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2,471 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Tampa 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 Tampa are booked, but we have 60 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 Tampa, 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 Tampa 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?

Jess has always been in touch with her emotions. Anytime she feels sad, stressed, or angry, she takes the right steps to manage them. And she communicates how she is feeling to her loved ones. But lately, she’s been feeling different. She’s never experienced anything like it. 

She’s mostly okay in the mornings but as the day goes on, Jess starts to have an overwhelming amount of negative thoughts. As events unfold, she worries about what might happen next, what other people might think. For example, yesterday at work, she had a conversation with her boss about an assignment that’s due next week. Immediately, her mind starts spiraling:

  •     What if I can’t meet the due date? Am I going to get fired?
  •     Why did he assign this to me? Am I his least favorite?
  •     All of my coworkers are laughing at me. They know I can’t do it.

Jess doesn’t know what to do about these anxious habits. She’s always felt confident and sure in herself. But lately, she feels on edge and out of control.

After talking to her mother about what she’s experiencing, Jess decides to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist. She feels nervous and insecure about how it will go. But after her first session, she feels relieved. She feels like a huge load has been lifted off her shoulders. Her psychiatrist is able to diagnose her with an anxiety disorder and then map out a plan for treatment.

This is an example of how psychiatrists can help people. These medical doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating mental disorders like anxiety. If you’re feeling anxious or experiencing other symptoms that need to be addressed, consider scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks in Tampa, FL.

Our online psychiatrists would be happy to help you comfortably and conveniently from home. You can expect to meet with your psychiatrist over the phone or video chat for the majority of your sessions.

Do I Need Psychiatric Care?

Thriveworks believes that everyone can benefit from mental health care. This is why we started this journey: to help people live happier, healthier, and more successful lives. We accomplish this mission each day by setting individuals up with a skilled and caring mental health professional.

Psychiatrists are one type of mental health professional on the Thriveworks team in Tampa. They are medical doctors who have gained many years of education, training, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions.

A major difference between psychiatrists and other mental health professionals is that psychiatrists can prescribe medication. The following disorders can often be relieved with the use of medication:

  •     Depressive disorders, like major depression and postpartum
  •     Anxiety disorders, like generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety
  •     Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  •     Substance abuse problems and addiction

If you suffer from one of the above, a psychiatrist can provide you with the right form of treatment after assessing your situation. If they determine that medication would be a good fit for you, they will…

  •     Determine what medication might work best
  •     Prescribe medication and explain exactly how to take it
  •     Explain potential negative side effects
  •     Conduct regular check-ups
  •     Monitor negative side effects
  •     Make changes to your medication as needed

Talking to a psychiatrist might be the first step in living a whole new life. Remember, our goal is to help people live happier, healthier, more successful lives. Psychiatrists support this mission by providing help and treatment for mental disorders and other mental health challenges.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Tampa, FL

Scheduling a psychiatry appointment has never been easier. Here at Thriveworks in Tampa, FL, you can schedule your appointment online or by calling our office. Our scheduling team is here 7 days a week to help you set up your first session and answer any questions you might have.

Our psychiatrists can conduct psychiatric services online. You can expect to talk to your provider over the phone or in a videoconference for most of your sessions. There may be times, though, where they ask you to come in for an in-person assessment or check-up.

Thriveworks in Tampa, FL is here to help. If you think you could benefit from psychiatric care, we’re ready to get started right now.

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 Tampa 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 Tampa
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
★★★★★
Best therapy to offer from one of their therapist Breonna, she knows exactly how to fix things where it’s needed. Definitely would go back again
Read more Best therapy to offer from one of their therapist Breonna, she knows exactly how to fix things where it’s needed. Definitely would go back again
Chevoy Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Awesome encouragement helping me with confirmation of decisions.
Debra Dec 2023
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★★★★★
We adopted a little girl and she struggles with a lot of issues. Darlene identified her issues quickly and really gave our daughter some tools to help her communicate and process better. Darlene is a fantastic therapist/clinician, honest, realistic, and she genuinely cares about helping people.
Read more We adopted a little girl and she struggles with a lot of issues. Darlene identified her issues quickly and really gave our daughter some tools to help her communicate and process better. Darlene is a fantastic therapist/clinician, honest, realistic, and she genuinely cares about helping people.
Tampa Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Jill Burchenal is a caring and intelligent therapist who listens with both heart and mind. Because she is skilled and clearly empathetic, I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help. You won't regret taking making that call.
Read more Jill Burchenal is a caring and intelligent therapist who listens with both heart and mind. Because she is skilled and clearly empathetic, I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help. You won't regret taking making that call.
Tampa Sep 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Tampa is located off of W Spruce St, just north of Interstate 275 and southeast of International Plaza and Bay Street. We currently share a building with FIVE Labs and Elevate, Inc., and are neighbored by Papi’s Cafe, LGC Hospitality, and Awake Activewear. The closest bus stop to us is Lois Av @ Spruce St.

Phone number

(813) 547-5120

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • Hindi
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  • English
  • Spanish
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