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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 Pasadena are booked, but we have 37 other psychiatric NPs in TX available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Psychiatry/medication

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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena 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?

Selena and her boyfriend, Marco, have been planning on taking a vacation for weeks. Selena is excited to get some time away from their apartment and from work, but Marco is still worried that something’s troubling her. Up until their vacation, Selena was acting despondent and apathetic towards him, her hobbies, even friends and family. Even though he knows their vacation plans will help, Marco is worried that when they get back, Selena’s condition will get even worse. 

That’s why Marco sat down and talked with Selena about seeing a psychiatrist. He explained his concerns and pointed out that a mental health professional could make a big difference. Selena agreed and knows that Marco cares about her. Seeing a psychiatrist could help her find relief, and she doesn’t want to keep experiencing the ups and downs that her emotions put her through. 

At Thriveworks in Pasadena, TX our team of highly skilled and experienced psychiatrists is ready to work with you to achieve your mental health goals. Our psychiatrists can help to diagnose and treat numerous types of mental health conditions. But one thing that distinguishes them from other providers is that they’re able to prescribe helpful medication, too.

What Is a Psychiatrist?

At Thriveworks, our psychiatrists are: 

  1. Medical doctors: This means that they use their knowledge of medicine in combination with their therapeutic background. The result is a client experience that’s tailored to their specific situation and set of mental health needs. 
  2. Able to prescribe medication: These prescriptions assist people in managing their mental health issues. While not everyone will need prescription medicine, it’s just another unique way that psychiatry can benefit certain individuals. 
  3. Available online: It’s hard to find time to commute to a psychiatrist’s office while you’re working, balancing family life, and trying to stay on top of other commitments you’ve made. With online psychiatry, say goodbye to not being able to prioritize your mental health needs because of a hectic schedule. Connect from home, the office, or really anywhere. As long as you have reliable internet and the ability to talk privately, online psychiatry can be taken with you. 

Psychiatrists are often the best choice for more persistent or severe forms of mental health conditions, especially mood or behavioral disorders like major depression or ADHD, respectively. 

Should I See an Online Psychiatrist? 

While online psychiatry isn’t for everyone, many everyday people meet with our psychiatrists for assistance with a variety of mental health conditions, including: 

  • PTSD 
  • Eating disorders
  • ADHD 
  • OCD 
  • Depression 
  • Social anxiety 

These are only a few of the many different mental health conditions that our psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Pasadena, TX can help you with. By talking with them openly and honestly, you can provide your psychiatrist with the information they need to understand your situation. And with Thriveworks, our psychiatrists are available 100% virtually, which means you can look forward to perks like: 

  • Connect anywhere: There’s no need to travel to a brick-and-mortar office to fill a prescription or to attend a therapy session. 
  • Attend convenient appointments: For those who are busy, traveling, or just tired, getting the psychiatric services you need shouldn’t be harder. We offer weekend and evening session times, just for you.
  • Prioritize yourself, too: Online therapy is an easy way for those who take care of elderly relatives or watch children to find time to prioritize themselves, too. 
  • Lessen session anxiety: For some, meeting virtually is less stressful than meeting your provider in person. Online psychiatry can make treatment more comfortable.

Schedule an Online Psychiatry Session with Thriveworks in Pasadena, TX

If you think you might benefit from talking to a psychiatrist, give our team a call. Psychiatric services with Thriveworks are discrete, convenient, and secure—each virtual session is fully protected by HIPAA. In addition to protecting your information, we’ve also tailored our scheduling process to be as easy and straightforward as possible. 

Our staff of scheduling specialists is available seven days a week by phone to assist you. With their help, everything from setting up your insurance to booking your first session can be easily accomplished. And choosing to become a Thriveworks client opens the door to a wide variety of benefits, including: 

  • A fast response time from your provider’s office. Most of our clients have their first session within 24-48 hours of calling in for the first time. 
  • Flexible appointment options, including those in the evenings and on the weekends. 
  • Access to our Therapy Buddy app.
  • Ask a life coach a question, with our Q&A chat feature.

If online or in-person psychiatric care sounds like it could improve your quality of life, our staff in Pasadena, TX is waiting for your call. Experience the benefits and relief that online psychiatry can offer to 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 Pasadena therapists and counselors accept 12 insurance plans

  • Carelon

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Municipal Health Benefit Program

  • Six Degrees Health

  • Tricare East | Out of Network Provider

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Pasadena
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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4.5 Thriveworks Pasadena 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
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pasadena is located in the same plaza as Neighbors Emergency Center Pasadena, and in the same building as Carol’s Nails, Ultimate Pet Spa, Fairmont Family Clinic, T’nT Salons, and The Republic House restaurant. We are right near the intersection of Center Street and Fairmont Parkway, and across from us on Center Street is 7-Eleven, Exxon, and Next Level Urgent Care.

Phone number

(832) 532-1706

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