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1,314 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Peachtree City in the last year

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Our psychiatric NPs in Peachtree City 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 Peachtree City, 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 Peachtree City 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?

1 in 5 American adults has a mental disorder. 1 in 25 American adults has a severe mental disorder. Over 43 million adults experience mental illness each year in the United States. The worst part is, most people don’t receive the mental health care they need until at least a year after their symptoms arise.

With mental disorders like depression and anxiety leading the way, it’s essential to understand and recognize when you might need additional help. Counseling is one of the greatest treatment options for mental illnesses, but it can sometimes be very beneficial to work with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner, too. Your mind is just as important to treat as any other part of your body.

Every person’s situation and story are different, so every treatment plan should also be different. When you decide to seek out the help of a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner, you can expect to receive a well-rounded treatment plan that focuses on many areas within your life.

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Peachtree City, our mental health professionals offer medication management to their clients to help improve their quality of life in a safe, monitored environment. We can diagnose, treat, and manage the mental illness you have. If you would like to get started with a trusted mental health provider at our location, call our office and one of our scheduling specialists will help you find the best time for you.

Who Could Benefit from Medication Management?

People often assume that you must have the most severe case of a mental disorder to find benefit in medication use. However, that’s not true. Many people who experience mild forms of mental conditions can also greatly benefit from taking prescription medication. People with conditions such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders are all examples of common conditions that might benefit from a medication.

How Do I Know What Medication is Right for Me?

Starting a new medication can be scary if you feel like you don’t exactly know what you’re getting into. Luckily, our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Counseling in Peachtree City are dedicated to providing compassionate, uplifting care and will ensure that you’re educated during every step of the process.

Types of medication that your psychiatrist might find appropriate for you and your needs include antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and more. Your mental health provider will assess your specific concerns and goals as well as past medical history to determine what medication is the best fit for you.

What Should I Know Before Taking a New Medication?

Starting any new kind of medication should be done so after your complete medical history and needs are taken into account. Before starting anything new, your online psychiatrist will discuss all of the potential side effects that can be associated with your medicine.

They will also inform you what time of day to take your medication, whether or not you should eat before or after taking your medicine, and how much should be taken. This will help ensure that you are staying as safe and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions before starting a new prescription or during, just reach out to your provider and they’ll guide you through any grey areas.

What Information Does My Psychiatrist Need?

We believe that your mental health should be a partnership and encourage you to have an open and honest relationship with your provider. If something feels off or you just have a question, we want you to feel comfortable coming to us with any questions or concerns. Before you start a new medication, make sure to:

  • Disclose any medications and supplements you are currently taking
  • Discuss any allergies or adverse reactions you’ve had with different medications in the past
  • Ensure you fully understand how much and how often you should be taking your medication
  • Ask any questions you may have
  • Call your provider if you have any problems or concerns

Why Should I Choose Online Psychiatry?

There are many benefits to working with an online psychiatrist or nurse practitioner at Thriveworks. One of the best perks is how convenient it is. You can talk to your provider from virtually anywhere. With our flexible scheduling options and extended hours that include evenings and weekends, you can be sure to find something that fits your schedule. In addition to convenience, online psychiatry is comfortable and reliable. These are just some of the advantages of online psychiatry.

Note: You may have to meet with your psychiatrist in-person on occasion for assessment!

If you feel like you are a good fit for medication management, reach out to our office today to schedule an appointment. You can call our office or visit our online booking portal.

We look forward to hearing from you and starting this journey together.

Pricing & insurance

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

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4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I had a fantastic experience with Thomas from Thriveworks. He was exactly what I needed! Guiding me at just the right pace with encouragement and confidence! I cant speak highly enough about him!!!!
Read more I had a fantastic experience with Thomas from Thriveworks. He was exactly what I needed! Guiding me at just the right pace with encouragement and confidence! I cant speak highly enough about him!!!!
Craig Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have known Kathy for several years both professionally and personally and I can honestly say I have never known anyone more dedicated. She is warm, caring and compassionate. Her friendly smile alone will brighten your day!!
Read more I have known Kathy for several years both professionally and personally and I can honestly say I have never known anyone more dedicated. She is warm, caring and compassionate. Her friendly smile alone will brighten your day!!
Peachtree City Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
Read more Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
Peachtree Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Teressa Mathurin is awesome! She knows how to get to the core of the matter. She listens, validates, challenges, and motivates. She is everything that you want in a clinician.
Read more Teressa Mathurin is awesome! She knows how to get to the core of the matter. She listens, validates, challenges, and motivates. She is everything that you want in a clinician.
Peachtree Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
Read more I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
Peachtree Mar 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Peachtree City is located off Westpark Drive, behind Westpark Walk Shopping Centre. We currently share the building with Renaissance Skin Care and Homebridge mortgage lender, among other businesses. Within 1 mile of Hwy 54/ Floy Farr Pkwy and Northlake Dr intersection.

Phone number

(678) 679-9796

Languages spoken by GA providers

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Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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