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66,877 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Massachusetts 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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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 Newton, 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 Newton 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?

Counseling is designed to help people tackle problems that may come up throughout life such as stress, relationship issues, communication problems, or mental health conditions. During counseling sessions, different treatment methods are utilized to help these people overcome their challenges such as talk therapy. However, there are some instances in which counseling is only piece of the treatment process. In these cases, individuals might benefit from working with a psychiatrist as well!

For conditions like depression and anxiety, medication management is a key factor in helping people get better. Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are credentialed and trained in knowing what medication to prescribe, how much medication is needed, and how often someone should be taking it.

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.

Thriveworks Newton, MA has psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who can provide online medication management. If you are having symptoms of a mental health condition that may require medication, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Newton Counseling. One of our scheduling specialists can set you up with a psychiatrist and nurse practitioner who can help you via telephone or video.

Who Can Medication Management Benefit?

People often assume that only the most severe cases of mental illness require medication. This isn’t always true. People who have mild cases of mental illness can see great benefits from using medication alongside counseling services. Now, this does depend on the individual, their challenges, and their past treatment history. When medication is the right fit for our clients, one might find the following medications helpful:

  • Mood stabilizers
  • Cognitive enhancers
  • Antidepressants

These are only a few of the different types of medications that can be used to treat mental illness. For example: Two women both suffer from depression. One woman goes to work every day, has a family, and doesn’t really talk about her depression. Behind her mask, though, she struggles to stay happy and the smile she puts on isn’t often real. For the other woman, her depression is so severe that she can’t remember the last time she showered and spends most of her time in bed. While both women are experiencing different levels of depression, they could both benefit greatly from the use of prescribed medication.

The different types of mental illness that can benefit from medication is not limited to anxiety and depression. If you are suffering from something and feel like medicine might be your next best option, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Newton Counseling. Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners can help identify your areas of concern and design a treatment plan that’s made for you.

Should I Meet with a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are trained medical professionals who have the knowledge, skills, and experience to treat a wide range of conditions in the mental health field. As mentioned previously, medicine can play a necessary role in the management of mental illness for some people. Medication can help you start to live a happy and healthy life again.

When starting a medication, it’s important to know about your health history to ensure the wrong medication isn’t prescribed. A psychiatrist can make that decision and educate you on when you should take something, how much, and if you should take it with or without food. When you do start working with a psychiatrist, make sure you:

  • Tell them about any medications you are already taking
  • Disclose any allergies you have or have had in the past
  • Ask questions you have regarding to particular types of medicine

Your psychiatrist should be seen as your partner in your mental health journey. Remember to let them know of any negative side effects that you may be experiencing or if you feel like a different type of medicine would work better. Having open communication is key to proper medication management.

Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist in Newton, MA

Here at Thriveworks Newton Counseling, we believe that everyone deserves to live a happier, more successful life. Sometimes, we just need the help of a mental health professional along the way. If you are struggling to manage a mental illness and think you would benefit from working with an online psychiatrist, reach out today.

To schedule your appointment, visit our online booking portal or call to be connected with a scheduling specialist. We offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments to help better meet the needs of our clients. In addition, we accept most major insurance carriers.

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 Newton therapists and counselors accept 29 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 Newton
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 Newton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Read more My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Read more I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is a competent, warm, and caring counselor.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Read more Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Read more Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is wonderful and caring. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Newton Nov 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newton is off of Boylston Street and Jackson Street. We share a building with Razelles Skin Care Salon. Down the road is a Life Time Fitness and Winston Flowers.

Phone number

(617) 380-4684

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • English
  • French
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