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1,744 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Edison 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 Edison, NJ 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 Edison 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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Edison Psychiatry—Psychiatric Care in New Jersey

Psychiatry is a mental health field that focuses on assessing, diagnosing, treating, and managing different mental disorders. At Thriveworks Counseling in Edison, NJ, we have a team of board certified, highly qualified, and compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioners. They are able to help clients work through anything ranging from substance abuse to low self-esteem, and more. Their medical advice and treatment may involve therapy, medication, or both.

If you are looking for psychiatry in Edison, NJ, consider scheduling an appointment with an online psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks. To do so, schedule an appointment online or call our office at 732-838-7758.

Psychiatric Care: Is it For Me?

Think back to these past few weeks, months, even years. Have you been struggling with anything like low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness, inability to focus, abuse, or any other mentally taxing concern? If so, it’s likely that you’re struggling with a difficult mental challenge.

The psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in Edison specialize in fields like child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry. They have gone through training and schooling to become medical professionals in these fields. This enables them to treat mental disorders, such as:

Bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, social anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, autism spectrum disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and narcissistic personality disorder.

Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders

Along with these conditions and disorders, there are several signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for. Some might include:

  • Low self-esteem, concerns about your body image, and eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
  • Mental illness symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depressive thoughts, memory problems, hallucinations, or difficulty regulating emotions
  • Insomnia, hypersomnia, or other sleep problems
  • Difficulty coping with significant life changes and stress
  • Violence or aggressive behaviors (towards yourself or others)
  • A change in your psychiatric medication
  • Addictive behaviors such as gambling, consuming alcohol, or substance abuse
  • You are a victim of abuse (psychological, sexual, or physical)
  • You’re seeking professional counseling or therapy
  • Life seems overwhelming, and you’re feeling hopeless

Psychiatric Treatment at Thriveworks in Edison

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Edison, we understand the importance of having a strong relationship with your mental health provider. That’s why our team of professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care to every single one of their clients.

To achieve this goal, your unique needs, goals, and challenges will be taken into consideration for your treatment plan. Your psychiatric nurse practitioner may utilize psychological tests, medication management, and psychotherapy.

In the event that your psychiatrist feels you could best benefit from taking a psychiatric medication, they will ensure that you’re fully aware of all potential side effects and how to take your prescription correctly. Make sure to disclose any allergies you may have, your past medical history, and any question you have prior to starting a new medication.

In addition, at Thriveworks, we conduct our psychiatry appointments online by video.

Work With a Psychiatric Provider at Thriveworks Counseling in Edison, NJ

If you think you could benefit from talking to a psychiatrist about your symptoms and get the help you need, consider working with Thriveworks. We are proud to offer accessible, uplifting care to our clients when they need it.

We’re ready to help you thrive. Give our office a call to schedule your first appointment or book it yourself online!

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 Edison therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Edison
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

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Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Read more Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Mary Feb 2024
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awesome, talisah is awesome and great.
Sandeep Feb 2024
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AMAZING , TRULY THE BEST!
ISHONDA Jan 2024
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I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Read more I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Edison Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Read more I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Edison Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Read more I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Edison Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Great service, love my therapist and the extended hours available
Edison Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Edison is located at 7 Lincoln Hwy Suite 224, Edison, NJ 08820, near the shopping center with LouCas Italian Restaurant and Frappe Joe Coffee.

Phone number

(732) 561-5230

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
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