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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 Nottingham, MD 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 Nottingham 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?

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or another mental disorder, consider talking to a psychiatrist or another psychiatric provider at Thriveworks Counseling in Nottingham, MD

Our clients can attend their psychiatry appointments conveniently online via video. If you’d like to schedule a session with an online psychiatrist, just call our Nottingham office. We’ll be happy to assist.

When Can Talking to a Psychiatrist Prove Helpful?

Talking to a mental health professional is always encouraged at Thriveworks. Many of us endure challenges that affect our mental and emotional wellbeing, but we fail to repair or manage the damage. A psychiatrist or another psychiatric provider can help you identify these challenges, manage and even prevent them. 

Psychiatric providers often help people with the following mental disorders:

  1. Anxiety: Anxiety is characterized by uncontrollable, racing thoughts, as you can see in our example from earlier. Some people experience anxiety in many different areas of life, while others experience anxiety in specific areas or as a result of specific events. In any case, a psychiatrist can help.
  2. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD can result from a traumatic experience and is characterized by a difficult recovery. One might recall memories of their trauma which trigger harmful emotional responses. Both therapy and medication can help one manage these symptoms and heal from their trauma.
  3. Depression: Depression is characterized by a deep despair that makes day to day functioning difficult. Other symptoms include feelings of worthlessness, difficulty sleeping, changes in appetite and weight. Again, both therapy and medication can help those with depression. A psychiatrist can determine which form of treatment might work best.
  4. Eating disorders: Eating disorders include anorexia and bulimia. You might have anorexia if you are trying to lose (or maintain) a low weight by eating too little or not at all. Bulimia, on the other hand, is characterized by vomiting to lose weight or to avoid gaining weight. 

If you have symptoms of the above, know that a psychiatrist or another psychiatric provider can offer the help that you need. Not only can they diagnose your condition, but they can administer treatment.

Schedule Psychiatry at Thriveworks Counseling in Nottingham, MD

Thriveworks Counseling is committed to helping people live better and has been since its inception in 2008. Our team is here to provide you with the mental health services you’re looking for. 

To schedule an appointment with one of our online psychiatric providers, just call our office. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and get you set up for your first session.

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 Nottingham therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Nottingham
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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Ongoing sessions

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Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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I tried to call billing; I missed an evening telehealth appointment because of a widespread power outage from the massive storms of 1/9/2024. Offshore personnel had no idea what I was talking about; they said they were in the Phillippines, and in addition the language barrier was quite severe. Health professionals here are wonderful to work with; however, technical or financial issues are difficult to straighten out. I gave up and will just deal with the treating persons here.
Read more I tried to call billing; I missed an evening telehealth appointment because of a widespread power outage from the massive storms of 1/9/2024. Offshore personnel had no idea what I was talking about; they said they were in the Phillippines, and in addition the language barrier was quite severe. Health professionals here are wonderful to work with; however, technical or financial issues are difficult to straighten out. I gave up and will just deal with the treating persons here.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Nottingham is off of Belair Road and Blakely Avenue. We share a space with Driscoll Tax Group and are down the road from Wells Fargo and Chick-fil-A.

Phone number

(410) 862-4262

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin
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