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3,416 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Cambridge in the last year

Discover how starting psychiatry/medication therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Carelon, +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Men’s Issues, Stress, Bipolar Disorder, +2 more

As a human being, I understand the myriad of psychiatric, psychological, and mental health problems that humans face throughout their formative years,... As a human being, I understand the myriad of psychiatric, psychological, and mental health problems that humans face throughout their formative years, adolescence, young adulthood, and mid-adulthood. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +23 more
Stress, Anxiety, Depression

As a psychiatric nurse working in Boston, MA, I am passionate about providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive mental health services to my pa... As a psychiatric nurse working in Boston, MA, I am passionate about providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive mental health services to my patients. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +13 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +23 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

As a nurse who has been practicing nursing for over 20 years and a Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator (of 10 years as well) working for a major cit... As a nurse who has been practicing nursing for over 20 years and a Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator (of 10 years as well) working for a major city hospital in Massachusetts; caring for a wide ethnic group as well as young adults to geriatric population; working with many patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders in the in-patient and outpatient settings, I have practically seen it all and recognize some of the barriers to healthcare that the vulnerable and underserved population face therefore can understand the stigmatization and difficulty associated with caring for such group. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +20 more
Behavioral Issues, Stress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +5 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +23 more
Stress, Women’s Issues, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, +2 more

I understand the complex and dynamic needs associated with mental health challenges—and can help you fulfill those needs.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +19 more
Autism, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +3 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +19 more
Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

Starting Psychiatry/medication

What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses specifically on the medical and psychotherapeutic treatment of mental conditions and disorders.

How does psychiatry work?

Psychiatry allows people struggling to manage mental conditions or disorders to get access to medications that will make daily functioning easier, as well as work through any mental factors that might be causing or worsening their condition. Though medications can't cure mental disorders, medication can make symptoms more manageable, making the process of psychotherapeutic treatment easier and more effective. Psychiatric care can be available through in-person psychiatry and online psychiatry, depending on where you live and your own preferences. However, psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Cambridge, MA specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.

Does psychiatry deal with anxiety?

Psychiatrists are among the mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication, and they are also capable of offering therapeutic treatment for anxiety as well, though not every psychiatric professional offers therapy. Medication management can be offered via in-person or online psychiatry.

What is the difference between a mental health therapist and psychiatrist?

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, thought they often refer clients to psychiatrists for medication management. Psychiatrists are medically trained doctors who specialize in mental health treatment, mainly through medication management and prescription, though they can also practice therapy.

What's the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychologists and psychiatrists receive differing educations, as psychologists are not medically trained the same way that psychiatrists are. Psychologists mainly specialize in providing therapy services and diagnoses for mental disorders — something that most therapists cannot provide — while psychiatrists manage medications and sometimes provide therapy services. The main difference is that psychologists (generally) cannot prescribe medications the way psychiatrists can.

Do psychiatric NPs treat mental disorders?

Psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs) treat and diagnose disorders, prescribe and manage medications, and offer psychotherapy services, too.

How do psychiatriac providers diagnose?

Oftentimes, psychiatrists or psychiatric professionals will perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, which involves an in-depth discussion about your symptoms, medical history, and current medications. Once they reach a diagnosis, they may suggest starting certain medications depending on your condition and the intensity of your symptoms.

Is psychiatry/medication conducted in person or online?

At Thriveworks, we offer online psychiatry as well as in-person therapy services for optimal comfort and convenience.

How long does psychiatry last?

Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Cambridge can last for as little or as much time as the client needs to reach their treatment goals, whether that be a month or two or over the course of years. treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client's goals for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

The psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Cambridge Counseling can help their clients find the right medication for them and their needs, be it an antidepressant, a mood stabilizer, or another medication. If the individual can also benefit from therapy, their psychiatrist or nurse practitioner will work closely with their therapist to administer the right care. Truly, we care about our clients and we do what we can to provide them with the treatment they need to live a better life.

If you think that you could benefit from partnering up with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner, reach out to Thriveworks Cambridge, MA. These providers can offer virtual care, via telephone and video. They help people who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions, too. Call our office to schedule your appointment when you’re ready.

What Is a Psychiatrist? 

A psychiatrist is a mental health professional, who is also a licensed medical doctor. They’re able to help people manage the symptoms of their mental health conditions, with helpful medication. To be more specific, those who suffer from depression, insomnia, and anxiety—to name a few items on an extensive list—can find value in taking medication.

If you’ve been given a diagnosis of a mental health condition, then it’s important to receive the right form of treatment. Similarly, if you haven’t yet been given a diagnosis, it’s important that you work with a mental health professional to analyze your symptoms and determine what mental health condition you might be dealing with. In either case, a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner at Thriveworks Cambridge can prove helpful. They can help to offer a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan, which might involve medication.

What Is Medication Management? Why Is It Important?

Medication management is important because it helps to ensure that individuals take their medication correctly; managing one’s mental health condition properly relies on this. Also, medication management is important when an individual needs to increase or decrease their dosage. Doing so without a professional’s advisement can have harmful effects on one’s health. Therefore, if you need to work with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner in regards to prescription medication, be sure to:

  • Disclose any and all medications you are currently taking
  • Talk about any allergies you have had in the past with other medications
  • Understand exactly how much of your medication you should be taking
  • Let your provider know if you have any concerns or problems with your medication

The psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Cambridge are here and happy to help you with medication management. Don’t be afraid to reach out if you could benefit from our services.

Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Cambridge, MA

It’s normal to feel nervous about scheduling an appointment for mental health services, but we want you to know that you’re entering a safe space. Our providers will not judge you. They will instead provide you with that safe and supportive space for managing your mental health problems. If you need or could benefit from taking medication, that is nothing to be ashamed of.

Thriveworks Cambridge, MA can get you scheduled with an appointment for medication management right away. Often, new clients even meet with their provider within the same day of calling to schedule their appointment. Keep in mind, too, that Thriveworks Cambridge, MA medication management is done exclusively online. The only time you might need to come into our office is if a test requires it. Other than that, your online psychiatrist will help you via telephone or video!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Cambridge therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Cambridge
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
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All the people of thrive works have been great my doctor is awesome Dr. Lal
Anthony Dec 2023
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I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Read more I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Cambridge May 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Read more Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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★★★★★
I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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Arielle has been an incredible help in my life and I can’t thank her enough for it!
Cambridge Jun 2021
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I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Read more I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Cambridge Jan 2020
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I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Read more I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Cambridge Nov 2018
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Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Read more Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Cambridge Aug 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge is located off of Massachusetts Ave, on the north side of the Charles River. Our office is in the Cambridge Tower next to Apollo Travel and Tours, Tanjore, and Cambridge Premier Realty. The closest bus stop is Massachusetts Ave opp Lee St. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(617) 380-4651

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • French
  • Japanese
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