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1,712 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Katy 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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Good news! We have 80 psychiatric NPs in Texas available for an online psychiatry 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 Katy, 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 Katy 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?

Many people suffer from emotional disorders and mental illnesses but don’t know how to get the help they need. The answer, in many cases, is psychiatry. Psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers evaluate their clients’ mental health to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Regardless of your situation, you can rest assured that our psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Katy, TX can help you find a treatment plan that works for you.

Would a Psychiatrist Be Able to Help Me?

Some people require psychiatric help due to serious symptoms like panic attacks and suicidal thoughts. But you don’t need to have severe symptoms to seek treatment for your mental health. There are many psychological and social components to any mental health concern, and they can look very different for different people. Some people may even suffer from low-grade anxiety or depression for years before they realize they could use some professional support.

The most common reasons people reach out for psychiatric help include the following:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders (bipolar disorder, e.g.)
  • Addictions and substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia, e.g.)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Difficulty adjusting to life changes
  • Thinking suicidal thoughts
  • Thinking about hurting other people
  • Intentionally harming yourself
  • Sleeping problems (insomnia, e.g.)
  • Delusions or hallucinations
  • Memory problems
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Hyperactivity

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Katy, TX

If you think you would benefit from psychiatric treatment, consider making an appointment with us in Katy, TX. We know your health is important, which is why new clients can book an appointment right away and even see a provider within the same week. Busy schedules won’t get in the way either thanks to our accommodations for weekend and evening sessions and our flexible cancellation policy.

Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans and boasts telemedicine appointment options so you can feel confident and completely comfortable with your mental health journey. Schedule a psychiatry appointment with us today.

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 Katy therapists and counselors accept 39 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 Katy
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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This has been a wonderful experience! I have been doing zoom video sessions with a personal therapist (Anita Webster) as well as couple therapy (Tiffany Chen) and it has been wonderful to not have to drive over an hour for an appointment. Even more importantly, both therapists are so wonderful! I highly recommend them both!! Thank you Thriveworks for providing such great customer care and great therapists! Keep up the good work!
Read more This has been a wonderful experience! I have been doing zoom video sessions with a personal therapist (Anita Webster) as well as couple therapy (Tiffany Chen) and it has been wonderful to not have to drive over an hour for an appointment. Even more importantly, both therapists are so wonderful! I highly recommend them both!! Thank you Thriveworks for providing such great customer care and great therapists! Keep up the good work!
Robert Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thanks for the help Anita Webster
Katy Sep 2022
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★★★★★
I've had a few sessions with Anita Webster and its been a huge help. Anita has gently and kindly listened to me and really helped me get my head straight. I was feeling so overwhelmed I just didn't know where to start putting my life back to together but Anita helped me one step at a time.
Read more I've had a few sessions with Anita Webster and its been a huge help. Anita has gently and kindly listened to me and really helped me get my head straight. I was feeling so overwhelmed I just didn't know where to start putting my life back to together but Anita helped me one step at a time.
Katy Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Mary Joy Orias is an amazing provider. I have know her for many years and would recommend her to my family members. She is caring and empathetic. She is willing to go the extra mile. Mary Joy has both the knowledge and the care to help when life your life is not as effective as you would like it to be. She will assist you in creating your best life.
Read more Mary Joy Orias is an amazing provider. I have know her for many years and would recommend her to my family members. She is caring and empathetic. She is willing to go the extra mile. Mary Joy has both the knowledge and the care to help when life your life is not as effective as you would like it to be. She will assist you in creating your best life.
Katy Mar 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Katy is located on Grand Reserve Dr, just off of Grand Pkwy and east of The Club at Falcon Point. We share a building with Grand Reserve and are next door to a State Farm Insurance Agent, Divine Skin Studio, and Nadia Isabel Studio. If you have any trouble finding us, please call us. We'll help you get here! We look forward to meeting you soon.

Phone number

(281) 500-8659

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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