Is Anxiety and Depression stealing the joy from your life? It can feel like everyone else has it together but you. Why can’t I be more like them? Every day you wake up exhausted and wonder how you can make it through another day. Chances are you put on your “happy face” so that friends and family don’t know how miserable you feel.
Having a hard time keeping up? Your day has you pulled in so many directions from taking the kids to school and their activities to going to work and trying to get things done when you are having a hard time even concentrating. You feel like your nerves are on edge and that you could snap at any time. Everyone expects so much and you feel you are failing them all. This is a tough place to be in life.
Many People Struggle with Anxiety and Depression
We all experience the ups and downs of life because let’s face it, life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people among us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason, it is not working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between talking to a therapist or talking to my best friend?
While it is always important to have a support system in place, friends and family are not trained professional equipped to help develop coping skills to successfully manage problems. When talking to a professional, you don’t have to worry about saying something that might get taken the “wrong way.” You can be completely honest and not worry about your friends or family judging you.
Shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication is used to treat symptoms. It does not teach you how to effectively cope with your problems nor does it help you to develop more skills to tackle difficult situations.
How can I get the most out of therapy?
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation is an important part of your success. We will discuss things that you can do between our sessions to help you get the most out of therapy. After all, we will only see each other for one session per week and that leave a lot of time for you to practice new skills and gain the confidence to take back your life.
It is possible to get the help you need. We will help you reach your goals and become a more confident person. Imagine being able to face each day knowing it can be better than the last. Contact us to schedule a free 20 minute consultation to answer any questions you have about therapy and to set up an appointment by clicking here.