Depression & Anxiety

Depression

Depression can cause significant impairment in social, work, family or other responsibilities. People get depressed for many reasons including unresolved relationships, grief and anger.

Signs of depression include feeling:

  • sad, empty or having that “”stuck in the mud feeling” a good deal of the time
  • little pleasure or decreasing interest in all or many of your activities
  • waking up at night, insomnia, or sleeping too much
  • fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day
  • thoughts of dying or suicide
  • significant weight gain or loss

Are You Depressed Self-Test

Anxiety

Anxiety is caused by excessive worrying, fears of the unknown and worry about past and/or future events. People often feel out of control and may have physical symptoms

In counseling we will work together to develop skills that will help fill your “toolbox for change”. Counseling will help you:

  • sharpen your awareness of specifically what is going on in your life that is causing stress
  • teach you to identify your negative and fearful thoughts
  • teach you to say “no” and make yourself a priority
  • learn practical, non-threatening techniques to reduce emotional and physical symptoms of stress
  • learn to communicate with those around you about what you are experiencing and your desired changes

Anxiety Self-Test