Re: Can a therapist prescribe anti depressants
Just to clear something up...
"Therapist" is a generic word used to reference many types of clinicians. Psychiatrists, who are MDs, are sometimes called therapists and they can prescibe medication.
Other "therapists" include clinical psychologists (phd, psyd), social workers (licsw, sw, counselor) etc.--in most states they cannot prescribe medication; however, most offer referral services so you can see an MD (psychiatrist, general practioner etc) for short appts and do your therapy with someone else.
Hope this helps!