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1,300 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Newark in the last year

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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 Newark, 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 Newark 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?

When you’re having a bad day, what do you do? Do you meet a friend at dinner so you can talk about what’s going on? Do you spend some time reading a good book? Do you jump in the car and head to the gym? 

What about when one bad day turns into a week of bad days and then months of bad days?

Sometimes life can be especially hard. And on top of that, there are factors that we don’t have any control over that just seem to make matters worse. Take Samantha, for example. Her job is mentally taxing but she loves what she does. When she has bad days at work, she likes to unwind by taking a hot bath. However, more recently she’s been taking harder hits that a bath can’t fix.

Over the course of a year, Samantha’s stress has worsened to the point of anxiety and depression. Getting out of the house seems impossible and she feels worthless. In addition, she’s in constant fear of falling behind at work if she doesn’t put in the extra time.

Samantha decided to reach out to a psychiatrist after talking to one of her family members. She opened up to her psychiatrist about what she’s been going through and started a custom treatment plan. Through the help of psychotherapy and her medication, she starts to feel like herself again.

Psychiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. If you’re battling addiction, depression, or just need a boost in your self-esteem, schedule an appointment for psychiatric services at Thriveworks Counseling in Newark, NJ. Our online psychiatrists can help you comfortably and easily from home.

Psychiatric Care: What to Expect

Deciding to get mental health help isn’t necessarily an easy decision. Many people feel as if opening up about their mental wellbeing makes them weak or sick. However, that’s just not the case. It doesn’t matter if you have a small challenge in your life or an all-consuming challenge, sometimes we all need a little help to get through.

Psychiatrists are medical professionals in the mental health field who have gone through extensive training and schooling to become medical doctors. Psychiatrists can even specialize in many different fields such as geriatric psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and mood disorder psychiatry.

At Thriveworks in Newark, our online psychiatrists are dedicated to providing you with a holistic plan of care. This means they’ll consider your emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing when choosing the best course of treatment for you. In some cases, your psychiatrist will utilize a variety of different methods and techniques to achieve this.

Some different treatment methods may include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Assessments and tests
  • Physical examinations
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Self-report of symptoms
  • Medication management

Medication Management for Mental Illnesses

When you’re battling a mental disorder such as depression or anxiety, it’s not uncommon to need an extra push in the right direction. In the instances that you might be a good fit for psychiatric medication, your Thriveworks provider will work with you to find one that works for you.

Types of psychiatric medications include antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics. These are good for a wide range of disorders including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, learning disorders, and personality disorders.

If you do end up taking a prescription, your psychiatrist will ensure you know how much to take, what time of the day to take it, and whether or not you should eat when taking it. Before starting any new medication, be sure to discuss your past medical history, any allergies or bad reactions you’ve had, and any medication you’re currently taking.

Benefits of Working With Thriveworks Counseling in Newark

There are a lot of options for mental health care these days. It’s not uncommon for people to find a mental health provider and then get let down when they aren’t available or have a waitlist for weeks, if not months. When you choose to work with a Thriveworks mental health provider, you won’t have to worry about that.

We are dedicated to providing well-rounded, accessible mental health care. This includes offering our premium benefits:

  1. Telehealth options: video sessions and telephone sessions
  2. Evening and weekend appointments
  3. No waitlist
  4. Same- and next-day appointments
  5. Text support via our success navigator
  6. Scheduling specialists to help you every step of the way (That’s right. Real people.)

When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, you can find an online psychiatrist in New Jersey by clicking here or calling one of our offices. Because our psychiatry appointments are conducted online, you can schedule an appointment at any location, but we advise calling the office that is closest to you:

Thriveworks in Dumont: (201) 654-6401

Thriveworks in Edison: (732) 479-4763

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 Newark therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Amerihealth Medicare Advantage

  • 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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newark is located off of Chestnut St, just west of Independence Park. Our building is neighbored by No Pão at Café Caffé and Ibituruna Insurance Agency, and is across the street from Maria’s. Parking is available on the west side of the building, and the closest bus stop is Pacific St. at Chestnut St.

Phone number

(862) 500-4813

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • Italian
  • English
  • Bengali
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