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993 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Bensalem 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 Bensalem are booked, but we have 66 other psychiatric NPs in PA available for an online or in-person session.

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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 Bensalem, PA 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 Bensalem 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?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that aims to diagnose, treat, and prevent behavioral and mental health disorders. A psychiatrist is a specialized medical doctor within that branch. These mental health care professionals have the training and experience to treat mental disorders’ physical and mental aspects. They can also offer treatment in the form of therapy as well as medication.

Psychiatrists have a great understanding of physical and mental health because they have deep knowledge of how the mind and body are connected. They use research in neuroscience, medicine, biology, pharmacology, and biochemistry to better understand the mind-body connection and provide a treatment program that helps clients cope with many difficult thoughts and feelings.

Psychiatrists can often be found working in government, non-profit settings, hospitals, universities, within the military, and at your Thriveworks office in Bensalem, PA! They can serve various roles, such as teachers, researchers, or clinicians.

You may benefit greatly from a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Bensalem, PA. Our psychiatry staff can meet with you virtually after booking your appointment with one of our friendly scheduling assistants. We typically can provide you an appointment within 24-48 hours.

What Mental Disorders Can Psychiatrists Treat?

Psychiatrists treat various mental health issues and disorders that greatly disturb a person’s mood, behavior, or thinking and negatively affect a person’s daily life and quality of living.

We all have bad days from time to time, and we also experience grief and loss. Our reactions to these experiences, whatever they may be, are normal. However, if symptoms don’t get better for an extended period of time, it might be a good idea to seek an experienced and compassionate psychiatrist’s professional assistance.

Here are just a few mental disorders and behaviors a psychiatrist can help treat:

  1. Depression: this disorder varies in intensity; however, moderate depression has two main symptoms – persistent low mood and a decreased interest in everyday activities. In addition, individuals with depression also may experience despair, guilt, low self-esteem, difficulty sleeping, and fatigue. The National Center for Health Statistics says that 4.7% of U.S. adults aged 18 and over report regular feelings of depression. Women are about twice as likely to experience depression as men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  2. Addictive Behaviors: these behaviors include familiar addictions such as alcohol, smoking,  prescription medications, food, and gambling. It can also include additions to shopping, sex, the internet, plastic surgery, and self-injury. Any of these addictive behaviors can have negative impacts on an individual’s daily functioning and relationships.
  3. Anxiety: anxiety disorders are serious mental issues that can cause a person to worry or fear so much that it tends to be a constant problem and strains an individual’s ability to carry out everyday activities at home, work, school, and within social circles. A variety of factors can contribute to anxiety, such as our environment, genetics, brain changes, trauma, and the amount of stress we carry. Like depression, anxiety is prevalent, and both are treatable with the assistance of a psychiatrist.

What Does Treatment Look Like?

Every client will have different needs, so there is no standard treatment for mental disorders. Even people with the same diagnosis will have different experiences, needs, and goals for treatment.

Your psychiatrist will want to first meet with you and have a chance to hear about your symptoms, medical history, and any other experiences or events that may play a role in how you think and feel.

A treatment plan may involve psychotherapy (also known as talk therapy), medication, and relaxation or mindfulness exercises a client can work on outside of counseling sessions. A course of treatment may involve cognitive behavioral therapy where the client explores his or her past experiences, relationships, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and learns how new, constructive ways of thinking will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs.

Booking An Appointment with a Thriveworks Bensalem, PA, Psychiatrist

If you’re interested in learning more about how a psychiatrist may be able to help you overcome any emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges you might be currently facing, then consider Thriveworks in Bensalem, PA. Our psychiatrists have the training, skills, and experience to help you thrive once again.

Scheduling is easy and convenient, and you can even book an online appointment with your psychiatrist. You may have to come into the office here and there for a checkup, but you’ll enjoy the benefits of meeting with your psychiatrist from the comfort of your home.

Our scheduling assistants are ready to help you find a psychiatrist today. Let’s get thriving.

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 Bensalem therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Bensalem
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 Learn about verified reviews
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My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Read more My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Leigh Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Read more Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Bensalem Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Read more I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Bensalem Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Read more Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Bensalem Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Read more Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Read more Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Read more I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Bensalem Oct 2020
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★★★★★
First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Read more First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Bensalem Mar 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bensalem is located off Street Road, between Route 13 and Dunksferry Road. We share The Constitution Building with Bensalem Dental Specialties, among other businesses, and next door you will find a McDonalds.

Phone number

(215) 782-6844

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
  • Farsi
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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

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