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34,941 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Michigan 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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Our psychiatric NPs in West Bloomfield Township are booked, but we have 41 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 West Bloomfield Township, 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 West Bloomfield Township 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?

Vanessa is studying for her Ph.D. while also working a full-time job. She often feels overwhelmed and stressed out. Because she’s always so busy, she procrastinates getting her school assignments done. Every time she sits down to work, she bounces from task to task and never finishes one thing. Vanessa is worried that she’s going to fail her upcoming exams.

After talking with her advisor, Vanessa decided that she needs to speak to a mental health professional about what has been going on. After a few sessions, she learns that she has anxiety and ADHD. She and her psychiatrist put together a plan of action to effectively manage her time and stay on track.

There are millions of adults around the world that struggle with mental health disorders like Vanessa. Unfortunately, many of them don’t seek the treatment they need to overcome their challenges and hardships. In Vanessa’s case, she was close to failing important exams and getting behind at work. In many instances, situations like this can worsen.

It’s essential to get the help you need when you’re dealing with mental illnesses and challenges. Luckily, working with a medical professional, like a psychiatrist, can prove to be a smart and beneficial decision. At Thriveworks Counseling in West Bloomfield, MI, our psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners are board certified and ready to provide you with exceptional care.

If you are struggling with a specific mood disorder or just need extra guidance in finding your self-worth, a Thriveworks psychiatrist can be the answer you’ve been searching for. To work with one of our mental health professionals, book online, or call our office.

Are Psychiatrists and Therapists the Same Thing?

While both psychiatrists and therapists are professionals in the mental health field, they do have their differences. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the treatment of mental disorders and have the ability to prescribe psychiatric medications. Therapists most commonly use psychotherapy, or talk therapy, to help their clients work through mental illnesses and general life challenges.

Most people with mental health conditions work with their therapists on a weekly basis. On the other hand, clients work with their psychiatrists on a monthly basis. This can vary depending on the person and their needs, however.

What Do I Need to Know About Psychiatric Medication?

As mentioned above, each person and their needs are considered on a case-by-case basis. If you might best benefit from taking a medication, your psychiatrist will provide you with medication management.

Medication management is essentially working with your provider to ensure the correct dosage is being taken, that you take your medication at the right time of day, that you know whether or not to eat with your prescription, and to monitor any potential side effects that may occur.

Before starting anything new, make sure to disclose any past medical history, any allergies you may have, and any questions you have before starting the new medication. Your Thriveworks psychiatrist will work with you closely every step of the way.

What Areas Are Treated in Psychiatry?

At Thriveworks Counseling in West Bloomfield, our team of psychiatrists are board certified and highly trained to treat a wide range of mental health disorders. Some of the more common areas you can expect them to treat include:

  • Mood Disorders: Bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, minor depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders: Generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder
  • Eating Disorder: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating
  • Personality Disorders: Borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder
  • Learning Disorders: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia

To provide you with the best treatment plan possible, your psychiatrist might utilize psychological tests, psychotherapy, medication management, and more. They might also discuss your diet, sleep, and exercise levels to cover all areas of your wellbeing.

When Should You Talk to a Psychiatrist?

There are many signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for if you think you or a loved one should talk to a mental health professional. For example:

  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Thoughts of hurting other people or yourself
  • Anxiety, worry, and fear
  • Difficulty concentrating, paying attention, or remembering things
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Experiencing hallucinations or delusions
  • Obsessively thinking
  • Difficulty adjusting after major life changes, stress, or loss

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Counseling in West Bloomfield, MI

Are you struggling to cope with complicated feelings? Are you ready to take back control of your life? Working with a psychiatrist might be the right option for you. At Thriveworks in West Bloomfield, we believe in providing accessible, uplifting care. That’s why we offer competitive benefits like:

  1. Same- and next-day appointments
  2. Online psychiatry options (Choose to work with your online psychiatrist via telephone session or video session)
  3. Evening and weekend availability
  4. Flexible cancellations
  5. No waitlist

To get started, schedule online or give our office a call for scheduling assistance. We look forward to working with 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 West Bloomfield Township 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 West Bloomfield Township
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

5.0 Thriveworks West Bloomfield Township reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I spoke with a great Therapist who was very professional and engaging. I had some questions but am not in a position to book just yet and and she took the time to answer my questions and give me some guidance. Her name was Kenya Marion and I look forward to booking sessions with her when I am able. I thank her for her time.
Read more I spoke with a great Therapist who was very professional and engaging. I had some questions but am not in a position to book just yet and and she took the time to answer my questions and give me some guidance. Her name was Kenya Marion and I look forward to booking sessions with her when I am able. I thank her for her time.
West Bloomfield Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have known Andrea Golden for over 5 years. She is one of the most loving and kind person i know. She is well educated and takes pride in her work. I can't say enough good things about her. My 3 year old son loves her. You guys are lucky to have her!
Read more I have known Andrea Golden for over 5 years. She is one of the most loving and kind person i know. She is well educated and takes pride in her work. I can't say enough good things about her. My 3 year old son loves her. You guys are lucky to have her!
West Bloomfield Aug 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have known Andrea for many years. She is nurturing, honest and an advocate for all! Andrea is a wonderful person to have in your corner.
Read more I have known Andrea for many years. She is nurturing, honest and an advocate for all! Andrea is a wonderful person to have in your corner.
West Bloomfield Aug 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Bloomfield is located at 7439 Middlebelt Rd Suite 3, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322, near the intersection of N. Pebblecreek Rd.

Phone number

(248) 609-3466

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • English
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