Medication

Medication Management and Therapy in Chicago

 

Should I take psychiatric medication?

At Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy, we think of medication as a part therapy not as a “cure” in itself. Some people have biologically-based conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. If you have one of these, you may need need to stay on medication. Other people go through times when taking medication for a short time can help you cope. Medication give you a break from painful symptoms.  It can also be a “bridge” to help clients get more from psychotherapy.

 

We work with your psychiatrist

Talk with your therapist about whether a psychiatric consultation could be helpful. Your therapist can help you to find a psychiatrist that’s a good fit for you. We work closely with psychiatrists who understand the relationship between therapy and medication. Read more about psychodynamic psychopharmacology here.

For more information about working with one of our psychiatric colleagues, please reach out via our contact page.