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1,541 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Chicago 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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Does Thriveworks offer psychiatric services?

Yes, we offer comprehensive psychiatric services to meet your mental health needs.

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 Chicago, IL specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.

What is the difference between a mental health therapist & psychiatrist?

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, though 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 is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

A Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a highly trained and licensed professional who specializes in mental health care. They are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, prescribe medications, and provide therapy. Psychiatric NPs at Thriveworks are qualified to prescribe medications for a variety of mental health conditions. They work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

How do psychiatric 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.

Can I receive psychiatric services online?

Yes. At Thriveworks, we offer online-only psychiatry services for optimal comfort and convenience.

How long does psychiatry last?

Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Chicago 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 a year. Treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client’s goals for treatment.

Is anxiety treated with psychiatry?

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication and provide therapeutic treatment for anxiety, although not all psychiatrists offer therapy. At Thriveworks, medication management is via online psychiatry sessions.

Does Thriveworks accept insurance for psychiatric services?

Yes, Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans. We strive to make mental health care accessible and affordable for everyone.

Need more help deciding?

Some individuals don’t believe their issues are severe enough to warrant a psychiatrist’s attention in the first place. However, if mental health concerns are interfering with your relationships and your happiness, it’s a good idea to address them. Mental and emotional disorders can cause uncomfortable symptoms and rob you of many of life’s small joys, leaving you feeling generally dissatisfied or unhappy.

If you’re struggling with a mental illness like anxiety or depression, it can be hard to know the best next step to take. The psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Counseling in Chicago, IL are standing by to help you feel like your normal self again.

When Should I Consider Consulting with a Psychiatrist?

The word “psychiatrist” is one many people find intimidating. Perhaps the first thing they think of is a movie or TV show character who needed help with a severe disorder. While psychiatric providers do help many forms of extreme mental disorders, this isn’t their only function. Psychiatry deals with a broad spectrum of mental illnesses, including issues such as anxiety and depression.

It’s important to realize that mental illnesses can affect anyone. There are many symptoms that may lead you to visit a psychiatrist. These are just a few examples:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm
  • Substance abuse or addiction

Psychological problems don’t have to control your life. If you’re struggling and in need of compassionate guidance and support, consider scheduling a virtual visit with one of our psychiatric nurse practitioners in Chicago, IL.

Schedule a Telepsychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Chicago, IL

Thriveworks Counseling is dedicated to meeting the needs of clients struggling with mental health issues of all kinds. This is why we strive to make our services as accessible as possible. If you have a busy schedule, you can take advantage of our evening and weekend time slots.

We also offer our psychiatry services by video for your convenience. Most clients find psychiatric services to be just as effective handled remotely as it is in an office environment.

You can take the first step toward making your mental health a priority. If you feel that mental disorders are holding you back from achieving your goals, you don’t have to feel alone. Schedule a virtual appointment with a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner today at Thriveworks Counseling in Chicago, IL.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Chicago therapists and counselors accept 15 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Quest Behavioral Health

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Self-pay costs at Chicago
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 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Therapist was able to help me become a better person and defeat the many shells I had to break
Leonardo Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I have worked with Gary Zurawski, professionally, for many years. His thoughtfulness, skill and compassion comes through in his relationships with patients in a professional manner. He connects with them in a way that allows for a productive interactive experience.
Read more I have worked with Gary Zurawski, professionally, for many years. His thoughtfulness, skill and compassion comes through in his relationships with patients in a professional manner. He connects with them in a way that allows for a productive interactive experience.
Chicago Jun 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chicago is located at 333 Michigan Ave Suite 1810, Chicago, IL 60601, right next to Fannie May and Blackhawk’s Store. We’re also close to the intersection of E. Lower Wacker and N. Michigan Avenue.

Phone number

(224) 529-3470

Languages spoken by IL providers

  • English
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