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3,475 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Greensboro 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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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 Greensboro, 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 Greensboro 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?

Psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers can help people who struggle with addiction or substance abuse. They can also help people who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or another mental health condition.

If you are struggling with a mental health challenge, such as one that we just touched on, consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC. We have online psychiatric providers who can assess your symptoms and help you secure the mental health treatment that you might need. And they do this conveniently over video chat. Give us a call today to schedule your first session.

Who Should Schedule Psychiatric Services?

Mental health services are valuable to everyone’s livelihood. When it comes to mental health conditions like substance abuse and addiction, depression, or anxiety, psychiatric services can prove especially valuable. Here’s how it works:

  • If you think that you might have an addiction or substance abuse problem, a psychiatric provider will first assess your symptoms and rely on self-report. In other words, they’ll ask you to describe your symptoms. Then, they can go on to offer a diagnosis, but most importantly, a recommendation for treatment. If they determine that you need or could benefit from therapy or medication, they might even provide you with treatment themselves. 
  • If you think that you have depression or anxiety, your psychiatric provider will again want to understand what symptoms you have been experiencing. They will ask about your sleeping and eating habits, your appetite, and feelings like hopelessness or worthlessness. Once they understand the full picture, they can better offer a diagnosis and construct a plan for treatment. Again, they can provide you with therapy or medication themselves. 

We know that reaching out for mental health help can be scary or intimidating. But we also know that doing so is the right decision. And we think that you will find your time with a psychiatric provider to be incredibly helpful.

What Is the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

The major difference between psychiatric providers and psychologists is that the former can prescribe medication. This involves:

  • Determining what medication their client might benefit from the most
  • Ensuring their client understands exactly how to take the medication
  • Explaining and monitoring any potential negative side effects
  • Changing the client’s prescription as needed

If you are looking for medication management, an online psychiatric provider at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC is here to offer their expertise.

Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC

We are happy to tell you that you can meet with an online psychiatric provider at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC as soon as today or tomorrow. All you have to do is call us to get your appointment scheduled.

You can look forward to the following benefits at Thriveworks Counseling:

  • Flexible appointment times throughout the day and in the evenings
  • Flexible cancellations
  • Help from our support team 7 days a week
  • Most major insurances accepted

Reach out today 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 Greensboro therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • 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

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Self-pay costs at Greensboro
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

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Read more I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ellen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am pleased with my therapist at Thriveworks.
Vicki Feb 2024
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I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Read more I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Laura Feb 2024
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★★★★
Therapist listen and don't judge.
jayzabel Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Karen is a very good listener. I feel she has helped with me with problem solving in my life.
Greensboro Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Read more I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Greensboro Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Read more Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Greensboro Dec 2020
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★★★★
The first session seemed kind of unproductive but it's cool.
Greensboro Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greensboro can be found right before Battleground Ave and Westridge Road meet, immediately west of Country Park. Our office shares a building with Berky Orthodontics and MetLife, and is across the street from McDonalds. The closest bus stops are Battleground/Westridge and Battleground/Southeastern Eye.

Phone number

(336) 891-3857

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
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