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1,229 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Midland 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 Midland, 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 Midland 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?

Millions of people suffer from mental health issues every day in the United States alone. However, we want you to know that support is available. Working with a psychiatric provider can help you tackle any mental health challenge you’re facing.

Have you ever thought about reaching out for mental health support? Consider calling us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Midland, TX. Our scheduling team can get you set up with an appointment immediately and answer any questions you have about the process.

What Issues Can Psychiatric Providers Treat?

Psychiatric providers are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health issues. Their medical training gives them the ability to determine what’s causing a problem and help you find a path forward.

One of the biggest myths about psychiatric treatment is that it’s only for people with severe mental illness. The reality is that anyone experiencing any level of mental distress can benefit from seeing a psychiatrist.

Psychiatrists treat a wide variety of mental disorders and issues, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Bipolar and mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders

Psychiatrists are medical doctors with a focus on mental health. Sometimes, symptoms of a mental health issue are side effects of another health problem –– for example, an over or under-active thyroid can cause symptoms similar to those seen in a mental illness. Working with a psychiatric provider can uncover what’s causing your specific issue and help you find a way forward.

Have you ever wanted to speak with a psychiatric provider? Consider calling Thriveworks Counseling in Midland, TX to set up an appointment today.

What Will My Treatment Look Like?

Working with a psychiatrist is similar to other forms of therapy and counseling. Your psychiatric provider will spend time talking to you about your mental health-related symptoms and goals for treatment. They’ll discuss how your issues impact the rest of your life before developing an individualized treatment plan.

Most treatment plans involve psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of multiple treatment methods. Here’s what to expect from each:

  • Psychotherapy: Also referred to as talk therapy, psychotherapy is focused on talking through your mental health issues with your provider. You’ll discuss your symptoms and learn ways to manage them. Psychiatrists are trained on a wide variety of research-backed therapeutic methods in medical school so they can find the right form of treatment for your specific symptoms and issues. Each session will be different –– you might discuss a symptom you’re experiencing or learn new ways to manage stress and redirect your thought patterns.
  • Medicine: Psychiatrists have medical degrees and are able to prescribe medications for their clients. Mental health medication can help reduce symptoms of mental disorders by targeting chemicals in your brain. If medication is right for you, your provider will go over what to expect from your prescription including any benefits and side effects.

Psychiatric treatment can help you no matter what you’re going through. Call Thriveworks Counseling in Midland, TX to get started with one of our board-certified psychiatric providers.

Psychiatrists Available in Midland, TX –– Schedule Today

Working with a psychiatric provider could help you overcome any mental health issues you’re facing. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Midland, TX to start working with a mental health professional.

Our psychiatric providers work with their clients through convenient online therapy appointments. You can meet with your provider over a video chat or a phone call –– whatever works better for you. We also offer weekend and evening sessions to make sure you can fit mental health care into your schedule. Plus, many of our new clients can meet with a provider within 24-48 hours.

Our flexible cancellation policy lets you reschedule your appointment if something else comes up. Simply contact us within 23.5 hours before your appointment to find a time that works better for you.

Working with a psychiatric provider can help you take the next step on your mental health journey. Call us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Midland, TX to get started.

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 Midland 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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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Midland is located in the Cornerstone Shopping Center at 4400 N Midland Dr. We are near Vital Urgent Care Center and GNC. We are in the building just east of CRUMBL cookies! The entrance to the second floor, on which we are located, can be found between P and S Machines and BullFrog Spas. Please reach out to our support team if you have any troubling locating our building.

Phone number

(432) 400-5026

Languages spoken by TX providers

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