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1,658 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Columbus 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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We all go through times in life when we struggle with our mental health- You are not alone and I am here to help you reach your mental health goals.

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 Columbus, 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 Columbus 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?

Mental health issues exact a growing toll on us. Anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders do more than cause individual pain and suffering. They can affect relationships and jobs, impact communities, and have a debilitating influence on society.

Mental illness can rob us of joy and passion, diminish our self-worth, and reduce us to feeling hopeless. For those feeling that way, it’s important to understand that help is available.

Some people find comfort, understanding, and even rejuvenation in discussing their problems with a family member or trusted friend. But friends and family don’t typically have the level of education and training in mental health issues in order to make a lasting impact. For that reason, it’s often better to seek counsel from a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist. It can be an important step toward living a happier life.

If you have symptoms of anxiety, depression, or another mental health disorder, a psychiatrist is a great place to start. At Thriveworks, our trained professionals can help you learn more about the symptoms you’re facing and customize a treatment program to restore balance to your life. When you’re ready to consult with a psychiatrist, call Thriveworks in Columbus, OH to set up an appointment.

When Should I Consider Seeing a Psychiatrist?

Confronting symptoms of mental illness can be frightening. You might not understand the feelings; you might even believe you are to blame for having them. Licensed psychiatrists are trained to help in precisely these kinds of situations.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the study, treatment, and prevention of

mental health issues. They treat a variety of mental, emotional, and behavioral health disorders that range in both symptoms and severity. Psychiatrists work with clients who have addiction and substance abuse issues, anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders. They also treat those with self-identity issues, trauma, phobias, and more.

Symptoms of mental illness can emerge over time or spark from a single triggering event. You may not even understand when or why an issue began, knowing only that you are experiencing symptoms and that they are interfering with your life.

Here are some symptoms that might prompt you to consult with a psychiatrist:

  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Substance abuse
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Personality changes or mood swings
  • Frequent outbursts of anger
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings of low self-worth
  • Sleeplessness

A psychiatrist can help you navigate these symptoms and their effects. When you’re ready to consult with a professional, consider making an appointment at Thriveworks in Columbus, OH.

Who Are Psychiatrists and What Do They Do?

Psychiatry is a medical field that focuses on preventing and treating mental illnesses. It’s a branch of medicine whose practitioners require significant education and training in order to become licensed and certified to work with clients.

After attending medical school, psychiatrists perform a four-year residency that typically includes time in a hospital treating people with varying mental illnesses. The residency also includes intensive training in diagnostic and treatment techniques. Further, psychiatrists complete an exam administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology to earn their board certification and they must be recertified every 10 years.

Before tailoring a treatment program, psychiatrists employ a series of medical and psychiatric tests to make a diagnosis. This is important because some symptoms of apparent mental illnesses could have physical causes. Your psychiatrist will determine the nature of the symptoms and the steps required to address them.

Treatment for mental illness is an individual process, one which your psychiatrist will customize to your needs. Talk therapy is a common method used to help clients understand and control troubling thoughts or emotions. Psychiatrists are also licensed to prescribe medications, which can be used in isolation or in combination with therapy.

Treatment programs last for varying lengths of time, depending on the client’s symptoms and their severity. A few sessions might work for one person while another might require longer-term therapy.

When you’re ready to see a psychiatrist, we’re here to help. Call today for an appointment at Thriveworks in Columbus, OH.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Columbus, OH

Deciding to see a psychiatrist can be a difficult, but important, step toward restoring your mental health. At Thriveworks, we make scheduling an appointment as easy and stress-free as possible.

Our licensed psychiatrists are available on weekdays, nights, and weekends at your convenience. They are also available in a remote capacity so you can access essential mental health services without ever stepping outside your front door.

Need to discuss something between sessions? Providers are accessible by email and phone to address issues as they arise. At Thriveworks, we accept many major insurance plans and offer a suite of additional perks, including:

  • Exclusive video and eBook content
  • Community forums moderated by mental health professionals
  • Q&A life coaching with 24-hour responses
  • 5-hour cancellation policy
  • Scheduling and billing support via text message

Ready to take control of your mental health? Call or click today for a psychiatry appointment at Thriveworks in Columbus, OH.

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 Columbus therapists and counselors accept 27 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

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbus
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 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
I enjoy my councilor and she is easy to talk to.
Suzanne Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Read more I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Columbus Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Read more I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Read more I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Read more Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Columbus May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Columbus is located off of Northwest Blvd, just east of the intersection of Northwest Blvd and N Star Rd. Our building is shared by Schultz CPA, neighbored by Star & Northwest Auto Care, and across the street from Buckeye State Bank. The closest bus stop is Northwest Blvd & Stanford Rd.

Phone number

(614) 739-8926

Languages spoken by OH providers

  • English
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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

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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
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

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