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675 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Dayton in the last year

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Our psychiatric NPs in Dayton are booked, but we have 29 other psychiatric NPs in OH 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 Dayton, 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 Dayton 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?

Making the decision to reach out to a mental health professional and then actually following through with this decision can be tough. However, it is also an incredibly beneficial decision, too. And often, people only wish they had gone through with it sooner.

It might help to know that you are in good company. Millions of people around the world struggle with mental illnesses and other mental health problems every single day. Consider:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief and loss
  • Learning disorders
  • Aggression issues
  • Addiction and substance abuse

This is the shortlist of mental health challenges that many of us face in our lifetime. If you are currently in the depths of a mental health problem, we encourage you to reach out to a psychiatrist. In fact, we have psychiatrists on our team who you can talk to as soon as today.

If you are looking for a psychiatrist in or near Dayton, OH, Thriveworks Counseling is here to help. We have online psychiatrists who provide their care over the phone and video. This makes for convenient psychiatry sessions that are easy to access. If you’d like to schedule your appointment today, give us a call at (614) 428-0624

How Do Psychiatrists Differ from Other Mental Health Providers?

A lot of people don’t understand how psychiatrists differ from other mental health providers, as they all specialize in offering mental health help. Here are a few highlights on psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and counselors:

Psychiatrists: Psychiatrists have a medical degree and specialize in the psychiatry field. These professionals can provide different types of mental health treatment, which include psychotherapy (such as talk therapy) and medication. A major difference between psychiatrists and their counterparts is that they are able to prescribe medication and offer medication management to individuals.

Psychologists: Psychologists are often mistaken for psychiatrists because they sound similar and because they have similar roles. Now, as we just explained, psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they are able to prescribe psychiatric medication. Psychologists are not able to prescribe medication, but they can provide psychotherapy. These professionals have a doctorate degree in psychology, not a medical degree in psychiatry.

Therapists and counselors: Therapists and counselors, on the other hand, specialize in helping their clients in many different kinds of therapy, including (but not limited to) talk therapy, art therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and narrative therapy. Like psychologists, these individuals are not required to have a medical degree but instead are required to have a bachelor’s degree in their specific field.

In a nutshell, all of these individuals are mental health experts. However, psychiatrists specialize in the field of psychiatry which is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. Additionally, they are qualified to prescribe and manage one’s medication, while other mental health professionals are not. 

Schedule Psychiatric Services at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH

Thriveworks Counseling is proud to offer psychiatric care in and around Dayton, OH. Our practice has been dedicated to an important mission for 12+ years: We work to help people live happy, successful lives. The biggest impediments to living a happy, successful life are the many mental health challenges that you or I may encounter in any given day.

Mental health help and support is vital to living the life that you desire and deserve. If there is a challenge that is preventing you from thriving, we encourage you to talk to a mental health professional.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, you can likely benefit best from talking to a psychiatrist. They can assess and diagnose your condition as well as offer treatment that will put you back on the right path. 

Are you interested in telehealth sessions? Many people prefer to talk to their mental health provider online. You can schedule an appointment with an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Dayton, OH today. All you have to do is call (614) 428-0624 and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

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 Ohio therapists and counselors accept 28 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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dayton is across the street from KFC and Burger King, and right next to Bob Evans. Drive down Linden Avenue, and you will see that we share an office with WIngs of Love Services, among other businesses.

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(614) 963-3259

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