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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 League City are booked, but we have 53 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 League City, 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 League City 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?

The author Rainer Maria Rilke once stated, “The only journey is the journey within.” No matter how far you travel, no matter how many times you circumnavigate the globe, you’re always going to come back to You because your mind is home. As the saying goes, “Wherever you go, there you are.” 

Fortunately, home is never boring. The human brain is complex, sensitive, intelligent, and adaptable. We are always changing on our psychological journeys. But sometimes we change in maladaptive or unhealthy ways, and then we need a course correction.

The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in League City, TX can support people who are trying to manage mental obstacles. Thriveworks psychiatrists are highly trained to diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental health disorders. They do this through a variety of evidence-based approaches including medication and psychotherapy. Their top priority is to help Thriveworks clients achieve their goals in life. 

Most Common Mental Health Disorders 

The most common mental health disorders in America are major depression and anxiety disorders. Bipolar disorder (manic depression) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are the next most prevalent. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks in League City, TX can also treat a number of other mental health conditions, including the following:

  • Mild depressive disorder
  • Panic disorder and panic attacks
  • Type II bipolar II disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse 
  • Addiction to sex or gambling 
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations

Early intervention can be critical in treating mental health disorders. For example, someone with untreated anxiety that leads them to isolate themselves may start to become depressed due to loneliness and the absence of a support system. Or someone with untreated depression and insomnia may start drinking heavily so the pain will diminish and they can sleep. Untreated mental health disorders can also lead to medical problems like a compromised immune system or hypertension. 

Psychiatrists at Thriveworks are vigilant about ruling out underlying medical conditions that can lead to mental health disorders. For example, certain medications and thyroid issues and cancer treatments can sometimes be tied to depression. 

What Are the Best Treatments for Depression and Anxiety?

People who suffer from depression and anxiety can benefit from effective, evidence-based treatments that have been tested and proven in countless psychological studies. For example, the licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in League City, TX are trained in medical school in a variety of psychotherapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is one of the best treatments for anxiety and depression. It works by addressing maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns to accomplish enduring changes in cognition. Psychiatrists can also prescribe antidepressants for both depression and anxiety, tackling neurochemical imbalances that can lead to psychological issues. 

Psychiatrists at Thriveworks don’t just try to medicate problems. They can also treat clients holistically and recommend mindfulness practices or lifestyle changes. Some clients can ease their anxiety by deep breathing or cutting back on caffeine. 

Can I See a Thriveworks Psychiatrist Online?

Thriveworks psychiatrists in League City, TX can meet with clients online at their convenience. As long as a client isn’t in an acute psychological crisis, psychiatrists can perform all their typical mental health services online as well as they can in-person. Many clients enjoy the added benefits of online psychiatry, which include:

  • Appointment flexibility
  • Increased accessibility, especially for people who live in rural areas or have limited mobility
  • Comfort of familiar surroundings
  • Cost effectiveness
  • More provider choices

Online psychiatry appointments at Thriveworks in League City, TX are usually covered by a client’s health insurance plan, making the sessions highly affordable. Though psychiatry isn’t technically considered primary care, it’s an essential medical service, and everyone deserves premium mental health support. It’s the essential foundation for all one’s future success. 

Meet Your Exceptional Online Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in League City, TX

Whether you’ve struggled with depression or anxiety for years and finally feel ready to ask for help, or your mental disorder has been in remission for a decade with the right medication, but you want to talk to a new doctor about weaning off it, the premium psychiatrists at Thriveworks can help. 

When you call the Thriveworks office, our staff can make you an appointment quickly. Most clients are able to meet virtually with their psychiatrist within 24-48 hours. And because privacy is a top concern at Thriveworks, all our mental health providers use HIPAA-compliant, ultra-secure, state-of-the-art telehealth software for videoconferencing sessions. Best of all, the technology is easy to use. If you can open an email, you can probably use the Thriveworks software. And all clients enrolled at Thriveworks can access their provider by phone or email between sessions.

Call Thriveworks today and start getting the mental health support that you deserve. Our top-rated psychiatrists are ready to help you start meeting your goals. 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 League City 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 League City
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

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★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry League City is located in a building with several other medical offices including Utmb After Hours Urgent Care, C. Foster Physical Therapy, CLS Health, South Shore Family Health, and Cornerstone Chiropractors. In the same plaza is CVS Pharmacy and Modern Skin Solutions. Across Marina Bay Drive is a McDonald’s, as well as Trendy Nail and Spa, Marco’s Pizza, Ocean Sushi Grill, and South Shore ER.

Phone number

(713) 597-3243

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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