LAURA ANDERS, MD
Laura Anders, MD
My biggest strength as a clinician is how I interact with patients. In my 16 years of practice, I’ve developed a caring and supportive approach that allows patients to be at ease during sessions. I treat patients with kindness and respect and am truly interested in their stories and feelings. An old-fashioned treatment approach is for the psychiatrist to be neutral and not show emotion towards the patient. I believe this is outdated and can actually cause harm in some patients. In my office you will find a friendly, warm environment.
As a general psychiatrist, I treat most psychiatric syndromes and I have a clinical interest in anxiety disorders, mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar) and ADHD. I provide medication management by itself or in the course of psychotherapy. I also provide medication for patients who already have a therapist. In this situation, the therapist and I coordinate care to make sure we are in agreement and support of the treatment plan. Not only do I provide medication management, but I also provide Insight Oriented Psychotherapy which is a deeper look at patterns of behaviors that are unconsciously driven. I also provide Supportive Psychotherapy for patients who are currently in a crisis.
I am excited by the new frontier of telemedicine. I find there is high patient satisfaction with these types of visits. What would have easily been a 1-2 hour appointment plus commute time now takes 20-30 minutes in the convenience of your own home. Telemedicine provides a new way to connect. I can see you in your own environment, meet your pet and get a glimpse of your surroundings—things that could never happen in an office visit.
I am board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I received my Medical Degree at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. After completing my psychiatric residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, I opened a private practice. I have had further training in the Adult Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Beck Cognitive Institute and CREDO at the University of Oxford. I also have specialized training in treating OCD from the International OCD Foundation.
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Major Depressive Disorder
Treatment Resistant Depression
Bipolar Manic Episode
Binge Eating Disorder
Couples & Family Counseling
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Trauma & PTSD
We are authorized to offer e-prescribing for all your medication needs, including controlled substances.
Your prescription is sent and received instantaneously at the pharmacy of your choice, ready for you when you arrive.
We can also work collaboratively with your therapist while we manage your medications.