Psychotherapy For Anxiety & Depression
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?
If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. My practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get the relief from anxiety that you are seeking.
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms of the problem.
Often, symptoms of anxiety include:
- 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
- Obsessions about certain ideas, or chronic worry
- Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past
Therapy can help you to learn how to look at situations in a new, less frightening way, uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, and develop better strategies and problem-solving skills.
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.
- The shifts in my mood are causing problems in my life
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 these struggles do not define them and that there are many options available to once again have hope for their lives.
I understand the social stigma that can come with the label of being depressed or having a bipolar disorder, and thus aim to help clients overcome beliefs that contribute to this. I can help you sort out environmental, biological, historical and situational factors that contribute to depression, while offering support and care through a very dark time in your life.