I’m depressed/anxious, why do I need to go to therapy? Can’t I just get an anti-depressant or tranquilizer from my doctor?

Yes, you can. However all the research on depression and anxiety has shown that the most effective and longest lasting treatment is a combination of medication and psychotherapy. I will work with either your primary care physician or one of the psychiatrists with whom I have a trusting relationship to come up with the best medication plan for you. The medication treats the symptoms so that you can get some relief as quickly as possible. However, symptom relief is like putting a band-aid on a blister – until you uncover the cause of the blister it will keep returning. Therapy can be an interesting and exciting journey where you learn how to solve, accept, change, adjust and move on to a better life.

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