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1,355 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Fayetteville 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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Our psychiatric NPs in Fayetteville are booked, but we have 83 other psychiatric NPs in NC available for an online or in-person session.

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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 Fayetteville, 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 Fayetteville 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?

When was the last time you checked in with yourself to see how you are really doing? Yesterday? Last week? Last year?

It’s important that you take time to reflect mentally and emotionally. When something is off or your mood has changed, letting it get the best of you can only make things worse. Consider:

  1. Is stress at work starting to affect your personal life?
  2. Have you recently gone through something traumatic or difficult and you don’t feel like you’ve been the same since?
  3. Is it difficult for you to socialize, whether it be because of anxiety or a depressive mood?
  4. Do you have a hard time organizing your thoughts and staying on track?

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who can help you navigate all of these tricky situations and more. Whether you’re experiencing a specific mood or emotional disorder or you just feel off, a psychiatrist can be very beneficial to your overall well being.

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Fayetteville, NC, our mental health team offers psychiatry and counseling services to help you get back on your feet and thrive. If you’re experiencing something difficult or feel like you could benefit from a diagnosis, reach out to us today.

What Is a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a mental health professional who has received a medical degree. These professionals typically spend about 10 years in school to be qualified for their careers. At Thriveworks, we only work with the best, most qualified professionals.

Psychiatrists often specialize in certain fields such as geriatric psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry. Within these specialties, they focus on various disorders and challenges that people face. They’re dedicated to providing holistic, comprehensive plans of care that not only take your mental wellness into consideration but your emotional and physical wellness too.

Some people often confuse psychiatrists and psychologists. Both are mental health professionals who are able to work through a broad range of concerns. However, psychologists do not have the ability to prescribe psychiatric medications and use medication management, but psychiatrists can. They work with their clients in psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and other forms of counseling.

What to Be On The Lookout For

It’s possible that you have been experiencing unusual feelings or symptoms within the past few weeks or months. Perhaps you can’t control your intrusive thoughts or maybe you’ve been feeling particularly on edge.

Your Thriveworks psychiatrist will be able to identify the root cause of the challenges you are experiencing. Some common signs and symptoms that might benefit from talking to a psychiatrist about include:

  • Mental illness symptoms such as stress, anxiety, hallucinations, depressive thoughts, memory problems, or difficulty regulating emotions
  • Addictive behaviors (gambling, drugs, alcohol)
  • Low self-esteem or concerns about your body image that might induce an eating disorder
  • Violence or aggressive behaviors (toward yourself or others)
  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Past trauma, including abuse (psychological, physical, or sexual)
  • Racing thoughts and inability to focus

If you have been searching for client-focused Fayetteville psychiatric care, you’re in the right place. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Fayetteville, NC, we will put your needs and feelings first in whatever direction we take.

Why Choose to Work With an Online Psychiatrist at Thriveworks?

Have you ever tried to schedule an appointment with a mental health provider but they had an extensive waiting list? Have you ever tried to schedule a weekend appointment but there weren’t any available? We’re happy to tell you that at Thriveworks, we do not operate with a waiting list and we offer flexible scheduling options so you don’t have to worry about those pesky inconveniences.

We offer our clients exclusive benefits such as:

  1. Online video sessions and telephone sessions
  2. Comprehensive treatment plans
  3. No waitlist
  4. Same- and next-day appointments
  5. Evening and weekend availability
  6. Affordability
  7. Access to exclusive video content and e-books
  8. Access to your provider between sessions as needed

We only work with the best counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists at Thriveworks. If you think you could benefit from starting your mental health journey with us, we’re ready to get started

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Fayetteville therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fayetteville is near Lamon Street Park, off of North Street and Lamon Street. We are located near PNC Bank, and Rogers Funeral Home.

Phone number

(910) 490-4149

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