What is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?
A medical professional that deals with mental health issues is known as a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner. Although it is commonly believed that this type of professional deals with only the most serious issues and disorders, they are also helpful for more common problems, such as depression or anxiety disorders. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are also trained in various specialties, such as working with specific age groups. They are specially trained to deal with the unique and complex problems that they present.
How is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner different from a Therapist?
Unlike most mental health counselors and therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners have the ability to prescribe medication, which is helpful in many situations. While talk therapy and other cognitive behavioral interventions are useful in many situations, some problems and disorders simply require medication. A Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioner can prescribe, monitor, and adjust medications as needed. This can be a very helpful piece of your treatment plan.
Can I Afford a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?
Payment and financial concerns are a necessary part of life. At Thriveworks, we accept many health insurance plans and can work with you to understand your benefits and costs. Psychiatrists, as medical doctors, are part of many standard health insurance plans’ benefits. We would be happy to help you make the right decision for the provider of your mental health needs.
Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioners are leaders in their field. We have reputable, licensed and experienced professionals. Our providers have been featured in many reputable academic journals and news outlets. We are ready to put our expertise to work for you.
We understand that making that first call can be the hardest part of seeking help. With respect to that, we have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours. We want to be ready when you are ready for help.