Anxiety and Depression Treatment
Did you know anxiety and depression are of the most common mental illnesses in the country? Even though they are, many people do not take the first step to get help or are not receiving the appropriate care. If you are experiencing this, you are not alone and I can help.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is the excessive worry and fear about something happening on a regular basis. You might have heard that being anxious or worried about certain things or stressors is good because it helps you to prepare and adapt better. I am not saying that it is bad being worried about a work presentation, going to a new place, job interview, or facing a new situation among other things. However, when these feelings of worry and fear start interfering with your daily functioning personally and professionally, it may be time to seek help.
What is depression?
It is ok to have a bad day, to feel sad and maybe “lost” sometimes, but when the feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness are more frequent, intense, and affect many aspects of our lives, you may be suffering from depression. Other symptoms of depression include feeling angry and frustrated about things that may not “normally” be a big deal but now they are, losing interest in things you enjoy, problems falling and staying asleep, and a lack of appetite. The best and courageous thing to do is to ask for professional help and that’s what I am here for.
Does this sound familiar?
“I can’t make myself feel better.”
“I am worried but I know there is no reason to be worry.”
“Something is wrong with me.”
“I have never felt this bad.”
Lets work together.
The truth is that whether you have depression or anxiety, the pain and disturbance that we go through is likely to cause more symptoms so it never ends. Seeing a therapist is not about getting a diagnosis. It is about finding support and guidance to understand the reason we feel this way and to take control of our feelings in order to cope.
Formal diagnoses that are related to symptoms of depression and anxiety:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Specific Phobias
- Social Anxiety Disorder
Benefits of Psychotherapy:
There could be many reasons you are feeling this way. Together I will help you learn how to:
- Listen to yourself.
- Take care of your needs.
- Empower change and healing in your life.
- Gain perspective on your behavior, emotions, and relationships.
- Express your feelings and identify patterns of thinking.
- Regain interest in the things you like and discover new things that you may like.
- Practice self-care.
- Practice gratefulness.
- Help you feel like yourself again!
Take the next step and start taking care of yourself. I am here to help you and would love to join you on this journey.
Contact me for a free 30-minute consultation.