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643 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Novi in the last year

Discover how starting psychiatry/medication therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +24 more
Stress, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression

As a first-generation middle-eastern mother, I understand the unique issues related to motherhood and culture.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS, +21 more
Stress, Bipolar Disorder, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression

I have a broad range of experience that contributes to my psychiatric care of patients including both medication and non-medication options for addres... I have a broad range of experience that contributes to my psychiatric care of patients including both medication and non-medication options for addressing unique patient issues. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +24 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, ADHD, +6 more

As a woman who is also a first generation immigrant, I understand the hardships of facing life challenges while paving my own path.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +25 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +15 more

As a queer man who has struggled with his fair share of anxiety and difficulties navigating this world we live in, I know how hard it can be to find a... As a queer man who has struggled with his fair share of anxiety and difficulties navigating this world we live in, I know how hard it can be to find a LGBTQIA+ mental health professional that you feel comfortable opening up to. Read more

Starting Psychiatry/medication

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 Novi, 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 Novi 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?

The Buddha once stated, “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” It can be helpful to think of self-care in terms of how you would treat a friend. If your best friend was suffering from depression, anxiety, or emotional distress that wasn’t getting better over time, what would you tell him or her? You see that your friend’s usual coping strategies aren’t working. You see that her condition is getting worse, not better, as the days and weeks pass. You see that you can support her a little by simply being there and listening, but you don’t have the expertise to really help her. You would probably make the suggestion that your friend should see a professional who had the qualifications and insights to help lead her toward recovery. Now what if that friend were you?

Treating yourself like a friend sometimes means asking for professional help. The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Novi, MI have the skills, compassion, and experience to support people on their journey toward better mental health. Seeing a psychiatrist is different from seeing your primary care doctor for a mental or behavioral health issue because psychiatrists have specialized training that enables them to effectively diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental conditions.  

What Is the Difference Between Psychiatry and Psychology?

Psychiatrists and psychologists both provide important mental health services, but they have a few key differences. Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MDs) who can prescribe medication and who also have training in psychotherapy approaches. Psychologists are usually PhDs of PsyDs and they can be counseling psychologists or clinical psychologists. They provide talk therapy but cannot prescribe medication. At Thriveworks in Novi, MI, staff psychologists and psychiatrists can work together on providing clients with the best treatment plans, which may include medication, talk therapy, or both. 

What Do Psychiatrists Treat? 

Psychiatrists treat mental health conditions of all kinds, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as a general guide. Mental health conditions are usually diagnosed based on symptoms alone. Oftentimes symptoms of one condition can overlap with another condition, thus it’s extremely important to be evaluated by a top-rated psychiatrist who can make complex clinical distinctions. The exceptional psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Novi, MI work with clients who are experiencing any of the following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorder and panic attacks
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Bipolar II disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders like narcissistic or borderline personality disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Eating disorders like anorexia
  • Sleep disorders

How Do Psychiatrists Treat Depression?

There are many different kinds of depression, including postpartum depression, dysthymia (depression lasting longer than two years), and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). How a qualified psychiatrist treats depression depends on the specific diagnosis. For example, SAD can be treated with light therapy. The symptoms of mild depression might improve with regular exercise and other lifestyle changes. For major depression, a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Novi, MI might try one or several of the following treatments:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Mindfulness therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) 
  • Prescription medication and medication management

Does Online Psychiatry Work?

Online psychiatry sessions work just as well as in-person psychiatry sessions for most mental health conditions. At Thriveworks in Novi, MI, licensed psychiatrists meet with clients over secure telehealth video conferencing software. These virtual sessions make it easier for clients who might have mobility issues or acute psychological/behavioral symptoms that hinder travel. During telepsychiatry sessions, clients can talk about their goals for therapy in a home environment where they feel safe and comfortable. Psychiatrists can also do a comprehensive client evaluation through an online session. 

What Is Mental Health?

Mental health can be very subjective, but most people would define it by feel and function. That is, someone who is mentally healthy is able to engage with their community, process normal stressors, and realize their potential. It’s a state of being that includes internal mood as well as external relationships. When someone is suffering from poor mental health, they may find that their daily functioning is adversely affected. They may have trouble with their job or loved ones. They may withdraw from society. Mental health is health, which is why it’s important to get intervention early before dominoes begin to fall. 

Talk to a Licensed Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Novi, MI

All the psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Novi, MI are fully licensed and accept most major forms of health insurance coverage. New Thriveworks clients can often meet with their psychiatrist quickly, within 24-48 hours of scheduling their appointment. They can also access their provider by phone or email between sessions. 

Treat yourself the way you’d treat a friend. Get yourself the help you need at Thriveworks. We look forward to helping 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 Novi therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Novi
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.5 Thriveworks Novi reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I had the pleasure of meeting with Daliesha Robinson who was so professional and knowledgeable and treated me such compassion.
Read more I had the pleasure of meeting with Daliesha Robinson who was so professional and knowledgeable and treated me such compassion.
Novi Nov 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★
My experience with Daliesha Robinson while performing her duty can only be described as Excellence and she’s very warm, kind spoken.
Read more My experience with Daliesha Robinson while performing her duty can only be described as Excellence and she’s very warm, kind spoken.
Novi Nov 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Novi is near Dunkin’. We are off of Haggerty Road and W 10 Mile Road.

Phone number

(616) 965-2923

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • Hindi
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  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
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