Depression & Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health issues for which individuals seek therapy. My approach to helping clients with anxiety include: trying to help a person take one step at a time (which helps them not to feel as overhelmed about things they need to accomplish). It also helps increase self worth because you'd be more capeable of accomplishing a task that you may have not been able to tackle, previously.

Another intervention element is to help you obtain realistic expectations about yourself. Then, if things don't go the way you expect, the disappointment is manageable and the chances of succeeding the next time become greater. Clients are also encouraged to focus on the present while letting go of the past.

My approach to helping you if you're suffering from depression? First, it is to be supportive of how you feel. This is crucial because depression often goes unnoticed, therefore ignored. Second, to help you set small obtainable goals, which helps you increase your interest level as well as your self worth. Steps for accomplishment maybe small in nature but it will help you take ownership of the task and increase your self-esteem. Another intervention utilized is helping turn events in life into something positive, not focusing on the activities that triggered your depression in the first place. The weight can be debilitating, let's lift some of it off you together. It can start changing tomorrow. Call me and we'll take a small step, but it'll be a step in a healing direction.

It's okay that sometimes, we don't get the expected results. Thomas Edison tried 1,000 times to get his lightbulb to work. He quickly realized that the first 999 times were merely steps he had to take (not failures) in order to achieve success. Success that ended up changing the world. Fortunately, ONE step is all you need to take today.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are seeking information regarding Depression and Anxiety in children who suffer from Cerebral Palsy, please visit the Cerebral Palsy Guidance website for more information. They have in depth knowledge of how these issues intertwine, and the helpful steps to gain control. If you are a parent who hadn't recognized depression or anxiety symptoms in your child with CP, you'll find that you are not alone. Click here to go right to the respective page, or above to visit the site's homepage.