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Starting Psychiatry/medication

Does Thriveworks offer psychiatric services?

Yes, we offer comprehensive psychiatric services to meet your mental health needs.

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 Jackson, MS specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.

What is the difference between a mental health therapist & psychiatrist?

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, though 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 is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

A Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a highly trained and licensed professional who specializes in mental health care. They are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, prescribe medications, and provide therapy. Psychiatric NPs at Thriveworks are qualified to prescribe medications for a variety of mental health conditions. They work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

How do psychiatric 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.

Can I receive psychiatric services online?

Yes. At Thriveworks, we offer online-only psychiatry services for optimal comfort and convenience.

How long does psychiatry last?

Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Jackson 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 a year. Treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client’s goals for treatment.

Is anxiety treated with psychiatry?

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication and provide therapeutic treatment for anxiety, although not all psychiatrists offer therapy. At Thriveworks, medication management is via online psychiatry sessions.

Does Thriveworks accept insurance for psychiatric services?

Yes, Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans. We strive to make mental health care accessible and affordable for everyone.

Need more help deciding?

Jackson Psychiatry—Psychiatric Services in Jackson, MS

Psychiatrists can help their clients understand their thoughts and feelings, assess and diagnose mental disorders, and also offer psychiatric treatment.

If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or another mental disorder, please consider talking to a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are experts in the mental health field who are qualified to provide life-changing mental health care. 

Thriveworks Counseling in Jackson, MS has online psychiatric nurse practitioners on our team who can help you as soon as this week. If you’d like to set up an appointment with one of these professionals, call us today. We’re ready when you are.

How Can a Psychiatrist Help Me?

Have you ever experienced symptoms of a mental health condition? Have you ever felt unwell, but you weren’t sure why or how to feel better? A psychiatrist can step in and offer the help you need. Please consider talking to a psychiatrist if you are experiencing…

  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Substance abuse problems
  • Addictive habits/behaviors
  • Anxiety or depressive feelings
  • Thoughts of self-harm

These are just a few challenges that might strike alarm. If you are feeling mentally or emotionally unwell, psychiatric providers can offer their guidance and assistance.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners are qualified to help their clients in ways that other providers cannot. In addition to diagnosing mental illnesses, they can recommend treatment and then also lead your treatment, which might include medication. In many cases, therapy and medication prove to work well in tandem. 

What Exactly Is Medication Management?

Medication management is probably exactly what you think it is. This refers to the process of understanding your mental disorder and the medication that you are prescribed for it. Psychiatrists can offer medication management to their clients, which involves explaining the exact dosage of one’s medication and how to take it (for example, with or without food). They will make these instructions abundantly clear.

Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Jackson, MS

Thriveworks Counseling is committed to helping you. If you believe that you can benefit from consulting a psychiatrist, we can get you scheduled with a psychiatry appointment immediately. In addition, you can expect to meet with your provider in the same week. Receiving quality care quickly is important.

If you’d like to schedule a psychiatry appointment at Thriveworks, you can look forward to having telehealth sessions with your provider over video. Either way, we look forward to meeting with you virtually. Call our office today if or when you are ready to schedule your first psychiatry session!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Jackson therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Jackson
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Jackson is located at 4811 Old Canton Rd Suite A, Jackson, MS 39211, next to the post office.

Phone number

(601) 202-9114

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