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37,750 people sought psychiatry/medication help in New Jersey 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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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 Paramus, 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 Paramus 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?

Many people who struggle with depression, anxiety or other emotional disorders may experience symptoms that persist throughout their daily life, getting in the way of work, family, relationships, and just being able to relax. If this is the case for you, it’s possible that you could benefit from connecting with a psychiatric nurse practitioner. 

At Thriveworks Paramus, NJ we offer elite, industry-leading psychiatry services for people of all ages and backgrounds. If you feel like talking to a professional could help put you back in control of your life, give us a call or book an appointment online today. 

What Is Psychiatry? Who Needs Psychiatry Services?

When it comes to mental health disorders, there are many different conditions and levels of severity. Generally, but not always, more persistent or severe forms of mental health conditions, such as major depression, ADHD, panic disorder, and others, are better treated with psychiatry services, or in combination with a form of therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

There are many reasons individuals seek out psychiatry services professional, including:

It can be tough to know the “right” time to visit a psychiatric nurse practitioner. However, it’s far better to be proactive with your mental health concerns than to wait and wish you had sought out help sooner. Getting support from a caring professional may be the right move for you.

How Can Thriveworks Psychiatry Help You?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner is a highly-trained professional that specializes in treating all types of mental health conditions and concerns. In addition to talk therapy, a psychiatric nurse practitioner can prescribe medication for treatment of psychiatric disorders, and many times a combination is highly effective. 

At Thriveworks Counseling in Paramus, New Jersey, our mental health professionals have years of training to help you take on the challenging emotions and problems in your life. If you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, or experiencing symptoms of another mental health condition, seeking out professional help is the first step towards taking charge of your mental health.

Schedule a Psychiatric Session at Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ

If you’re ready to take the first step toward a happier and more fulfilling life, schedule a psychiatry session today with Thriveworks Paramus, NJ. We offer an extremely flexible cancellation policy, coverage under most  and a range of benefits, including:

  • In-network coverage with most insurance providers
  • Mental health help when and where you need it
  • The ability to schedule online or by phone
  • Personalized mental health care for your unique needs

If you’ve been suffering from depression, anxiety, or other issues affecting your mental health, make an appointment for psychiatric services with Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ. It’s the first step toward a brighter and healthier future, one that starts with medication management and a personalized connection with a psychiatric nurse professional. 

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 Paramus 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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Self-pay costs at Paramus
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Read more Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Sandy Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★
So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Read more So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Frank Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ is located on Sunflower Ave, just off of State Route 17 and west of Di Maggio Park. We're in the same building as House Window Replacement & Installation and Harvest Property and Investment, and are neighbored by Exxon and Renell Label Print. The closest bus stop is Rt 17 and Ridgewood Ave.

Phone number

(973) 529-8913

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • English
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