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 Woodbridge, VA 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 Woodbridge 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?
What Does Working with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Look Like?
Thriveworks Woodbridge Counseling partners with psychiatric NPs to best ensure that we can meet the varying needs of our clients.
Now, if you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in working with a psychiatric NP. If so, they can help by providing you with medication management, which involves finding a medication that’ll help you manage your condition and ensuring that you take this medication properly. Medication is super important and can ultimately help someone who is suffering with…
- Major or minor depression
- Postpartum depression and seasonal affective disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Trauma and PTSD
- Bipolar disorder
…and many other mental health conditions, too. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The providers at Thriveworks will provide you with personalized treatment. They’ll get to know you, your condition, and your needs in their entirety before they begin this treatment journey.
What Are the Perks of Working with a Thriveworks Psychiatric NP?
Thriveworks Woodbridge psychiatric NPs are committed to the Thriveworks mission: to help people live happy, successful lives. If you are suffering from a mental illness, these providers will help you through medication management. On top of this treatment, you can look forward to the following benefits:
- Online availability: Thriveworks Woodbridge knows that coming into the office isn’t always the most convenient. That’s why we offer online consultations and sessions. Of course, there might be times where you are required or would best benefit from coming in to see your provider in person, but otherwise, we are happy to provide you with online help.
- Affordability: Thriveworks Woodbridge also prioritizes affordability. We don’t want any clients to be left without help because they can’t afford treatment. For this reason, we work to get our providers credentialed with as many insurances as possible. In addition, we offer self-pay rates.
- Flexible sessions: Also, the Thriveworks Woodbridge team understands that daytime, weekly sessions don’t always work with one’s schedule. That’s why we offer flexible sessions, including those in the evenings and on the weekends, whether you’re interested in an in-person or online relationship.
Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks Woodbridge
If you’re looking for medication management, consider scheduling an appointment with one of our online psychiatric NPs. Thriveworks Woodbridge Counseling would be more than happy to have you.
To schedule your session, just contact our office at (571) 298-0515. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on this important journey!