What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
A psychologist is a specialist in the study of the structure and function of the brain and related behaviors, emotions, and cognition's. A psychologist may provide psychological evaluation, assessment, testing, diagnosis, and psychotherapy treatment, but may not prescribe medicine.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has been trained in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders. They are able to prescribe medications as necessary and frequently work in conjunction with psychologists, in order to achieve the most effective patient treatment.
Can you prescribed medication?
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. While some are experiencing symptoms which make them question their ability to think clearly, many come for relationship enhancement, skill development (such as parenting) or to deal more maturely with stress from everyday living. There was a stigma attached to mental health treatment in the 1950-60’s, but this is rarely the case in our world today. In some situations, many individuals are simply not aware of how involvement in counseling/therapy can help the average person with problems in life.
How long will therapy take? / How often will I come to see the doctor?
Therapy usually takes as long as it takes? That being said, it depends entirely on the goals and needs of the person or persons who are seeking help. Every person is different, and therefore, their problems and concerns are different.

Your doctor will work out with you what goals and needs therapy can address and help you reach them in as reasonable a time frame as possible.

Group therapy usually has a set number of weeks that it will run. Occasionally, a group might be designed to be ongoing. Certain testing procedures take more than one session, as do consultations for various learning and under-achievement programs. Your therapist will help you find the type of therapy which is best for you.
What types of therapy are offered at CDC?
We offer a number of different types of therapy for our clients. Each doctor has a link on this site where he or she describes their work. Overall, we offer individual, family, marital, and group therapy, plus diagnostic testing.
How do I find your location?
Our address in Florence is 7315 Dixie Highway (US #25) and we also have an office in Ft. Thomas at 26 Audubon Place (2nd floor). Please refer to mapquest.com for further directions.
Do you see children?
Yes, our doctors and social workers see children and adolescents. Dr. Izquierdo specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults who may be experiencing school related difficulties, ADHD, learning problems, anxiety, mood disorders, and other childhood emotional and behavioral problems. Our social workers and Dr. Izquierdo work with a variety of children who may also be experiencing anxiety, depression, and anger/impulse control problems. Terry Hirschfeld and Dr. Izquierdo also evaluate and treat children, adolescents, and young adults with an eating disorder. Sometimes the doctor will want to see you as the parent(s) with or without the child. This will enable the doctor to ascertain your view of what is going on with the child, and allow you to learn how you can be helpful to your child.
What about confidentiality?
Trust is a critical component of our relationship to you. We appreciate your confidence in us and we pledge to provide a safe place for you to discuss your situation. The information you share with your psychologist or social worker and all the records regarding your visits with us are held as confidential.
Can you prescribed medication?
No, but we can work with your primary care physician, psychiatrist, or pediatrician.
Do you take credit cards and debit cards?

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