. We suffer in silence without reaching out for help.

Millions of people suffer from mental illness in the United States each year. Many of them don’t seek out treatment because their life feels too busy or stressful. Unfortunately, this can make things worse –– many mental disorders can worsen over time if left untreated. This can create even more stress, starting a self-reinforcing feedback loop that can be difficult to stop.

Thankfully, there’s another option –– working with an online psychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Dover, DE. Psychiatrists are board-certified mental health professionals who can help support people living with all kinds of issues, from low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness to troubled relationships and difficulties at work.

If you think you could benefit from talking to a psychiatrist, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Dover, DE today. Our board-certified mental health professionals can help you overcome any obstacles you’re facing.

Psychiatry: Can It Help Me?

The biggest myth about psychiatric treatment is that it’s only for people with severe mental illness. You might think that your issues aren’t “severe enough” for a psychiatrist –– this couldn’t be further from the truth. Psychiatrists can help people with many types of mental illness or disorder, including:

Psychiatrists treat a wide variety of mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Substance abuse disorders and addiction
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Psychiatrists specialize in many types of mental health treatment, so the specifics of your treatment plan will be unique to you. Your psychiatrist will work with you to understand your symptoms and give you a space to discuss whatever is bothering you. If you’d like to speak with a psychiatrist, give our office a call today at Thriveworks Counseling in Dover, DE.

What Can I Expect From a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in treating mental health conditions as part of their medical school education. Their medical training helps them understand the connection between physical health and mental health. For example, psychiatrists can help identify the difference between fatigue and exhaustion caused by major depressive disorder compared to similar symptoms caused by other medical conditions.

In some ways, working with a psychiatrist is similar to working with other kinds of mental health professionals. You’ll meet with your provider and they’ll get to know you, your symptoms, and your goals. They’ll use insights gained in your first session to create an individualized treatment plan. You will work with your psychiatrist over the course of future sessions to address your symptoms, discuss healthy habits, and find ways for you to reach your mental health goals.

Every psychiatrist has a medical degree and is able to prescribe medications. Your psychiatrist might recommend medication if they think it could help you manage your symptoms. They’ll discuss what to expect from your medication including any benefits and side effects to look out for. They will also check in with you over the course of future sessions to make sure your medication is working and make any changes as needed. Medication isn’t a part of every treatment plan but it can help some people find significant relief.

Do you think you could benefit from psychiatric treatment? If so, consider reaching out to the professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Dover, DE today.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Dover, DE

Our board-certified psychiatrists have dedicated their lives to helping people improve their mental health and live their best lives. They create a compassionate, judgment-free space for you to discuss whatever you’re going through. Working with a psychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Dover, DE can put you on the path to finding peace of mind.

Our psychiatrists work with their clients through convenient online therapy sessions, helping them find the time for mental health care. Scheduling online appointments is easy, and many of our new clients can have their first psychiatry session within 24-48 hours of reaching out. We also accept many health insurance plans to help you afford treatment.

At Thriveworks, we provide more than just amazing mental health care. You’ll have access to providers between sessions via phone and email, a “Dear Abby” style question and answer support service, and our counselor-moderated mental health discussion board. These resources can help you continue to learn healthy mental health habits between sessions.

Have you been thinking about seeing a psychiatrist? Consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Dover, DE today. Our scheduling team can get you set up with your first appointment and answer any questions you have about mental health care. We look forward to hearing from 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 Dover therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | BCBS

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Dover
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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I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Read more I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Theresa Jan 2024
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I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Read more I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Dover Feb 2020
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Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Read more Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Dover Aug 2019
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Very Professional Staff!...Very Clean offices...and I appreciate the coffee.
Dover Aug 2019
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I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Read more I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Dover Aug 2019
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Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Read more Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Dover May 2019
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I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Read more I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Dover May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dover is located at 1326 S Governors Ave Suite A, Dover, DE 19904, at the intersection of Fiddlers Green.

Phone number

(302) 365-8761

Languages spoken by DE providers

  • English
  • French
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