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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 Corpus Christi, 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 Corpus Christi 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?

Thriveworks psychiatrists can deliver the same premium care to their clients online as they can in person. Clients who don’t have the same convenient access to in-person providers, can talk to psychiatric providers at Thriveworks virtually through a secure telehealth connection.

Thriveworks makes it easy to get people the help that they need when they’re suffering from mental health or behavioral conditions that disrupt their lives. Reach out to schedule your first appointment today.

How Do Psychiatrists Diagnose Mental Health Disorders? 

Thriveworks psychiatric providers in Corpus Christi, TX use a variety of tools to diagnose mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During a client’s initial sessions with a licensed Thriveworks psychiatric provider, their doctor is going to ask insightful questions in order to develop a full picture of the physical and psychological origins of a client’s mental condition. Those first sessions might include the following: 

  • A discussion of symptoms
  • A comprehensive self-assessment  
  • A discussion of your goals for therapy
  • Psychological and physical exams
  • A full medical history
  • Your family’s medical history (some mental health disorders may have a genetic basis)
  • Consultation with your primary care doctor and/or other medical personnel
  • Mood charting
  • A psychosocial evaluation
  • Education about disorders and their potential treatments

How Do Psychiatrists Treat Mental Health Disorders?

After a licensed psychiatric provider at Thriveworks in Corpus Christi, TX completes their initial assessment and has a more complete picture of an individual’s condition, they can then tailor a treatment plan to meet the client’s therapy objectives. Some of a psychiatrist’s therapy resources include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Substance abuse treatment 
  • In-patient treatment (hospitalization) if necessary
  • Lifestyle improvements 
  • Prescription medication like antidepressants and mood stabilizers

A psychiatric provider at Thriveworks in Corpus Christi, TX can also refer a client to one of their colleagues if that would be advantageous. For example, some people who suffer from mental health conditions may have conflicts at home that can be addressed by a Thriveworks licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Someone suffering from depression may have been self-medicating with drugs or alcohol and could benefit from seeing an addiction counselor. Our team of mental health providers can work together to get you the specialized, premium care that you deserve.

Can Psychiatrists Do Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Corpus Christi, TX studied more than neurochemical imbalances and pharmaceuticals when they attended medical school and did their residencies. Our psychiatric providers also learned a variety of evidence-based psychotherapy modalities like CBT. CBT can be an effective strategy for changing maladaptive thoughts and behaviors in clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and other conditions.  

Is Online Psychiatry Effective?

The online psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Corpus Christi, TX can deliver expert care virtually through our secure telehealth software. Research shows that online psychiatry can be just as effective as in-person. Plus it can be more convenient for many clients, like those who live in rural areas where they might not have access to top-rated in-person providers, or for clients who suffer from acute symptoms like social anxiety that makes it hard to leave the house. Online psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Corpus Christi, TX accept most health insurance policies, making them an affordable and convenient alternative to in-person psychiatrists. 

Get the Help and Support You Need from a Licensed Online Psychiatric Provider at Thriveworks in Corpus Christi, TX

At Thriveworks in Corpus Christi, TX, we make it easy for you to schedule an appointment with a highly qualified, fully licensed psychiatric provider who can diagnose, treat, and even help prevent mental health disorders. When you call the Thriveworks office, our excellent support staff can usually set you up with a psychiatry appointment within 24-48 hours. We want everyone to have the access they need to exceptional mental health providers. 

Start your relationship with a premium psychiatric provider today and receive additional, excellent benefits with Thriveworks. We can’t wait to get you the support you deserve.

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 Corpus Christi therapists and counselors accept 36 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 HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Corpus Christi
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 Corpus Christi 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.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Corpus Christi is in the same building as Kleberg Bank, Berkeley Eye Center, Shoreline Sandwich, the office of Deana Jung Prescott MD, Baker & Baker Estate Planning Law office, and Progressive Insurance, as well as many other businesses. Across the street on S Staples Street is Banuelos Tires & Wheels Inc., Stripes, and 7 Eleven Fuel Station. Next door to our office is a Bank of America. North of our office is Williams Drive, and south of it is Curtis Clark Drive.

Phone number

(361) 256-7205

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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