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1,576 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Asheville 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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Good news! We have 83 psychiatric NPs in North Carolina available for an online psychiatry session.

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 Asheville, NC 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 Asheville 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?

If you’re struggling with a mental illness or emotional disorder, help is available to you. Our board-certified psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Asheville, NC offer remote appointments by video so you can prioritize your mental health comfortably and conveniently. Book your session online or call our scheduling team to get started today.

Reasons to See a Psychiatrist

People reach out for psychiatric services for a number of reasons, including:

  • Panic attacks
  • Social anxiety
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Body image issues
  • ADHD or concentration problems
  • Insomnia
  • PTSD or trauma
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression

Are you experiencing symptoms that are keeping you from feeling your best? If something doesn’t feel right and you’re concerned about your mental health, the psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Asheville, NC are here to support you and help you get your life back on track.

Whether you’re trapped in a cycle of negative thoughts, feel uncomfortable symptoms of anxiety, or are experiencing another mental health issue, seeing a mental health professional can make a difference.

What Diagnosis and Treatment Looks Like

When you first see a psychiatrist, you’ll have the chance to open up about your struggles. Your psychiatric provider at Thriveworks will want to hear about your symptoms, their severity, and how they are interfering with your life.

Once they’ve reached a diagnosis, your psychiatric provider can develop a treatment plan that is targeted to alleviate your symptoms and reach your goals. Treatment of mental health issues is not a one-size-fits-all approach; however, in most cases, clients can expect some form of talk therapy, prescription medication, or a mix of the two.

The right treatment plan for you will depend on your symptoms, concerns, and goals for the future. When you’re ready to get started, reach out to Thriveworks in Asheville, NC to meet with a psychiatric provider.

Schedule an Appointment in Asheville, NC

Mental health issues can feel overwhelming, frustrating, and even frightening — but you do not need to face them alone. Our mental health staff is dedicated to helping clients overcome their symptoms and live healthy, happy lives.

At Thriveworks, we’re committed to providing mental health services in a way that is most convenient for you. That’s why our psychiatry appointments are held remotely by phone or video with time slots available throughout the week and on weekends. Clients can cancel and reschedule appointments with less than a day’s notice and can even do so via text message.

When you’re ready to speak with a psychiatric provider, we look forward to helping you thrive. Reach out to Thriveworks in Asheville, NC to find an appointment that fits your schedule. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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 Asheville therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Asheville
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Shannon is such a God send. I am so thankful to be working with her. I look forward to healing with her.
Read more Shannon is such a God send. I am so thankful to be working with her. I look forward to healing with her.
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Andrew is very intelligent and clearly understands how to make important connections and provide resources!
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Asheville is off of Patton Avenue, and near Thirsty Monk and Jerusalem Garden Cafe. Across the street is Pritchard Park and Sonora Cocina Mexicana.

Phone number

(828) 523-9140

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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