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2,561 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Orlando 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 Orlando are booked, but we have 62 other psychiatric NPs in FL available for an online or in-person session.

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 Orlando, 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 Orlando 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?

Ian was always the first to ask for seconds at dinner. But his girlfriend Summer can’t remember the last time he did that. In fact, she can’t remember the last time he finished his first plate. The more Summer thinks about it, Ian hasn’t been eating that much. He has, however, been exercising more than usual.

Summer starts to grow concerned. She confronts Ian about her observations but he brushes them off. “I eat plenty! And exercising makes me feel good,” he says, “There’s nothing wrong with that.” Summer accepts this explanation at first, but as time goes on, it becomes abundantly clear that Ian has a problem.

Ian agrees to talk to a psychiatrist about his change in eating and exercising habits. They also discuss other changes, such as the presence of:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Depressive thoughts
  • Occasional binge-eating

Ian’s psychiatrist diagnoses him with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that is characterized by eating too little and exercising too much with the goal of obtaining a desired weight. Next, he comes up with a treatment plan for Ian that involves talk therapy and medication.

Over the course of the next few months, Ian starts to improve. He hasn’t returned completely to normal, but he’s getting there. And for the first time in a long time, he has hope.

Psychiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions, like eating disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider talking to an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Orlando, FL. We’re here for you.

When Is It Time to Talk to a Psychiatrist?

For many people, it’s difficult to ask for help—especially when it comes to our mental health. Stigma surrounds mental health help, and while it is improving, it is still an obstacle for many in receiving the mental health help they need. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition, it is time to talk to a psychiatrist. These professionals specialize in providing psychiatric care. And here at Thriveworks, our psychiatrists are devoted to offering a safe, nonjudgmental space for working through personal challenges.

To be more specific, it is time to talk to a psychiatrist if you are experiencing…

  • Anxious or depressive thoughts
  • Addiction thoughts and behaviors
  • Negative side effects from a traumatic experience
  • Symptoms of an eating disorder, like anorexia or bulimia
  • Difficulty sleeping, such as insomnia or another sleep disturbance
  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Negative side effects from a psychiatric medication

Psychiatrists can help you better understand your experience with the above. These are often characteristic of a harmful mental health condition. The good news, though, is that talking to a psychiatrist is taking that first step in managing your condition and living better. 

Psychiatric Treatment: What Does It Look Like?

Everybody’s different. When it comes to mental health treatment, this means that the right approach to treatment can change from one individual to another. However, the most common and effective approaches to psychiatric treatment are therapy and medication.

Some people benefit best from one or the other, while others benefit the most from a combination of therapy and medication. Fortunately, psychiatrists are qualified to provide both. A major difference between psychiatrists and other mental health providers is that they can prescribe and manage medication.

If you can benefit from prescription medication, your psychiatrist will work to understand your history with medications. They will also be sure to explain exactly how you should take the medication you are prescribed, such as with or without food. Then, they will monitor your progress and make changes to your medication as needed. 

The ultimate goal with therapy and/or medication is to help you live better. You can trust that your psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Orlando, FL will stay committed to helping you live better through mental health treatment. 

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Orlando, FL

Thriveworks Counseling in Orlando, FL remains dedicated to helping people live happier, more successful lives. Often, talking to a mental health professional helps individuals get there. 

If you think you could benefit from talking to a psychiatrist, we will set you up with one of our skilled online psychiatrists. They can conduct the majority of your appointments online, via phone call or video chat, but may ask that you come in for an occasional assessment or check-up.

We look forward to accompanying you on this journey. Call us today to schedule.

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 Orlando 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 Orlando
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Always on time. Greatest sessions I’ve attended! Thankful for the opportunity to be part of the satisfied community! Thank you so much! Therapist: Sindy Castro
Read more Always on time. Greatest sessions I’ve attended! Thankful for the opportunity to be part of the satisfied community! Thank you so much! Therapist: Sindy Castro
Emmanuel Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I'm 1000% better than I was 3 weeks ago...
Emmanuel Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★☆☆☆
Yeah, therapy is subjective so it's hard to rate a company based on one therapist encounter but I do have to include the company overall because it's essential to my comprehensive review. My therapist tried, was friendly and accommodating but just didn't work for me. The company overall is disjointed and maybe a little too big for proper management. You call a central number to get set up but when it comes to quitting the therapist it is up to you as the patient to do it all. Any attempt to log into the site gets redirected to an email link. The latest CSR I had unfortunately had a thick accent and was not really listening to me and my responses.
Read more Yeah, therapy is subjective so it's hard to rate a company based on one therapist encounter but I do have to include the company overall because it's essential to my comprehensive review. My therapist tried, was friendly and accommodating but just didn't work for me. The company overall is disjointed and maybe a little too big for proper management. You call a central number to get set up but when it comes to quitting the therapist it is up to you as the patient to do it all. Any attempt to log into the site gets redirected to an email link. The latest CSR I had unfortunately had a thick accent and was not really listening to me and my responses.
Shawn Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I was feeling very low missing my family. Brett gave me a new perspective felt very hopeful after speaking to him .
Read more I was feeling very low missing my family. Brett gave me a new perspective felt very hopeful after speaking to him .
Orlando Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I was feeling really down about Being separated from my loved ones due to COVID . Brett gave me hope and a whole new outlook. Very wise man .
Read more I was feeling really down about Being separated from my loved ones due to COVID . Brett gave me hope and a whole new outlook. Very wise man .
Orlando Nov 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Hi I was a prior supervisor for Margaret in California where she did her post degree internship. She was a very skilled clinician who had many kids that were high-risk and lived in low-income families. Her relationship and interactive approach was very successful with these children and families. I was impressed with her skill and abilities. I would highly recommend her. Vicci
Read more Hi I was a prior supervisor for Margaret in California where she did her post degree internship. She was a very skilled clinician who had many kids that were high-risk and lived in low-income families. Her relationship and interactive approach was very successful with these children and families. I was impressed with her skill and abilities. I would highly recommend her. Vicci
Orlando Sep 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Orlando is off of Metrowest Blvd and Metro Park Circle. We share a building with Metro Park, and located near Marks Tile.

Phone number

(407) 512-8596

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
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