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1,296 people sought psychiatry/medication help at College Station 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 College Station are booked, but we have 56 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 College Station, 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 College Station 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?

Greg’s job takes him all over the U.S. As a geological surveyor, he’s hiked through deserts, coastal forests—you name it. He’s got plenty of great stories to tell, that’s for sure. While he loves his job, the time he spends at home is a bit lackluster in comparison. After separating from his partner Rainey last year, he’s felt stuck in a negative thought loop for six months now. 

Greg usually relies on friends and family as a support system and for socializing, but now that he’s feeling down, those connections have started to wither. Those close to him are concerned about his mental health and have checked in to make sure that he’s doing alright. His best friend Tim has suggested that he talk with a mental health professional—now Greg is considering it. 

If your situation seems similar to Greg’s, then perhaps you’ve been considering whether mental health services could benefit you. At Thriveworks in College Station, TX, we know that anyone, at any stage in their lives, can benefit from connecting with one of our providers. And for many, our psychiatry program offers a convenient and effective way to get quality mental health care. 

What Is a Psychiatrist? How Can They Help Me? 

If you’re unfamiliar with what psychiatry is, then you’re probably not sure how it can assist your mental health issues. For starters, psychiatrists are a specialized type of mental health professional—they’re medical doctors who are also licensed therapists. Using their expertise, they’re often better equipped than other types of providers to treat more severe or persistent mental health conditions and disorders such as: 

  • ADHD 
  • OCD 
  • Depression 
  • Social anxiety 
  • PTSD 
  • Eating disorders
  • Recovery from alcoholism or drug abuse
  • And many other mental health conditions 

If you’re not seeing your area of concern listed, don’t worry. Our psychiatrists are here to help—they’ll partner with you to address your needs and create a treatment program that suits you. 

Using their medical background, psychiatrists can prescribe helpful medication for their clients. Though it might sound intimidating to think about being prescribed something, keep in mind that any concerns or questions you have will be addressed by our Thriveworks psychiatric team. 

That being said, psychiatric services aren’t for everyone. In fact, many people find the care they need through connecting with one of our therapists or counselors. Regardless of the mental health professional that you’re matched with, you’ll get the same personalized experience that thousands of people across the country have come to expect from Thriveworks. 

What Are the Benefits of Online Psychiatry? 

 For those with busy schedules, online psychiatry offers a great way to be able to connect with a provider without missing a beat. You might find our virtual services to be appealing if you’re interested in: 

  • Prioritizing your mental health: Online therapy is an easy way for those who take care of elderly relatives or watch children to find time to prioritize themselves, too. 
  • Reducing anxiety: Meeting virtually can be a lot less stressful than meeting your provider in person. We always strive to eliminate some of the stigma surrounding seeking mental health services. Online therapy is a go-to resource for making psychiatric treatment as comfortable as possible. 
  • Connecting anywhere: There’s no need to travel to a brick-and-mortar office to fill a prescription or to attend a therapy session. 
  • Convenient scheduling options: 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. 

Our online sessions also follow the same strict APA and HIPAA guidelines to ensure that your information and session stays private. Rest easy, knowing you can connect with your psychiatrist without compromising on safety. 

Schedule a Psychiatry Session with Thriveworks in College Station, TX

Don’t let uncertainty and social stigma push you away from prioritizing your mental health needs. Psychiatry services through Thriveworks could offer you relief from your mental health concerns. With our online session options, connecting with one of our providers can be done from home, the office—anywhere. And if you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, or another type of disorder, it’s better to address the symptoms you’re experiencing than to avoid them and let the situation escalate. 

When you call to schedule a session with our office in College Station, TX, you’ll be put in touch with our team of scheduling specialists. They’re available seven days a week to assist you with setting up insurance to cover any costs, finding the right appointment time, or even locating a provider if there’s no one in your immediate area. And when you enroll with us, you’ll get insider benefits, like: 

  • Ask a life coach a question, 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. 
  • Assistance setting up your insurance to cover costs.
  • Flexible appointment options, including those in the evenings and on the weekends. 

So if you’ve been waiting to feel the difference that a psychiatrist can make in your life, call Thriveworks in College Station, TX to start making the move towards better mental health. 

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 College Station therapists and counselors accept 33 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • 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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at College Station
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

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4.5 Thriveworks College Station reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

We are in the same building as Schulte Roofing, Bank of America, Marine Corps Officer Selection Office, Core Construction, and Northwestern Mutual, as well as many other businesses. Next door is an Exxon gas station on one side, and on the other is Embassy Suites by Hilton, as well as The Saber Bar & Grill and Burger Mojo. Across the street is Brake Check and U-Haul Moving and Storage. We are close to the intersection of Texas Ave South and University Drive.

Phone number

(979) 977-1517

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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