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1,880 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Detroit in the last year

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Our psychiatric NPs in Detroit are booked, but we have 36 other psychiatric NPs in MI 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 Detroit, MI 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 Detroit 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?

Caitlin’s family notices a personality change in their happy girl. Normally, she lights up every room with her smile. Lately, though, she isn’t smiling much. She’s quieter than usual, too. 

Caitlin keeps to herself as often as she can. She leaves her apartment to go to work each morning, but otherwise, she prefers to stay in bed. Her friends keep calling her but she’s sick of forcing a smile and acting like everything’s okay. She no longer has the energy. 

Her sister forces Caitlin to let her in. They sit on the couch and talk at length about how Caitlin has been feeling. She explains the sadness that has been weighing her down. She also details other symptoms like:

  • Hopelessness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • No appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Lack of interest
  • Isolation from others

After their conversation, Caitlin schedules an appointment with a psychiatrist. Again, she details exactly how she’s been feeling. Her psychiatrist is able to diagnose her with depression and get her started with therapy as well as an antidepressant.

Psychiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms that you would like to talk to a psychiatrist about, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Detroit, MI. We can help.

What Is a Psychiatrist?

Simply put, a psychiatrist is an expert on mental health. These individuals specialize in diagnosing and also treating people who have mental illnesses. Psychiatrists spend many years studying to understand our physical and mental health and how they intertwine. 

Psychiatrists serve to help people manage or recover from their mental health condition. Common and serious mental health conditions include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety disorders

It’s normal to go to the doctor when you are feeling unwell. This is true for your physical and your mental health. If your mental health is suffering or you’re experiencing an emotional disturbance, you should consult a psychiatrist.

How Do Psychiatrists Help?

Psychiatrists help by first assessing your symptoms, both mental and physical. They can then make a diagnosis, based on their evaluation and psychological tests. Next, they work with you to develop a treatment plan that helps you manage and/or recover from your disorder.

Here are a few common responsibilities and objectives of psychiatrists:

  • Helping their clients manage long-term conditions with therapy and/or medication
  • Providing professional guidance about lifestyle habits or changes
  • Working with an individual’s loved ones to enhance care
  • Working with an individual’s general physician or therapist

Psychiatrists can prove helpful in many different scenarios. They might prove especially helpful if you need immediate medical assistance, your condition is complex, or you need medication. 

Psychiatrists can prescribe medication and provide their clients with medication management, unlike other mental health professionals. When they prescribe medication, medication management is the process of monitoring one’s use of the medication. They explain explicitly how the individual should take their medication and make clear the potential negative side effects of the medication.

If you receive mental health care, it’s important to remember that treatment often isn’t linear: In other words, some days you might take a few steps forward and others you might take a few steps back. However, you should also know that your psychiatrist will be there to help you along this journey.

Schedule Online Psychiatric Care in Michigan

Thriveworks Counseling offers our clients online psychiatry. This means that you can meet with a psychologist virtually in telephone or video sessions. This is a comfortable, convenient, and secure approach to psychiatric care.

To schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks psychiatrist in Detroit, Michigan, just call our office. Our scheduling team would be happy to help you.

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 Detroit therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Detroit is located on Griswold St near the corner of Griswold and W Congress St, just north of the Detroit River. Our office is in the Ford Building along with many other businesses, including Crawford & Associates, PLLC., Jimmy John’s, Bendzinski & Company Municipal Finance Advisors, and Detroit Print Shop. We’re neighbored by Downtown Detroit Dental, the Qube Building, and Buhl Bar. The closest bus stop is Congress & Griswold.

Phone number

(734) 336-1841

Languages spoken by MI providers

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