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1,809 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Jersey City in the last year

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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 Jersey City, 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 Jersey City 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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Jersey City Psychiatry—Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners in New Jersey

Real life has real problems that often take a longer or larger plan for managing or overcoming. For example, if a loved one passes away, you’ll need to navigate a few different steps to heal properly, like:

  • Allowing yourself to grieve
  • Turning to loved ones for support
  • Being extra kind to yourself and practicing self-care
  • Coming to terms with your loss
  • Moving forward without the loved one lost

Navigating these steps isn’t so cut and dry. Often, we struggle to take these steps on our own and require help. Fortunately, mental health professionals are happy to step in and offer this help. Psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers, specifically, have the tools, the training, and the experience to help people navigate many different mental disturbances. 

Psychiatrists can help people heal after a loved one has passed, come to terms with a breakup or separation, and manage harmful symptoms of a mental health condition like depression. If you’d like a psychiatrist’s assistance, consider scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ. The online psychiatric nurse practitioners on our team are readily available to help you now, over the phone or video.

Who Can Psychiatrists Help?

A lot of people assume that psychiatrists only help people with severe disorders like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. And while they can help these individuals, they can also help people with other disorders and problems that aren’t as severe. Here is a list of some of the most common problems seen by a psychiatrist:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Anorexia and other eating disorders
  • Insomnia, hypersomnia, and other sleep problems
  • Substance abuse and other drug addictions
  • Overwhelming stress or worry
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Obsessive thoughts/behaviors

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Jersey City, NJ

Psychiatrists can work at different medical centers, including hospitals, rehabs, nursing homes, and counseling practices like Thriveworks. If you are looking for a psychiatrist in Jersey City, NJ, look no farther. Thriveworks Counseling has psychiatric nurse practitioners on our team who can provide people with psychiatric care across the state of New Jersey.

Our psychiatrists meet with their clients easily and conveniently online. Instead of driving to the office for your appointments, you can look forward to talking to them over video chat. Our clients enjoy this virtual care, and we think that you will too. 

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 Jersey City therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jersey City is located at the intersection of Sip Ave and Bergen Ave. Behind the building is Hudson County Community College Park. We currently share the building with Capital One and Blink Fitness, among other businesses.

Phone number

(973) 529-8926

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • German
  • English
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