Counseling for Anxiety and/or Depression
I understand the social stigmas that come with the label of experiencing anxiety and/or depression. Perhaps you are going through a dark period in your life, or feeling tense, nervous, and experiencing intrusive thoughts.
Therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and/or fears, develop tools to bring calm and relaxation to your mind and body, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills. I help clients sort out their environmental, biological and circumstantial factors while offering support and care, I will help you gain effective tools that will give you the relief you deserve.
Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective?
Often, these are the symptoms of anxiety:
- Nervousness, restlessness or being tense
- Feelings of danger, panic or dread
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Trembling or muscle twitching
- Weakness or lethargy
- Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
- Obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder
Are you feeling hopeless, isolated, and not your usual self? Do these thoughts often enter your mind:
I am worthless and can’t do anything about it.
I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep and be alone.
I hate who I am these days.
I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others.
I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no one understands.
My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it.
If you have had any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, chances are you may be suffering from depression.
I want you to know that you are not alone and there are people who can help. Many of my clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to once again have hope for their lives.