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78,778 people sought psychiatry/medication help in Pennsylvania 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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As an immigrant woman, I understand the numerous obstacles faced when seeking mental health support; therefore, I aim to establish a safe and nurturin... As an immigrant woman, I understand the numerous obstacles faced when seeking mental health support; therefore, I aim to establish a safe and nurturing environment for my clients of all backgrounds to thrive while receiving outstanding support and care. Read more

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 Wyomissing, 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 Wyomissing 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?

Everything in Gabe’s life seemed to be going well. He had a happy home, a loving family, and a successful job. Life was good and he had big dreams for the future.

Then something changed. Gabe couldn’t quite put his finger on when it happened but there came a point where he was no longer interested in going out or seeing others. He started sleeping more and had a tough time getting up in the morning. His work started to suffer and his colleagues started asking questions.

Gabe was struggling on the inside but was ashamed to say anything because he couldn’t figure out why he was feeling this way. Some days he would feel okay but then others he would feel unspeakably sad. He would sit and cry, seemingly for no reason at all. Everything just felt hopeless.

Gabe couldn’t pinpoint anything in particular that had happened to bring on these changes. But eventually, Gabe knew something was wrong and decided it was time to seek help from a licensed professional. He began seeing a psychiatrist who helped him get to the bottom of his symptoms and developed a treatment plan to get his life back.

If you can relate to Gabe’s story, you’re not alone. Millions of people all over the world suffer from mental health issues every single year, from famous politicians, entrepreneurs, and entertainers to students, soccer moms, and teachers.

Take actress Emma Thompson, as an example. She’s long struggled with symptoms of depression, including feelings of hopelessness and a sense of crushing sadness. Her work forced her to put on a smile and carry on but depression continued to lurk beneath the surface. Events like Thompson’s divorce and the pressures of her career and fame contributed to her condition until she finally realized she needed help.

Like Gabe and Emma Thompson, you may benefit from speaking with a licensed professional too. When you’re ready to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist, reach out to our team at Thriveworks in Reading, PA.

Would a Psychiatrist in Reading Be Able To Help Me?

Board-certified psychiatrists are medical doctors who are qualified to treat mental health issues. Their expertise can help with various conditions, including:

  • Emotional disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Whether you have always struggled with depression, are facing a sudden change to your sleep habits, or something else entirely, a licensed professional can help you to work through this challenging time. It’s all about getting the right tools and strategies tailored for you. At Thriveworks in Reading, PA, we look forward to helping you get your life back on track.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Issues

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who know the ins and outs of mental, emotional, and behavioral health conditions. Through medical school and a psychiatry residency, they are trained to assess symptoms, diagnose mental illnesses, and develop customized treatment plans to help their clients live happier and healthier lives.

Typically, treatment begins with a full analysis of your symptoms. You’ll have the opportunity to share your concerns and address your emotions in a safe, confidential, and judgment-free environment. Your psychiatrist will be able to ask the right questions to help you unearth the reasons for feeling the way you do. They can also perform a physical exam, request lab work, conduct psychological tests, and review your medical history to get a complete picture.

From there, your psychiatrist can create a treatment plan to help you feel better and overcome your symptoms. They may recommend dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or other forms of talk therapy. They may also prescribe you medication if that is warranted in your situation. Psychiatrists are also able to gauge whether your self-care habits could use improvement to help support your recovery.

Whether you’re struggling with substance abuse, an eating disorder, anxiety, or another mental health issue, a licensed psychiatrist can help you find a healthier path forward. Consider scheduling an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Reading, PA to get started.

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Reading, PA

At Thriveworks, our team has helped countless people reduce their anxiety, overcome their depression, and move beyond a variety of other difficult psychological problems. If you’re going through a tough time in your life, know that you don’t have to shoulder the burden by yourself. Our psychiatrists are here to lend a supportive ear and give you the support you need to live your best life.

We offer our clients many benefits including:

  • Extended hours in the evenings and on weekends
  • Psychiatry appointments via video chat or phone call
  • Access to our proprietary Therapy Buddy app
  • Community discussions moderated by licensed professionals
  • Access to our “Dear Abby” life coaching service
  • A flexible cancellation policy

When you’re ready to begin your journey to a better state of mind, start by calling Thriveworks in Reading, PA. You can thrive — we can help.

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 Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • 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)

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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Going well
mary Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Reading Jun 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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

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Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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