Anxiety or Depression
Anxiety is a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fears that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities.
I take a holistic approach and educate about the natural remedies that can help you with anxiety and depression.
And, I teach practical skills that you can use to help reduce and manage your symptoms.
Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Or, daily stress that has become unmanageable.
Symptoms include stress that's out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness. Sometimes breathing is difficult, or you have chest tightness. You might consider yourself a worry-wart. Maybe you are always thinking the worst-case scenario, thinking of all the "what ifs", so it blocks you from achieving your goals.
Having a traumatic experience - mental, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, can create heightened anxiety that makes you feel out of control. Sometimes, being in a car accident can trigger post-traumatic stress. Jobs in the military and first responders can experience chronic anxiety and hyper-vigilance.
Treatment can include counseling or medications, including antidepressants if the symptoms are severe.
"As an artistic individual, I was seeking a therapist who would help me utilize my creativity to heal and become stronger.
When I met with you, I knew I had found that unique person. For the first time in my life, I can truly say that I have been equipped with all the “tools” to overcome my anxiety and family issues. Also, your down-to-earth and calming demeanor always made me feel comfortable and at peace.
My days are now filled with joy and happiness over worry and fear because of your support. Thank you so much!" -Kalynn L.
Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.
Someone can experience depression because of a life event, such as a divorce, a death in the family, job loss, or even moving. These symptoms can resolve in time and with support. This type of depression is typically not considered Major Depression.
The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Major Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.
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