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3,607 people sought psychiatry/medication help at San Antonio in the last year

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As a woman of color and an immigrant, I can identify with some unique challenges that individuals may face. As we face different circumstances, we wil... As a woman of color and an immigrant, I can identify with some unique challenges that individuals may face. As we face different circumstances, we will need different levels of psychological support and assistance throughout our lives. I am passionate about quality mental health care for all persons, regardless of their challenges. I support destigmatizing mental health issues and prioritizing prompt treatment and care. I understand that making this step can be a challenge; as such, I engage with my patients with the hope of building a therapeutic alliance to achieve their mental health goals. Read more

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 San Antonio, 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 San Antonio 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?

When someone is suffering from a mental health condition, their perception of the world around them can change drastically. Sometimes, holding on to feelings of positivity, control, or stability can be quite difficult.

Fortunately, many mental health conditions are highly treatable. And that’s where Thriveworks can help. The licensed psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX have the experience and extensive knowledge to diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and more. We invite you to call our office, or book a session online today to get started.

What Is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a form of mental health treatment that uses medication to manage, control, and treat the symptoms of different mental health conditions. While some psychiatric providers do also provide therapy, this is less common—if therapy is required or preferred, some people choose to work with both a therapist and a psychiatric provider.

Psychiatric treatment at Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX begins with an initial assessment that may include the following:

  • A talk about treatment goals
  • A comprehensive discussion of symptoms, both cognitive and behavioral
  • Psychological tests and physical examinations
  • Lifestyle questions about substance use, diet, exercise, sleep habits, etc.
  • A full medical history
  • Family medical history 
  • Consultations with the clients other doctors and caregivers
  • Mood charting
  • A full psychosocial evaluation of a person’s core relationships, support system, and home life

Psychiatry services can help anyone who is open to receiving treatment. Everyone suffering from a psychological or behavioral health issue deserves compassionate care, and medication management from Thriveworks Therapy & Psychiatry San Antonio.

Telehealth: Online Psychiatry in San Antonio, TX

At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Antonio, TX we offer secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our clients. After you get to know your psychiatric provider, they can begin developing a medication treatment plan. The treatment plan should have buy-in from the client as well as the doctor. 

Supplemental treatment in the form of therapy might include the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Other evidence-based cognitive and behavioral therapies
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Holistic treatments like meditation, mindfulness, and deep breathing
  • Group therapy or relationship counseling from a Thriveworks licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) 
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) 
  • Medication management 

Thriveworks clients find that online sessions are just as effective as in-person sessions, plus they’re comfortable and convenient for people from all walks of life, ages, and backgrounds. 

Is Psychiatry Right for Me?

At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Antonio, we provide results-driven care and help people get back on the road to recovery. Our licensed psychiatric professionals use medication to treat a wide variety of mental health issues, including:

Even if your specific circumstance or condition isn’t listed, talking with a psychiatric provider can help provide you with the tools and medication that can alleviate the worst of your symptoms and leave you better prepared for long-term mental health management.

See a Psychiatric Provider Online at Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX

Mental health services are essential to a person’s overall well-being and daily functioning. The licensed psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX can apply their knowledge to each individual client’s case, treating the whole person, not just the diagnosis. Benefits of working with a Thriveworks expert include:

  • In-network coverage with most insurance providers
  • Mental health help when and where you need it
  • The ability to schedule online or by phone
  • Personalized mental health care for your unique needs

Thriveworks psychiatric providers in San Antonio, TX can meet with clients quickly. Most clients can have a session within the same week of their initial call to the office.

Thriveworks psychiatry services accept most major health insurance plans, making it easier and more affordable to get the necessary care. Call Thriveworks today or book online—we look forward to helping 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 San Antonio therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
LaWanda Jan 2024 verified review
Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
Read more Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
San Antonio Sep 2022
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Getting here

Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX is at the corner of Broadway and W Sunset Road/ We are near Mission Orthodontics and Soluna.

Phone number

(210) 985-8078

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