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701 people sought psychiatry/medication help at McKinney 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 McKinney, 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 McKinney 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?

If you find yourself dealing with the effects of disruptive or damaging symptoms of mental health conditions, you should consider talking to a mental health professional. At Thriveworks in McKinney, TX, our psychiatric providers are here to help.

With convenient virtual options and personalized treatment options, Thriveworks offers a modern, secure way to prioritize your mental health, without throwing off your schedule. Call today to find out more about our psychiatric services and how they might benefit you.

What Is a Psychiatrist? 

A psychiatrist is a unique type of mental health professional; they’re medical doctors, in addition to being licensed to conduct therapy sessions. At Thriveworks in McKinney, TX our psychiatric providers might be a good fit if you’re looking to: 

  • Save time: Our psychiatric services are completely virtual, saving you commute time and extra hassle. You can easily fill prescriptions, check in with your psychiatric provider, and book your next session easily with our virtual scheduling options. 
  • Find relief from more severe or persistent mental health conditions: Because of their ability to prescribe medication, psychiatric providers are often the provider of choice in treating more severe or persistent mental health conditions, including emotional or behavioral disorders like ADHD or seasonal depression. 

Psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in McKinney, TX are hand-selected for experience and skill; only 4% of potential candidates are hired. Trust that if you decide to open up to someone on our psychiatry team, your preferences will play a deciding role in your treatment process. It’s hard to find time to commute to appointments while you’re working, balancing your family life, and trying to stay on top of other commitments you’ve made. With online psychiatry, you say goodbye to not being able to prioritize your mental health needs. 

How Can a Psychiatrist Help Me? 

Our psychiatric providers can offer you treatment options and coping strategies that are designed to suit your specific needs. Our psychiatric team will partner with you to find an approach that fits your personality and lifestyle. With online psychiatry, you can consider medication as a treatment choice. As medical doctors, psychiatric providers are able to prescribe helpful medication to assist their clients in managing their symptoms. While not everyone will be prescribed medication, it’s another unique way that psychiatric services can help everyday people find relief. 

Because of their ability to prescribe helpful medications, our psychiatric providers are often the best choice for disruptive mental health issues, like:  

  • ADHD 
  • PTSD 
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcoholism or drug abuse
  • OCD 
  • Depression 
  • Social anxiety 
  • And many other mental health conditions  

Call Thriveworks in McKinney, TX to schedule a psychiatry session; our scheduling specialists are available seven days a week. Consider utilizing our psychiatric services if you’d like to…

  • Prioritize your mental health, even if you have a busy work or travel schedule. Parents or those taking care of elder relatives can have the opportunity to take care of themselves, too.
  • Reduce the anxiety you might feel about seeking mental health services. When you’re able to talk from the location of your choice, it can be easier to discuss concepts or situations related to your mental health needs. 
  • Eliminate the need to commute to a brick-and-mortar location. If you have reliable internet and a private space to talk with your psychiatric provider, you’re set. Attend your session from home, the office—wherever.

Seeking assistance from a psychiatric provider at Thriveworks in McKinney, TX is a great way to prioritize your emotional wellbeing and overall mental health. If you believe that you could benefit from talking to one of our mental health professionals, call our office 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 McKinney therapists and counselors accept 38 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 McKinney
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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4.5 Thriveworks McKinney reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
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

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry McKinney is located in the same building as Center of Pelvic Excellence, Genesis Back & Neck, Landry Odom of Allstate Insurance, and Peggy S, Breeding CPA PLLC Tax Services. We are near the intersection of S Stonebridge Drive and Cascades Drive. We are also near the intersection of S Stonebridge Drive and S Custer Road, and near this intersection is a plaza which contains Texas Pediatric Dentistry, Play Street Museum McKinney, Sweet Art Bakery and Cafe, All About U hair Salon, Stonebridge Cleaners, and Stonebridge Ranch Dentistry.

Phone number

(469) 949-3896

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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