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1,169 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Spring 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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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 Spring, 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 Spring 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?

Talking to a psychiatrist or another mental health provider can be a clarifying, illuminating practice that can change one’s life for the better. 

The psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Spring, TX have the in-depth knowledge and training to help people who are experiencing mental health issues. Mental health isn’t always clearly defined. The origins of mental health issues can be complex, involving a multiplicity of genetic and environmental factors. But the only way out is through, as they say. A doctor who specializes in diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent mental health conditions can teach people a wealth of knowledge about who they are and what goals they’re capable of achieving in life. 

What Is the Difference Between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers can treat mental conditions with psychotherapy as well as prescription medication like antidepressants. A psychologist also specializes in mental health, but they cannot prescribe medication. They can be counseling psychologists or clinical psychologists.

Thriveworks in Spring, TX also employs these additional, fully licensed mental health providers:

  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs), who provide solution-focused counseling, usually for people with specific issues.
  • Psychotherapists, who are any providers who do psychotherapy, which is usually a more long term and in-depth examination of the psyche than counseling.
  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who provide counseling and guidance for social services.
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), who treat couples and family members for relationship issues. 

Should I See a Psychiatrist?

Signs that someone may benefit from seeing a psychiatrist include the following:

  • Extreme mood swings or sadness that endure longer than two weeks after childbirth, which might indicate postpartum depression
  • Compulsive behaviors or mental fixations that interfere with daily functioning, which may indicate obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Difficulty concentrating, which might indicate attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Atypical eating behaviors, which might indicate anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
  • Exhaustion, anhedonia, and overwhelming sadness, which might indicate major depression
  • Manias and sleeplessness, which might indicate bipolar disorder (manic depression)

How Do Psychiatrists Diagnose Mental Health Conditions?

Psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Spring, TX diagnose mental health conditions by taking a careful, comprehensive assessment of a client. This assessment may include the following elements:

  • A physical
  • Medical history
  • Psychological tests
  • Discussion of symptoms, both cognitive and behavioral
  • Psychoeducation on mental health conditions
  • Discussion of lifestyle 
  • A psychosocial evaluation
  • Family medical history

A diagnosis and treatment plan can always be adapted based on monitoring results and getting the client’s feedback.

See a Licensed Psychiatric Provider Online at Thriveworks in Spring, TX

New clients can call the Thriveworks office in Spring, TX today to schedule an appointment with an exceptional, fully licensed psychiatric provider. Most clients can meet with their provider for an online session within the same week of scheduling. In addition, Thriveworks accepts most major insurances. We look forward to getting you the help you deserve!

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 Spring therapists and counselors accept 37 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 Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Spring
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

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4.5 Thriveworks Spring 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
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Spring, TX is located in the same building as Mindful Transformations, Prime Physicians, Bayou City Hospice, Evermotion Chiropractic, Root Level Technology, Dr. Austin Hoyt Chiropractic Care, and many other offices. Children’s Lighthouse is nearby, as is Klein Fire Department Station 8. At the intersection of Champion Forest Drive and Crescent Clover Drive, south of our location, is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Phone number

(469) 812-8434

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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