Now we know that many depressions actually have a genetic or biological basis, so medical, not just psychological treatments make sense for them. Antidepressant medications were found to be effective for both kinds of depressions—psychological and biological—making the old simple explanations more complicated.
Since many people with depression have a combination of these factors, at Roundhouse we recognize that overlaps occur and we try to address them all. If biological factors predominate, we aggressively treat them first to better enable us to follow up with “talk therapy.” If talk therapy will work by itself, why use medication?
Treatment has to be customized for each individual. Three Critical Factors must be right:
We at Roundhouse are a group of mental health professionals in Alexandria, Virginia who specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Work Stress, Relationships, Adult ADD, Adult OCD, Parenting, Fear of Public Speaking, Severe Phobias and more. Our two psychiatrists, physician assistant, two psychiatric social workers, and our other staff members have a combined experience and expertise that spans a wide range of problems. Our team approach enables us to smoothly coordinate a variety of effective psychological and medical treatments.
1501 Duke Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
We moved into our first office building in Old Town, Alexandria located on a site where once existed a railroad roundhouse. That’s how we got our name, Roundhouse Square Counseling Center. We moved across the street, but kept our name. The railroad metaphor inspired our tag line: “Getting you back on the right track.”