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1,914 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Winston-Salem 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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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 Winston-Salem, 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 Winston-Salem 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?

Psychiatric providers specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions. Their medical advice and treatment might involve therapy, medication, or both. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition, consider talking to an online psychiatric provider at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem, NC. Our team is able to help you over video, enabling you to get the help that they need from the comfort and convenience of home. Give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your first session.

Who Can a Psychiatrist Help?

Psychiatric providers can help many different people. Broadly speaking, they can help those who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Here are a couple of mental health conditions that are commonly diagnosed and/or treated by a psychiatrist:

  • Depressive disorders: There are different types of depression including major depressive disorder, minor depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, postpartum depression, and others. If you are feeling depressed and believe that you may have a depressive disorder, a psychiatric provider can assess your symptoms, offer a diagnosis, and also provide you with a treatment plan or refer you to another professional for treatment.
  • Anxiety disorders: There are also different types of anxiety, which include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and others. If you are exhibiting symptoms of an anxiety disorder, you should explain them to a psychiatric provider. They can identify what type of anxiety you might be experiencing, what may have caused it, and also offer treatment.

Psychiatric providers can go on to offer therapy, medication, or another form of treatment for the above conditions as well as substance abuse, addiction, and others. They can also work with another mental health provider to ensure you receive this treatment.

In addition, some psychiatric providers specialize in adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and others.

Psychiatrists vs. Psychologists: How Do They Differ?

The biggest difference between psychiatric providers and psychologies is that psychiatric providers are able to prescribe and manage medication. Typically, psychologists cannot (with the exception of those who practice in a few states).

If you do require or could benefit from medication, a psychiatric provider can help you find a medication that works the best for you. They’ll talk to you about how exactly you should take it, what side effects you might experience, and other important information related to medication management.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem, NC

You can schedule a psychiatry appointment at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem, NC today. Better yet, you might meet with your psychiatric provider this very week if you call to schedule your appointment today. In addition, Thriveworks in Winston-Salem can offer other benefits, like:

  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Online appointments
  • Most major insurances accepted
  • Flexible cancellations
  • Assistance from our support team 7 days a week

Give us a call to schedule your appointment when you’re ready. We’ll be here.

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 Winston-Salem therapists and counselors accept 26 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 Winston-Salem
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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Clifford Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Read more My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Gloria Feb 2024
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Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Read more Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Shereen Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Read more Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Sandra Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Great experience with Suzanne Hillin
Clifford Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Read more I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Winston-Salem Jan 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Read more Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Winston-Salem Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Read more Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Winston-Salem Mar 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem is located off Country Club Rd between Greenwich Road and S Stratford Rd, in the Highland Plaza building. Across the street you will see the Winston-Salem Fire Station and we currently share the building with PNC Bank.

Phone number

(336) 203-8853

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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