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Depression & Anxiety

Depression is the most common cause of disability in the United States. One in 10 adults report experiencing it. 

A person with depression likely has trouble dealing with daily stresses. Sometimes the simplest activities—getting out of bed, bathing, and dressing—can feel impossible. Such struggles might make people feel helpless or alone. Even when something good happens, depression can cast a cloud of negativity over the experience.  People with depression often feel anger, shame, and irritation. Sometimes these emotions can show up in the body as aches or nausea. These feelings can also lead to weepiness. Other times, depression causes people to feel emotionally “numb.” It is common for people to feel as if they never have energy. In severe cases, a person may not care if they live or die.

Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Sometimes, the cause of anxiety is easy to spot, while other times it may not be. Everyone feels some level of anxiety once in a while. But overwhelming, recurring, or “out of nowhere” dread can deeply impact people. When anxiety interferes like this, talking to a therapist can help.  Anxiety can cause intrusive or obsessive thoughts. A person with anxiety may feel confused or find it hard to concentrate. Feeling restless or frustrated can also be a sign of anxiety. Other people with anxiety may feel depressed. People can show signs of anxiety in many ways. Some may become more talkative, while others withdraw or self-isolate. Even people who seem outgoing, friendly, or fearless can have anxiety. Since anxiety has many symptoms, how it looks for one person is not how it appears for another.

Therapies Commonly used for Treatment of Depression and/or Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are both very treatable conditions. I invite you to call today to schedule an appointment so we can get started on helping you move along a path of healing. 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT]

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing [EMDR]

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy [DBT]

  • Internal Family System [IFS]

  • Group Therapy

  • Family or Marital Therapy

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