Anxiety and Depression in Fairlawn, OH

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What Are Anxiety and Depression?

Anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that can significantly affect an individual's quality of life. Anxiety is characterized by persistent feelings of fear, dread, and unease that impede your ability to function. Depression, also known as major depressive disorder (MDD), is a mood disorder that causes constant feelings of sadness and a lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed. For people in Fairlawn, OH who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, board-certified family physician Dr. Leslee McElrath, licensed counselor Erika Graham, and registered yoga teacher Chanda Woodall work together to provide treatment. To learn more, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Monarch Ideal Care.

How Are Anxiety and Depression Treated?

At the time of your initial consultation at Monarch Ideal Care, Dr. McElrath will meet with you to craft a personalized treatment plan for you based on your preferences, needs, and symptoms. The treatments we provide for depression and/or anxiety may include one-on-one mental health counseling with licensed counselor Erika, guided meditation courses, and yoga classes with accredited yoga instructor Chanda. Dr. McElrath may also recommend implementing lifestyle changes, including stress management techniques, increasing your physical activity, and improving your sleep schedule.

I have been seeing Dr. Leslee as a patient for a few months now. She’s great, she listens to my concerns with a professional, but relaxed approach. I will continue to refer patients to her because her bedside manner and knowledge set her apart.

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Dr. McElrath is the epitome of a patient focused physician. She always makes me feel heard and extremely comfortable no matter why I'm in the office. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new physician.

B.G. Google

Dr McElrath has set the standard all Doctors should strive in patient care. Bedside manner and benevolence in her astute care of myself and wife has been above the board. Patience and LISTENING are the first I recognized in her presence. Extremely knowledgeable in down to earth way. And she handled me being silly quite excellently. 🙃 Dr McElrath we are so grateful. Humbly Gallaghers

D.*. Google

I will definitely be returning, I had a pleasant experience staff are friendly and informative, the hormones really gave me the boost that I needed, I would like to see more advertisements about hormone replacement therapy so that woman can start having conversations about hormones and age related changes without feeling embarrassed.

L.T. Google

I love this practice! As an introvert, I appreciate the small office setting without a waiting room filled with other patients; it makes going to the doctor feel more personal because there aren't a bunch of people waiting ahead of you and the doctor isn't stressed out because of being behind on appointments or anything like that. Dr. McElrath is a great doctor and genuinely seems to care about her patients' needs and wellbeings; she's also very laidback, and it's really easy to talk to her about things. She always has great recommendations for products that can improve your health (like vitamins/supplements, foods, and even safer cleaning products) --- she is NOT the kind of doctor who will just push all sorts of medication onto you, which is greatly appreciated. Scheduling is super easy, as it is all online. You can schedule up to 3 weeks out, I believe. This practice does offer times later in the evening for those who work during the day, but available times depend on whether you are a subscription patient or a Medicaid patient. Online, you can also access your patient portal and update certain parts of your profile to keep your doctor in-the-know about your general wellbeing outside of appointments. You can view lab results, documents, questionnaires, and all kinds of other helpful info. It's pretty neat! I am 100% supportive of this doctor's office and truly believe in its ability to help and benefit its patients. If you hate crowded waiting rooms and want a more personalized experience and a doctor who cares (and incorporates online technology into their practice), this is the place for you!

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Find Joy Again

Gain freedom from anxiety and depression through our mental health services at Monarch Ideal Care. Board-certified family physician Dr. Leslee McElrath, licensed counselor Erika Graham, and registered yoga teacher Chanda Woodall will help guide you toward healing and empowerment. Contact our office in Fairlawn, OH to set up your initial consult today.



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How common are depression and anxiety?

According to the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health):

  • More than 21 million U.S. adults may suffer from depression
  • Anxiety may affect as many as 40 million adults in America
What are the main symptoms of anxiety?

Several symptoms can be associated with anxiety, including:

  • A feeling of panic, impending danger, or restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hyperventilation
  • Obtrusive thoughts
Can depression and anxiety be linked to each other?

Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of one another. Many individuals may be diagnosed with both anxiety and depression. However, they can also be diagnosed separately. During a thorough consultation at our practice, our providers will determine the best course of treatment that meets your unique needs.

Can anxiety go away on its own?

While some anxiety can be situational and pass after some time, other instances of anxiety may persist. If you are dealing with chronic depression or anxiety, it may be time to seek the necessary treatment. Our team at Monarch Ideal Care can identify what services may be accurate for you.

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