I do feel that there is a benefit of trying to coming off an antidepressant after 12 years and trying other alternatives. This would be a great topic to talk with your Dr. about.
I would suggest you wean off of the AD very slowly. Going cold turkey almost always causes people grief and nasty side effects.
I am glad to see you are looking to advoacte for yourself by trying the CBT. Here is the link for the free online CBT:
Free CBT Online/MoodGYM
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