Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

 

Anxiety

Anxiety can feel different to different people and some don't realize they are anxious until things get really bad.  You might notice that you worry a lot and it has become difficult to enjoy things. You might be feeling an uncomfortable, agitated sensation in your body making it hard to relax. You might also be tired or struggle to sleep and get the rest you need.

 

Anxiety can feel overwhelming, making it hard to know where to focus, a constant feeling of dread. Wouldn't it be nice to sit on a deserted island for a little while, away from problems and responsibilities? Probably. Therapy is the next best thing.   

Anxiety treatment includes:

  • Understanding how anxiety feels and how it affects you personally

  • Understanding your life context form a bio-psycho-social perspective

  • Building and leveraging your areas of strength

  • Expanding your coping skills toolbox

  • Solving specific problems 

  • Building a foundation for sustained positive change

Depression

We all have ups and downs, and days of feeling down. Signs of more serious depression include prolonged periods of feeling down, that last most of the day. During these times, it might be difficult to feel motivated to do things, even things you typically enjoy. You might feel numb, going through the motions at work and then collapse on the couch. You might feel like you're not good company so you pull away and keep to yourself. When life looks bleak, it's harder to see the "silver lining" and remember what it feels like not to be depressed. 

 

Those of us who specialize in helping people with depression are here to hold space for this suffering. 

Depression treatment includes:

  • Empathy, compassion and a safe place to talk about your experience, or just be 

  • A personalized treatment plan focused on improving your energy and function 

  • Building up of strengths and coping skills 

  • Help and support every step of the way as you continue to make progress

  • Big-picture (bio-psycho-social) approach to prevent symptoms and associated impairment

 
 
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