Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

87,073 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Texas in the last year

Discover how starting psychiatry/medication therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Our psychiatric NPs in Carrollton are booked, but we have 45 other psychiatric NPs in TX available for an online or in-person session.

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 Carrollton, 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 Carrollton 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?

Psychiatry is a unique form of mental health services that often uses a combination of session therapy with prescription medication to help clients find their balance. If you’ve been struggling to understand your emotions, or have felt unable to concentrate, feel happy, energetic, or fulfilled for some time, psychiatry could offer you a solution. 

Our psychiatrists at Thriveworks Carrollton, TX are trained experts with the insight and experience to meet your needs. They’ll establish a connection based on trust and professionalism. 

On top of our commitment to quality care, one of the most exciting things about psychiatry through Thriveworks is that we offer a modern, flexible way to connect with your provider through online psychiatry. 

What Is Psychiatry?  

Psychiatry, as we mentioned before, can use medication to treat the symptoms of mental health conditions. Compared to therapy alone, psychiatry may be able to more effectively help clients manage symptoms of moderate to severe forms of: 

 Our psychiatric nurse practitioners will use their skills to: 

  • Work with you to understand and diagnose any issues or stressors that they identify 
  • Find a combination of therapy, and possibly medication, to improve their client’s quality of life
  • Create unique approaches to complex issues
  • Improve quality of life and confidence for clients

How to Do Psychiatry Online

Online psychiatry is an easy-to-use option for those who value convenience without compromising on quality and is offered at Thriveworks Carrollton, TX. You can connect with your psychiatric provider without leaving your home or office—the only thing you need to do is schedule online or call to get started.

After you’ve selected a provider and are a client, you can access trusted guidance and support from your psychiatrist and get the medication you need comfortably, from anywhere. Telepsychiatry is safe, meaning that we still uphold APA guidelines and HIPAA regulations. Your conversation with your psychiatric nurse practitioner will be private, confidential, and productive.

Many people opt to use telepsychiatry for reasons such as: 

  • Living a long distance from their provider’s office
  • A lack of psychiatrists in their area
  • Busy schedule 
  • Having limited availability after an elder family member or children 
  • Issues with mobility or other chronic health conditions

Online psychiatry is a simple, effective, and safe way for you to get the mental health services you need.  

Is Psychiatry Right for Me?

It depends on the individual and the mental health condition or issues that they’re experiencing. Every client at Thriveworks is unique, so not everyone will utilize online psychiatric care. Some clients find the same benefits and notice similar progress from connecting with a therapist or psychologist instead.

Some of the medications that psychiatrists use include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, or prescriptions like cognitive performance enhancers. These medications aren’t intended to fix a client’s problems on their own, but they can give some individuals the extra help they need to enjoy a better quality of life. 

Psychiatrists use these medications as needed, balancing them with dynamic therapy sessions that aim to help clients feel empowered and prepared—not limited. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these issues, our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are here to help. 

Even if the issues you’re facing aren’t listed, our support team will do what they can to ensure you make the right connection with the right provider.

Book Today with a Thriveworks Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

If you opt to use our online psychiatry services, you’ll be able to schedule a session with your psychiatric nurse practitioner whenever it’s convenient for you. Thriveworks Carrollton, TX offers the following benefits: 

  • Coverage under most insurance providers
  • Mental health help when and where you need it — same week scheduling
  • Schedule quickly online or by phone
  • Personalized mental health care for your unique needs. 

Our online psychiatry team in Carrollton, TX can help with your mental health concerns. They’re here to listen and to provide support, all while setting you on the right path. It’s best to seek assistance from a trained expert, even when it’s difficult to understand what’s wrong.

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 Texas therapists and counselors accept 42 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

Show more
Self-pay costs at Carrollton
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 Carrollton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Ken Brown is an amazing therapist. He is knowledgeable, compassionate and able to help individuals find clarity and resolution in their lives. He has a large depth and range of experience, and meets clients where they are at to assist them in reaching their goals. I highly recommend therapy with Ken, he’s phenomenal.
Read more Ken Brown is an amazing therapist. He is knowledgeable, compassionate and able to help individuals find clarity and resolution in their lives. He has a large depth and range of experience, and meets clients where they are at to assist them in reaching their goals. I highly recommend therapy with Ken, he’s phenomenal.
Carrollton Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Ken is a seasoned therapist that maintains an equal balance of care and directness. He is a professional that helps his clients by giving them the dignity of choice yet guides them along the path to their own healing.
Read more Ken is a seasoned therapist that maintains an equal balance of care and directness. He is a professional that helps his clients by giving them the dignity of choice yet guides them along the path to their own healing.
Carrollton Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Ken Brown is a therapist for the times. Down-to-earth, non-judgemental, but with enough directness to encourage personal accountability in the process of making life changes for better outcomes. You will experience a balanced approach to healing, as he will make you feel comfortable and supported every step of the way. Highly recommended.
Read more Ken Brown is a therapist for the times. Down-to-earth, non-judgemental, but with enough directness to encourage personal accountability in the process of making life changes for better outcomes. You will experience a balanced approach to healing, as he will make you feel comfortable and supported every step of the way. Highly recommended.
Carrollton Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

12 photos

Getting here

Thriveworks in Carrollton, TX is located on E Trinity Mills Rd. We share a building with Trinity Vision, which is right next to Destiny Heights Church. President George Bush Turnpike is nearby.

Phone number

(469) 515-8872

Languages spoken by TX providers

Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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

Shown in CT

Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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

Shown in CT