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1,210 people sought psychiatry/medication help at North Charleston 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 North Charleston, SC 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 North Charleston 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?

If you have noticed a change in yourself or are ready to get answers to the mental health problems you’ve been dealing with for some time now, consider working with Thriveworks Counseling in North Charleston, SC. Our psychiatric nurse practitioners are ready to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to get you back on your feet. They are board certified and specialize in a wide range of mental health conditions.

To schedule your first appointment at our office in North Charleston, visit our online booking portal or call (843) 261-5949.

What Disorders Can Be Treated Through Psychiatry?

At Thriveworks Counseling in North Charleston, our team of psychiatric nurse practitioners is highly trained to treat a wide range of mental health disorders. Some of the more common areas you can expect them to treat include:

  • Eating Disorders: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating
  • Personality Disorders: Borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder
  • Mood Disorders: Bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, minor depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders: Generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder
  • Learning Disorders: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia

Should I Work with a Psychiatrist?

If you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, you should consider working with a psychiatrist:

  • Experiencing hallucinations or delusions
  • Obsessively thinking
  • Difficulty adjusting after major life changes, stress, or loss
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Thoughts of hurting other people or yourself
  • Anxiety, worry, and fear
  • Difficulty concentrating, paying attention, or remembering things
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions of self-harm

Work With a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Thriveworks Counseling in North Charleston, SC

Here at Thriveworks, we are dedicated to providing our clients with accessible, convenient psychiatric care. If you think you could benefit from talking with a psychiatrist about your symptoms or condition, consider working with us.

Our psychiatric nurse practitioners conduct appointments online. In addition, we have evening and weekend appointments, no waitlist, flexible cancellations, and more. Our scheduling specialists are standing by and ready to help you find the care you’re looking for. When you’re ready, give our office a call.

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 North Charleston therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at North Charleston
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
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I have been seeing a therapist via Thriveworks every other week for several months and I couldn't be happier. The intake form was easy to fill out and somehow managed to put me with someone who works perfectly with me. She works at my pace, she understands and works towards our goals, and she helps me to see things more clearly as we process the issues at hand. She never 'tells me' what the issue is or how to solve but instead she leads me there so I can see it on my own as that is much more effective. I was very nervous about online therapy but after this experience with Kristen, I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of the severity of their issues. Kristen is a true professional and can ebb and flow as I am ready to process things. She has been a game changer for me, my family, and my colleagues.
Read more I have been seeing a therapist via Thriveworks every other week for several months and I couldn't be happier. The intake form was easy to fill out and somehow managed to put me with someone who works perfectly with me. She works at my pace, she understands and works towards our goals, and she helps me to see things more clearly as we process the issues at hand. She never 'tells me' what the issue is or how to solve but instead she leads me there so I can see it on my own as that is much more effective. I was very nervous about online therapy but after this experience with Kristen, I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of the severity of their issues. Kristen is a true professional and can ebb and flow as I am ready to process things. She has been a game changer for me, my family, and my colleagues.
Tar Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Counseling from counselor Barron has helped me in my day struggles of dealing with my trailer apartment burn-out, 9/11 (VCF) Washington DC [DOJ] claim, relationship of the future, and bear facts about how to handle family members who feel they can control your sexual, your income, your employment, and your future success.
Read more Counseling from counselor Barron has helped me in my day struggles of dealing with my trailer apartment burn-out, 9/11 (VCF) Washington DC [DOJ] claim, relationship of the future, and bear facts about how to handle family members who feel they can control your sexual, your income, your employment, and your future success.
Meshelle Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I am a survivor of childhood trauma. I've struggled with depression most of my life. Emily Frichtl has helped me in so many ways. I felt safe with her and over time I learned to trust her, which was hard for me. I still have a lot of work to do in learning to live with the things I've been through but I wouldn't be in a more accepting head space without the work we've done. I highly recommend her.
Read more I am a survivor of childhood trauma. I've struggled with depression most of my life. Emily Frichtl has helped me in so many ways. I felt safe with her and over time I learned to trust her, which was hard for me. I still have a lot of work to do in learning to live with the things I've been through but I wouldn't be in a more accepting head space without the work we've done. I highly recommend her.
Charleston Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Jennifer Brown and I were colleagues for several years. She demonstrates high quality therapeutic skills with compassion and empathy. Jennifer's approach to treatment is caring, strategic, and straightforward to assist the client with achievement their desired goals. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
Read more Jennifer Brown and I were colleagues for several years. She demonstrates high quality therapeutic skills with compassion and empathy. Jennifer's approach to treatment is caring, strategic, and straightforward to assist the client with achievement their desired goals. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
North Charleston Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I have worked with Jennifer Brown for a number of years and have found her to be caring, compassionate, and conscientious. She has an empathetic personality and truly cares for her clients and wants what is best for them. One of her greatest skills is her ability to ask "the right question" to help you find YOUR correct answer. Her support during the time my Mom was passing helped me get through a very difficult time. No hesitancy in recommending.
Read more I have worked with Jennifer Brown for a number of years and have found her to be caring, compassionate, and conscientious. She has an empathetic personality and truly cares for her clients and wants what is best for them. One of her greatest skills is her ability to ask "the right question" to help you find YOUR correct answer. Her support during the time my Mom was passing helped me get through a very difficult time. No hesitancy in recommending.
Charleston Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Susan is passionate about providing tools for her clients to succeed. Her love of helping others achieve their goals can be seen in the positive results.
Read more Susan is passionate about providing tools for her clients to succeed. Her love of helping others achieve their goals can be seen in the positive results.
North Charleston Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Christina Hayes Bradham is dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate when it comes to working with people. She goes above and beyond to give support to those in need. Her positive attitude and outlook in life are refreshing.
Read more Christina Hayes Bradham is dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate when it comes to working with people. She goes above and beyond to give support to those in need. Her positive attitude and outlook in life are refreshing.
North Charleston Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Susan has a gentle spirit. She is a skilled clinician who is passionate about helping people who are struggling with the issues of life.
Read more Susan has a gentle spirit. She is a skilled clinician who is passionate about helping people who are struggling with the issues of life.
North Charleston Oct 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry North Charleston is located at 4975 Lacross Rd # 351, North Charleston, SC 29406, near Sam’s Club and Walmart Supercenter.

Phone number

(843) 549-4786

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
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