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567 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Dacula in the last year

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Our psychiatric NPs in Dacula are booked, but we have 59 other psychiatric NPs in GA 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 Dacula, 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 Dacula 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?

To be human means that you experience a wide repertoire of emotions: sadness, despair, joy, confusion, anxiety, anger, etc. If we’re lucky, we learn how to regulate our normal range of feelings. If we’re lucky, the negative feelings don’t stick with us for longer than they have to in order to be healthy and adaptive. 

But sometimes we’re unlucky. Through no fault of our own, we inherit or develop certain mental health conditions that can interfere with daily functioning and happiness. That’s when a psychiatrist can step in to help.

The compassionate and experienced psychiatric professionals at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dacula are ready to help you get to the root of your issues through positive mental health interventions and establish an effective treatment plan that works toward your mental health and goals. 

What Is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health conditions and other behaviors that impact our lives. Psychiatric providers are medically trained professionals who specialize in mental health, allowing them to prescribe and manage medications for their clients.

Many mental health conditions are influenced by how our genes interact with our environment, and they’re part of natural variations in the human brain. However, just because these variations may occur naturally doesn’t mean that certain symptoms can’t be disabling. Whether the behaviors and conditions are taught or occur genetically, psychiatric providers help people notice mental patterns that are not helpful to them and make adjustments, as well as make their symptoms more manageable through medication.

What Types of Mental Health Conditions Does Psychiatry Treat?

Mental health conditions are typically defined by their symptoms. That is, there aren’t any particular biomarkers for conditions, only phenotypic ones (i.e., based on observable characteristics). 

Psychiatry names certain conditions with consistent traits because specific diagnoses can help guide effective treatment. These conditions are listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Some of the mental health issues treated by the psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA include the following:

How Can Thriveworks Psychiatry Help You?

The expert psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks provide personalized care to treat your unique concerns. They recognize that you are the expert in “you,” and will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan that works for you and find effective ways to help you manage your symptoms.

In order to effectively treat mental health conditions and manage client symptoms, psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA will start with a comprehensive assessment. This might include the following:

  • Discussion of goals for treatment 
  • Discussion of cognitive and behavioral symptoms
  • Psychoeducation on mental health issues
  • Discussion of lifestyle habits
  • A psychosocial evaluation
  • A full medical history
  • A family medical history
  • Psychological tests

After this initial evaluation, psychiatrists and their clients can develop a treatment plan. Treatment may include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Prescription medication 
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) 

How Are Psychiatrists and Psychologists Different?

Psychiatrists and psychologists differ in multiple ways, but the key difference, in a clinical treatment setting, is that psychiatrists can prescribe medication. Unless they are a “medical psychologist” or “prescribing psychologist” located in New Mexico, Louisiana, Illinois, Iowa, or Idaho, psychologists are not permitted to prescribe medication. 

Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MDs) who attended medical school. Clinical psychologists and counseling psychologists usually have doctorate degrees (PhDs or PsyDs) in psychology. Aside from psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PHMNPs), you might also encounter these additional mental health providers at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA:

  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs), who provide solution-focused counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Psychotherapists, who are any providers who do psychotherapy (talk therapy).
  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who provide counseling and guidance for social services.
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), who provide relationship counseling.

Because all providers are on the same staff, psychiatric professionals at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA also have the option of working with their colleagues to best serve their clients. 

Does Insurance Cover Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that is typically covered by health insurance coverage. At Thriveworks, psychiatric providers who practice online through HIPAA-compliant, secure telehealth sessions accept most major forms of health insurance. 

If you don’t know if your insurance plan covers psychiatry, Thriveworks can help you figure it out. Thriveworks in Dacula, GA also offers self-pay rates for those out-of-networks. 

Psychiatrists in Dacula, GA: Thriveworks Telehealth and Psychiatry Dacula

The psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA are all top-rated, experienced, and compassionate providers who want to help their clients live their best lives. Thriveworks clients also get to experience other benefits, like: 

  • Easy scheduling using our online booking tool — or you can call in to talk to our friendly scheduling specialists
  • Evidence-based therapy and psychiatry from expert mental health professionals
  • Affordability: Thriveworks providers take most major forms of insurance 
  • In-person or online counseling options, for added convenience in your mental health care

Exceptional psychiatrists like those at Thriveworks don’t try to change who you are. They want to help relieve your suffering and realize your dreams. This means they work closely with clients to address the issues that are meaningful to them. Whether you’re experiencing postpartum depression, social anxiety, agoraphobia, or something else, a Thriveworks psychiatrist can talk to you about your concerns and get you on the right path to recovery. 

Don’t wait to get the help you need to feel better. Book a session today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Dacula 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 Dacula
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

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I could not be happier with my psychiatric nurse she’s very thorough, responsible, and caring individual. I appreciate that if I fail to reach out to her on the minute, she takes the time to reach out to me to get our meeting started, and is very attentive to any notice that I give her And I appreciate her recommendations
Read more I could not be happier with my psychiatric nurse she’s very thorough, responsible, and caring individual. I appreciate that if I fail to reach out to her on the minute, she takes the time to reach out to me to get our meeting started, and is very attentive to any notice that I give her And I appreciate her recommendations
Gregory Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My online nurse is a very reliable and knowledgeable practitioner who knows her field. I have had issues with Thriveworks links on occasions and the nurse has personally reached back out to remedy the issue. And always gives me knowledgeable advice regarding my situation which has been rather complex. My nurse is well worth the time and always gives me good advice and truly cares for my wellbeing. Thank you!
Read more My online nurse is a very reliable and knowledgeable practitioner who knows her field. I have had issues with Thriveworks links on occasions and the nurse has personally reached back out to remedy the issue. And always gives me knowledgeable advice regarding my situation which has been rather complex. My nurse is well worth the time and always gives me good advice and truly cares for my wellbeing. Thank you!
Greg Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dacula is located on Teron Trace Rd, off of Braselton Hwy. We are near other health centers including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, Smiles Forever Orthodontics, and Gwinnett Orthopedics. Across the highway from our building is Duncan Creek Park.

Phone number

(678) 264-3647

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
  • Creole
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