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943 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Bastrop 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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Our psychiatric NPs in Bastrop are booked, but we have 46 other psychiatric NPs in TX 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 Bastrop, TX 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 Bastrop 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?

Ramsey’s ability to focus has always been his weak point since childhood—but as an adult, he’s done his best to conceal how hard it can be for him to pay attention. Still, Ramsey knows that his inability to concentrate holds him back in many regards: From his work performance to his romantic relationships, he’s struggled to keep up with the people around him. 

That’s why Ramsey is ready to talk with a psychiatrist, a mental health professional who might be able to address his unique mental health needs and determine what’s holding him back. Plus, Ramsey knows that psychiatrists can prescribe helpful medication to counteract the symptoms of mental health conditions. While he’s not sure what is keeping him from being able to focus, Ramsey hopes that connecting with someone who cares will help. 

Like Ramsey’s situation, you may also be faced with negative emotions or behavioral disruptions that are preventing you from living your life to the fullest. Call, or go online to connect with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Bastrop, TX. Our psychiatric team is ready to help make better mental health a reality for you.  

How Can Psychiatric Services Help Me? 

Psychiatric care is a specialized form of mental health care, and psychiatrists themselves are set apart from other providers, too. They’re medical doctors in addition to being licensed therapists, which grants them the ability to prescribe helpful medication to use with or without counseling services. Psychiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat many types of mental health conditions and disorders that may be difficult to manage with therapy or counseling alone, including: 

  • ADHD 
  • OCD 
  • Eating disorders
  • Major depression 
  • Social anxiety 
  • PTSD 
  • And many other mental health conditions

Just like talking with a therapist or counselor, having an open conversation with a psychiatrist about what’s troubling you can help them to understand and better treat the symptoms that you’re suffering from. Not everyone will be prescribed medication, and your treatment preferences will be a vital part of your experience in psychiatric care. The psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Bastrop, TX are here to help you set and achieve your personal goals and enjoy a renewed quality of life. 

Benefits of Online Psychiatry at Thriveworks

At Thriveworks in Bastrop, TX our psychiatric services are completely virtual, which means unprecedented convenience and privacy for you. Online psychiatry might be an attractive choice if you’re looking to: 

  • Add flexibility to your schedule: For those who are busy, traveling, or just tired, getting the psychiatric services you need shouldn’t be harder. We offer weekend and evening session times, just for you.  
  • Prioritize your mental health: Online therapy is an easy way for those who take care of elderly relatives or are watching children to find time to prioritize their own needs, as well. 
  • Reduce your existing anxiety and stress: Meeting virtually can be a lot less stressful than meeting your provider in person. Online therapy is a go-to resource for making psychiatric treatment as comfortable as possible. 
  • Connect with a psychiatrist on the go: There’s no need to travel to a brick-and-mortar office to fill a prescription or to attend a therapy session. 

Our online psychiatrists follow intensive HIPAA guidelines, the same used in our in-person sessions. You’ll be able to rest easy and get the most out of your online session, knowing that your privacy is protected and ensured. 

Schedule a Psychiatry Session Today at Thriveworks in Bastrop, TX

When you’re ready to team up with a psychiatrist to start taking steps towards better mental health, give our Thriveworks office in Bastrop, TX a call today. Our scheduling specialists are standing by to help you with the scheduling process. They’re available for you seven days a week and can offer assistance with everything from booking your first virtual session, to helping you find the right psychiatrist, even if there’s no one available locally. And when you become a Thriveworks client, you’ll unlock a great array of exclusive benefits, including:

  • Scheduling assistance seven days a week: There’s no need to stress with high-touch support from our scheduling team. 
  • Flexible appointment options: Take advantage of evening and weekend availability.  
  • Ask a life coach a question: Those burning questions don’t need to wait with our Q/A chat feature.
  • A fast response time from your provider’s office: Most of our clients have their first session within 24-48 hours of calling in for the first time. 
  • Reliable session times: 97% of our clients report that their sessions start on or before their scheduled time. 

 With online psychiatry with Thriveworks in Bastrop, TX there’s never been an easier way to prioritize your mental health needs. Partnering with one of our mental health professionals is a great way to make a new ally, who can help you to achieve emotional wellbeing and balance. Give us a call or visit online if you’re interested in finding out how a psychiatrist could help 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 Bastrop therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Bastrop
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 Thriveworks Bastrop reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Read more I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Bastrop Jul 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Trustworthy and reliable! Always felt like a priority with the services. Thank you!
Bastrop Sep 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Read more Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Bastrop Oct 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Read more This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Bastrop Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Read more Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Bastrop Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

The Bastrop Thriveworks office is located on College Street which is the feeder road of Highway 71E close to the downtown area, between Highway 95 and the Colorado River. It is housed in the Bastrop Professional Building nestled between Advanced Pain Care and Austin Retina in Suite E.

Phone number

(512) 601-5809

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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