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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 Odessa, 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 Odessa 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 exceptional psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX, treat human beings, not just their mental health or behavioral disorders. People suffering from depression, anxiety, or anorexia are full humans with complex stories to tell. Thriveworks providers take the whole person into account when they use their expertise to diagnose mental conditions and give compassionate guidance to their clients. 

What Mental Health Disorders Can Psychiatrists Treat? 

The psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX are trained to recognize, diagnose, treat, and even help prevent a great number of mental health and behavioral disorders. Those conditions include the following:

  • Clinical or major depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar I disorder (manic depression)
  • Bipolar II disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder and panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Phobias
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Anorexia and bulimia
  • Sleeping issues
  • Sex or gambling addictions

Before a psychiatric provider at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX diagnoses an individual with a mental health disorder, they’re going to want to give a full mental and physical health assessment to rule out physical conditions like hormonal imbalances that would be treated by a primary care physician. Sometimes a new medication prescribed by your general practitioner can cause psychological symptoms. Sometimes excessive caffeine can influence one’s mental state. A psychiatrist is trained to recognize and identify all the possible origins of mental health conditions and treat them accordingly. 

Can a Psychiatrist Do Psychotherapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

In medical school, psychiatric providers receive training in psychotherapeutic approaches and techniques. This means that your provider at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX may want to provide psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) during your sessions, not just write a prescription. They may also refer you to another licensed counselor or psychotherapist at Thriveworks.

Unlike a psychologist, a psychiatric provider can prescribe psychotropic medications to treat underlying neurochemical imbalances. Sometimes your treatment plan will be a fusion of medication and psychotherapy. Your treatment plan may also include substance abuse treatment or family therapy if your mental condition is affecting those areas of your life/lifestyle.

How Does a Psychiatrist Treat Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Stress Disorders?

A psychiatric provider at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX might treat the different types of anxiety and panic disorder with medications like serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), psychotherapy, and/or more holistic approaches like meditation or deep breathing. CBT has proven highly effective at helping people with their anxiety symptoms. It even works well online. Your psychiatric provider at Thriveworks will discuss and educate you about all potential treatment plans, and get your feedback. You may be more comfortable trying a psychotherapeutic approach before beginning antidepressants, and that is okay. Your psychiatric provider will work with you to find the treatment plan that makes both of you comfortable.  

What Are the Benefits of Online Psychiatry?

Thriveworks clients who see their providers online appreciate how convenient it can be to book a session that works around their schedule. It can be especially beneficial to meet with your psychiatric provider virtually via video conferencing software when you only have a short session. Sometimes psychiatric appointments are only about 15 minutes when they’re follow-up or medication management visits. It can sometimes be a hassle to travel long distances for those brief sessions. Online appointments also work well for people suffering from acute symptoms of depression or anxiety, which can sometimes make it difficult to leave the house. 

Online psychiatry at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX is also affordable because most health insurance companies treat telehealth visits just like in-person visits. Our licensed providers accept most medical insurance. 

Get the Mental Health Help You Deserve Today from Thriveworks in Odessa, TX

One of the great things about Thriveworks in Odessa, TX is that our clients avoid the notoriously long wait times to see a provider. Our staff can usually schedule you to see a Thriveworks provider within 7 days of your call. If you’ve ever tried to make a psychiatric appointment in the past, you know that’s an unprecedented turnaround time. Our psychiatric providers at Thriveworks want to be available to their clients, thus you can access them by email or phone between sessions. You can also benefit from our minimal wait times before appointments. Thriveworks sessions begin on time or even early over 97% of the time. 

Call today to learn about all the benefits of seeing an exceptional, top-rated psychiatric provider at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX. 

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 Texas therapists and counselors accept 41 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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Getting here

In the same building is Snelling Staffing Services, Keller Williams Real Estate Agency, MoneyGram, and Ranger Security and Investigations. Across the street is Pebblebend Apartments and Venture Communications.

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(432) 284-4873

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