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Does Thriveworks offer psychiatric services?

Yes, we offer comprehensive psychiatric services to meet your mental health needs.

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 Missouri City, TX specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.

What is the difference between a mental health therapist & psychiatrist?

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, though 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 is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

A Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a highly trained and licensed professional who specializes in mental health care. They are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, prescribe medications, and provide therapy. Psychiatric NPs at Thriveworks are qualified to prescribe medications for a variety of mental health conditions. They work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

How do psychiatric 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.

Can I receive psychiatric services online?

Yes. At Thriveworks, we offer online-only psychiatry services for optimal comfort and convenience.

How long does psychiatry last?

Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Missouri 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 a year. Treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client’s goals for treatment.

Is anxiety treated with psychiatry?

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication and provide therapeutic treatment for anxiety, although not all psychiatrists offer therapy. At Thriveworks, medication management occurs via online psychiatry sessions.

Does Thriveworks accept insurance for psychiatric services?

Yes, Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans. We strive to make mental health care accessible and affordable for everyone.

Need more help deciding?

Psychiatric treatment isn’t just for severe mental disorders. Psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers can support anyone who feels intense emotional or mental distress. Whether you can identify with anxiety or disordered eating, or you have another mental health concern entirely, consider scheduling an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Sugar Land, TX.

Common Psychiatric Services

Mental and emotional distress can feel especially taxing because so much of the distress happens in our heads, hidden from others. To further complicate matters, we sometimes talk ourselves into believing that what we’re feeling isn’t real because we often can’t pinpoint the cause of the distress.

But your feelings are real. No matter what your mental illness or disorder is, others have been in similar shoes and reaching out for psychiatric assistance is quite common.

Some of the reasons people seek professional help include:

  • Mood disorders such as major depressive disorder and persistent depressive disorder.
  • Personality disorders such as bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.
  • Anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, separation anxiety, and phobias.
  • Substance abuse involving medication, drugs, and alcohol.
  • Addiction to sex, gambling, and other activities.

How Can Psychiatrists Help?

Board-certified psychiatrists are trained to treat a variety of illnesses. Because of their years spent in medical school, they can offer services that other types of providers cannot, such as prescribing medicine and treating the physical ailments that may come with psychological disorders.

Depending on the disorder, a psychiatrist may recommend anti-anxiety medications, stimulants, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and other forms of medication. But prescriptions aren’t right for everyone. And if they are right for your situation, they may be just one part of your treatment. Typically, your provider follow these steps:

  1. Assessment. They’ll get to know you and your symptoms, concerns, and personality. They may also review your medical history and family history as part of the diagnostic process.
  2. Treatment. They’ll create a treatment plan that may include medication, therapy, or some combination of the two. Common types of therapy include interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, and exposure therapy.
  3. Prevention. They’ll help you identify your triggers and create a plan to help you address future problems. This may involve self-care such as meditation and journaling. It may also involve grounding techniques and other strategies you can use at home.

Book Your Appointment with Thriveworks in Sugar Land, TX

When you work with us at Thriveworks, you’re working with professional providers committed to excellent care. We accept a variety of insurance plans and have a flexible cancellation policy as well.

It takes strength to take the first step. Together, we can create a treatment plan that gets you where you want to be. Call us today at Thriveworks in Sugar Land, TX to schedule an appointment.

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 Missouri City therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Christus Health Plan Exchange

  • Christus Health Plan Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Missouri 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

Hear from our clients

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Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Read more Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Suzan Feb 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Missouri City is off of Township Lane. We are near Jollibee Chicken, and share an office building with Arcos.

Phone number

(346) 236-0763

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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