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579 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Lexington 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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Good news! We have 49 psychiatric NPs in Massachusetts available for an online psychiatry session.

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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 Lexington, 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 Lexington 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.

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Lexington, MA Psychiatry – Meet With Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practioners

Psychiatrists can help you through the different stages of your mental health journey. The psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks in Lexington Counseling are able to assist you with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. They can also take care of your medication management needs and will ensure you’re taking the right medication at the right time.

Our psychiatric nurse practitioners conduct their appointments online, which means you can get the help you need from anywhere, via video. If you feel like meeting with a psychiatrist might benefit you, consider reaching out to our office.

What Is Medication Management?

Medication management is quite simple – your psychiatrist will work with you to ensure you’re taking the right medication, at the right time of day, correctly. Working with a licensed psychiatrist or nurse practitioner has benefits that go beyond just taking the right medication. They can also determine when you might need to up your dosage, decrease your dosage, and switch to a different medication if something isn’t working. If you are prescribed a medication, make sure to:

  • Let your provider know about the medications or supplements you are currently taking
  • Talk about any allergies or negative reactions you’ve had with any medications in the past
  • Understand how much medication you need and when to take it before you start using it
  • Call your provider if you are having any problems or concerns about your medication
  • Ask your psychiatrist any questions you have prior to starting something new

Who Can Benefit from Psychiatry?

Most people assume that only the most severe mental health conditions require medication. However, that is not always the case. You may not have the most severe case of depression, but you could still benefit from the help of medication to pull you out of your rut. Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and other psychiatric medications can benefit people with conditions like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Other mood disorders

If you are battling a mental health condition and feel like you could benefit from getting the help of an online psychiatrist, consider reaching out to our office. We’d love to work with you.

Benefits of Online Psychiatry

Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are certified, experienced, client-focused, and caring. Our goal is to help you better manage and ultimately overcome the thing that’s holding you back. There are many benefits to working with an online psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA, including:

  • Comfort: Working with a professional online instead of in person makes many people feel more comfortable. In addition, being able to speak with your provider from virtually anywhere is a great added benefit.
  • Convenience: In addition, working with a psychiatrist online versus in-person is often more convenient. It doesn’t require you to commute to an office but instead allows you to attend your session from wherever is convenient for you.
  • Fast turnaround: You won’t have to worry about a waitlist or have a hard time scheduling an appointment. We dedicate ourselves to being available to our clients as quickly as possible because we understand how important it is to receive the care you need when you need it.

If you have been searching for comfortable, convenient care, you’re in the right place.

Schedule an Appointment with an Online Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Lexington, MA

If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider reaching out to our office. To get started with one of our psychiatrists, schedule online or give us a call at (781) 786-7267. One of our scheduling specialists can get you into your first session the same week as your call. We offer flexible hours to accommodate you and your schedule, including weekends.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Lexington therapists and counselors accept 26 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 Lexington
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

5.0 Thriveworks Lexington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Read more Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Lexington Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Read more Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Read more I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Lexington Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Read more Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Lexington Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Read more I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Lexington Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington is located off of Massachusetts Ave. We share a building with other businesses, including Clay Oven and Limited to Endodontics. Our office is on the second floor. Across the street is a post office.

Phone number

(781) 386-0443

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Farsi
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