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999 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Cleveland in the last year

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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 Cleveland, OH 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 Cleveland 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.

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Cleveland, OH Psychiatry – Meet With a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric providers possess certain certifications and skills that other mental health professionals don’t. They are able to diagnose mental health conditions, like depression, and also offer treatment for them in the form of medication, unlike other mental health professionals. 

Thriveworks Counseling in Cleveland, OH has psychiatric nurse practitioners on our team who are standing by to help you. If you are in need of diagnosis or treatment, please consider reaching out. We can get you started with a psychiatric nurse practitioner right away. Call us to get scheduled now.

Is Psychiatry Right for Me?

At Thriveworks, our mentality is that anyone and everyone can benefit from some form of mental health help. For example, many couples can benefit from couples therapy here in Cleveland, OH, as it can help them work through their relationship issues and strengthen their foundation.

Many people can benefit from talking to a psychiatric provider as well, as doing so can help them identify, understand, and better deal with their psychiatric disorders. These are medical doctors who have committed many years to gain the proper education, licensure, and training to provide psychiatric care. 

The following are disorders that are commonly treated by psychiatric providers:

  • Depression: Depressive disorders include major and minor depressive disorder, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder.
  • Anxiety: Anxiety disorders include social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse disorder and addiction
  • Eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

If you have been diagnosed with one of the above, it’s important that you talk to a psychiatric provider about your treatment options so that you can receive the right treatment. If, on the other hand, you are experiencing symptoms of a mental disorder but you have not received a diagnosis, it’s important that you consult a psychiatric provider so they can evaluate you.

Schedule with Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry in Cleveland, OH

Are you in need of medication management? Are you hoping to talk to a mental health professional about your symptoms? You’re in the right place. Additionally, you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • Care covered by insurance
  • Easy scheduling options
  • Personalized care from an expert

Book your session online with Thriveworks Counseling in Cleveland, OH. Or call our team for matching assistance. Our psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer their help and guidance conveniently over video. 

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 Cleveland therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • HealthSmart Accel

  • HealthSmart PPO

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Self-pay costs at Cleveland
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I had my first session with Kelly Black and I am looking forward to the next one. I suffer from depression and she is helping me find and use ways to deal with and reset my negative thought patterns.
Read more I had my first session with Kelly Black and I am looking forward to the next one. I suffer from depression and she is helping me find and use ways to deal with and reset my negative thought patterns.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Cleveland, OH is located off Euclid Ave, between Interstate 90 and E 30th Street. Next door to the Innerbelt Lofts, we currently share the building with Quick Employment and Central Kitchen Incubator, among other businesses. Across the street, on the opposite side of Euclid Ave, you will find the AHF Pharmacy.

Phone number

(614) 689-3972

Languages spoken by OH providers

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