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58,978 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Florida 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 Maitland are booked, but we have 59 other psychiatric NPs in FL 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 Maitland, 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 Maitland 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?

When it’s time to select a career path, we consider many different factors. We consider our strengths and weaknesses, pay, what brings us fulfillment, availability. In considering these factors, some decide to become a teacher. Others decide to go into the construction industry. And others decide to enter the medical field.

There are many career opportunities in the medical field, one of which is becoming a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental health conditions. When these conditions go untreated, an individual can suffer from harmful short- and long-term effects.

Psychiatrists dedicate their work and their lives to helping people live better. They have obtained the necessary skills, training, and experience to work with a range of individuals suffering from a multitude of disorders, like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction and substance abuse.

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL, we have online psychiatrists on our team who are committed to offering convenient, valuable psychiatric care. If you decide to consult one of these professionals, you can look forward to convenient appointments over the phone and video. There may be an assessment or check-up that requires you to come into the office, but otherwise, your appointments can be attended online.

When Should a Psychiatrist Be Consulted?

Here at Thriveworks, we believe that talking to a mental health professional is always a good idea. Now, there are certain people who might benefit more greatly from talking to a psychiatrist. For example, if you are experiencing any of the following, you should consider consulting a psychiatrist:

  • Uncontrollable racing thoughts
  • Depressive feelings
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia
  • Changes in appetite
  • Significant changes in weight
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Lack of interest in each day

If you are experiencing the above, you might have a mental health condition that needs to be treated. Scheduling an appointment for psychiatry might sound scary or intimidating, but it is the equivalent of taking care of your mental health and wellbeing. It is the first step in living better.

A psychiatrist is a human being, like you and I. The major difference is that they have knowledge, skills, training, and experience that they have spent years obtaining to help people just like you. Psychiatrists can offer professional diagnosis and treatment of your mental health condition. 

What Is Medication Management?

Medication management is the process of evaluating one’s condition, prescribing medication for it, and monitoring the individual as they continue to take their medication. 

A big difference between psychiatrists and other mental health professionals is that psychiatrists can provide medication management. If they determine that medication is a viable treatment option for you, they will be sure to explain exactly how you should take your medication (when, what dosage, with/without food, etc.) as well as any potential side effects.

Sometimes, the first medication that someone is prescribed doesn’t turn out to be a good fit. In these instances, a psychiatrist can easily alter one’s prescription or change it entirely. Be sure to tell your psychiatrist about any unwanted side effects. 

Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Maitland, FL

If you’re ready to meet with a psychiatrist, there is nothing standing in your way of talking to a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Maitland, FL. We are proud to offer premium, accessible services to our clients. Our psychiatrists help their clients in telehealth sessions over the phone or video. This provides optimal comfort and convenience. In addition, Thriveworks Counseling offers:

  • Flexible appointment times (including evenings and weekends)
  • First session within 24-48 hours of a new client’s call
  • Exclusive access to self-help videos and ebooks
  • Flexible cancellations

To schedule your appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL, call our office. We look forward to speaking with you and setting you up with a skilled online psychiatrist.

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 Maitland therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Maitland
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
★★★★★
My therapist Dr. Connally Barry has helped me so much. I couldn’t be more happy with her.
Lori Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
So far so good. I guess I need more time with my therapist. I am definitely feeling a little better and would like to carry on on my therapy. Thank you for providing such useful tele health system.
Read more So far so good. I guess I need more time with my therapist. I am definitely feeling a little better and would like to carry on on my therapy. Thank you for providing such useful tele health system.
Ahmet Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express.Not only is he empathetic and attentive to my feelings but he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a kind and compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Read more My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express.Not only is he empathetic and attentive to my feelings but he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a kind and compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kim Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express. He is empathetic and attentive to my feelings and he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a Kind and Compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing.
Read more My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express. He is empathetic and attentive to my feelings and he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a Kind and Compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing.
Kim Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I have known Saundra for more than 40 years and have found her to remain constant, honest, caring and so much more. As a Professional, she would be such an asset as she is brilliant, intelligent and has an abnormal photogenic memory! Her many good traits combined would make an ideal counselor, in my opinion!
Read more I have known Saundra for more than 40 years and have found her to remain constant, honest, caring and so much more. As a Professional, she would be such an asset as she is brilliant, intelligent and has an abnormal photogenic memory! Her many good traits combined would make an ideal counselor, in my opinion!
Maitland Feb 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Saundra has always been one of my favorites. She has great endearing qualities and is an easy person to talk to. She has a funny sense of humor and a graceful intelligence that makes one feel comfortable to be in her presence. Highly recommended!!
Read more Saundra has always been one of my favorites. She has great endearing qualities and is an easy person to talk to. She has a funny sense of humor and a graceful intelligence that makes one feel comfortable to be in her presence. Highly recommended!!
Maitland Jan 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Stephenie is amazing. She shows wisdom beyond her years and has helped me on numerous occasions. She is intelligent, intuitive, sensitive, and kind which makes her my favorite and only therapist. I highly recommend Stephenie for her knowledge and diverse experience as well. She is the best!
Read more Stephenie is amazing. She shows wisdom beyond her years and has helped me on numerous occasions. She is intelligent, intuitive, sensitive, and kind which makes her my favorite and only therapist. I highly recommend Stephenie for her knowledge and diverse experience as well. She is the best!
Maitland Oct 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maitland is off of N Keller Road. and near a Subway. We share an office building with Five Star Claims Adjusting and Shannon Barna.

Phone number

(407) 707-6441

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • ASL
  • English
  • Spanish
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
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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