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? Do you find yourself avoiding more and more to try to manage your anxiety? Are you at war with your thoughts?
If this sounds like you, I would like to offer help. My practice offers effective forms of treatment to help you get the relief from anxiety that you are seeking.
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
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. Medication can often be used in conjunction with psychotherapy.
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, learn better strategies and problem-solving skills, and develop a different, more empowering way of relating to your thoughts.
Are you feeling hopeless, isolated, “blue,” or not your usual self?
Do these thoughts often enter your mind?
- I am worthless and can’t do anything about it.
- I feel guilty all the time.
- I just want to eat, sleep and be left
- I hate who I am these days.
- I can’t stop crying.
- 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 feelings, and they have persisted over time, you may be suffering from depression.
I want you to know that you are not alone and that help is available. Many of my clients find relief in realizing that these struggles do not define them, and that there are options to help them 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.