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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 Oakdale, 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 Oakdale 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?

Psychiatric services are designed to treat a variety of mental and emotional illnesses that range in severity. Whether you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, or another mental health disorder, you’d like to talk to someone about your relationship troubles, or something else entirely, a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner can provide professional guidance and support.

Getting started is simple. Just give us a call at Thriveworks in Oakdale, MN and we’ll connect you with a provider that fits your needs and schedule.

Common Reasons to Seek Out Psychiatry

Psychiatric services can benefit a variety of challenges, illnesses, and disorders. Below is a list of some of the common reasons people seek psychiatric care:

  • Substance abuse of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication
  • Personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) and schizoid personality disorder
  • Anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder
  • Phobias, such as agoraphobia and social phobias
  • Sleeping disorders, such as insomnia and narcolepsy
  • Eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia

To get help for these or other mental and emotional issues, reach out to us here at Thriveworks in Oakdale, MN to set up your first session. We look forward to addressing your mental or emotional health issues with dignity, care, and compassion.

Psychiatrists: Who They Are and What They Do

Because of their background, psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers are able to determine whether symptoms are the result of a mental illness or a physical illness and treat it accordingly. Additionally, they can prescribe medication to help manage symptoms that arise from certain mental illnesses.

Your provider will use your behavioral, familial, and environmental background to assess your situation. Afterward, they’ll create a treatment plan that is unique to you.

Schedule Online Psychiatry Services at Thriveworks in Oakdale, MN

Online psychiatric services make receiving mental and emotional help simple. Our psychiatric services are available virtually over by video during the week, on weekends, and in the evenings.

As a new client, you may be eligible to be seen within the same week as scheduling. We’re proud to accept many different forms of insurance and to offer a flexible cancellation policy should something come up.

Book an appointment with Thriveworks in Oakdale, MN to get started. When you prioritize your mental wellness, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Oakdale is located just off the Interstate 694/ I-94 interchange. The closest intersection to the building block is 4th Street N and Hudson Blvd N. We currently share a building with Lombart Instruments and Crossroads Properties, among other businesses.

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(651) 374-9414

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