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2,396 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Williamsburg in the last year

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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 Williamsburg, 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 Williamsburg 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 Does Psychiatric Treatment Involve?

Psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs) are mental health professionals who study emotional, mental, and behavioral issues with a focus on chemical imbalances.

In addition to conducting psychotherapy, a psychiatric NP can prescribe medications to treat mental and emotional disorders as a qualified medical doctor. Every individual is unique, therefore everyone’s plan for care is different. After a psychiatric evaluation, your treatment plan may include therapy, medication, or a combination of both.

In addition, you will learn methods of self-care to apply in between sessions and into the future. These may include plans for dealing with stressors and emotional triggers that occur in everyday life.

Would a Psychiatric NP Be Able to Help Me?

Scheduling a session with a psychiatric NP may sound like a drastic step, but it’s more common than you may realize. A large portion of the population deals with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety daily.

There are many reasons individuals seek out the help of a psychiatric NP, including:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Schizophrenia
  • Overall feelings of despair and hopelessness

If you are experiencing any of the above, consider making an appointment with an NP at Thriveworks Counseling for diagnosis and treatment.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Williamsburg, VA

At Thriveworks, we believe that getting professional help to improve your mental health should be simple.

We offer online services so you don’t even have to leave your home. Weekend and evening sessions are also available for your convenience. We know that if you’re suffering from psychiatric disorders or other issues related to your mental health, you want help sooner rather than later. This is why we make it a priority to give new clients appointments within 7 days.

New clients have access to several benefits, even beyond what you’ll get with your insurance plan. These are just a few examples:

  • Actively moderated discussion boards
  • Free eBook called “Leave Depression Behind”
  • Billing and scheduling support via text
  • Flexible cancellation policy

If you’ve been considering visiting a psychiatric NP, you don’t need to put it off any longer. Make an appointment today with Thriveworks Counseling in Williamsburg, VA.

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 Williamsburg therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Williamsburg is located on Discovery Park Blvd. Our building is cushioned between New Town Counseling Center and Brookside Home Health Care.

Phone number

(757) 530-5150

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