Dr. Janean Anderson
A Great Therapist

Do you prescribe medication?

No, I do not prescribe medication.  Psychologists do not prescribe medication.  I am a licensed psychologist.  Psychologists are mental health professionals who hold a doctorate (in my case a Ph.D.) in psychology and are licensed in the state they work in.  As a psychologist, I provide psychotherapy (talk therapy) and psychological assessments (testing for ADHD, learning disorders, etc).  

Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MDs) who have completed medical school and training in residency in psychiatry.  Though some psychiatrists also conduct psychotherapy sessions, most psychiatrists primarily provide medication management.  Medication management includes giving diagnoses, writing prescriptions, and completing short (typically 15-30 minute) follow-up appointments to make sure that your medications are working well for you.