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565 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Waltham 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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Our psychiatric NPs in Waltham are booked, but we have 46 other psychiatric NPs in MA available for an online or in-person session.

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 Waltham, 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 Waltham 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?

Imagine: You’ve been battling anxiety since you were a teenager and have never really gotten the help you have been looking for. Although counseling has helped with your thoughts and behaviors, you still have a hard time getting your anxiety under control. You wish you could drive past your ex’s neighborhood without feeling overwhelmed and anxious and you also wish you could perform your job without the constant fear of doing something wrong or not meeting your due dates. If only there was something else you could do to help your anxiety.

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” –Deepak Chopra

For some people, therapy might just be one tool used in their treatment process. For others, they could also benefit from medication. At Thriveworks Waltham Counseling, we have online psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who can provide their clients with medication management for a range of different mental illnesses. If you feel like you could benefit from working with a psychiatrist, reach out today.

Who Can Benefit from Medication Management?

Medication management is a mental health service that can benefit a multitude of people. No matter if you have a severe or mild case of a mental illness, you could benefit from taking a prescription to better manage your symptoms. The process is quite simple—your psychiatrist or nurse practitioner will work with you to ensure you’re taking the right medication, at the right time of day, correctly. Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and other medications can benefit people with conditions like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Other mood disorders

Things to Know About Medication Management

Working with a psychiatrist also goes beyond just taking the right medication for your needs. They can also accurately determine when you might need to up your dosage, lower your dosage, and switch to a different medication if you’re not seeing the effects that you should be seeing. In addition, they will provide you with any and all information you need including the time of day to take your dosage and whether or not you should eat when taking the medication.

At Thriveworks Waltham Counseling, we believe that your mental health should be a partnership. Our psychiatrists are dedicated to having an open and honest relationship with you and encourage you to speak freely with them. So, if you decide to work with a psychiatrist, make sure to:

  1. Inform your psychiatrist or nurse practitioner about the medications and supplements you are currently taking
  2. Discuss any allergies or negative reactions you’ve had with different medications in the past
  3. Fully understand how much medication you are taking and when to take it before you start using it
  4. Ask any questions you may have before starting a new prescription
  5. Call your provider if you are having problems or concerns about the prescription you are on

If you are struggling with a mental illness or feel like you just need that extra boost to get you to the mental state you need to be, consider reaching out for the help of an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks Waltham Counseling. Our mental health professionals are board certified, client-focused, dedicated, understanding, and compassionate.

Benefits of Online Psychiatry

Our ultimate goal is to help each and every one of our clients get to a better mental state so they can live happy, successful lives. There are many benefits to working with one of our online psychiatrists at Thriveworks Waltham, including:

  • Comfort: You can talk to your provider from wherever makes you feel the most comfortable.
  • Convenience: Not only is online psychiatry a comfortable option, but it’s also a convenient one. If you have a busy schedule or need immediate assistance, you can give us a call and we can set you up with an appointment within 24 hours. In some cases, even the same day.
  • Reliability: You can be sure to receive the highest quality of care with our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners. They have the training, education, and experience to accurately diagnose and treat a broad range of mental health conditions.

Plus so many more benefits. If you have been searching for a provider that meets your needs, look no further. Your search is over with Thriveworks Waltham.

Start a Relationship with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Waltham, MA 

Reaching out for help and starting a new medication can be intimidating. However, our office is dedicated to easing you into the process and pride ourselves on our excellent client care. If you’re ready to get started, give our office a call at (751) 309-9149 and one of our scheduling specialists will help you find an appointment time that fits your schedule. We offer evening and weekend sessions in addition to our regular daytime availability. You can also be assured that you will never be put on a waitlist. Ready to get started? We’re here and excited to meet you.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • 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

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

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Self-pay costs at Waltham
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 Waltham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Read more Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Waltham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Read more You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Waltham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Read more Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Waltham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Read more Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Awesome/with 5 being the best.
Waltham May 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Read more Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Waltham Apr 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Read more Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Waltham Apr 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Read more I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Waltham Mar 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Waltham is at the corner of Winter Street and Totten Pond Road. We are located near Bay School Skating School. We are down the street from Hilton Garden Inn.

Phone number

(781) 905-8487

Languages spoken by MA providers

Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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