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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 Missouri City are booked, but we have 35 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 Missouri City, 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 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 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?

A fan of all things sweet, Colette loves to bake cakes, cookies, and other treats for herself and her colleagues.

But when life gets challenging, Colette overconsumes. In a single sitting, she eats plates and plates of food. After her binge eating, she always feels incredibly guilty. She wonders why she can’t stop herself from overeating even though she wants to. The higher her anxiety levels, the more and more she eats.

After years of stress eating and dieting, Colette decides to make a change. She contacts her local Thriveworks counseling center and sets up an appointment with a licensed psychiatrist. Her provider meets with her and diagnoses her with an eating disorder. Because of his medical degree, he is able to prescribe medication to address Colette’s anxiety, the root cause of her eating disorder. He also administers dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help Colette manage her compulsive behaviors.

Psychiatric treatment isn’t just for severe mental disorders. Psychiatrists can support anyone who feels intense emotional or mental distress. Whether you can identify with Colette’s 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.

Having a mental or emotional disorder can often feel like being stuck in quicksand. You can see the way out but you don’t know how to get there. Our psychiatrists can be the helping hand you need to pull yourself from whatever situation you’re in.

If you’re ready to get unstuck, consider scheduling an online appointment to be seen by a Thriveworks psychiatrist in Sugar Land, TX.

Psychiatrists: Who They Are and How They Can 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 will create a treatment plan that follows 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.

Therapy is a partnership. Your provider will work with you to create an approach that addresses your needs and equips you with the skills to handle future concerns. To get started, call us at Thriveworks in Sugar Land, TX to set up an appointment. We look forward to pairing you with a provider who can support you on your mental health journey.

Book Your Appointment With a Professional at Thriveworks in Sugar Land, TX

When you work with us at Thriveworks, you’re working with professional providers committed to excellent care. We offer a number of benefits to make it as easy as possible to receive the treatment you need. These includes:

  • Online appointments over video or by phone
  • Weekend and evening appointments
  • In-between access to your provider via phone and email

We also offer an online Q&A service with a life coach, a community message board, and mobile support for scheduling and billing matters. 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 cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Missouri City therapists and counselors accept 40 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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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.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sugar Landis off of Township Lane. We are near Jolibee Chicken, and share an office building with Arcos.

Phone number

(346) 236-0763

Languages spoken by TX providers

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