Depression, Anxiety, Trauma
Feeling deeply sad about how your life turned out
Grieving lost loves, dreams, or opportunities
Scared to be emotionally intimate
Too nervous to speak your mind
Keep replaying what happened to you long ago
Many people say they sometimes feel depressed. Feeling sad at appropriate times is normal. But when you feel discontent all the time, when it causes you to see everything in a negative light, or be irritable, lose hope, feel helpless, or to believe that your life will never be any better -- and you feel this way for months on end -- then that could be a problem that is becoming serious.
Depression affects more than just your mood, your thinking, or outlook on life. It creates difficulties in relationships, on the job, and even impacts your immune system. Certain kinds of depression may promote risky behaviors, or poor judgment with friends, family, and finances.
The good news is that depression can get better with the right treatment. So if you have been feeling depressed for a while, it's probably time to do yourself a favor and see how therapy can help.
There is a lot to be anxious about in everyday life -- career pressures and lack of job security, raising kids, marriage and divorce, crime, politics -- the list seems endless. No one is ever completely worry free.
But if anxiety has taken control of your imagination, turning your days into nerve-wracking hours, and your nights into chronic sleep deprivation, it's much harder to enjoy simple pleasures, plan for the future, or get your responsibilities handled in timely manner. And that will have undesirable consequences before long.
Fortunately, there are some really good anxiety treatments available. Psychotherapy can be quite effective for people who are struggling with phobias, social anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, and other forms of more serious anxieties. If you are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, and it's starting to impact other areas of your life, why not find out what your options are?
When you have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, it can be very hard to work through the aftermath of it on your own. Whether the trauma is something recent, or was years ago, you may be having daytime flashbacks, or nightmares about it, and reliving the incident as if it were happening again.
Coping alone could be your first instinct, but it might not be the best solution. The post traumatic stress effect typically requires psychological treatment to work through.
I have specialized in trauma therapy for many years and have helped many people heal from horrific experiences that should never have happened.
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depression, anxiety and PTSD
Abigail Blackburn, PsyD
617 . 686 . 2420