I think if they see that he is clinically depressed, they may order an antidepressant for him right away. Good luck to both of you.
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Hey Really Trying,
When your husband gets medication may depend on what type of counselor he is seeing. Some counselors have Masters or Doctorate Degrees in Social Work or Psychology, but don't have the medical Degree to allow them to prescribe medication. In these cases, this type of counselor usually works closely with a colleague that has a background in Psychopharmacology, so they can write prescriptions. Your husband may have to make a separate appointment in order to see someone who can put him on appropriate medication(s). That may alter his timetable. I've always had two separate therapists, one for talk therapy and one for drug therapy. This situation is often normal for people seeking treatment for depression.
Just something to consider. Let us know how things are going.