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1,061 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Conroe 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 Conroe are booked, but we have 52 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 Conroe, 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 Conroe 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?

Max didn’t want to admit that he had an eating disorder because he was a guy and guys weren’t supposed to have eating disorders. Right? But he played lead guitar in a rock band and he wanted to look like Mick Jagger. Mick Jagger was skinny. His jeans were tight. His cheekbones were prominent. So Max threw up after meals so he could look more like him. Trouble was, Max was starting to have health problems related to his bulimia. And he felt acutely anxious when he was around food. What if he couldn’t control himself? What if someone found out he was bulimic? Maybe it was time to see a medical professional about his eating issues. But who?

Max could benefit from seeing a licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX. Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in the branch of medicine dealing with mental health and behavioral disorders. They’re trained to examine the underlying physiological as well as the psychological aspects of mental conditions like depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and in Max’s case, eating disorders. The compassionate psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX use their top-rated expertise to diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental conditions, without ever forgetting a client’s individuality and unique life beyond their disorder. 

Do Psychiatrists Always Prescribe Medication? 

Amongst mental health providers like counselors and psychologists, psychiatrists are uniquely able to prescribe medication because they are medical doctors. But just because the licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX can prescribe psychotropic drugs like antidepressants and mood stabilizers, doesn’t mean that they don’t have additional, non-pharmaceutical mental health resources at their disposal. For example, psychiatrists are also trained in psychotherapy (talk therapy) modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). 

But psychiatric treatment at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX doesn’t have to comprise just medication or just psychotherapy. Some of the most effective treatments use a fusion of both. And if a psychiatrist does prescribe medication, that doesn’t mean that you have to take it forever. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks Conroe, TX can schedule follow-up appointments to make sure medications are still meeting your needs, and modify dosages and drugs as needed.

When Should I See a Psychiatrist?

A wide variety of issues can cause someone to seek out a psychiatrist for the first time. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX have experience helping clients with matters as mild as occasional sleeplessness and as acute as severe depression or manic episodes. If you experience any of the following issues or symptoms, a Thriveworks psychiatrist may be able to help:

  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Persistent, uncontrollable fears or worries
  • Focus or attention issues
  • Pronounced mental and/or physical slowness
  • Obsessions (mental fixations) or compulsions (repeated behaviors)
  • Eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia)
  • Addiction to sex, gambling, or something else
  • Hallucinations
  • Manias
  • Libido issues
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings of acute sadness that last longer than two weeks

A licensed psychiatrist in Conroe, TX can consult with other mental health providers at Thriveworks to supplement psychiatric support as needed. For example, someone who suffers from anxiety or depression may have a parallel alcohol issue that a licensed substance abuse counselor at Thriveworks can treat. Or a psychiatrist can refer a client to another Thriveworks colleague, like a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), if that client’s mental disorder is contributing to problems at home.

Are Psychiatrists at Thriveworks Expensive?

Though the licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX are not primary care physicians, they are medical doctors who accept most health insurance. Therefore, Thriveworks clients can access premium psychiatric care with minimal out-of-pocket costs to themselves. 

Psychiatric clients should also consider how expensive it can be to have their lives disrupted by a mental disorder. People suffering from manias can charge huge amounts to their credit cards in spending sprees. People suffering from depression can stop showing up for work and lose their jobs. The personal costs of mental disorders can be huge when people don’t seek out prompt, effective treatment.

Meet with Your Licensed Online Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX Today

You can meet with your licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX as early as tomorrow when you call our office today. Most of our clients get appointments within 24-48 hours. Online psychiatrist is a convenient way to meet with your doctor over a secure, HIPAA-compliant, telehealth connection. Our psychiatrists can diagnose clients, do psychotherapy, prescribe medication, manage medication, and much more through virtual appointments that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Plus you rarely need to wait. Over 97% of Thriveworks appointments begin on-time or early.

Reach out to the Thriveworks office and get excellent, affordable healthcare from a licensed psychiatrist. You will also reap the numerous extra benefits of being a Thriveworks’ client. Start your relationship with one of our exceptional providers today!

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 Conroe therapists and counselors accept 37 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 Conroe
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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★★★★★
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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Conroe is in the same building as Texas Attorney General Law Service. Nearby roads are Parsley Drive and Ridgeway Drive. Wichita Gold Exchange, Kathie’s Beauty Salon, and Whatapuppy Groomy Service are down the road in one plaza, as are Madera Estates and Laras Golf Carts in nearby plazas. Further down the road is a Citgo gas station and Calvary Baptist Church.

Phone number

(346) 423-2546

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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