It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. You feel down and overwhelmed and making it through the day is difficult. Feeling stressed and anxious makes it hard to concentrate when you want to be productive. Depression changes your brain and can cloud your judgement and your ability to respond effectively to a stressful situation. Feeling down and overwhelmed can become a problem when you have a busy life and you can’t catch up with the demands of it.
Often what seems like depression could be some sort of grief and loss or trauma. Trauma can be a distressing event that becomes too overwhelming for a person’s mind to process and cope with. People react differently though to similar situations, so trauma is a subjective experience. It depends on environmental factors (e.g. exposure to stress early in life or lack of a support system, etc.) as well as intrapersonal (e.g. psychological resilience, actively seeking help, etc.) As for grief and loss, there is no designated time by which you should be over it and learning to live with it can take time.
I am here to help you free yourself from emotions like anger, resentment and shame and learn practical techniques to manage your stress, improve your mood and heal from trauma. By using a solution focused and a strength-based mindset I will help you explore where your anxiety and depression come from so you can begin to understand it and start having more control over it. With the help of a cognitive behavioral approach I will assist you in getting rid of constant worry, tension and fear so you can have more motivation and energy to stay focused on your goals.
You don’t choose to be anxious or depressed, but you can learn tools that will allow you to think clearly and feel better about yourself. Call me for a 20 minute free consultation and start feeling better today.