Laura Lee Anders MD
Laura Lee 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 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 I believe this is outdated and can actually cause harm in some patients.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 telepsychiatry. 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. Telepsychiatry 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 will continue to see patients in my office, but also offer telemedicine as an option.
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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Words from our Patients
I would give more stars if I could.
Dr. Anders is very kind, understanding, funny, and also will give you a kick in the butt when you need it.
She has helped me in so many ways, and I just thank my lucky stars that I stumbled upon her.
I trust Dr. Lynch's competence and professionalism so much that I would personally refer a family member or friend to Dr. Lynch.
If you want someone who gets results and is well regarded by his clients, schedule your next appointment with Dr. Lynch!.
Dr. Anders is fantastic, personable, and easy to talk to.
Definitely the best psychiatrist I have ever seen (and I've seen quite a few).
Dr. Lynch has seen many of our clients.
He is immediately responsive and schedules appointments in the same week, even same day, as the referral, unlike most other psychiatrists.