Psychiatric Services and Medication Management in Franklin, MA at Thriveworks 

Psychiatric Services and Medication Management in Franklin, MA at Thriveworks

Why Would I Need Medication?

Often people find themselves repeatedly having difficulty getting out of bed in the morning. This is often coupled with ongoing struggles beginning and finishing basic tasks. There can be a general feeling of sadness that seems to persist during a variety of settings and in various settings. People with these symptoms can also have a history of these moods and behaviors in their family, so much so that growing up they accepted these traits as normal. But now these symptoms interfere in their daily lives, particularly in relationships.

Many people seek help from a counselor and/or therapist to help resolve these issues. While this is a good first step, many of these traits and behaviors may be symptoms of anxiety or depression. These disorders have physiological elements that are best addressed with a combination approach of therapy and treatment with a psychotropic medication. During treatment using psychotropic medication, managing those medications with the help of a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioners can be very helpful and often essential.

What Is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?

Psychiatric nurse practitioners are nurses with advance certification who received, or are receiving, training specifically in the treatment of psychiatric syndromes or disorders with the use of psychotropic medication. A psychiatric nurse practitioner is often trained and experienced in treating a variety of disorders within a range of severity: Such disorders include (but are not limited to):

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Other Mood Disorders.
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Pain Management

Psychiatric nurse practitioners are also trained in various specialties and across a range of age groups. They are specially trained to deal with the unique and complex problems that mental health disorders present.

How Does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Work with a Therapist?

Psychiatric nurse practitioners have the ability to prescribe medication. As mentioned before, treatment with medication can be important in treating the internal, medical aspects of mental illness. This treatment can be long-term or short-term depending on the client’s individual needs due to the conditions and cause of the disorder. “Talk” therapists, using a variety of treatment modalities including psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral interventions, are very useful in a variety of situations. However, research has shown that the best outcomes of treatment occur when a therapist works in combination with medication management provided by a psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

A Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioner can prescribe, monitor, and adjust medications as needed. The psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks Franklin is also trained in the use of alternative approaches to medication, such as essential oils, so that the client has options that they can explore. At Thriveworks Franklin, our skilled team of therapist work closely with our psychiatric nurse practitioner to provide a well-rounded approach to care and healing. Our psychiatric nurse practitioner also received supervision from a Psychiatrist to assure a high quality of care. some problems and disorders simply require medication.

Is Medication Treatment Affordable?

All health insurance companies will cover treatment with medication when it is recognized as an essential part of a treatment plan. Often, the same insurance companies that cover therapy also cover payment for psychotropic medications. At Thriveworks Franklin, we accept many health insurance plans. Our team is will to work with you to understand your health benefits and costs as well as helping you address these issues with you. Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners, as medical practitioners, are part of many standard health insurance plans’ benefits. The team at Thriveworks Franklin will be happy to help you make the right decision for the provider of your mental health needs. 

How Do I Make an Appointment?

Thriveworks Franklin psychiatric nurse practitioners and supervising psychiatrists are leaders in their field. They are reputable, licensed, and experienced professionals who have helped many people overcome the often-debilitating symptoms of psychiatric conditions. 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. Therefore, we have a team of schedulers who will be happy to help you set up an initial appointment. You can do so by dialing (617) 360-7210 and one of our schedules will assist you through the process of getting started. So, if you are in need, please make that call today. Our team is willing and ready to help.

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Insight and Support

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I was pleased with the quick and easy access to services through the Thriveworks website. My own HMO had a long process and wait list during these times of Covid. I chose Jane Eagles to work with because I wanted a mature therapist with lots of experience. She was able to tune right into my situation and my goals for the sessions. She raised great questions for me to consider and always took time to reiterate the main takeaways of our time together. I appreciated her wisdom and clarity as well as her sense of humor.
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Opened a New World of Healing

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I can't speak any more highly of Thriveworks. Mikkah has truly been such an important person in my life since I started coming to therapy. I was skeptical at first, knowing that "the first therapist you see may not be the right 'fit' for you," but I was lucky enough to have immediately clicked with Mikkah. It took a bit of time for me to really open up and start to dig deep in my own emotion, but Mikkah was so patient and made me feel so comfortable. She truly has helped me identify a lot of different things I was feeling, but couldn't understand why. I originally came to therapy for adult ADD, recommended by my PCP, but I used therapy as a healthy outlet to start talking about things I have experienced that has caused my mental clarity to fog. Mikkah has truly been such a savior in my life and I can't express my gratitude I have for her. She is extremely professional but makes me feel so comfortable talking about literally anything - almost like we've been best friends for years, even though I just met her a few short months ago. I am so happy with how my therapy is going and I always leave a session feeling better than how I went in. Thank you Thriveworks and thank you especially to Mikkah! You are incredible!!
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Greg has made a difference in my life , he’s very understanding of what I’ve be through, makes suggestions to help me deal with my anxiety and depression. We are very blessed , to have him as our counselor, these past few years .
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Dr Jane Eagles

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As a close professional colleague for 20 years I have seen Jane Eagles assist many children, adolescents, and families with a variety of life challenges achieve improved health and well being. Dr Jane Eagles is insightful, knowledgable, kind, patient, and helpful. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Jane Eagles

★★★★★
Jane is a highly skilled and experienced clinician who has worked with people of all ages. Combined with her empathy, dedication, and respect for those with whom she works, Jane has proven to be extremely effective in helping others work on and achieve their goals. Her professionalism is undisputed and I recommend Jane without any reservation.
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Jane Eagles

★★★★★
Jane is an experienced, dedicated counselor who has worked with all age groups. Her commitment to whomever she is assisting is exemplary. Her professionalism is of the highest quality; compassion, confidentiality and respect are at the forefront. A wonderful counselor who has my personal and professional admiration.
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Jim Gardner helped me immensely

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Jim helped me get through a rough patch in my life. He has a lot of wisdom from his past and his experience as a gay man. I came to him crying everyday and mopey, and by the end I had really seen a huge change in my overall mental health. I was not in the area for very long and he was excellent at making sure I got as much as possible from my limited number of sessions. I would absolutely recommend him to people in their early twenties struggling with their transition into adulthood as well as anyone struggling with general anxiety and depression. jó, én hiányozni fogom!
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Honest & Supportive

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Jim Gardner helped me through the darkest time in my life. He was direct & honest while being compassionate and supportive. It’s like talking to a life long friend. I felt like I could talk openly without judgement. So thankful for you Jim!
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Patient

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I wanted to chat to ask a question regarding insurance, a simple one I thought. The chat time said 2 minutes I waited longer and no response. A little discouraged now on getting a therapist.
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Comfort

★★★★★
Having the pleasure of working with Ralphi, the first word that comes to my mind is comfort. When I think of Ralphi, my heart smiles. She is a talented and experienced therapist who makes every person that comes through her door feel hopeful. I have observed her in action with her clientele, collaborated with her on family therapy, and admire her immense knowledge of the human condition and difficulties. There is always a hopeful path to take in Ralphi's approach to life. Lucky are the clients who have her as their therapist!
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Reviews

★★★★★
I have been seeing JIM Gardner for quite some time. He is a wonderful counselor who listens and cares. He has been a great help to me with many of my family problems and anxiety.
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Todd Letitia is a great clinician!

★★★★★
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Letitia for over 10 years. He is a skilled clinician and offers his patients support and encouragement. He is a dedicated professional who has many years of experience in the field.
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Todd

★★★★★
I've had the pleasure of having Todd as a clinical supervisor and he was great!! He's very knowledgeable, insightful and most importantly he loves what he does. He has always been professional and ethical. Wonderful person to work with.
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Todd Letitia

★★★★★
I found Todd to be empathetic, understanding and receptive. He creates an environment where you can confide in someone without the fear of being judged.
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Todd Letitia

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Todd Letitia is an amazing clinician. He is extremely easy to talk to and makes you feel welcomed from day one.
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Dr. Greg Handel

★★★★★
I have experienced Dr. Greg Handel to be a uniquely empathic and sensitive psychologist who brings clarity and hope for the challenges we face in our life journeys. The warmth and confidence that he exemplifies in his interactions distinguish him as a remarkable mental health clinician. All of these positive attributes contribute to the inspiration that allows one to believe that facing challenges and changes is doable. I may not like the thought of changes, but I can see them as less intimidating when reminded of my own strengths and capabilities. Dr. Handel reminds me that although I may need to sharpen them from time to time, I own these tools for success and joy in my life.
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Dr. Gregory Handel

★★★★★
Dr. Gregory Handel exemplifies the dignity and insight into human behavior that is required to provide caring and lasting help for others. His ability to listen and respond, to disstill often complex problems, and to offer a way forward is a welcome and refreshing approach. It can seem daunting today in our fast paced world to cut through the noise and listen to ourselves and our family and friends. Dr. Handel is someone I trust and I've always appreciated the feedback and support he provides.
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Dr. Handel – Exceptional Character

★★★★★
Dr. Gregory Handel is not only an exceptional psychologist but is an exceptional human being as well. Always going above and beyond to provide support, care, and love for those in need. This man exemplifies all the right qualities of a counselor, he is patient, listens intently, and is honest, always. No matter what struggle or conflict you may have endure or are enduring, Dr. Greg Handel will always do everything in his power to help you through it. Filled with compassion, empathy, and wisdom, there is no one in the therapeutic industry better qualified.
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