Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression services offered in Somerset, NJ and Mystic, CT

Anxiety and depression are two separate mental health conditions that often occur together. Board-certified psychiatrist Renée Kohanski, MD, is an anxiety and depression specialist. At RK Psychiatry Associates in Somerset, New Jersey, and Mystic, Connecticut, Dr. Kohanski takes an individualized approach to anxiety and depression to get you the best care to ease your symptoms. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment with this anxiety and depression specialist online today.

What are anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are two distinct mental health conditions. Though it’s not unusual to have both at the same time, anxiety and depression require targeted treatment.


Anxiety is a feeling of fear or worry. It’s a normal feeling you have when going through something that causes stress. These feelings go away once the stress is gone.

However, if you have persistent feelings of fear or worry about everyday things that make it hard for you to manage your daily routine, then you might have an anxiety disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and phobias are types of anxiety disorders.


Depression is a mood disorder that causes ongoing feelings of sadness and hopelessness. These mood changes not only affect how you feel but also how you think and behave. Depression is a common mental health condition. 

Who benefits from an anxiety and depression specialist?

Anyone that struggles with anxiety and depression benefits from a visit with a specialist like Dr. Kohanski at RK Psychiatry Associates. Many of Dr. Kohanski’s patients come to see her because they fail to get relief from their depression and anxiety with simple approaches. 

As an experienced clinical psychiatrist, she takes a holistic and integrative approach to care, taking a look at all the factors that affect your mental well-being, including your physical, psychological, and social health. That approach helps her get to the root of your pain so she can put you on the road to recovery.

If you have anxiety and depression and traditional treatments aren’t helping, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kohanski.

What can I expect from an anxiety and depression specialist?

You receive expert care from Dr. Kohanski. She asks detailed questions about your symptoms and the types of treatments you’ve tried in the past that failed to provide relief.

She also does genetic testing. Dr. Kohanski is an expert in psychopharmacology and pharmacogenetics. She uses genetic testing to identify the anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications that work best for your body without causing unpleasant side effects. 

After she collects all the data, she customizes your treatment plan, which may include medication management, psychotherapy, or both.

To get relief from an anxiety and depression specialist, schedule an appointment at RK Psychiatry Associates by calling the nearest office or booking online today.