“On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possible endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%, and that’s pretty good.”
Are you experiencing deep feelings of sadness or emptiness? Do you find yourself frequently tired or overwhelmed? Does worry consume your thoughts or panic control your body? If so, you may be experiencing anxiety or depression.
There are a variety of situations and life events that can trigger anxiety and depression. But whatever your situation, there is hope! Did you know that according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, women are more than twice as likely as men are to develop depression and anxiety? In addition to general life stressors and major life changes, women also face significant chemical and hormonal fluctuations that have been known to impact mood and emotion. However, research has shown that therapy or counseling can help improve both anxiety and depression!
In therapy with me, we will take a look at you as an entire person. We will certainly address the symptoms of your anxiety or depression, but will not stop there.
We will work on your MIND: exploring your ongoing stressors, family of origin, significant and painful experiences or memories, your thoughts and thinking process, your perception, and your beliefs about yourself and others.
We will dive into your HEART: identifying deep emotion, both hidden and known, processing it, grieving what needs to be grieved, learning which emotion to let yourself feel, and when it is time to let the emotion go.
We will examine the needs of your BODY: the importance of sleep, proper nutrition, the need for fresh air, exercise, and vacation for self-care!
And if you desire, we can take a look at your SOUL: disillusionment or anger with God, the church, struggles in faith, questions on the meaning and purpose of life, hurt from past people of faith.
And through all of this exploration, you will be given skill sets, healthy ways of thinking, and TRUTH to help bring healing and balance to your thoughts, perceptions and beliefs. And though each of these elements will be processed individually, together they represent the totality of YOU! And when you are functioning with a strong MIND, a courageous HEART, a healthy BODY, and a healed SOUL, you will be whole!
- Relational disconnects from loved ones
- Healing from divorce
- Infertility or pregnancy loss
- Postpartum emotion
- Single mom
- Raising children
- Working-mom life balance