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Psychiatry tailored to your unique needs

Psychiatry at Thriveworks focuses on managing your mental health, typically with medication. Sessions involve evaluating your symptoms, diagnosing if needed, and medication management.

What we prescribe
We’re able to prescribe medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mood stabilizers, and other non-stimulant medications. We cannot prescribe controlled substances (stimulants, benzodiazepines, hypnotics), injectables, and medications used to treat substance-use disorders.

Our dedicated providers have an in-depth understanding of the underlying neurobiology that can contribute to mental heath disorders. You’ll work together to determine your individualized path to wellness.

Individual therapy

Individual therapy



No medication involved

Medication will be prescribed

Sessions involve talking and developing coping strategies

Sessions involve medication management

Treats conditions rooted in emotions and/or behavior

Treats conditions rooted in biology or neurochemistry

Offered in person and online

Offered exclusively online

*At Thriveworks you can engage with psychiatry & talk therapy (psychotherapy), leading to better collaboration between your therapist & psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Award-winning therapy with availability as soon as this week

Over the past year, Thriveworks conducted more than 1.51 million psychiatry and therapy sessions, earning a proud 4.4 rating from over 15,000 Google reviews.

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I have been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
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I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
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I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
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What to expect in psychiatry

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    Get started by attending your first session

    45–60 MIN SESSION

    Find a provider

    View providers who meet your needs; search by insurance, specialties, credentials, education & more. Need help? Call us at 833-966-4293.


    Complete intake forms

    You’ll receive forms to complete in your portal, covering your health history and current feelings. This helps your provider gain a holistic picture of you ahead of your first session.


    Attend initial session

    You and your provider will talk through your strengths & challenges, set goals, & craft a treatment plan. If you’re ready, they may prescribe medication that you can pick up at your local pharmacy.

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    Attend follow-ups, start feeling better

    20-30 MIN SESSIONS

    Meet effortlessly online

    You & your provider will work together to schedule monthly follow-ups that align with your other priorities, offering the flexibility to meet online.


    Check-in on progress

    Your follow-ups will focus on assessing the medication’s effectiveness in addressing your symptoms & progress toward your treatment goals.


    Find the best path

    Get additional support with talk therapy or psychotherapy. You provider can refer you to a therapist to enhance your overall care and outcomes.

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    Seamlessly switch to find the best connection


    Adapted to your needs

    If your therapist’s approach or style isn’t a good fit, don’t worry! Let them know, & they can either adjust or refer you to another therapist within our Thriveworks provider network.


    Find your best match

    It’s common to want to meet with multiple therapists before finding the best fit. Our customer service team can help you seamlessly switch if you’re not connecting. Call 833-966-4293 for help.

We offer psychiatry in these select states

Our psychiatry services are done completely online, so you can schedule with any psychiatric provider in your state.

Psychiatry FAQs

How much does Thriveworks cost?

Clients who use insurance often only owe a co-pay—which is typically $20-$50 per session. However, the exact cost of each service varies based on your payment method (insurance or self-pay). From there, it will depend on your insurance plan’s specific deductible and co-pay or your provider’s specific self-pay rate.

What are the self-pay rates at Thriveworks?

If you don’t have insurance or your plan doesn’t cover mental health services, you can use self-pay instead.

Below is our self-pay breakdown by service and state. You can also find the exact self-pay rate for each clinician on their profile, and we can provide this information over the phone, too — so that you can make an informed, confident decision before scheduling with us.

Individual & relationship counseling
State First Session Subsequent Sessions
Georgia $200 $160
DC / Maryland / Virginia $220 $160
North Carolina $200 $160
Pennsylvania $220 $180
Massachusetts $240 $195
All other states $200 $170
Psychiatry/medication management
State First Session Subsequent Sessions
Georgia $325 $210
DC / Maryland / Virginia $350 $255
North Carolina $325 $210
Pennsylvania $325 $210
Massachusetts $375 $300
All other states $300 $210

What happens if my provider doesn’t feel like the right fit?

If you feel like your psychiatric nurse practitioner isn’t the right fit, you can reach out to our support center and they can seamlessly set you up with a new provider, no questions asked. You can also request a referral from your current provider, or browse our online booking for a provider who better suits your needs.

What can I seek help for at Thriveworks, and when should I consider alternative services?

Thriveworks is a low acuity mental health provider, which means we generally assist clients who are experiencing mental health symptoms that are categorized as ranging from mild to moderate.

Individuals who are currently experiencing severe mental health concerns or crises, have been recently hospitalized within the past 3 months due to mental health-related complications, are experiencing suicidal ideation, or who currently have severe substance use concerns are advised to seek mental health services from in-patient mental health care providers.

For immediate assistance with physical or mental health-related issues, contact 911 or any of the resources linked to on our immediate help page.

Is psychiatry offered in person?

No, at Thriveworks we offer online psychiatry only. That means you can meet with your provider from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere else you have internet.

What medications do you prescribe?

Medications may vary by state and provider. Thriveworks can prescribe anti-anxiety medications (such as Prazosin and Vistaril), anti-depressants (such as Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Zoloft, Prozac, etc.), mood stabilizers (such as Lamictal, Depakote, and Topamax), stimulant ADHD medications (such as Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, and Vyvanse), non-stimulant ADHD medication (such as Strattera), and more.

What happens if my prescribed medication is not working?

If your prescribed medication is not working, or you are experiencing side effects that last beyond their adjustment time, talk with your provider to adjust your dosage or to find a new medication that works best for you. Don’t take more than the prescribed amount, and never switch medications without consulting with your psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Do I have to take medication?

No, taking medication is not a required part of psychiatric treatment. However, many psychiatric providers offer either limited psychotherapy treatment or medication management only, so it may be worth talking to your provider about whether psychiatric treatment or therapy would be right for you.

What’s the difference between psychiatry and talk therapy?

Therapy, provided by our counselors and therapists, addresses emotional and behavioral challenges using therapeutic techniques for mental well-being. Psychiatry, led by our psychiatric nurse practitioners, involves diagnosing and treating mental health conditions with medication.

What’s the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

Psychiatric nurse practitioners and psychiatrists both assess, diagnose, and prescribe medication. Psychiatric nurse practitioners complete a bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s and/or a doctorate in psychiatric care, while psychiatrists attend medical school and have specialized training in psychiatry.

At Thriveworks, our nurse practitioners practice under the supervision of board-certified psychiatrists. In some states, a nurse practitioner is able to practice independently, just like a psychiatrist.

What’s the cancellation policy?

Clients are required to reschedule or cancel their appointments at least 48 hours in advance. Failure to do so may result in a late cancellation fee of $135 under the following circumstances:

Cancelling or rescheduling within 48 hours of the appointment.
Not showing up for the scheduled appointment. Being more than 10 minutes late for a 30-minute appointment or 15 minutes late for a 60-minute appointment, unless the session is resumed and care is delivered.

This policy is designed to provide clients with the flexibility to make last-minute changes when necessary.

Explore more options

Thriveworks offers a range of services, in addition to psychiatry / medication management, each designed to meet specific needs. Our goal is to provide the right kind of support for every challenge you may face.

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