Depression & Anxiety
Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in daily activities. It goes beyond normal mood fluctuations and can affect various aspects of life. You may struggle with a lack of motivation, leading to difficulties in completing tasks at work or home. Social relationships may suffer due to withdrawal and a diminished ability to experience joy or connect with others.
Anxiety is a natural response to stress, but an anxiety disorder involves excessive, persistent worry and fear that can interfere with daily life. Anxiety can feel like restlessness, muscle tension, irritability, difficulty sleeping, and a heightened state of alertness. Persistent worry and fear can lead to difficulty concentrating, making decisions, or handling routine tasks. Physical symptoms like muscle tension and restlessness can contribute to discomfort and a decreased ability to relax.
What Are Some Common Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression?
Depression can make you feel like there's no hope left. It messes with your thoughts and emotions, making everything seem negative and overwhelming. It's hard to see a way out of the situation, which can make you feel pretty hopeless.
Lack of Motivation
Depression can have a huge impact on motivation. It can make even the simplest tasks feel overwhelming and exhausting. People with depression may struggle to find the energy or desire to do things they used to enjoy, like hobbies or spending time with friends.
Persistent worry can feel like a constant weight on your shoulders. It's like having a nagging voice in your head that won let you relax or enjoy the present moment. You might feel tense, anxious, or on edge, even when there's no immediate threat or danger. It's not a pleasant feeling, but it's something that many people experience at some in their lives.
Feelings of Isolation
When dealing with depression or anxiety, we may fail to communicate effectively, withdraw from social situations, and experience mood swings that can be difficult for their partners to understand. Additionally, the stress and of supporting a loved one with depression or anxiety can take a toll on the relationship, leading to feelings of frustration, resentment, and even burnout.
What Causes Depression & Anxiety?
It's complicated! Depression and anxiety can be caused by a variety of factors, including, brain chemistry, life events, and personality traits. These conditions can also be influenced by environmental factors such as stress, trauma, and substance abuse. It's important to seek professional help if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety.
How Can Therapy Help?
Therapy can be an effective way to learn new skills for managing depression and anxiety. Through therapy, individuals can learn coping mechanisms, relaxation techniques, and problem-solving strategies that can help them better manage their symptoms. Additionally, therapy can provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings, which can lead to greater self-awareness and growth.
Therapy can be a powerful tool for improving relationships. By exploring your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, can gain insight into how you interact with others and identify patterns that may be holding you back. We can help you set healthy boundaries, and develop a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you. By building a stronger foundation of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, you can cultivate more meaningful and fulfilling relationships in your life.
Therapy can be a powerful tool for addressing deeper processing issues. By working with a trained therapist, individuals can gain insight into the root causes of their struggles and develop strategies for managing them. Through a combination of talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and other evidence-based approaches, therapy can help individuals build resilience, improve their emotional regulation, and develop a greater sense of self-awareness.
How Can We Help?
Our therapists are trained, experienced, and certified in working with depression and anxiety. We offer individual therapy, group therapy, and occupational therapy to engage you as a whole-person while you work towards self-regulating.
Issues with depression and anxiety can impact your daily life. Our therapists are ready to provide you with the tools you need to ease the chaos inside you and help guide you to a more regulated "in-tune" you.