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3,946 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas 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?

Tyler has always struggled with staying focused. When he was in school, sitting in lectures was virtually impossible. Now that he’s working full time, it hasn’t gotten any better. While working his desk job, he finds himself zoned out, fidgeting with things around him, and jumping from one uncompleted task to the next.

His performance is being affected by his thoughts and he’s worried about getting reprimanded by his boss. He talked to a coworker about what’s going on and they advised him to seek out the help of a mental health professional. Tyler agreed and soon realized that he has diagnosable ADHD. Now he’s getting the help and support he needs to thrive.

There are millions of adults around the world that struggle with mental health disorders like Tyler. Unfortunately, many of them don’t seek the treatment they need to overcome their challenges and hardships. In Tyler’s case, he was close to falling behind at work and was nervous his boss would start to catch on.

It’s essential to get the help you need when you’re dealing with mental illnesses and challenges. Luckily, working with a medical professional, like a psychiatrist, can prove to be a smart and beneficial decision. At Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, TX, our psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners are board certified and ready to provide you with exceptional care.

If you are struggling with a specific mood disorder or just need extra guidance in finding your self-worth, a Thriveworks psychiatrist can be the answer you’ve been searching for. To work with one of our mental health professionals, book online, or call our office.

What Do Psychiatrists Do? Can They Help Me?

You might be wondering what psychiatrists can do for you. Psychiatrists are mental health professionals and medical doctors who have medical training in psychiatry, or the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Oftentimes, these mental health problems stem from mood disorders, unusual behaviors, and more.

A board certified psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Dallas is trained to treat mental disorders such as:

  • Depressive disorders, like major depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and minor depression
  • Borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders
  • Anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse disorder and addiction
  • Learning disabilities, like the autism spectrum disorder
  • Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia

Some psychiatrists also receive further training in more focused areas of psychiatry, including addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. These professionals often use medication to help their clients but can also utilize psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, psychological tests, and other mental health services.

Can Psychiatric Medication Help Me?

Some people may feel nervous or hesitant when the topic of psychiatric medication is discussed. Sometimes it’s assumed that only the most severe cases could benefit from a prescription. However, that’s not the case. Both mild and severe symptoms can be improved with medication.

If you and your psychiatrist decide that you are a good fit for a mood stabilizer, antidepressant, or other psychiatric medication, you will begin medication management. Medication management ensures that you take the correct dosage, take your medicines at the right time of day, and with or without food.

Before starting anything new, be sure to disclose any necessary medical history, allergies, and current medication you might be on. Should you have any questions or think you might need to switch your prescription, reach out to your provider and they’ll guide you through the next steps to take.

Work With a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, TX

You can get started with one of our psychiatrists as soon as today if you call to schedule your appointment right now. In addition to same- and next-day appointments, Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas can offer other benefits, like:

  1. Evening and weekend appointments
  2. Flexible cancellations
  3. Access to your provider between sessions as needed
  4. Exclusive access to videos and other helpful resources
  5. No waitlist
  6. Text support via our success navigator
  7. Convenient online counseling options (video chat and telephone)

When you’re ready, visit our booking portal or call our office. We look forward to hearing from 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 Dallas therapists and counselors accept 41 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 Dallas
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 Learn about verified reviews
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First, I would love to thank Jacqueline Shair for all she has help me with. With out her I don’t know where I would be now. Just by talking to her made me realize that I still had a life to live. Not dwelling on the past to look forward for the new adventures. Now I’m a happy person love myself doing things that I thought I would never be doing working on buying a new house being more social just enjoying life like I should’ve been doing for the past 30 years thank you Jacqueline and Thriveworks for everything Sincerely, Sammy
Read more First, I would love to thank Jacqueline Shair for all she has help me with. With out her I don’t know where I would be now. Just by talking to her made me realize that I still had a life to live. Not dwelling on the past to look forward for the new adventures. Now I’m a happy person love myself doing things that I thought I would never be doing working on buying a new house being more social just enjoying life like I should’ve been doing for the past 30 years thank you Jacqueline and Thriveworks for everything Sincerely, Sammy
Sammy Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Worked with Francis Segovia and was friendly and empathetic. She helped me get on a solid plan to meet my medication needs. She also sent a referral for an LPC in network.
Read more Worked with Francis Segovia and was friendly and empathetic. She helped me get on a solid plan to meet my medication needs. She also sent a referral for an LPC in network.
Celso Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I must take a moment to submit a review for Dr. Geraldine Hickerson! Dr. Hickerson not only has significant experience as a therapist, she also is compassionate about the care provided. Compassion guides the therapist to treat the person as an individual- fully listening and creating a safe space for therapeutic healing. Dr. Hickerson is phenomenal at creating that safe space. I highly recommend her as a trusted therapist.
Read more I must take a moment to submit a review for Dr. Geraldine Hickerson! Dr. Hickerson not only has significant experience as a therapist, she also is compassionate about the care provided. Compassion guides the therapist to treat the person as an individual- fully listening and creating a safe space for therapeutic healing. Dr. Hickerson is phenomenal at creating that safe space. I highly recommend her as a trusted therapist.
Dallas Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Dr. Hickerson is a wonderful therapist and really shows she cares about you as a whole person! She is a great listener and her wise counsel and direction really helps you navigate challenges in life. She's a true gem!
Read more Dr. Hickerson is a wonderful therapist and really shows she cares about you as a whole person! She is a great listener and her wise counsel and direction really helps you navigate challenges in life. She's a true gem!
Dallas Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Dr. Hickerson is an excellent therapist who focuses on you as a whole person. She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She gives sound and wise direction to help navigate through challenges and overcome difficult times. She's truly a gem!
Read more Dr. Hickerson is an excellent therapist who focuses on you as a whole person. She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She gives sound and wise direction to help navigate through challenges and overcome difficult times. She's truly a gem!
Dallas Sep 2022
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dallas is located at 2821 McKinney Ave Suite 9, Dallas, TX 75204, near Greenwood Cemetery.

Phone number

(469) 778-3990

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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