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666 people sought psychiatry/medication help at El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso, 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 El Paso 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 field of mental health that focuses on the study and the treatment of mental health conditions, emotional disturbances, and abnormal behaviors. Medical professionals who specialize in this field are called psychiatrists, and they can help people get their mental health back on track. 

Most often, psychiatrists assess, diagnose, and treat mental health disorders in their patients. You might be wondering, “Should I talk to a psychiatrist?” or “Could I benefit from consulting a psychiatrist?” To answer these questions, consider these:

  1. Have you been experiencing symptoms of a mental illness?
  2. Are you feeling “off” but you aren’t sure why?
  3. Have you displayed behaviors that are uncharacteristic of your personality?
  4. Do you feel like you’ve lost control of your thoughts, feelings, or actions?

If the answer is yes, you could benefit from talking to a psychiatrist. Remember, these professionals are well-versed in hundreds of mental illnesses. They are experts at assessing symptoms and attributing them to the proper diagnosis. Most importantly, they’re experts at treating their clients based on their specific needs.

Thriveworks Counseling in El Paso, TX can set you up with a psychiatrist right now. Yes, right now. All you have to do is call our office to speak with one of our scheduling specialists. The best part is you can look forward to talking to a psychiatrist about what you’re going through over the phone or video. Our psychiatrists work with their clients in telehealth sessions, which takes off the pressure and makes mental health help more convenient.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Problems

Psychiatrists can diagnose and treat their clients, thanks to their many years in school and residency. They rely on a range of psychological tests and their clients’ self-report of symptoms to assess symptoms and make the proper diagnosis. Then, from there, they can design a plan for treatment that addresses the individual’s needs. 

Psychiatrists are qualified to utilize a variety of mental health treatments to help their clients. Often, though, treatment involves psychotherapy, medication, or both. Psychiatrists can prescribe medication and offer their clients medication management. This differentiates them from other mental health professionals and further solidifies their importance. 

Often, psychotherapy is a good fit for most people with mental health problems. This process involves talking to a mental health professional about one’s problems. These conversations enable the client and the therapist to better identify the root causes of said problems. They also support the client and the therapist in working together to address the problems. Medication, on the other hand, is often prescribed to lessen the individual’s symptoms while they complete their work with their therapist.

What Problems Can a Psychiatrist Address?

As you can probably guess at this point in our conversation, psychiatrists can help their clients address a wide range of mental health problems. They are equipped to evaluate, diagnose, and treat the following…

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Memory problems
  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • Insomnia and hypersomnia
  • PTSD

There are additional problems that psychiatrists can help with; providing a full list would be nearly impossible. In summary, if you are experiencing a problem that affects your mental or emotional wellbeing, you should talk to a psychiatrist. 

The psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in El Paso, TX are not just experienced and skilled, they truly care about their clients. And they work hard to offer their clients a comfortable space for opening up about their mental health issues.

Schedule an Appointment with an Online Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in El Paso, TX

Thriveworks Counseling in El Paso, TX is here to meet all of your mental health needs. If you think you could benefit from consulting a psychiatrist, call us. We’ll set you up with one of our online psychiatrists right away. These professionals are standing by to help you, over the phone or video. 

We are honored to help you on this important journey. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, reach out to us now.

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 El Paso therapists and counselors accept 42 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • 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

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry El Paso is located off of Westmoreland Dr, at the intersection of Westmoreland and Edison Way and just south of Ponder Park. We share a building with Pearson Professionals Center and El Paso Vet Center, and are neighbored by El Paso Health and SkinSational MedSpa. The closest bus stop is Viscount\Catalpa. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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(915) 221-8340

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