An anxious heart weighs a man down...   Proverbs 12:25 (NIV)

Are You Struggling To Find Joy In Your Life?
Do you struggle with feelings of hopelessness? Is it getting harder to pretend everything is ok? Do you find that you can’t seem to stop being so hard on yourself, or feel that you are undeserving of happiness or love? It is hard to go through each day disconnected from the world and it will not get easier by avoiding it. Some women who suffer from depression or anxiety find that it also affects other areas of life too such as work, relationships, and our ability to take care of ourselves or to just care. Counseling for depression and anxiety can help.

 

Doesn’t Everyone Experience Anxiety?
Everyone feels afraid and worried at some point in life. Anxiety can be normal or even necessary in certain circumstances. Normal anxiety keeps us busy, reminds us to pay the bills, and pushes us forward to succeed. However, if you feel like your fears and worries control your life, you may be struggling with anxiety.

 

You Are Not Alone and Things Can Get Better!
Do you find it hard for you to function some days and you don’t want to leave the house or maybe you feel you can’t go out alone? At other times do you wish you could turn off your frantic, racing thoughts and just breathe for just a few minutes?

 

You Don’t Have to Go Through This Alone.
Unfortunately, many women suffer with the demands of life and self-defeating thoughts. However, there are proven strategies for treating depression and anxiety that are effective. In fact, counseling is shown to be the top strategy for overcoming depression and anxiety. I have the tools you need to move past this and get your life back.


Try To Imagine How Life Can Be…
Counseling for depression and anxiety can help you learn how turn negative thoughts into more positive ones. Women’s counseling can help you identify the unique factors contributing to your mood. Imagine what it would be like to finally start off the day with hope rather than dread. Through counseling you will be able to manage your negative thoughts and view your life with a more positive outlook.

 

Life doesn’t have to be a struggle to get through the day.

Anxiety Can Show up in Different Ways to Different People:

Physically:

  • Rapid, pounding heartbeat
  • Tightening around the chest
  • Hyperventilation (feeling like you can't get enough air)
  • Dizziness and sweating
  • Muscle tension or shaking
  • Chronic fatigue, headaches, stomachaches

Mentally:

  • Thinking I've got to get out of here
  • People are looking at me all the time
  • I'm having a heart attack
  • I'm going to faint
  • I'm going crazy
  • I can't go out/go alone: I will lose control

Emotionally:

  • Feel something terrible is going to happen
  • Worry excessively
  • Irritable
  • Feel uneasy and alone a lot of the time
  • Feel isolated, lonely, depressed
  • Feel you have no control over what happens to you
  • Feel embarrassed, rejected, and criticized
  • Feel like screaming with anger

            














Is Your Anxiety Trying to Tell Your Something?
Most people experience mild anxiety now and then, but when it is heightened anxiety and affecting your daily life, that can be an indication that something is wrong or out of balance in your life. There are many causes for adult anxiety, including trauma, illness, major life transitions, stress or a predisposition to worry. At times, there is a clear explanation for what is triggering your anxiety (speaking to a large group, interviewing for a job or planning a wedding).  However, at other times, the cause of anxiety isn’t as apparent, which may leave you feeling confused and even more uncomfortable. Thankfully, counseling can help you clarify the source of your anxiety or depression and offer you effective methods for getting back to living your life.

I Can Help You Reclaim Your Life.
Your anxiety or worrying may be an indication that you are feeling out-of-control in your life or like you cannot handle difficult issues very well. These feelings can significantly impact your self-confidence, increase physical and emotional stress and can sometimes paralyze you from acting at all. I can help you identify and address the thoughts and situations that are contributing to your anxiety. In a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment, you can work through difficult emotions and learn ways to gain more control over your thoughts, feelings, and your life.

It’s Time to Stop Letting Worry and Depression Steal Your Joy.

In Counseling You Can Develop:

  • more self-awareness,
  • breathing techniques,
  • grounding techniques, and
  • stress reduction strategies.

These will help you to reduce anxiety and tension. As you develop more mindfulness, you can also begin to identify, examine and address any self-limiting behaviors or negative self-beliefs that keep you from coping effectively. With help, it is possible to shift your perception of yourself and your life situation and to feel more positive and empowered.

Even if you’re feeling hopeless right now, it is possible to better understand yourself and your anxiety and to begin feeling better. With help, you can learn practical, attainable skills to help you manage your painful symptoms and work through the issues that are getting in your way. It is possible to gain more control over your anxious thoughts and feelings, as well as let go of the thoughts and emotions that are keeping you from living a peaceful and pleasurable life.

Start today. Call me to set up a time that works for you. Don’t just get through your day, look forward to it.


 

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