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633 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Grand Prairie in the last year

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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 Grand Prairie, 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 Grand Prairie 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.

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Imagine waiting in line at a cafe. It’s crowded, so you spend a few minutes observing those waiting alongside you. There’s a man scrolling through his phone, a teenager telling her mom about an upcoming exam, an elderly couple debating which pastries to order, and a young woman rocking a sleeping toddler on her hip.

You notice the color of the man’s hair, get a sense of the couple’s fashion sense, and overhear the teenager’s coffee order. But there’s so much you can’t learn from a quick glance. The man may be in the middle of a difficult divorce, the teenager could experience occasional panic attacks, and the young woman might have postpartum depression.

Many mental illnesses and personal struggles are undetectable to the casual passerby. That doesn’t make their effect on a person’s life any less significant. Keeping this in mind helps us treat others with kindness and empathy. More importantly, it’s a reminder that sometimes professional assistance can help us understand the impact of mental health on our lives.

Sadness, heartbreak, fear, and anger are normal emotions. However, prolonged and intense feelings of unhappiness or distress can indicate a serious but treatable mental disorder. Psychiatrists are trained to identify and treat these conditions, as well as help people navigate loss or trauma.

Psychiatrists can offer answers to your pressing questions about mental health. Call our office today to schedule a session with a board-certified psychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Grand Prairie, TX.

Mental Health Concerns Treated by Psychiatrists

Mental health services are useful for more than the most severe cases. Psychiatrists see a wide variety of clients throughout their careers, from people with insomnia to those with difficulty concentrating. These issues, along with excessive worry, feelings of isolation, and sudden changes to appetite or weight, can be symptoms of specific disorders.

Common mental illnesses treated by psychiatrists include:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

If you’re experiencing symptoms associated with a mental health issue, it might be time to seek help. If you’re dealing with something that isn’t mentioned above, that’s ok. It’s normal if your situation doesn’t fit neatly on a bulleted list. A compassionate professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Grand Prairie, TX can listen to your unique concerns and guide you through challenging times.

What Does Psychiatric Treatment Involve?

Working with a psychiatrist can help you address your mental and emotional wellbeing. Psychiatrists are board-certified mental health professionals who attended medical school and can prescribe medications to treat illnesses like depression and anxiety.

Equipped with a passion for helping others and a medical degree, they can diagnose, alleviate, and prevent behavioral, personality, and mood disorders. Psychiatric treatment can include forms of therapy that help make it easier to live in the present and form strong connections with those around you.

Mental health treatment plans can involve:

  • Talk therapy: You’ve probably come across depictions of in-person talk therapy in books and television. Also known as psychotherapy, it’s used to uncover and address the environmental, behavioral, and genetic factors that cause mental illnesses. Talk therapy involves a guided conversation between client and psychiatrist targeted at improving the client’s mental state.
  • Prescription medicine: Because psychiatrists are medical doctors, they can prescribe medications that lessen or prevent the symptoms of certain mental disorders.
  • Strategies for daily life: A psychiatrist may recommend lifestyle changes such as a steadier sleep schedule or a consistent exercise routine. They might ask you to incorporate journaling, breathing techniques, or communication skills into your life to help manage stress.

Every person who comes to therapy brings different experiences, values, and needs with them. Licensed psychiatrists acknowledge this and provide customized care for their clients in a compassionate, comfortable way.

Meeting with a psychiatrist on a short or long-term basis can provide you with powerful support for managing mental illness and trauma. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Grand Prairie, TX to get started.

Meet With a Thriveworks Psychiatrist in Grand Prairie, TX

Therapeutic treatment can transform lives. If you’ve been contemplating professional help, consider working with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling. Our providers in Grand Prairie, TX, offer weekday, evening, and weekend appointments to help you find time for valuable mental health care.

Our psychiatrists work with their clients through convenient online sessions — you can work with a psychiatrist over the phone or through a video chat. These flexible options allow many new clients to meet with a psychiatrist within just 24 to 48 hours.

Thriveworks is proud to accept many forms of insurance and provide text-message assistance for booking and billing. Members receive other great perks such as access to our counselor-moderated community discussion forum, a 24-hour Q&A service with a life coach, and exclusive video content.

Are you looking for mental health support? Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Grand Prairie, TX to get started. We’ll help you schedule your first appointment with a psychiatrist.

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 Grand Prairie 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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Prairie is located on Post & Paddock Rd. We share a building with Lonestar Orthopedic Supply, Recovercare, and H&E Equipment. TX-360 runs east of us.

Phone number

(224) 257-3776

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • Hindi
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  • Spanish
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Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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