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628 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Reston 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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Good news! We have 115 psychiatric NPs in Virginia available for an online psychiatry 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 Reston, VA 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 Reston 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.

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How Does Medication Management Work? What Should I Expect?

Thriveworks Reston Counseling has experienced psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs) who can provide their clients with effective medication management. Medication management refers to the proper management of one’s medication—pretty self-explanatory, right? The definition is simple, but this service is incredibly important, as those who receive medication management are doing so to manage mental health conditions properly. For example, one might be suffering from:

  • Major depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • PTSD

In all of these scenarios, an online psychiatric NP can prove helpful if the individual determines a need or benefit in taking medication for their illness. If you’d like to talk to someone about starting a medication due to symptoms of a mental health condition, we’re here for you. We can help you figure out what treatment will work best for you, and if that involves medication management, we can provide you with these services. Our online psychiatric NP would be happy to work with you.

Benefits of Working with a Thriveworks Reston Psychiatric NP

Thriveworks Reston Counseling doesn’t just offer mental health services. We offer premium benefits that most people can’t find anywhere else. The 3 main benefits are:

1. We offer quality care

At Thriveworks Reston, we only work with the best of the best professionals (we meant it when we said it earlier!). Our online NPs offer high-quality, quick care. In other words, they always have your best interest in mind, and they can often see you within 7 days of your initial call. If you reside in the state of VA, Thriveworks Reston online psychiatric NPs can help.

2. We accept insurance

Second, we accept most major insurance plans. We know that payment is a super important topic. And we want our services to be available and obtainable. For this reason, we make sure that our providers accept as many insurance plans as possible. In addition, we offer self-pay rates, if by chance the provider you’d like to work with does not take your insurance.

3. We prioritize flexibility

Also, here at Thriveworks Reston, we understand that the weekly daytime sessions don’t always work. They rarely work and are almost always inconvenient! That’s why we prioritize flexibility and demonstrate this priority in our many counseling options. Our clients get to choose between flexible appointments, including evening and weekend sessions. In addition, we have both in-person and online counseling available.

Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatric NP at Thriveworks in Reston

We understand that searching for psychiatry services can be frustrating and stressful. We want to put an end to this frustrating and stressful search. If you are looking for medication management services, counseling, or both, consider working with a Thriveworks Reston online psychiatric NP.

We’re here to help you when you need it. Just contact our office to schedule your appointment, by calling (703) 348-5217. We look forward to it!

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 Reston therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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5.0 Thriveworks Reston reviews are collected through
Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Read more Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Reston Mar 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Reston is located on Roger Bacon Dr., which is right off of Wiehle Ave. We share an office building with SCS Engineers, FVCBank, and Parabon Computation, to name a few. We’re also right by Fairfax fields and parks.

Phone number

(703) 782-3073

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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