What is a Psychiatrist? Therapists and Counselors in Cambridge

A medical doctor that deals with mental health issues is known as a psychiatrist. 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 or anxiety disorders.  Psychiatrists are also trained in various specialties, such as working with children.  They are specially trained to deal with the unique and complex problems that they present.

How is a Psychiatrist different from 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 in many situations, some problems and disorders simply require medication.  A Thriveworks psychiatrist can prescribe, monitor, and adjust medications as needed.  This can be a very helpful piece of your treatment plan.

Can I Afford a Psychiatrist?

Payment and financial concerns are a necessary part of life.  At Thriveworks, we accept many health insurance plans and can work with you to understand your benefits and costs.  Psychiatrists, as medical doctors, are part of many standard health insurance plans’ benefits.  We would be happy to help you make the right decision for the provider of your mental health needs.

Thriveworks psychiatrists are leaders in their field.  We have reputable, licensed and experienced professionals.  Our providers have been featured in many reputable academic journals and news outlets. We are ready to put our expertise to work for you.

We understand that making that first call can be the hardest part of seeking help.  With respect to that, we have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours.  We want to be ready when you are ready for help.


Cambridge Locations

Thriveworks Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy
872 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 2-2
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-395-5806

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Thriveworks Counseling
929 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 103
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-553-4653

You can also request an appointment online:

Request a Session