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87,073 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Texas 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 Helotes 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 Helotes, 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 Helotes 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?

With the hectic nature of everyday life, it can be easy to overlook your mental health. After all, how often have friends and family asked, “How are you?” and you’ve answered, “Fine!” when really what you meant was, “Not great at all!”?

It takes effort to reach out for help and that effort can feel daunting. But many clients find that it is far better to take that first step than to continue struggling with mental illness on their own. After all, when your mental health suffers, you may find that it starts to impact other parts of your life, such as your career, relationships, or hobbies.

Furthermore, your physical and mental health are intertwined. For example, some people with anxiety suffer panic attacks while others with depression may experience changes to their sleep habits.

You don’t have to cope with mental illness by yourself. If you’re ready to break free from the cycle and seek help, the psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX are standing by. We’re ready to help you find stability and fulfillment in your life.

Would a Psychiatrist Be Able To Help Me?

Mental illness is often incorrectly perceived as only those situations where people suffer from panic attacks or suicidal thoughts. However, mental illness can take many forms. Even if you are experiencing a mild anxiety disorder or some other mental health concern, early treatment can help prevent it from getting worse. It can help you build the coping skills to last a lifetime.

Some people struggle with mental or emotional health issues for much of their lives before they decide to reach out for help. Others may not even realize that their symptoms are the result of a mental illness. If you’re not sure, one of the best things you can do is reach out to preventatively consult with a psychiatrist.

The following may be reasons to seek out a counselor or psychiatrist:

  • You’re having trouble dealing with major life changes, like a new family or job
  • You’re having thoughts of self-harm
  • You’re feeling unexpected changes in mood or behavior
  • You feel a loss of interest and joy in things that you once loved
  • You’re low on energy
  • You feel alone or isolated
  • You’ve experienced issues with substance abuse
  • You’re suffering from an eating disorder
  • You’re experiencing outbursts of anger or violence

All of these and more could be reasons that psychiatric help is the right move for you. If you wish to talk to one of our licensed psychiatrists, contact Thriveworks in Helotes, TX and we can set up an appointment to find the best way to help you.

What Does Psychiatric Treatment Involve?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating the symptoms and effects of mental and emotional disorders. Treatment varies depending on each individual’s needs, so it is common for a psychiatrist to initially consult with a new client to learn more about their background and mental state. From there, multiple methods of treatment are available and a psychiatrist can also prescribe medications if that is helpful for your condition.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is one of the most common ways that a psychiatrist can help clients recover and grow. Many mental disorders are the result of a lifetime of experiences, thoughts, and self-judgments, as well as the cumulative stressors of day-to-day life. With CBT, a psychiatrist can help a client identify the root causes of the emotions they experience and show them the thinking patterns and behaviors that lead to poor long-term mental health.

From there, clients and psychiatrists work together to build an understanding of how these patterns can be subverted or made to work in the client’s favor to improve their life. CBT empowers the client to understand how their own thoughts and emotions affect their everyday life and gives them the tools necessary to build healthy habits and work through fears and stresses head-on.

At Thriveworks in Helotes, TX, our psychiatrists have years of experience working with those living with mental illness. We want to help you take charge of your mental health and aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of any issues you may be experiencing.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX

If you’ve been living with a mental disorder or simply wish to build healthy habits in your life, consider speaking to a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX. We might even be able to schedule you a same-day or next-day appointment to get the care you deserve as quickly as possible.

We strive to make our services accessible and convenient for all. To that end, we accept many insurance plans and are available for night and weekend sessions. We also make our psychiatry services available online, either by phone call or video chat.

Thriveworks provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Counseling in between appointments by email or phone
  • Access to our proprietary Therapy Buddy app
  • Community discussion boards moderated by mental health experts
  • Free access to our eBook on depression

If you’ve been thinking about taking the next step toward treatment for depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issues, Thriveworks in Helotes, TX is here to help.

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 Helotes 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 Helotes
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

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Always on time and service is great, I am happy with the service that I am receiving.
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My therapist was very understanding and willing to work with me
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Helotes is located off of Bandera Rd. We currently share a building with Jalapenos Mexican, Club KO Boxing & Personal Training 2, Northwest Real Estate and Property Management, among other businesses. When you turn off of Bandera Rd. to get to our office, you’ll pass Falcon International Bank on the right.

Phone number

(682) 228-6406

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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