Professional assistance from a mental health specialist to deal with emotional issues. Social workers, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists are among the professionals who may provide psychotherapy. Generally, a psychiatrist, who is a medical doctor, becomes involved only when there is a need to prescribe medications. People who are experiencing anxiety or depression often benefit from a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy can help a person or family understand fears and worries that contribute to anxiety and depression and to develop positive coping mechanisms.