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A PHD psychologist will, in many cases, offer any number of forms of psychotherapy (talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy, etc.) what genre is preferred by that provider will vary. Having said that, you don't necessarily have to see a PHD to get that kind of therapy. Any number of individuals certified in counseling offer similar services and might be more cost effective. I would recommend looking for a "cognitive behavioral therapist" in your area. Having said that, a licensed counselor or therapist, even a PHD, will not be able to prescribe meds unless they are also MD or DO. If you truly need medications, continue seeing your psychiatrist and don't suddenly stop any psych meds useless under the direction of a physician.