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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 Minneapolis, MN 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 Minneapolis 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?

It can be tough to determine whether you’re depressed, or just in a temporary funk. Do you have anxiety, or do you just prefer to stay in your comfort zone because you’re more introverted than extroverted? A psychiatric provider, such as a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner, can help you differentiate between subtle emotional states and behaviors.

Psychiatric providers were trained in medical school to understand all the ways that physiology can influence one’s mental state and vice versa. They can diagnose conditions like depression, PTSD, addiction, and agoraphobia. They can also prescribe psychiatric medications to help balance out your emotional responses and behaviors. Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioners in Minneapolis, MN, are here and they’re ready to listen and provide the best treatment options.

Why Should I Work with a Minneapolis Psychiatrist?

Sometimes it feels like there’s no one to talk to. Bringing up certain topics may seem off-limits, even with trusted friends. It can feel scary to imagine peoples’ responses to your feelings or ideas. You don’t want to be judged and you fear being the subject of gossip.

You need to talk to someone who has extensive training in mental health and treatment options, not just a family member or a coworker. Consider reaching out to a Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioner in Minneapolis, MN – our top-rated mental health providers can assess your symptoms and prescribe the right medication for you.

How Can Thriveworks Psychiatry Help You?

A Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioner in Minneapolis, MN, can evaluate you for a wide range of mood disorders and conditions, including:

The treatment you pursue for any number of psychiatric disorders is a journey that you’ll go on with your mental health professional(s). Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may work for some clients, while others may require a prescription for an SSRI antidepressant or a mood stabilizer. Many clients benefit from a personal blend of both talk therapy and pharmaceutical assistance – how you proceed is up to you and your provider.

If your psychiatric nurse practitioner prescribes medication, then they will monitor you for side effects and various drug reactions. They can also respond authoritatively to any medical concerns you may have about drug interactions, dosages, and medication guidelines.

Is It Time to Change Psychiatrists?

Changing therapists or psychiatrists or another mental health provider is a big decision, especially if you’ve been seeing someone professionally for a while. After all, some therapeutic relationships last for years. It’s not easy to have the breakup conversation, but your mental health should always come first.

If you’re looking for a new psychiatrist in Minneapolis, consider what’s most important to you. Perhaps you feel that you were misdiagnosed by your former mental health provider. Perhaps you feel that your old psychiatrist didn’t listen to your concerns about your medication’s side effects. You may want to be treated more holistically. You may just be frustrated by appointment wait times or delays in medication management. Whatever the case may be, if your gut is telling you that it’s time to move on, Thriveworks in Minneapolis, MN can help you find a psychiatric nurse practitioner that suits your needs.

Telehealth and Psychiatry

Studies have shown that telepsychiatry can be just as effective as in-person treatment. Online therapy is a great way to benefit from mental health treatment when you live in rural areas, work long or odd hours, or just feel more comfortable talking via video than in person.

Telepsychiatry can be successful for many individuals with mental illness. Additionally, those looking for greater privacy throughout their counseling journey might also prefer telehealth options.

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Whether you’re shopping around for a new doctor or considering mental health treatment for the first time, Thriveworks can match you to a psychiatric nurse practitioner who will help you as soon as possible, usually within the same week as scheduling. In addition, we offer care covered by insurance.

Book your psychiatry session online, quickly and easily. Or, you can call Thriveworks today to schedule an appointment with matching assistance from our support team. Our office opens early and stays open late. Within our extended business hours you can look forward to speaking with a real human, to discuss our psychiatric services and additional benefits. We look forward to hearing from you!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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I’ve worked with Marcie and she is very empathetic and client centered therapist. She is respectful and works collaboratively with her clients to help them in their treatment. She is culturally competent and uses this to help her clients feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend her. She is professional and easy talk to and confide in.
Read more I’ve worked with Marcie and she is very empathetic and client centered therapist. She is respectful and works collaboratively with her clients to help them in their treatment. She is culturally competent and uses this to help her clients feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend her. She is professional and easy talk to and confide in.
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Getting here

Thriveworks in Minneapolis, MN is located at the intersection of Harmon Place and Hennepin Ave, across the street from Loring Park. We currently share the building with Conservis and Cafe Lurcat, among other businesses.

Phone number

(612) 445-3874

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