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1,981 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Cumming 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 Cumming are booked, but we have 59 other psychiatric NPs in GA 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 Cumming, 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 Cumming 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?

Marcus struggles with depression and anxiety. To his friends and family, it seems as if nothing is “wrong” with him and that he’s a happy, hardworking adult. While that is true in some cases, Marcus often puts on a happy face when he struggles with his emotions. 

Some tasks are more challenging for him, like presenting during meetings at work or putting on clean clothes when he’s having a rough morning. Although his anxiety and depression aren’t considered severe, he could still benefit from more than just counseling. Whether you’re like Marcus or struggle a little more with your mental health, a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner can help.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been battling a mental disorder for several months or several years. There gets to be a point where you’ve had enough of being held back from living a happy and successful life. If you’re struggling with a mental illness, you might benefit from talking to a psychiatrist.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Cumming, GA, we have psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners who have the training, education, and expertise to help their clients take the medications they need safely and effectively. At our office, we are dedicated to providing you with the uplifting, accessible care you deserve. If you are experiencing a mental health condition and feel like you might benefit from talking to a psychiatrist, consider reaching out to our office today. 

Why Do I Need Medication Management?

“Do I know how much medication I should be taking?” “Are my current medications going to be negatively affected by a new medication?”

These are essential questions to answer when thinking about starting a new medication. Luckily, a psychiatrist can answer those questions in addition to providing you all of the information you need. If you do end up meeting with a nurse practitioner or psychiatrist about a prescription medication, be sure to:

  1. Disclose any and all medications you are currently on
  2. Discuss any allergies or issues you have had with past medications
  3. Understand how much of the medication you should be taking, at what time of the day, and with or without food
  4. Continue to take your medication exactly as prescribed
  5. Speak with your provider if you have any questions or concerns about the medication you are on

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Cumming, we are client-focused and understand the importance of a partnership in your mental health journey. No matter the question, concern, or topic you’d like to discuss, our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are only a phone call or click away. 

Who Is Medication Management For? 

As you might have guessed by now, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at our office in Cumming can help their clients with a broad range of concerns and needs. There is often a misconception that only the most severe cases of mental illness are the right fit. However, even mild cases can show significant success in using medication to overcome hurdles. Whether you’re struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one, are battling depression, have relationship problems, or just have low self-esteem. Medication can help. 

What Are the Benefits of Psychiatry? 

Aside from getting the much-needed support you’ve been searching for, working with an psychiatrist or nurse practitioner has many other added benefits. As we mentioned earlier, we only work with board-certified, client-focused mental health professionals at Thriveworks. We also: 

  • Are caring, compassionate, and accessible 
  • Have weekend and evening appointments in addition to our regular daytime hours 
  • Have flexible cancellations 
  • Do not have a waitlist 
  • Can often get our clients into a session within 24-48 hours of their initial call 
  • Accept most major insurance carriers and offer self-payment options as well 
  • Offer both telephone counseling and video chat counseling options 
  • Provide free e-books and access to exclusive video content 

Plus, many other benefits. As soon as you’re having an issue or concern with your medication or simply need to check-in, our providers are readily available to you. 

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Cumming, GA

We understand just how difficult it can be to manage and cope with difficult emotions and mental concerns. However, you don’t have to do it alone. When you’re ready to take the next step towards bettering your overall well-being, just give our office a call. We can get you started with our psychiatric services today.

We look forward to meeting you and helping 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 Cumming therapists and counselors accept 22 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

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Cumming
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 Thriveworks Cumming reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Read more Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Read more Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Read more Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Cumming Jan 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Read more Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Cumming Dec 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Read more Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Read more Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Read more I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Read more I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Cumming May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cumming is located on Southard Trace off of Castleberry Rd. We are next door to Skin By Design, and share a building with 400 North Sports Massage, Farmers Insurance, and Krixi Corporation. Caddyshack Golf Carts of Georgia is directly behind us. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(770) 824-3025

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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

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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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