Short Pump Psychiatry

Short Pump Psychiatry – Therapists and Counselors in Short Pump, VA

What is a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are medicals doctors that are trained to diagnose and treat emotional and behavioral health conditions primarily through the prescribing of medications. Contrary to popular belief, psychiatrists don’t treat only people who are called “crazy” or “insane.”. 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, attention deficit hyperactive or or anxiety disorders.

Do I Need a Psychiatrist or a Therapist?

Unlike most mental health counselors and therapists, psychiatrists have the ability to prescribe medication, which is helpful in many situations. While talk therapy and other cognitive behavioral interventions are useful for many, some problems and disorders simply require medication. A Thriveworks Henrico psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner can evaluate symptoms and determine if medication alone or in combination with other forms of counseling is appropriate. A psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner can then prescribe, monitor, and adjust medications as needed. This can be a very helpful piece of your treatment plan. Many studies have shown that the combination of therapy and medication is better than either treatment alone which is why Thriveworks Henrico offers both psychiatry and counseling in one convenient location.

What Conditions Do Psychiatrists Treat?

There are many areas in which a psychiatrist can be helpful. These include:

  • Depression
  • Panic disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Biological symptoms associated with Autism and other developmental disorders

What Should I Expect?

At Thriveworks Henrico, VA you can expect to spend a full 50 minute session with your psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner. Depending on the treatment plan recommended follow up sessions will generally be 30 minutes in length. Complex situations or those that also involve a counseling component may be as long as 45 minutes while individuals who are being treated for one condition which has been stable for a period of time may only require 15 minute appointments. Our goal is to personalize care. Appointments are started on time and enough time is scheduled to allow the psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner to get a complete understanding of your situation, symptoms and needs.

At Thriveworks Henrico we pride ourselves on offering timely appointments. We are often able to schedule your first psychiatric appointment within one week! Our scheduling team is available 12 hours per day Monday through Friday to answer your call and help you get connected with the counselor, therapist, or medication manager that best fits your individual needs. We look forward to hearing from you and becoming a part of your journey to recovery.

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Truly cares

I've worked with Domonique and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. She is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success. She supported me in handling various major life changing situations.
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Mary helped me see the light again!

I was drinking just to cope with my depression 9 months ago. I thought it was the drinking that caused me to be depressed and miserable. I was so in denial I didn’t see how depressed and sad I really was. I had no hope. Mary put everything in perspective for me and helped challenge me to change. She gave me a little tough love and guidance that I needed. With the help of Mary’s help, coping skills, -and medication, I feel like a new woman! Thanks Mary for all your help! You rock! ❤️
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Review of Roberta Morell

I have used Roberta as a consultant for three years. Her consultations about therapeutic and ethical situations have been both professional and wise. I am a hospital chaplain at a busy hospital and for our most challenging cases, I turn to Roberta. She is responsive and empathetic. I highly recommend Roberta as both a therapist and consultant.
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Mary Davis, LPC

Mary and I have worked together for the last two years. She has been instrumental in assisting me to reach my goal of being a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her clinical perspective, knowledge, and understanding of counseling principles has made an positive impact on how I approach my clients. Mary offers an abundance of education and clinical expertise that she easily shares with others. Mary demonstrates empathy, clinical knowledge, has a sense of humor, and realistic view of client needs. She has the ability to tap into the client's world which enhances their therapeutic experience.
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I've worked with Caitlin Devey, and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. Caitlin is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success.
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Rebekah Lowenstein

Mrs. Lowenstein is one of my favorite people and one of the best supervisors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her commitment to my success as an MSW is nothing short of miraculous. She has advocated for me to get supervision from the Board of Social Work and has been next to me every step of my journey. Rebekah continues to go above and beyond for me and I have not doubt that she will do this for her clients as well. She is patient, funny, personable, competent, and one of the smartest women I know.
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Best NP

I was thoroughly impressed with Kylie Wright, NP. She was patient with me as I talked and really cared about my issues. She is an asset to Thriveworks and the profession as a whole. I am so glad that I found her!
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I have had depression for many years. My friend suggested I see Kylie Wright NP, which was one of the best suggestions I have ever received. Kylie took the time to listen to all of my concerns. She ruled out other medical conditions carefully, and then began medication adjustments that has been life changing. I have not been happy, less stressed, and positive I.n my thinking In years. I felt compelled to provide feedback so that others in community know the accessibility to a kind and talented psychiatric provider.
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Highly Recommend

Being in the counseling field myself, I can honestly say that Christie Blaylock, the owner of Thriveworks Short Pump Counseling and Life Coaching, is one of the most dedicated counselors I have come across. I would trust her and her practice with any of my clients.
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  • 12093-95 Gayton Rd
    Henrico, VA 23238

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