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10,499 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Illinois in the last year

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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 Evergreen Park, 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 Evergreen Park 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?

You might be looking to meet with a psychiatrist to find relief from the negative emotions and symptoms of mental health conditions that are holding you back. Connect with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IL for personalized psychiatric care.

Reach out today to partner with an industry-leading professional and start regaining your confidence and reclaiming the peace you deserve in your daily life with our psychiatric services. 

What Is a Psychiatrist? How Can They Help?

Psychiatrists are experienced mental health professionals and can help clients in unique ways. Psychiatrists: 

  • Have the ability to diagnose and treat mental health disorders and conditions 
  • Prescribe helpful medication for their clients 
  • Can use a combinative approach with both therapy and prescriptions 

While psychiatry might sound a bit intense when you read over words like “medical doctor” and “prescriptions”, don’t be alarmed. Our psychiatric nurse practitioners are expert listeners. If you’re considering psychiatric services, it’s best to know that generally, psychiatrists are better equipped to treat more severe cases of mental health disorders and conditions that ordinary therapy measures might not help to alleviate. Some common conditions and disorders that our psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IN can help treat include: 

  • ADHD 
  • OCD 
  • Eating disorders
  • Recovery from alcoholism or drug abuse
  • And many other mental health conditions 
  • Depression 
  • Social anxiety 
  • PTSD 

Book an Online Psychiatry Session with Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IL

At Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IL, we’re here to help you start moving forward with our virtual psychiatric services. Taking the time to truly examine and manage your mental health with the help of one of our psychiatric nurse practitioners could allow you to be more fully engaged and at peace during your daily life. 

When you contact our office, you’ll get assisted with every part of your client experience by our scheduling specialists. They’re available seven days a week; from setting up your insurance to cover any costs, to helping you find the right provider, our scheduling team has your back. Choosing to enroll with us also offer exclusive benefits, including: 

  • Evening and Weekend Appointments: Work around your busy schedules with evening and weekend session times.
  • Flexible Cancellations: Our flexible cancellation policy allows you to cancel or reschedule your session for free—just give us a few days’ notice.
  • Real, Lasting Relationships: We have a full-time, dedicated team who build long-standing careers and lasting relationships with clients.

Psychiatric services can be helpful for those who are finding it difficult to manage the symptoms of a behavioral or emotional disorder or other severe forms of mental illness. Partnering with a Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioner could provide you with the stability and professional guidance you need to start enjoying life once more. Reach out to our office in Evergreen Park, IL to find out more about our psychiatric services, and to connect with a psychiatric nurse practitioner that’s right for you. 

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 Evergreen Park therapists and counselors accept 23 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 Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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My session is wonderful. I feel good about how it's going.
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I feel very comfortable with my Dr. Very easy to talk to.
Patricia Jan 2024 verified review
I would like to say thanks to Stephanie for her great care and counsel. She is patient, kind and professional. She's a great listener and encourages and challenges you to make positive changes in your life. No matter what situation you are facing she reminds you that you can achieve positive change in your life. She helps you not to give up hope. I recommend her to all my friends and family.
Read more I would like to say thanks to Stephanie for her great care and counsel. She is patient, kind and professional. She's a great listener and encourages and challenges you to make positive changes in your life. No matter what situation you are facing she reminds you that you can achieve positive change in your life. She helps you not to give up hope. I recommend her to all my friends and family.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evergreen Park is located off of S Western Ave. We share a building with Midwestern Career College and Advocate Children’s Medical Group among other businesses. In addition, the Western Ave and 98th St. Bus Stop is at the corner of our building.

Phone number

(773) 985-4588

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