Mood Disorders

Apr 3rd, 2016

beach_circleDepression and anxiety affect people of all ages and socioeconomic status. Sometimes it’s a lifelong struggle, while for others it is more circumstantial. I will work with you to understand both the triggers and also identify the healthy responses to anxiety and depression.

Often depression and an anxiety disorder can be treated similarly. In many cases, therapy can be tailored to an individual so that it works to reduce the symptoms of both disorders. Several forms of psychotherapy are effective. Of these, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) works to replace negative and unproductive thought patterns with more realistic and useful ones. These treatments focus on taking specific steps to overcome anxiety and depression. Treatment often involves facing one’s fears as part of the pathway to recovery. Interpersonal therapy and problem-solving therapy are also effective.

I will work with you in a variety of modalities, including breath work and visualization to give you tools to use outside of sessions.