How can therapy help?
The therapeutic environment offers a chance to step away from the daily grind of life and reflect on your health and wellbeing. It can be hard in every day life to find a space to really explore difficult feelings and what to do about them. Therapy creates a safe space dedicated to doing just that. Therapy helps to identify how you would like things to change, set goals for those changes and provide structure for how to reach those goals. I often work with clients looking for support to manage increased feelings of anxiety and depression.
what is anxiety?
Anxiety can generally be described as increased worry or fear and can cause feelings of restlessness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and trouble sleeping. Increased anxiety can also cause panic attacks that cause increased heartrate, shortness of breath, and a feeling of being out of control. Anxiety can be a general feeling or can be associated with a particular object or situation, such as fear of flying or crowds, which is referred to as a phobia. Some people also feel increased worry or fear of social situations and can experience difficulty comfortably interacting with others.
what is Depression?
Depression can typically be described as a prolonged feeling of sadness, decrease in energy or motivation, irritability, and general feelings of worthlessness. Often physical symptoms such as back pain or muscle aches and interruptions in sleep patterns and appetite are also experienced as well as thoughts of suicide at times. An increase in feelings of depression can follow a particularly difficult experience or time in life but can also seem to not have a real cause or origin that can be easily identified. Symptoms can also vary and may not always look the same for everyone.
For more info on anxiety, depression, and available treatment, visit www.nimh.nih.com.
Having trouble finding motivation or increased feelings of worry are common for many of us. If you find yourself feeling stuck and ready for a change, individual therapy can help.
During counseling we focus mainly around the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors holding you back from living fully. We also set goals for the changes you are hoping to see in your life.