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56,093 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Georgia 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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6 psychiatric NPs available at Sandy Springs
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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Stress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, +4 more

As an advocate for mental well-being, I understand the importance of patient-centered treatment.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +4 more

Allow me to assist in helping you live your life at full capacity.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

My primary goal is to serve my patients by providing care that is collaborative, comprehensive, and respectful, giving all patients the voice that the... My primary goal is to serve my patients by providing care that is collaborative, comprehensive, and respectful, giving all patients the voice that they deserve. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

I understand the obstacles in the way of seeking mental health assistance for minorities and those who have strong religious backgrounds.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

As a provider who has close associates with psychiatric issues, I understand what it takes to give care to individuals who present with diverse mental... As a provider who has close associates with psychiatric issues, I understand what it takes to give care to individuals who present with diverse mental health issues. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Stress, ADHD, Addiction, +8 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 Sandy Springs, GA 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 Sandy Springs 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?

Larry has always struggled with staying focused. When he was in school, sitting in lectures was virtually impossible. Now that he’s working full-time, it hasn’t gotten any better. While working his desk job, he finds himself zoned out, fidgeting with things around him, and jumping from one uncompleted task to the next.

His performance is being affected by his thoughts and he’s worried about getting reprimanded by his boss. He talked to a coworker about what’s going on and they advised him to seek out the help of a mental health professional. Larry agreed and soon realized that he has diagnosable ADHD. Now he’s getting the help and support he needs to thrive.

Psychiatrists can help people like Larry, as well as those suffering from other mental health disorders. They have the training and experience to diagnose, manage, and treat a wide range of concerns. At Thriveworks Counseling in Sandy Springs, GA, we offer holistic psychiatric care to our clients. If you feel like you or someone you know might also benefit from working with a psychiatrist, consider reaching out to our office.

Who Needs Psychiatric Care?

Psychiatrists treat a wide range of mental health conditions and disorders. They are able to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan as well as prescribe medication as needed. In some instances, psychiatrists also specialize in fields such as child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry.

There are many reasons why you might start working with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Sandy Springs. Some factors to consider include:

  • Violence or aggressive behaviors (towards yourself or others)
  • A change in your medication treatment
  • Addictive behaviors such as gambling, consuming alcohol, or substance abuse
  • You are a victim of abuse (psychological, sexual, or physical)
  • You’re seeking professional counseling or therapy
  • Life seems overwhelming and you’re feeling hopeless
  • Low self-esteem, concerns about your body image, and eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
  • Mental illness symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depressive thoughts, memory problems, hallucinations, or difficulty regulating emotions
  • Insomnia, hypersomnia, or other sleep problems
  • Difficulty coping with significant life changes and stress

Anxiety disorders, emotional disorders, and depressive disorders are just a few of the areas that one of our psychiatrists can provide you help with. If there is something holding you back from living the happy, successful life you want, it would be a smart decision to reach out to our office for some assistance.

What Do Psychiatrists Do?

As we’ve touched on previously, the psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Sandy Springs are qualified in a variety of areas to help their clients with their mental health needs. We only work with highly qualified, board certified psychiatrists who are dedicated to meeting the needs of their clients.

A psychiatrist can administer various psychological tests and assessments that can help determine what state your mental health is in. In addition, they will utilize psychotherapy, medication management, and more. They’ll even discuss your diet, sleep, and exercise levels to help you holistically in some cases.

Your psychiatrist will review any current medications you may be taking as well as your medical history before starting you on any new prescriptions. If you have any questions about a medication or have any concerns along the way, reach out to your provider as soon as possible.

At our office, our psychiatrists can provide care through telephone sessions and video sessions. This means you can talk to your provider from wherever you are, almost whenever you need to. Online psychiatry is convenient, effective, comfortable, and affordable.

Work With a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Sandy Springs, GA

If you think you could benefit from talking to a psychiatrist about the problems you’ve been facing, think you could benefit from therapy, or believe you might be the right fit for medication, then consider working with the mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Sandy Springs. Our team is here for you and wants you to live a full, happy life.

When you choose to work with our office, you’re choosing to receive a wide range of competitive benefits. This includes:

  • Email and phone access to your provider between sessions
  • Text support via our success navigator
  • Same- and next-day appointments
  • Evening and weekend availability in addition to our regular daytime hours
  • Flexible cancellations
  • Access to exclusive video content
  • Access to free e-books

When you’re ready to get started, schedule online or call our office. Our scheduling specialists are standing by to help you thrive.

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 Sandy Springs therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Sandy Springs
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

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I have had a wonderful experience He is kind and listens.
Heather Feb 2024
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I look forward to my sessions with Ashley!
Emi Jan 2024
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My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Read more My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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★★★★★
My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Read more My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Read more Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Atlanta Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Read more Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Atlanta Jun 2020
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I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Read more I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Atlanta Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Read more I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Atlanta Feb 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Atlanta is located at 8800 Roswell Road a135, A-245, Atlanta, GA 30350, across from the North River Village Shopping Center.

Phone number

(404) 737-2670

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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