Psychiatry, like therapy, is a branch of mental healthcare. The biggest difference? Psychiatric providers can prescribe medication to manage a variety of mental health conditions. Meet with a psychiatric provider if you’re considering support involving medication.
Looking for talk therapy instead? SonderMind therapy connects you with a licensed mental health therapist.
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With SonderMind psychiatry, get support for anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health needs. We find the provider nearest you, who takes your insurance, has availability, and specializes in your area of support.
Everyone is different. That’s why we don’t approach your care as a one-size-fits-all solution. If you’re uncertain about whether meeting with a psychiatric provider, a therapist – or both – is the best solution for you, here is a general overview:
Our psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners are in-network with most major insurance companies – including HSA, FSA, and Medicare plans – and we offer affordable self-pay rates. No waitlists. No subscriptions. No searching through outdated directories. It’s mental health care, without the hassles.
We handle everything. Whether you’re new to psychiatric care or trying to find a new doctor, SonderMind psychiatry can work for you.
Our in-depth and effective matching process ensures you are connected with a licensed medical professional who can provide the best possible care for what you’re going through.
Your first appointment with a psychiatric provider is often longer than recurring sessions. After an initial evaluation, your provider determines the best approach for your care.
Your provider works with you to make sure you reach the outcomes you want. Your care could include any medications they prescribe, which are called in directly to your pharmacy of choice.
If you’re referred for talk therapy or if you need a new therapist, we can help connect you. Plus, since your care is managed all on one platform, your care team can collaborate on your care.
Psychiatry is an area of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral health conditions. Psychiatric providers go through medical school or nursing school, and have specific, state-issued credentials in mental health care. Because of their medical background, they are able to prescribe medication as part of their treatment approach. They can also provide talk therapy and other forms of medical intervention. Psychiatric appointments are typically scheduled every few weeks or months, depending on your treatment needs.
Therapy, also known as talk therapy, is a clinical form of health care that can be used in conjunction with psychiatry, or on its own, to effectively treat challenges and symptoms relating to mental health and emotions. There are several evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy that can be used for different mental health needs. Therapy appointments are typically scheduled weekly. Although most talk therapists do not have a medical background, they do have extensive clinical training and hold a variety of state-issued credentials along with doctorate or masters degrees in mental health care.
Both psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained medical professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral health conditions. They can both prescribe medication. The primary difference is in their credentials and educational background. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from an accredited medical school and residency program in psychiatry. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are registered nurses and certified advanced practice nurses who have completed nursing school and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program.
Determining the cost you’ll pay for psychiatric services depends on a number of variables. Most notably, if using your health insurance, the cost passed along to you depends on your specific plan’s terms and mental health benefits. We always recommend calling your insurance provider directly to ask about your mental health benefits and specifically what you can expect to pay for certain services or medications. They’ll be able to provide the most updated and accurate information, including any copays, coinsurance, and deductibles you have. To learn more about using your insurance with SonderMind, visit sondermind.com/insurance. If you do not have insurance and would like to know more about self-pay rates, give us a call and our team will be happy to help.
After giving us a call to start your intake, we’ll connect you with a psychiatric provider within 48 hours. You can call, email, or message your provider directly through your SonderMind account, or they may reach out directly to you to schedule your first appointment. Most appointments are scheduled within the following week.
Absolutely. We know that not every mental health provider is the best match for every person’s mental health needs. With SonderMind, you have access to a vast network of local, trusted providers, and a committed team who’s here to help you get the best possible care. To request a new provider match, you can give us a call or request a rematch directly from your SonderMind account.
Yes. SonderMind’s network includes a variety of licensed mental health professionals, including both psychiatric providers and therapists. Give us a call at (844) 714-1716 anytime to request matches for both psychiatric providers and therapists, or if you’d like to add a provider type to your care team.
You'll notice we do not have a directory of providers to scroll through. Instead, we take on that work for you and connect you with the right provider to best support your needs. If it’s not working out, you can request a rematch at any time to make sure we connect you with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner who gets you.
We are always looking for experienced therapists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners to join our team.Learn More