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2,179 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Rock Hill 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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Good news! We have 36 psychiatric NPs in South Carolina available for an online psychiatry 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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill 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?

The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Rock Hill, SC excel at the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health conditions of all kinds. They use diagnoses to help guide effective treatment, but clients are always more than their diagnosis. They are people, often in distress, who need the best mental health care possible so they can get back to the lives they want to lead. Thriveworks psychiatrists treat every client, regardless of their specific symptoms or condition, with compassion, insight, and expertise. Reach out today to schedule an appointment with one of our psychiatric nurse practitioners.

Could I Benefit from Psychiatry?

There are too many mental health conditions to describe here, but some of the main ones that can be treated by the board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in Rock Hill, SC include bipolar disorder (manic depression), personality disorders, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

Because mental health conditions are usually defined by their symptoms, people can be on the lookout for the following indications:

  • Extreme mood swings 
  • Acute spells of sadness that last longer than two weeks 
  • Extreme fears and worries 
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Memory problems
  • Atypical eating behaviors 
  • Manias 
  • Sleeplessness (insomnia)
  • Sleeping too much (hypersomnia)
  • Body fixations
  • Lethargy
  • Disinterest
  • Enraged episodes
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Violent thoughts

Get Exceptional Psychiatric Care at Thriveworks in Rock Hill, SC

When you call the Thriveworks office in Rock Hill, SC, you can see a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner quickly, usually within the same week of your initial booking. Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioners accept most major forms of health insurance coverage and offer competitive self-pay rates.

Don’t delay getting the premium care you deserve any longer. Call Thriveworks today. 

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 Rock Hill therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • 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

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Self-pay costs at Rock Hill
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 only had great appointments with Melissa. She CARES about her patients and LISTENS to my concerns and follows up at each appointment.
Read more I have only had great appointments with Melissa. She CARES about her patients and LISTENS to my concerns and follows up at each appointment.
Susan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I have been having Having my counseling sessions with Melissa Pate for grief counseling. She has been fantastic helping me thru the grief process since my husbands passing. I never thought it would be so hard but with her help I am starting to make progress. She gives me advice on references, books, and gives encouragement. I am so grateful to have found Melissa and Thriveworks. Lesley
Read more I have been having Having my counseling sessions with Melissa Pate for grief counseling. She has been fantastic helping me thru the grief process since my husbands passing. I never thought it would be so hard but with her help I am starting to make progress. She gives me advice on references, books, and gives encouragement. I am so grateful to have found Melissa and Thriveworks. Lesley
Lesley Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Virtual visits are a life saver for me in many ways. I love my counselor and psychiatrist. Response from Customer Service has always been timely and concise. I really do not have any complaints.
Read more Virtual visits are a life saver for me in many ways. I love my counselor and psychiatrist. Response from Customer Service has always been timely and concise. I really do not have any complaints.
Rock Hill Sep 2022
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★★★★★
I've told my friends about Thriveworks. It's great to have a resource like this in our community.
Read more I've told my friends about Thriveworks. It's great to have a resource like this in our community.
Rock Hill Aug 2019
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is a wonderful place to get the support you need to improve your life!
Rock Hill Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Rock Hill is located at 1030 Riverwalk Parkway Suite 203, Rock Hill, SC 29730. We’re near the Riverwalk YMCA and are next to Beam Endodontics.

Phone number

(803) 676-1276

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
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