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3,095 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Marietta in the last year

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Our psychiatric NPs in Marietta are booked, but we have 48 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 Marietta, 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 Marietta 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?

Esmeralda, who is 35 years old, is struggling with many uncomfortable feelings right now. She just finished the paperwork finalizing the divorce from her husband. They had been married for 10 years, but they just couldn’t work out their differences. Although Esmeralda is ready to move on from this part of her life, she still carries the emotional toll of it all.

She goes about her day and tends to her business, but she finds that she’s persistently sad, and she describes her mood as “empty” when her friends ask her how she’s doing with the divorce proceedings. On top of that, she finds she just doesn’t have the energy she once had, and she isn’t eating three meals a day like she’s used to doing.

Esmeralda is suffering from symptoms of depression, a common but often debilitating mental health disorder that, according to the National Network of Depression Centers, is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. among people ages 15-44.

If you are experiencing the same symptoms as Esmeralda, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment with an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks. It’s easy and convenient to schedule an appointment at the Thriveworks office in Marietta, GA, and visit with a psychiatrist virtually within 24-48 hours.

What Is A Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor and is a specially trained medical health professional who is an expert in mental disorders. They can also prescribe medications to address various psychological problems.

Since psychiatry is a branch of medicine, psychiatrists receive their formal training in medical school. They also must take a written exam to receive their state license and complete residency training in psychiatry.

After psychiatrists complete their residency, they become board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and must re-certify every 10 years.

Some psychiatrists decide to gain further training after their initial four years and become specialized. For example, they may specialize in sleep medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry.

Psychiatrists work in various locations, such as psychiatric hospitals, medical centers, private practices, community agencies, universities, and emergency rooms.

When Should I See a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists treat many mental health issues and emotional disorders. In the case above, Esmeralda was suffering from depression. Depression is only one of many mental disorders.

Let’s examine a couple of other mental disorders and potential treatment options:

  1. Anxiety disorder: occasional anxiety is part of everyday life, and most people experience anxiety symptoms from time to time. But anxiety disorders go beyond temporary worry and fear, and many people find they’re worried every day, either worrying about past actions or behaviors or nervous about the future. A psychiatrist may use cognitive behavior therapy as a form of treatment and may also recommend medication. Your psychiatrist will run a patient physical and assess your medical history before prescribing medication treament.
  2. Bipolar disorder: someone with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of extremely low moods that meet the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria for major depression. However, someone affected by bipolar disorder also experiences extreme high moods called “mania” or a less severe form called “hypomania.”

In addition to a physical and a medical history review, your psychiatrist may also administer psychological tests before providing a treatment plan. A psychiatrist has special training in the connection between our behaviors and emotions and the corresponding activity in the brain.

Scheduling An Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Marietta, GA

If you’re ready to talk to a psychiatrist about your symptoms, or if you think medication could help, then consider scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks in Marietta, GA. We have psychiatrists who are here for you and will be happy to meet with you, discuss your symptoms, and work on a treatment plan that works for you.

Here’s a great service you can receive at Thriveworks: our psychiatrists can conduct most of your appointments online! While you may have to come into the office periodically for a check-up, your psychiatrist will be happy to help you over video chat or phone. 

Thriveworks in Marietta, GA, also has many benefits to offer you, including convenient scheduling by phone or online and same- or next-day appointments. We can also accept many types of insurance.

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Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Marietta 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

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Marietta
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

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Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Marietta is located at 25 Whitlock Pl SW UNIT 101, Marietta, GA 30064, just off Whitlock Ave. NW

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(404) 905-1064

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