Depression and Anxiety
Symptoms of both depression and anxiety can be like a cage, keeping us from engaging in fulfilling activities and relationships, inhibiting us from working to our full potential, and creating a barrier to being able to relax and enjoy ourselves. Depression and anxiety can affect us on many levels, including cognitively (such as negative or fearful thoughts about ourselves), physically (such as stomach or headaches), emotionally (such as being frequently tearful or unable to cope with stress) and spiritually (such as feeling disconnected from a higher power or meaningful relationships). Often times, people have an overlapping of both depression and anxiety symptoms. I utilize a variety of methods intended to help you to decrease the anxious and depressed symptoms as well as to improve your quality of life. Sometimes, medications can be very effective in reducing these symptoms, and I will work with your physician or psychiatrist to provide the best treatment approach. Sometimes, the anxiety and depression may be a result of previous trauma, and I will discuss with you treatment options for decreasing the negative impact of the trauma.