Psychiatrists in Boston, MA
Make an Appointment to See a Thrive Boston Psychiatrist Today
If you have been searching for a well-trained, licensed psychiatrist in the greater Boston area, perhaps you've experienced that there is a shortage. Back in 2008, when Thrive Counseling was founded, our CEO, Dr. Anthony Centore, called 40 counseling offices in the Cambridge area and reached exactly 40 voicemails. Either the psychiatry industry is inundated with need, or there is serious room for improvement.
Waiting lists to see a psychiatrist can be weeks or months long, the clinician you (finally) see might not be an ideal fit for you, and many Boston-based psychiatrists see the shortage of providers as an opportunity to run "cash only" practices, which means that you should keep your wallet ready because they will not accept your health insurance. The good news is…
Thrive Boston Psychiatry Is Different
At Thrive Boston, we proudly offer excellent licensed counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists who meet our high standard of premium-level care. Our psychiatrists accept almost every major health insurance plan, including (but not limited to) Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Beacon Health, Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare plans, and many more.
Our psychiatrists take a thorough and balanced approach to care, providing psychiatric medication management for a wide variety of issues, as well as ongoing support and psychotherapy (i.e., counseling). We're improving the way psychiatry is practiced in the greater Boston region.
What Exactly Is Psychiatry?
There are many similarities between psychiatry and psychology, so it’s no surprise that people looking for help can be confused by what type of treatment they should pursue.
A psychiatrist, just like a psychologist, specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental illness, but a psychiatrist has a medical degree, which allows them to prescribe medication and monitor its effects on the patient.
Naturally its best to let a mental health professional decide if medication is right for you, but if you are open to medication being a part of your treatment plan, a psychiatrist will be able to help. If you see a counselor, they will be able to help you with the talk therapy portions, but would have to refer you to someone who can write prescriptions.
Why Do People Partner With Thrive Boston Psychiatry?
Many people pursue mental health care such as counseling or life coaching as a way to attain further personal and professional development, but others are looking for care under more dire circumstances.
Perhaps your life experience is similar to Stacy’s. As a child, Stacy had a hard time paying attention in school — her mind would latch on to a few words or an image that her teacher shared, and take her attention away from the classroom and onto a fanciful story she invented on the spot. Despite having a hard time staying focused, she always scored well on tests.
Today, Stacy is in her mid 30s, has changed jobs nearly every year, and is now a divorcee. She has a lot to offer, but has a hard time not feeling unbearably bored by day-to-day tasks and interactions. Stacy doesn’t understand why she is this way. She does not know how to harness her full potential or achieve a successfully balanced professional and personal life.
Or, maybe you’re more like Bill, who has struggled with depression his whole life. As a child, his introverted nature distanced him from the other kids, and he was bullied in elementary school. He’s since learned how to be more outgoing and relatable, but Bill still has periods of darkness that no amount of socializing counteracts. With time, his “down” spells go away, but he’d rather they never show up at all. He has lost several romantic relationships to the crushing nature of his self-doubt.
Whether you can relate to Bill or Stacy, or whether you are facing another challenge, there are many reasons people decide to work with the psychiatrists at Thrive Boston.
A few of those reasons include:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Eating disorders
- Challenging relationships
- Child therapy
- Sexual identity issues
The professionals at Thrive Boston Psychiatry have helped people work through and overcome these issues and many more—rest assured that we have clinicians on staff who are experienced and skilled with treating an assortment of life challenges.
Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thrive Boston Today
The skilled psychiatrists at Thrive Boston are committed to giving you the care you need when you need it. Instead of leaving voicemails at therapy practices around the Boston area to find out if they have available session times, call Thrive Boston. Our clinicians accept most major insurance providers and have flexible schedules.
If you’re having a difficult time, like Stacy and Bill, know that you live in an infinite universe, and that a wide spectrum of experiences and outcomes are possible for your life. At Thrive Boston, we believe that everyone is capable of living a meaningful, joyous, and fulfilling life. A great way to start thriving is by speaking with an experienced professional who has already helped many people just like you achieve a balanced life.
If you're looking for more information about psychiatry in Boston, or are ready to schedule a session with a licensed psychiatrist in Cambridge, MA, simply call us at 617-395-5806.