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64,278 people sought psychiatry/medication help in North Carolina 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 105 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 Charlotte, 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 Charlotte 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.

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 Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 25 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 Charlotte
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 Charlotte reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Read more Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Charlotte Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Read more It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Charlotte Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Read more I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Charlotte Aug 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Read more Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Charlotte Aug 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Read more Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Read more You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Charlotte Aug 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Read more I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Read more Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Charlotte Aug 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlotte is located in the Belle Grove Business Center off of Springbank Ln, near the intersection of Providence Rd. and Pineville-Matthews Rd. We’re surrounded by several other health facilities, including Family Spine Center, Kleinheinz Dentistry, Signature Wellness, Vascular Solutions, and Clark Pediatric Dentistry.

Phone number

(704) 325-5881

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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