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868 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Louisiana in the last year

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Our psychiatric NPs in New Orleans are booked, but we have 13 other psychiatric NPs in LA 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 New Orleans, LA 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 New Orleans 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?

Eloise has always considered herself an overachiever. But as her graduation looms, deadlines at her internship pile up, and the pressure to find a full-time job reaches a new intensity, she starts missing classes and avoiding her friends.

Eloise also begins to panic about minor assignments and missing networking opportunities. Her girlfriend becomes increasingly concerned about this developing behavior and convinces Eloise to reach out for help. After speaking with her college counselor, she decides to consult a psychiatrist.

Eloise is nervous about the first meeting because she doesn’t think her problems require medical treatment. However, her sessions prove to be relaxing: Suddenly she can talk about the things weighing on her without feeling like a burden to her loved ones. Her psychiatrist diagnoses Eloise with generalized anxiety disorder and prescribes medication, along with calming exercises and talk therapy, to help reduce her symptoms.

By the time graduation day arrives, Eloise feels more like her old self and is able to enjoy the day with her girlfriend, fellow graduates, and family. The new medication and methods for avoiding panic-inducing situations give Eloise the power and confidence to focus on what really matters to her.

Understanding your own mental health, especially during stressful times, can feel like a daunting task. Fortunately, like Eloise, you don’t have to do it alone.

And there is no need to wait until you feel your worst to reach out. Consulting a board-certified psychiatrist at Thriveworks can help whether you’re struggling with mild or severe symptoms. Our psychiatrists are highly-trained medical professionals who are familiar with a wide range of mental disorders and know how to treat them with care and consideration.

To get started with a convenient online appointment, give our friendly scheduling team a call at Thriveworks in New Orleans, LA.

What Disorders and Mental Illnesses Do Psychiatrists Treat?

Millions of adults throughout the United States live with a mental illness. These are regular people just like you who struggle, thrive, love, create, and work while navigating their complex emotional and behavioral states. And many seek medical help to improve their mental and physical health.

Psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in New Orleans, LA treat a number of mental disorders. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia

Psychiatrists are mental health experts who have gone to medical school and earned a medical degree. They are equipped to diagnose mental and emotional disorders, create treatment plans, and prescribe medications that are catered to your unique needs.

Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by your responsibilities at work, experiencing negative thoughts about your body, or something else entirely, working with a psychiatrist to address the root of these issues can help. Psychiatry services can help with severe cases of mental distress, mild symptoms of depression, and lots of situations in between.

When you’re ready to get started, our telepsychiatrists in New Orleans, LA are here to help.

What Does Typical Psychiatric Treatment Involve?

Psychiatry is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. Psychiatric treatment can look different in different situations because no two people or disorders are exactly the same. Just as a patient with a broken leg needs different treatment from one with cancer, so, too, does a person suffering from insomnia need different care from a person who lives with addiction.

When you book a psychiatry appointment at Thriveworks in New Orleans, LA, you will be paired with a licensed professional who is ready to listen to your concerns, understand your experiences, and review your medical history to create a treatment plan best suited to your specific situation.

This plan may include prescribed medications, talk therapy, and lifestyle changes such as altering your sleep or eating habits. Sometimes, a combination of methods can prove the most helpful in addressing a client’s needs. This largely depends on the biological, psychological, and social components influencing your situation.

Once one of our licensed psychiatrists gets to know you better, they’ll be able to customize your recovery to fit your needs and goals. If you’re ready to make a change and prevent mental illness from interfering with your happiness, skilled medical professionals are waiting to help at Thriveworks in New Orleans, LA.

Schedule Your Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in New Orleans, LA

Our board-certified psychiatrists are here to help you take charge of your mental health. Scheduling an appointment through Thriveworks is incredibly easy thanks to our simple app-based booking and billing. We also pride ourselves on accepting many forms of health insurance and providing flexible cancellations and rescheduling services.

Additionally, Thriveworks offers virtual appointments through phone calls and video chats, as well as various weekend and evening sessions for your convenience. Other great perks of joining Thriveworks include participation in active community discussion boards, same- or next-day appointments, and access to your provider between scheduled sessions by email or phone.

Psychiatric assistance could be the thing that gets you back to feeling happy and in control of your life. To book an appointment with a psychiatrist in New Orleans, LA, use our simple booking tool or give us a call today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our New Orleans therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | 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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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 in New Orleans, LA is located in a building at the corner of N Norman C Francis Pkwy and Conti St. We currently share the building with Morphy Makofsky Inc. Across the street, on the opposite side of Conti St, you will find Camp Bow Wow doggy daycare. On the opposite side of N Norman C Francis Pkwy is the Mid City Park and the Norman C Francis Bike Trail.

Phone number

(504) 732-9138

Languages spoken by LA providers

  • English
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