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749 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Waco 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 Waco are booked, but we have 45 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 Waco, 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 Waco 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 other night, Danica felt forced to cancel a date with someone she’d been looking forward to seeing for months, all because she got too anxious. It’s not the first time that Danica has been forced to adjust her plans or try to avoid them entirely because of her anxiety.

Danica is wondering whether she’ll benefit from talking to a mental health professional, a psychiatry provider, about the anxiety that’s been holding her back. With a psychiatry provider’s expertise and assistance, Danica hopes to reduce the effect that her anxiety has on her mental health. 

Just like Danica, you may be interested in turning to a psychiatry provider for help. And at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry in Waco, TX, our psychiatry and medication management services are available to you through our virtual scheduling options. 

Take advantage of the unparalleled freedom and comfort that’s offered by online psychiatric care—and discover the benefits that talking to a psychiatry provider can offer you. 

Is Psychiatry Right for Me? 

At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Waco, TX our psychiatric providers can help anyone. They have a unique background that sets them apart from therapists and counselors. Our psychiatric providers are:

  • Able to help with more severe or persistent mental health conditions
  • Available conveniently through our virtual scheduling options 
  • Able to prescribe helpful medication that works to help you manage the symptoms of mental health conditions 

While not everyone who talks to a psychiatric provider will be prescribed medication, being open and candid with your psychiatry provider about what’s troubling you can help them talk to you to decide which treatment options will benefit you the most. You may also consider our psychiatric services if you’re suffering from the symptoms of: 

How to Do Psychiatry Online 

Online psychiatry and medication management is available with Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Waco, TX, all you have to do is give us a call or schedule online. Virtual appointments make prioritizing your mental health easier than ever. 

With Thriveworks in Waco, TX you can take advantage of our virtual services, and get the personalized mental health care you need from home, the office, or on the go. As long as you have reliable internet and sufficient privacy, you’re set to talk from anywhere. 

Online psychiatry may be appealing if you want to: 

  • Eliminate the need to commute for appointments: If you have reliable internet and a private space to talk with your psychiatric provider, you’re set. Attend your session from home, the office—wherever.
  • Prioritize your mental health: Take care of your emotional wellbeing, even if you have a busy work or travel schedule. Parents or those taking care of elder relatives can have the opportunity to take care of themselves, too.
  • Reduce the anxiety you might feel about seeking mental health services: When you’re able to talk from the location of your choice, it can be easier to discuss concepts or situations related to your mental health needs. 

And our online sessions adhere to the same strict HIPAA privacy regulations as our in-person sessions. You can rest easy knowing that your conversations will be kept confidential. 

Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks in Waco, TX

When you make the decision to contact Thriveworks in Waco, TX you’ll be reaching out to psychiatry professionals who understand how mental health conditions and symptoms can be treated with medication. But just as importantly, our psychiatry providers know how to listen, and they’ll use that skill to address your concerns, and help to treat the symptoms you’re faced with effectively. 

Call our Waco, TX office to get started or go online to schedule an appointment. Becoming a Thriveworks client offers you insider access to perks that other providers can’t always match, like: 

  • Virtual video sessions
  • Same-week appointment availability
  • Affordable rates—we’re covered by many insurance providers
  • High-touch support team available seven days a week 

Take some time to decide if psychiatric services could offer you newfound relief and quality of life. While mental health conditions can be painful to endure, there’s no need to struggle with managing the symptoms by yourself. 

Turn to the guidance and professional insight of one of our psychiatry providers. Contact Thriveworks in Waco, TX today; we look forward to working with you to achieve your mental health goals with medication management options via our premier psychiatry services.

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 Waco therapists and counselors accept 39 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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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Waco, TX is located at 1000 W Hwy 6 #150, Waco, TX 76712. We share a building with Shamrock Property Management, Photography by Cecy, Ridge Creek Family Therapy, The Tisdale Law Fir, Dr. William Peper MD, and Kevin Krause State Farm Insurance offices, as well as many others. In the same lot are many buildings with other offices, such as Uncommon Healthcare and NuGenesis Medical Spa & Vein Care. Nearby is another plaza which contains Jazzercise, D-BAT, Sunoco, and Joy’s School of Dance.

Phone number

(254) 374-6907

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