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Connections Wellness Group offers mental health services to Texas residents in the Dallas – Fort Worth metropolitan area. With multiple locations throughout the area and tele-health options, Texans can receive the help and treatment they require for mental health disorders.

Psychiatry is a service rendered by doctors who specialize in mental illness, emotional disturbances, and abnormal behavior – psychiatrists. This medical specialty is devoted to diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental illnesses.

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental illness, reach out to Connections Wellness Group today at 940.360.4245.

woman sitting on couch and leaning forward as psychiatrist sits across taking notes

What Is the Difference Between a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, and Therapist?


A psychiatrist is a medical doctor. This gives psychiatrists the ability to prescribe medication for their patients, in addition to providing therapy.


A psychologist has a Ph.D. or PsyD in psychology. Psychologists conduct research, provide therapy, and diagnose mental illness. They cannot prescribe medication.


A therapist can be any type of mental health professional, including a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or counselor. Therapists provide counseling and therapy to patients struggling with mental illness, emotional disturbances, or behavioral issues.

Psychiatry Is a Dedicated Field of Medicine

Psychiatry is a practice of medicine and clinical training explicitly focusing on the mind, emotions, and feelings. Psychiatrists study, prevent, and treat mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists are able to treat any diagnosis found in the DSM-V, “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition,” published by the American Psychiatric Association.

On average, psychiatrists spend 12 years in school to achieve this specialty. Typically, a psychiatrist provides medication management, comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, and works in conjunction with therapy. The goal of psychiatry is not life-long medication management; instead, the goal is to create an individualized plan to treat conditions and return clients to their daily routines without the interference of mental illnesses.

What to Expect from Psychiatry Services in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas at Connections Wellness Group

At Connections Wellness Group, you can expect to meet with a psychiatrist dedicated to your wellness. You can expect your initial visit to last approximately 45-50 minutes and follow-up appointments to last about 30 minutes.

During initial visits for new clients, a psychiatric evaluation will be completed, which is a structured assessment designed to learn more about you. Questions will be asked regarding:

  1. Symptoms 
  2. Life Experiences
  3. Education
  4. History of Illness
  5. Current Stressors
  6. Additional information designed to get to know you best
After the initial visit and psychiatric evaluation, our professional and compassionate staff will develop an individualized plan to treat your symptoms. If medication is recommended or prescribed, the physician will explain the purpose, goals, and medications to you.

Who Could Benefit from a Psychiatric Treatment Program in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas?

Often, mental illness can be recognizable, but it can sometimes be subtle. Here are a few subtle signs of mental illness to recognize in yourself or someone else:
  • Poor sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Short attention span
  • Unexplained crying spells
  • Low energy
  • Irritability
  • Low motivation
  • Generalized unhappiness
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • No longer enjoying hobbies once enjoyed
  • Feelings of unrelenting stress
  • Decreasing grades in school

These are just some of the common symptoms of mental illness.

The good news is that it is treatable and doesn’t have to be permanent. A psychiatrist is specialized in these conditions and can connect you back to a life of enjoyment and fulfillment.

What Sets Us Apart?

AT Connections Wellness Group, our psychiatrists have sub-specialties in:

  • Children and adolescents
  • Addiction
  • Adults and geriatrics

For follow-up visits and for those who are interested, we offer tele-health appointments, allowing you to check in from home or on the go.

Contact Us Today for Psychiatry Services in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Connections Wellness Group offers accessible, comprehensive mental health services throughout the Dallas- Fort Worth metro area. Our experienced and professional staff of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals can help you or a loved one reconnect to a life of joy and fulfillment.

Our evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches yield proven, effective results, so don’t wait – call today: 940.360.4245.