While I specialize in couples counseling, trauma, depression, and anxiety I also provide specialized treatment for a variety of issues that people face in daily life. Our time will help you make sense of your life in terms of solutions and adaptations. Examining thoughts and behaviors will help you see patterns that may be leading to your difficult situation; once we identify those patterns, we will build a plan for changing them. This mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral approach has been shown to be highly effective for:
Stress is a biochemical state of heightened alert and is related to anxiety in that way. Chemicals like cortisol, epinephrine, and testosterone create the tense mental and physiological state that comes with stress. As an alert state, stress is trying to help keep you safe and should be managed and leveraged in a healthy manner, not eradicated.
Depression and anxiety tend to co-occur. Some find that they are experiencing a primary depression and a secondary anxiety, while others experience anxiety with a secondary depression. The “3rd Musketeer” is irritability. Where you see depression or anxiety, you’ll usually see some form of irritability. Most often, medication is not necessary to manage depression and anxiety; counseling, exercise and healthy nutrition show far more positive results in managing depression and anxiety.
Let’s face it, getting that dream job and moving to that amazing community that you’ve always wanted to live in is a blessing! But you’ll need to do some planning in order to have a smooth transition that minimizes stress and confusion as the unexpected curve-balls inevitably arise. Perhaps you are just considering a change, maybe whether to have a baby or not, to buy a new home, or even to end a relationship. Having a place to process your thoughts and feelings about these things can help you prevent undue stress.