Anxiety and Depression Treatment
Many, many people suffer from either anxiety or depression (or both!) at some point in their lives. Anxiety and depression are a common human experience. Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Depression is an overwhelming experience of sadness and may result in sleep and eating difficulty, loss of energy, difficulty concentrating, irritability, feelings of worthlessness or thoughts of self-harm. Anxiety and depression are not the same but they often co-exist. They can be situational, related to grief and loss, triggered by stress, medical issues and influenced by our temperament and personality.
You may be experiencing Anxiety or Depression if you:
- Are finding typical daily activities exhausting
- Find yourself feeling unexpectedly sad or anxious
- Have low energy
- Are frequently irritable
- Worry and avoid situations
- Feel helpless and hopeless
- Have a lack of motivation and low energy
- Have difficulty sleeping
- Question everything
- Are avoiding activities
- Feel like you “put on a mask” or “fake it” in relationships
- Have had thoughts of harming yourself
- Find yourself thinking about the same things over and over
- Have difficulty focusing
- Find socializing an effort
- Have negative thoughts about yourself
As someone who has experienced symptoms of anxiety and depression I understand the impact of each on the quality of life. The good news is that both anxiety and depression are highly treatable. You do not have to live with ongoing severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. My goal in supporting those who are suffering with anxiety and depression is to offer a comfortable environment, compassion, a supportive relationship and guidance. Together we can address the issues bothering you, work to increase awareness, improve self-care, determine contributing issues and triggers and develop multiple strategies and options for coping.
If you are feeling stuck in your life or if your stress levels and mood feel unmanageable, please consider reaching out for support. There is hope.
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” — T.S. Eliot