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3,417 people sought psychiatry/medication help at Woodbridge 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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11 psychiatric NPs available at Woodbridge
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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +12 more

As a blue-collar middle-aged native of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, I can relate to the cultural, vocational, family-oriented, economic... As a blue-collar middle-aged native of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, I can relate to the cultural, vocational, family-oriented, economic, and generally stressful challenges that everyday Americans face. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Stress, Divorce / Breakup, +6 more

Getting help and admitting we need help is not always easy but the fact that you are here right now and you are reading this means you have decided to... Getting help and admitting we need help is not always easy but the fact that you are here right now and you are reading this means you have decided to take action to have your concerns addressed and that is signifiant! Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Military / Veteran, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +14 more

Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone; I'm here to help.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Anger, Women’s Issues, ADHD, Postpartum / Pregnancy, Sleep / Insomnia, +5 more

My goal is to help you overcome mental health challenges and improve your life

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +23 more
ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, +2 more

As a woman of integrity, I understand the person-centered approach to be a way of respecting and placing people at the center of service.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +10 more

I hope to provide help to my clients from the nursing perspective, which provides me with a compassionate, holistic, and non-judgmental approach to th... I hope to provide help to my clients from the nursing perspective, which provides me with a compassionate, holistic, and non-judgmental approach to the human experience. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Anger, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, +6 more

I encourage clients to explore and incorporate cultural identity as a part of their treatment.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS, +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +8 more

As a Psychiatric Nurse Practioner with a Family Nurse Practitioner background, I understand the effectiveness and importance of providing comprehensiv... As a Psychiatric Nurse Practioner with a Family Nurse Practitioner background, I understand the effectiveness and importance of providing comprehensive and holistic care to patients. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +10 more

As an African American woman, I understand the unique mental health needs people of color need to address various challenges they endure.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Stress, ADHD, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, +2 more

Having 26 years of nursing experience has allowed me the opportunity to care for people from diverse backgrounds. Despite having differences in cultur... Having 26 years of nursing experience has allowed me the opportunity to care for people from diverse backgrounds. Despite having differences in culture, socioeconomic situations, age, and health status, I understand that my clients all have a common desire to voice their concerns and be heard. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Stress, ADHD, +7 more

I understand the unique issues of client with mental health challenges; hence I aim to provide support and to assist you in building your strengths an... I understand the unique issues of client with mental health challenges; hence I aim to provide support and to assist you in building your strengths and meeting your healthcare goals of living a healthier and more fulfilling life. 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 Woodbridge, 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 Woodbridge 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?

What Does Working with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Look Like?

Thriveworks Woodbridge Counseling partners with psychiatric NPs to best ensure that we can meet the varying needs of our clients.

Now, if you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in working with a psychiatric NP. If so, they can help by providing you with medication management, which involves finding a medication that’ll help you manage your condition and ensuring that you take this medication properly. Medication is super important and can ultimately help someone who is suffering with…

  • Major or minor depression
  • Postpartum depression and seasonal affective disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder

…and many other mental health conditions, too. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The providers at Thriveworks will provide you with personalized treatment. They’ll get to know you, your condition, and your needs in their entirety before they begin this treatment journey.

What Are the Perks of Working with a Thriveworks Psychiatric NP?

Thriveworks Woodbridge psychiatric NPs are committed to the Thriveworks mission: to help people live happy, successful lives. If you are suffering from a mental illness, these providers will help you through medication management. On top of this treatment, you can look forward to the following benefits:

  1. Online availability: Thriveworks Woodbridge knows that coming into the office isn’t always the most convenient. That’s why we offer online consultations and sessions. Of course, there might be times where you are required or would best benefit from coming in to see your provider in person, but otherwise, we are happy to provide you with online help.
  2. Affordability: Thriveworks Woodbridge also prioritizes affordability. We don’t want any clients to be left without help because they can’t afford treatment. For this reason, we work to get our providers credentialed with as many insurances as possible. In addition, we offer self-pay rates.
  3. Flexible sessions: Also, the Thriveworks Woodbridge team understands that daytime, weekly sessions don’t always work with one’s schedule. That’s why we offer flexible sessions, including those in the evenings and on the weekends, whether you’re interested in an in-person or online relationship.

Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks Woodbridge

If you’re looking for medication management, consider scheduling an appointment with one of our online psychiatric NPs. Thriveworks Woodbridge Counseling would be more than happy to have you.

To schedule your session, just contact our office at (571) 298-0515. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on this important journey!

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 Woodbridge therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Woodbridge
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
★★★★★
Mariah is excellent and always exceeds expectations. I am very grateful to have such a caring and dedicated Dr.
Read more Mariah is excellent and always exceeds expectations. I am very grateful to have such a caring and dedicated Dr.
Lester Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Very helpful and I feel lucky to have her.
William Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
☆☆☆☆
I want to start off by saying that my two counselors I had were great, but the thrive works Business model is lacking a care for its clients. I had my heat go out and I missed my session because I was working for eight hours straight on it and was told that I shouldn’t have been working on my heat and made my appointment because it’s more important than my family. Will not recommend, and I had a horrible experience with Thrive works as a business model but again my two counselors were wonderful. I got nothing but respect for them.
Read more I want to start off by saying that my two counselors I had were great, but the thrive works Business model is lacking a care for its clients. I had my heat go out and I missed my session because I was working for eight hours straight on it and was told that I shouldn’t have been working on my heat and made my appointment because it’s more important than my family. Will not recommend, and I had a horrible experience with Thrive works as a business model but again my two counselors were wonderful. I got nothing but respect for them.
Donnie Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Johanna Lee has been my therapist for the past 7 months and I am extremely pleased with her! She is very professional and goes above and beyond to meet my needs. Thriveworks makes the whole process easy because I can text them to solve any issues I’m having.
Read more Johanna Lee has been my therapist for the past 7 months and I am extremely pleased with her! She is very professional and goes above and beyond to meet my needs. Thriveworks makes the whole process easy because I can text them to solve any issues I’m having.
Woodbridge Feb 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I mentored Sharon in her master’s and doctoral studies where I found her to be thoughtful and discerning. She always generated a sincere sense of passion as her desire was not just to obtain degrees but to build the skills and knowledge base to support people within her community. Transparent in all her interactions with me and fellow students, she was unapologetically true to Biblical standards as the foundation of her interactions with others. I am confident that she will continue to be a thoughtful and wise counselor to all who seek her guidance and compassion.
Read more I mentored Sharon in her master’s and doctoral studies where I found her to be thoughtful and discerning. She always generated a sincere sense of passion as her desire was not just to obtain degrees but to build the skills and knowledge base to support people within her community. Transparent in all her interactions with me and fellow students, she was unapologetically true to Biblical standards as the foundation of her interactions with others. I am confident that she will continue to be a thoughtful and wise counselor to all who seek her guidance and compassion.
Woodbridge Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Sharon is the epitome of integrity. She operates in humility and truth. She embodies what I call the three Cs: Caring, Considerate, and Compassionate. She sees you, hears you, and listens attentively and intuitively to your concerns. Her advice is sound and non-judgmental. Sharon's quiet, calm, and peaceful spirit puts you at ease, and makes you feel comfortable. I often seek her advice when life becomes difficult. I highly recommend Sharon for those that are broken, and in need of much healing and inner peace.
Read more Sharon is the epitome of integrity. She operates in humility and truth. She embodies what I call the three Cs: Caring, Considerate, and Compassionate. She sees you, hears you, and listens attentively and intuitively to your concerns. Her advice is sound and non-judgmental. Sharon's quiet, calm, and peaceful spirit puts you at ease, and makes you feel comfortable. I often seek her advice when life becomes difficult. I highly recommend Sharon for those that are broken, and in need of much healing and inner peace.
Woodbridge Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Sharon Fernandez excels in Professionalism, Prepardness, and Integrity. Her ability to express concern about sensitive subject matter is very comforting.
Read more Sharon Fernandez excels in Professionalism, Prepardness, and Integrity. Her ability to express concern about sensitive subject matter is very comforting.
Woodbridge Nov 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Sharon shows a great deal of compassion, wisdom and kindness when sharing my concerns/issues with her. She is professional yet very personal as she guides and provides the help I need. If you are looking for a counselor that cares Ms. Sharon is an excellent choice.
Read more Sharon shows a great deal of compassion, wisdom and kindness when sharing my concerns/issues with her. She is professional yet very personal as she guides and provides the help I need. If you are looking for a counselor that cares Ms. Sharon is an excellent choice.
Woodbridge Nov 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodbridge is located on Hunter Pl, which is right off of Minnieville Rd. We share a building with Elite Realty and Associates and are across the street from Oberryman Insurance Agency.

Phone number

(571) 365-3172

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Telugu
  • English
  • Creole
  • French
  • Tagalog
  • Korean
  • Farsi
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Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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