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846 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Media in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a psychiatry/medication can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Good news! We have 90 psychiatric NPs in Pennsylvania available for an online psychiatry session.

Starting Psychiatry/medication

Does Thriveworks offer psychiatric services?

Yes, we offer comprehensive psychiatric services to meet your mental health needs.

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 Media, PA specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.

What is the difference between a mental health therapist & psychiatrist?

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, though 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 is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

A Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a highly trained and licensed professional who specializes in mental health care. They are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, prescribe medications, and provide therapy. Psychiatric NPs at Thriveworks are qualified to prescribe medications for a variety of mental health conditions. They work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

How do psychiatric 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.

Can I receive psychiatric services online?

Yes. At Thriveworks, we offer online-only psychiatry services for optimal comfort and convenience.

How long does psychiatry last?

Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Media 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 a year. Treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client’s goals for treatment.

Is anxiety treated with psychiatry?

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication and provide therapeutic treatment for anxiety, although not all psychiatrists offer therapy. At Thriveworks, medication management occurs via online psychiatry sessions.

Does Thriveworks accept insurance for psychiatric services?

Yes, Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans. We strive to make mental health care accessible and affordable for everyone.

Need more help deciding?

If you are struggling with a mental health challenge, there is help available. When you feel ready to take the step in your mental health journey to get that help, the licensed professionals at Thriveworks in Media, PA are here for you. Plus, our remote psychiatry appointments via video are easy to fit into your schedule. To get started, contact us to schedule your first appointment.

Should I Meet with a Licensed Psychiatrist?

Psychiatry is particularly helpful for mental illnesses that may cause physical symptoms. For example, it’s quite common for those suffering from anxiety to experience restlessness, insomnia, or panic attacks.

Here is a short list of disorders that psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers commonly treat:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Panic disorder and other anxiety disorders
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar disorder

If you are suffering from a mental or emotional disorder, consider reaching out to the licensed professionals at Thriveworks in Media, PA.

Will I Be Prescribed Medication?

If medication is helpful for your treatment, your psychiatrist will work with you to determine the right kind for your symptoms. Some of the most common medications prescribed include:

  • Antidepressants: Antidepressants balance neurotransmitters in the brain to promote a more positive mood and stabilize emotions. They are sometimes prescribed to help with depression and other mood disorders.
  • Anti-anxiety medications: Anti-anxiety medications can prevent panic attacks from occurring and can reduce other symptoms of anxiety.
  • Mood stabilizers: Mood stabilizers are used to help regulate moods and prevent uncontrollable mood swings. They are sometimes prescribed to help mitigate the effects of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.
  • Stimulants: Stimulants can promote focus and alertness and are sometimes used to treat ADHD or as part of treatment for depression.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Media, PA

At Thriveworks, our psychiatry appointments are conducted online via video sessions so you can prioritize your mental health from the comfort of your own home. Appointments are available throughout the week (including Saturdays and Sundays) and if you need to cancel, you can take advantage of our flexible cancellation policy.

When you’re ready to speak with a psychiatric provider, reach out to make your first appointment. Our team at Thriveworks in Media, PA looks forward to helping you thrive.

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 Media therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Media
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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4.5 Thriveworks Media reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Media is located off of N Jackson St, and our building is in the center of Cooper St., W 6th St., W 7th St., and N Jackson St.

Phone number

(610) 557-1991

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
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