Excellent, licensed, psychiatrists in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts are Available

Make an Appointment to see a Thrive Boston Psychiatrist Today!

If you have been searching for a psychiatrists in the greater Boston area, perhaps you've experienced that there is a shortage of well-trained, licensed psychiatrists. 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 in general is inundated with need, or there is some 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 are not willing to accept your health insurance.

Thrive Boston Psychiatry Is Different

At Thrive Boston Psychiatry, we are proud to offer not only excellent licensed counselors and psychologists, but also excellent licensed psychiatrists who meet our high standard of premium-level care. Moreover, as always, when you schedule an appointment at Thrive Boston, we can set up your first psychiatry appointment right away; many of our first-time clients have an appointment within 24 hours of their call to us!

Third — and it was no small feat to offer this — our excellent licensed 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 Psychiatrist take a balanced approach

Lastly, 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.

Defined: 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 spoken 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 much 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’d invent on the spot. Despite having a hard time staying focused, she always scored well on tests.

Today, Stacy is in her mid 30s, and has changed jobs nearly every year, and is now a divorcee. She knows has a lot to offer, but has a hard time not feeling unbearably bored by day-to-day tasks and interactions. She doesn’t understand why she is this way, nor does she know how to fully harness her potential to have a successful and balanced professional and personal life.

Or, maybe you’re more like Bill, who has been struggling with depression his whole life. As a child, his introverted nature distanced him from the other kids, resulting in open ridicule in elementary school. He’s since learned how to be more outgoing and relatable, but still has periods of darkness that no amount of socializing seems to counteract. With time, his “down” spells go away, but he’d rather them never show up at all, as he has lost several romantic relationships to the crushing nature of his self-doubt. There are many reasons people decide to work with the mental health professionals at Thrive Boston Psychiatry.

A few of those reasons include:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. PTSD
  4. Addiction
  5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  6. ADHD
  7. Eating disorders
  8. Phobias
  9. Challenging relationships
  10. Child therapy
  11. Sexual identity issues

The professionals at Thrive Boston Psychiatry have helped people work through and overcome the above issues and many more — rest assured that we have clinicians on staff who are experienced and skilled with treating an assortment of life challenges.

Contact Thrive Boston Psychiatry

The skilled psychiatrists at Thrive Boston Psychiatry are committed to giving you the care you need when you need it; instead of leaving voicemails at therapy practices around the Boston area and waiting to find out if they have available session times, our clinicians accept most major insurance providers and can meet with you this week, if not within 24 hours.

If you’re having a difficult time, much like Stacy and Bill above, 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 Psychiatry, we believe that everyone is capable of living a meaningful, joyous and fulfilling life, and that a great way to start thriving in life is by speaking with an experienced professional who has already helped many people just like you — even already successful people — achieve a balanced life.


Warmly, The Thrive Boston Psychiatry Team

P.S.: In case you missed the special offer, I will write it one more time here.

  • Excellent licensed psychiatrists
  • No Waiting Lists (be seen this week, if not within 24 hours)
  • We DO accept most insurance plans
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.