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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 Elmhurst, IL 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 Elmhurst 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?

Mental and emotional disorders may be more common than you realize. It is estimated that about 26% of American adults suffer from some form of diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. While millions of adults experience issues such as anxiety or depression, these problems aren’t always talked about or even fully understood by those experiencing them.

Unfortunately, the remnants of the stigma surrounding mental health issues still remain, leaving many who struggle with these issues to feel ashamed for feeling the way they do. Many people decide not to get help because they are under the mistaken impression that they should be able to simply “move on” or “get over” their feelings.

However, mental illness is not a weakness or moral failing. Asking for professional help isn’t just okay — it’s often necessary. Just as you would see a dentist for a toothache or a dermatologist for a skin rash, it is important to see a psychiatrist when you are dealing with symptoms of a mental or emotional disorder.

If you’ve been struggling with mental health issues and don’t know where to turn, the licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in Elmhurst, IL are here to help.

Common Issues Psychiatrists Help With

Psychiatrists are helpful in many situations, not just when you’re experiencing a panic attack or suicidal thoughts. Many people consult with psychiatrists to help overcome eating disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and a host of other common issues that range from mild to severe. If you are experiencing symptoms that are preventing you from functioning normally in your daily life, there’s a good chance you could benefit from speaking with a licensed psychiatrist.

These are some common issues psychiatrists help with:

  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Low self-worth
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Insomnia
  • Self-harm or self-destructive behavior
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD
  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction and substance abuse

Just because you’re overwhelmed by symptoms of a mental or emotional disorder doesn’t mean it always has to be this way. Speak to a licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling at Elmhurst, IL to get a clearer understanding of what you’re going through and to find a healthier path forward.

How Psychiatrists Handle Diagnosis and Treatment

Psychiatrists specialize in the treatment of mental illnesses from a medical perspective. As a licensed medical doctor, a psychiatrist is often in the best position to diagnose and treat many forms of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Licensed psychiatrists not only graduate from medical school but also go on to complete a psychiatric residency, meaning they have a vast amount of experience when it comes to mental illnesses of many types.

Mental conditions can have a strong effect on your physical health, and vice versa. A licensed psychiatrist will evaluate your full medical history as well as any medications you have taken in the past or are taking currently. Having a comprehensive overview will allow them to make an informed assessment and determine what form of treatment will be most beneficial.

As medical doctors, psychiatrists can prescribe medications and provide ongoing support in the form of medication management. At Thriveworks, our licensed professionals are here to help you understand the effects of any medications you are prescribed and ensure you’re taking them properly for maximum effect. During treatment, our team will monitor for any possible side effects while ensuring the medication is having the desired result.

Your psychiatrist may also administer various forms of talk therapy and/or suggest changes you can make to improve your sleep, exercise, and eating habits. These adjustments can make a noticeable impact on the way you think and feel. You may also receive recommendations for mental exercises or mindfulness practices that can alleviate symptoms you’re currently experiencing or help prevent the onset of mental illness in the future.

If you feel that you would benefit from consulting with a psychiatrist, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Elmhurst, IL are here to help.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment in Elmhurst, IL

Thriveworks is dedicated to making mental, emotional, and behavioral health services as widely available as possible. That’s why our board-certified psychiatrists offer remote appointments — simply choose between phone calls and video sessions to speak with a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Appointment times are flexible too, including sessions in mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Need to speak to someone quickly? We work hard to accommodate same-day and next-day appointments whenever possible. Clients also get access to their providers in between appointments by phone and email in case questions arise.

Here are some other client benefits we offer at Thriveworks:

  • Flexible cancellations
  • Simple app-based billing and scheduling
  • 24-hour ask-a-coach Q&A
  • Counselor-moderated forums
  • Exclusive video content

Mental and emotional disorders can feel extremely isolating but you don’t need to face these challenges on your own. If you want to speak to a licensed psychiatrist, get in touch with Thriveworks Counseling in Elmhurst, IL to get started.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Illinois therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois- Telepsych

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Elmhurst is located at 206 N York St Suite C, Elmhurst, IL 60126, near the intersection of W. 3rd St.

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(630) 454-9810

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