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Does Thriveworks offer psychiatric services?

Yes, we offer comprehensive psychiatric services to meet your mental health needs.

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 Abingdon, VA specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.

What is the difference between a mental health therapist & psychiatrist?

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, though 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 is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

A Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a highly trained and licensed professional who specializes in mental health care. They are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, prescribe medications, and provide therapy. Psychiatric NPs at Thriveworks are qualified to prescribe medications for a variety of mental health conditions. They work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

How do psychiatric 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.

Can I receive psychiatric services online?

Yes. At Thriveworks, we offer online-only psychiatry services for optimal comfort and convenience.

How long does psychiatry last?

Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Abingdon 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 a year. Treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client’s goals for treatment.

Is anxiety treated with psychiatry?

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication and provide therapeutic treatment for anxiety, although not all psychiatrists offer therapy. At Thriveworks, medication management occurs via online psychiatry sessions.

Does Thriveworks accept insurance for psychiatric services?

Yes, Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans. We strive to make mental health care accessible and affordable for everyone.

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What Is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner (NP) is a medical professional who can prescribe medication treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. 

What Are the Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders?

There are some of the symptoms that may indicate to a psychiatric NP at Thriveworks in Bristol, VA the need for further assessment: 

  • Difficulty focusing or paying attention
  • Extreme mood swings 
  • Persistent sadness that lasts longer than two weeks 
  • Extreme fears and worries 
  • New eating behaviors 
  • Manias
  • Hallucinations
  • Difficulty sleeping or staying awake
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Obsessive thoughts

How Do I Know If I Have a Psychiatric Condition?

To determine whether or not you have a psychiatric condition, a psychiatric NP at Thriveworks in Bristol, VA can walk you through all the steps necessary to diagnose someone with a mental health condition–or to find another root cause for distressing emotions or behaviors that are impairing your daily functioning.

The process of diagnosis may include taking a medical history of you and your immediate family members. It may also include a comprehensive discussion of your symptoms, your lifestyle, and your psychosocial environment. A full evaluation could incorporate psychological tests.

Some psychiatric conditions may only last a few months, while others may be chronic conditions that require long-term care and treatment. But for most people, it’s a relief to find a psychiatric NP who can help them understand what’s going on and treat mental difficulties.

What Happens in a Psychiatry Session?

A psychiatry session may include medication management, psychotherapy, meditation training, mindfulness exercises, CBT, exposure therapy, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). The most effective approach will depend on the doctor’s unique skill sets and the client’s individual needs.

Initial sessions with psychiatric NPs are typically longer, then follow-up sessions can be shorter if clinically indicated. Ideally, a client will develop a trusting, open relationship with their psychiatric NP at Thriveworks in Bristol, VA.

Schedule with a Psychiatric NP at Thriveworks in Bristol, VA

The psychiatric NPs at Thriveworks in Bristol, VA are currently accepting new clients. They can often see new clients for an initial assessment within a week of a booking. Thriveworks also accepts most major forms of health insurance, helping to relieve clients’ financial stress. 

Psychiatric NPs can meet with Thriveworks clients virtually through online counseling appointments–a convenient and secure way to get the mental health care you need from the comfort of your own home.  

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Abingdon
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

5.0 Thriveworks Abingdon reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Read more I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Bristol Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Read more Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Bristol Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon is located in the same building as Caris Healthcare. Across Russell Road NW is Empire Ford Used Car & Truck Center 2, and A Step Ahead salon, as well as All Things Custom and Sunshine Sewing & Screen Printing. Down the road is Figaredo’s restaurant and Northgate Pharmacy. We are located right near Porterfield Highway and Route 19, as well as Route 58.

Phone number

(423) 556-3873

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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