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1,706 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Fort Lauderdale in the last year

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Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

My approach is empathic and non-judgmental — I take the time to listen and work to help individuals meet their personal goals.

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As your provider, it is my duty to meet you where you are at, wherever that may be. I will work with you to develop an individualized, holistic care p... As your provider, it is my duty to meet you where you are at, wherever that may be. I will work with you to develop an individualized, holistic care plan that will allow you to achieve recovery and work towards turning your dreams into reality. Read more

Starting Psychiatry/medication

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 Fort Lauderdale, FL 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 Fort Lauderdale 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?

Jane is anxious all the time. She manages to juggle the same responsibilities as most adults her age. She’s a mom and a full-time employee at a great company. She enjoys many hobbies and can always be found hanging out with friends. Everyone who knows her thinks she has it made and is living a great life.

What Jane’s friends and family don’t realize is Jane has to expend a lot of effort to seem “normal.” The truth is Jane worries all the time if she’s a good mom to her kids, if she’s succeeding at work and meeting expectations, and if she is valued and appreciated by her friends.

Whether you can relate to Jane’s story or you have other mental health issues, a psychiatrist can help.

If you are searching for psychiatry in Fort Lauderdale, FL, consider scheduling an appointment with an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks. You can easily schedule your appointment at the Thriveworks office in Fort Lauderdale, FL today and meet with a psychiatrist virtually within 24-48 hours.

What Is A Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are medical doctors and mental health professionals specially trained in mental disorders and in the field of psychiatry. In addition, they can prescribe medications to help treat a host of mental disorders.

To become a psychiatrist, an individual must complete medical school, take a written examination for a state license, and complete residency training in psychiatry. After finishing residency training, they become board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. They must re-certify every 10 years.

Some psychiatrists also complete further training after their four years and become specialized. For example, they may specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and sleep medicine.

Psychiatrists are employed in a variety of locations, such as medical centers, psychiatric hospitals, private practices, universities, community agencies, and emergency rooms.

What Is the Difference Between a Psychiatrist And a Psychologist?

Both professions treat mental disorders, but there is a distinct difference between the two—one is a medical doctor and the other is not.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed medical school and received specialized training in psychiatry. They can run psychological tests and oversee medication treatment.

A psychologist usually has an advanced degree, typically in clinical psychology, and receives training in clinical practice or research. They treat mental disorders with therapy and may also specialize in psychological testing and evaluation. 

What Treatments Do Psychiatrists Use?

There are a variety of treatments available utilized by psychiatrists, but it all comes down to what works best for your needs.

Let’s look at a few common treatment methods:

  1. Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, involves a talking relationship between a psychiatrist and a client. It’s used to treat many emotional problems and mental disorders. The goal of this therapy is to control or eliminate bothersome symptoms so the client can function better. The therapy can be done one-on-one, with couples, with a family, or in a group setting.
  2. Cognitive behavior therapy is another type of treatment used to help clients change negative behaviors or thought patterns. In this setting, a psychiatrist will ask you to discuss the effects of your relationships and experiences as well as your present behaviors. This treatment is effective for depression, anxiety, marital problems, as well as many other mental disorders.
  3. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a type of medical treatment that is used directly on the brain. This method is sometimes used when a client hasn’t responded well to standard treatment. One example of ECT is called transcranial magnetic stimulation. Here, a magnetic field is created by a device held over the patient’s head, causing a weak signal to be applied to an area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex; this region of the brain is connected to mood.

According to Duke University, between 70 and 90 percent of patients who are treated with ECT experience rapid improvement in their symptoms.

Scheduling An Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Do you think you could benefit from talking with a psychiatrist about your symptoms? Or do you think medication, therapy, or a combination of the two could help? Then contact Thriveworks in Fort Lauderdale, FL, today. We have psychiatrists available for you who want to help you live a happy and successful life.

Our psychiatrists can also conduct many of your appointments online. It’s possible you’ll have to come into the office on occasion for an assessment or check-up, but otherwise, your psychiatrist will be more than happy to help you over video chat or phone.

Thriveworks in Fort Lauderdale, FL, also has many benefits to offer, including same- or next-day appointments and convenient scheduling by phone or online. We also accept most forms of insurance.

If you’re ready to meet with a psychiatrist, our scheduling assistants are available to set you up with an appointment and help get you on a path to thrive again. 

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 Fort Lauderdale therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Maine | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Fort Lauderdale
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 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
I recently switched from "Doctors On Demand" to "Thriveworks." I am seeing both a psychiatrist and a talk therapist. Both have thus far been exceptional. My psychiatrist is thorough in evaluating how medications are effecting me and advising possible alternatives if we need to reconsider a course of action. I appreciate his holistic approach to my treatment, probing how diet and other lifestyle choices may impact my emotional well being. My talk therapist listens carefully to me, shares a central theme that emerges from our session and recommends exercises that help delve deeper into issues that impact my ability to cope and thrive. I amvery happy with their service. Thank you.
Read more I recently switched from "Doctors On Demand" to "Thriveworks." I am seeing both a psychiatrist and a talk therapist. Both have thus far been exceptional. My psychiatrist is thorough in evaluating how medications are effecting me and advising possible alternatives if we need to reconsider a course of action. I appreciate his holistic approach to my treatment, probing how diet and other lifestyle choices may impact my emotional well being. My talk therapist listens carefully to me, shares a central theme that emerges from our session and recommends exercises that help delve deeper into issues that impact my ability to cope and thrive. I amvery happy with their service. Thank you.
Monty Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Kaitlyn is outstanding! She is a thorough listener with wonderful recommendations and treatment plans.
Read more Kaitlyn is outstanding! She is a thorough listener with wonderful recommendations and treatment plans.
Kyle Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Amazing experience. I like it
Johnny Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Pedro is a warm and empathetic clinician. He is a great listener and provides excellent feedback while making you feel comfortable opening up. I highly recommend Pedro!
Read more Pedro is a warm and empathetic clinician. He is a great listener and provides excellent feedback while making you feel comfortable opening up. I highly recommend Pedro!
Fort Lauderdale Jan 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Although, I haven't known Pedro for a long time it is clear that it doesn't take a long time to realize Pedro is compassionate, helpful and a supportive person. Pedro encourages friends and colleagues to strive to their highest potential. Pedro has immaculate management skills. I remember Pedro consistently emphasizing the importance of treating people the way you would like to be treated.
Read more Although, I haven't known Pedro for a long time it is clear that it doesn't take a long time to realize Pedro is compassionate, helpful and a supportive person. Pedro encourages friends and colleagues to strive to their highest potential. Pedro has immaculate management skills. I remember Pedro consistently emphasizing the importance of treating people the way you would like to be treated.
Fort Lauderdale Jan 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Pedro is an excellent clinician who's primary concern is his clients wellbeing. He goes above and beyond to provide the best clinical care for his patients, and creates an individualized treatment plan to help assist with their specific needs. The clinical world is far better off having someone like this practicing in the field.
Read more Pedro is an excellent clinician who's primary concern is his clients wellbeing. He goes above and beyond to provide the best clinical care for his patients, and creates an individualized treatment plan to help assist with their specific needs. The clinical world is far better off having someone like this practicing in the field.
Fort Lauderdale Jan 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fort Lauderdale is located at 2425 E Commercial Blvd #405, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone number

(754) 219-9481

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • English
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