Anxiety/Depression

Most of us feel anxious or depressed at times. A death in the family, losing a job or home, separation and divorce, financial instability, a severely ill child…the list is endless. Feelings of sadness, loneliness, fear, hopelessness, and anxiety are normal, and they usually pass over time. But if these feelings interfere with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder or depression – or both.

Anxiety and depression are crippling, and they can have profound negative effects on you and your family and friends. They can disrupt your daily activities and affect your ability to care for loved ones and complete tasked related to school or work.

These disorders are real and they are serious, but can be treated together and separately. There is hope, and finding the right treatment will help you get better.

Several forms of psychotherapy are effective. Of these, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy that is often very effective. CBT teaches you how to replace negative and unproductive thought patterns with more realistic and useful ones. Treatment focuses on taking specific steps to overcome anxiety and depression, often involving facing your fears.

For more information, contact us and schedule an appointment with a Licensed Mental Health Professional at one of our clinics.