One minute you’re struggling to get out of bed and the next minute you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the chores around the house that haven’t been done. Or maybe you are constantly worried about your performance at work and it’s causing you to drift away from friends and family. What about the glooming cloud of numbness you feel that makes it hard for you to put on a happy face?
Suffering from anxiety and depression is hard enough as it is. Let alone when you’re dealing with both at the same time. Your friends, family, and co-workers who offer you advice don’t really know what you’re going through. No one understands. It’s more than just feeling down.
I feel like I’m living my life instead of just getting by. I’m doing something, being somebody. Before this… I was just going through the motions. Now I am the motion.” – Karina Halle
Anxiety and depression are extremely common. In fact, they are the two most prevalent mental health conditions affecting over 40 million people in the United States in a single year. If you are suffering with anxiety or depression or both, you understand how hard it can be to feel normal. Luckily, trained mental health professionals can help you get there. At Thriveworks Counseling in Annapolis, our anxiety and depression therapists offer guidance, support, and effective treatment options for these mental health challenges. They understand the difficulty and can help you find the light once again. If you are dealing with one of these illnesses, or feel like you might be, give us a call. We’d love to get started with you.
So, What Exactly Are Depression and Anxiety?
As we briefly mentioned, anxiety and depression are mental health conditions that often go hand in hand. While you don’t necessarily have anxiety if you have depression, and vice versa, they do have a lot of common signs and symptoms. Some recognizable traits include:
- Anxiety: persistent worry or fear
- Depression: low mood, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, lack of interest in things and activities that were once enjoyable, lack of social interaction, thoughts of self-harm or suicide
- Depression and Anxiety: changes in sleeping patterns, irritability, loss or gain of appetite, fatigue, difficulty concentrating
These are not the only symptoms of these two mental illnesses. If you are experiencing anything in the lists above, it might be time for you to reach out and get an accurate diagnosis and beneficial treatment plan. By learning and understanding what the warning signs are, people can get the help they need a lot sooner than they originally would have. In fact, a large portion of people with anxiety and depression never get the help they need to successfully manage and overcome their mental illnesses. If you are ready to find relief and start living a healthier, happier life, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling.
What to Expect from Therapy for Depression or Anxiety
Here at Thriveworks, we dedicate ourselves to offering a helping hand to our clients in need. If you feel like you are sinking, we can help pull you out. When you start depression and anxiety therapy with us, you will receive a unique plan of care that is specific to your needs and goals. We understand that every person is different and that’s why we make every treatment plan different. Your therapist will work with you to understand the underlying causes and factors to help you overcome and manage your symptoms.
Our goal is to help you establish healthy routines and manageable ways to control your stressors. Your therapist will work with you to do things like:
- Improve communication skills
- Identify stressors
- Cope and manage intense feelings and symptoms before they get worse
- Set goals and achieve them on your own and with our support
- Monitor your success and celebrate big and small victories
To achieve these things, your counselor will use a variety of different psychological methods and techniques to help change your narrative and overcome the feelings and emotions holding you back. Finding the silver lining is possible and we can help you do it.
Therapy for Depression and Anxiety at Thriveworks in Annapolis, MD
There are no quick fixes for relieving and managing anxiety and depression. However, over time, many people have and can experience great improvement and relief. If you are ready to take back your life and stop letting your emotions control you, reach out to get started.
When you are ready to schedule your first appointment, visit our online booking portal or give us a call. One of our scheduling specialists can help you find a time and date that works best for your schedule. We also do not operate with a waitlist and have flexible scheduling options for our clients. We understand the importance of being able to get the help you need when you need it. Let’s get to work.