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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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee 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?

The doctor Julian Seifter once stated, “You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.” A psychiatric diagnosis like major depressive disorder (MDD) might feel uncomfortable at first, but it’s important to remember that it’s not who you are. It’s simply a classification that can help guide successful treatment. An accurate diagnosis means that you’re no longer operating blindly, thinking something is inherently wrong with you. Your problem has a name, and you can face it head-on.

The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL use compassion and expertise to help people with the process of naming and navigating their mental health conditions. Psychiatrists diagnose, treat, and help prevent a wide range of mental disorders and their symptoms through medication and evidence-based psychotherapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). If you suspect that you might be suffering from a mental health condition, turn to someone who can truly help: an exceptional psychiatric provider at Thriveworks. 

Is a Psychiatrist a Doctor Too?

Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MDs) who attended medical school. Their specialty is mental health, and they can diagnose and treat mental conditions of all kinds. If you have kidney issues, you see a nephrologist. If you have skin issues, you see a dermatologist. And when you have serious mental health or behavioral issues, you see a psychiatrist. 

Unfortunately, many people who need mental health support don’t go directly to a specialist. They might first present their symptoms to a primary care doctor. This is because mental health conditions can affect one’s physical health as well. Think of the sleep and digestive disturbances that may come with mood disorders. But family doctors will hopefully refer patients to a psychiatrist when necessary.

In addition to the highly qualified psychiatrists that practice at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL, the following mental health providers are also on staff:

  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs), who can assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. They can also prescribe medication.
  • Psychologists (PhDs or PsyDs), who have doctorate degrees in psychology. Clinical psychologists might do similar work to psychiatrists, but they cannot prescribe medication. 
  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs), who provide short-term, solution-focused counseling, usually for clients with specific issues like substance use disorders (SUDs) or eating disorders. 
  • Psychotherapists, who take a longer-term and more in-depth examination of emotions and the psyche.
  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who provide counseling and direction for social services.
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), who treat couples or family members in group therapy. 

Is Taking Medication an Effective Way to Cure Mental Illnesses?

Psychotropic medication is one of many resources that mental health providers have for treating mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. A depressed client might respond well to an antidepressant like a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), but they may also respond well to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), or a hybrid approach. It all depends on the client’s goals and physiology. 

Medication treatment works for many psychiatric clients at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL, but drugs are by no means the only remedy for psychological and behavioral symptoms. Psychiatrists and other mental health providers also have a number of other therapeutic resources at their disposal, such as the following:

  • CBT
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Person-centered therapy (PCT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Exposure therapy, especially for specific phobias
  • Systematic desensitization therapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness training
  • Chronotherapy
  • Light therapy
  • Holistic therapies like meditation training or progressive muscle relaxation
  • Supportive-expressive therapy
  • Anger management treatment
  • Emotion-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Narrative therapy
  • Lifestyle modifications that address nutrition and exercise
  • Psychosocial interventions like support groups
  • Motivation enhancement therapy (MET)
  • Biofeedback 
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy or marriage counseling

At What Point Should Someone Seek Help for Mental Illness?

If you are in distress and are having difficulty maintaining your usual level of daily functioning, it may be time to book an appointment with a licensed psychiatrist. Certain symptoms can signal the presence of a mental health condition. For example: 

  • Sleep disturbances, which can indicate a mood disorder
  • Appetite changes, which can indicate depression
  • Difficulty focusing, which can indicate attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Racing heart, sweating, and hyperventilation, which can indicate panic disorder or another anxiety disorder

Get Premium Psychiatric Care at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL

Premium psychiatric care doesn’t have to be expensive. The providers at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL accept most major forms of health insurance coverage. They also offer competitive self-pay rates. Best of all, Thriveworks psychiatrists can see new clients quickly, usually within 24-48 hours of an initial booking. That means you can call the office today and be seen as early as tomorrow. And Thriveworks clients can access their provider by phone or email between sessions. 

Prioritize your mental health with Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Tallahassee therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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A very positive positive experience . She was very helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and thoughtful. We would highly recommend her again and thriveworks! Thank you
Read more A very positive positive experience . She was very helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and thoughtful. We would highly recommend her again and thriveworks! Thank you
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Jamie Jones is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful therapist. The best I’ve had so far.
Read more Jamie Jones is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful therapist. The best I’ve had so far.
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I have bounced around between counselors and therapists for a few years now. I found Thriveworks and Doc Hill and I'm very happy with my new team. I finally feel comfortable speaking to someone again without fear or judgment. He understands and truly wants to help.
Read more I have bounced around between counselors and therapists for a few years now. I found Thriveworks and Doc Hill and I'm very happy with my new team. I finally feel comfortable speaking to someone again without fear or judgment. He understands and truly wants to help.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Tallahassee is located just off of Capital Cir NE – you must take a right off of this road onto Remington Green St, and we are on the outside of the shopping circle. The closest business to us is Action Business Coach, and then within the shopping circle, you’ll see Believe Hope Inspire Wellness Services LLC, Big Bend Area Health Education Center, and Haven Spa and Wellness Studio, among others.

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(850) 749-2313

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