I have anxiety and it affects my everyday life, I’m on medicine for it but my doctor told me I had to get off the medicine and find other ways to “cure” it. It’s a new doctor and my other doctor never told me I couldn’t stay on the medication. I haven’t even been on it that long. My new doctor wants me to go to therapy.

Why do I have to get off the meds?

What if therapy doesn’t help?

Why did my old doctor never mention anything like this?

Also, I’m scared to go to therapy because the things I will end up talking about might incriminate my mom. I’m almost 18 btw.