Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Kansas City, MO can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. If you are struggling with regular anxious and/or depressive thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety or depressive disorder, you should seek professional help. The therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression.
Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists in Kansas City involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety and/or depression might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.
Anxiety & depression counseling from Thriveworks Kansas City therapists can last for a few weeks, months ,or longer, dependent on the severity of one's anxiety as well as their needs and preferences.
Anxiety is more than just occasional moments of anxiousness in new situations or worry when facing the unknown. Depression is more than simply being tired at the end of your work day or fatigued after an argument. They are mood disorders characterized by intrusive thoughts bombarding you over a prolonged period of time, thoughts that make it hard to have a “regular” day. If you are struggling with constant feelings of fear or annoyance, feelings that seem to annoy you incessantly crowd out others thoughts from your mind, you may be struggling with anxiety, depression or both.
Research shows there are several things that can lead to anxiety and depression. Though these issues may not be direct causes, there is evidence to indicate that people who have these challenges may be more susceptible to developing mood disorders. These issues can include:
- Your Current Situation- The challenges and trials you’re facing now have a large impact on your state of mind. A divorce, the loss of a job, the death of a friend or family member, the stress of any one of these situations can contribute the beginnings of depression or anxiety.
- Physiological Causes- Research shows that depression and anxiety have a biological component that may make some individuals more susceptible to these conditions. Studies indicate that our brain chemistry, poor nutrition and injuries to the brain can lead to developing depression or anxiety.
- Past Experiences- Traumatic events may make you more susceptible to depression and anxiety. This can include childhood trauma from abuse or neglect, deeply emotional events suffered as an adult or a past history of substance abuse.
Living with anxiety and depression isn’t easy. Each condition can cloud your judgment, and warp how you see your life. Anxiety always has you constantly on alert, questioning what’s happening around you. You’re ceaselessly searching for the critical element in a friend’s statement, the critique of your efforts, unable to see the complement they provided in the way they meant it. Depression saps away the joy from every event and each occasion. You feel constantly weighted down, struggling to find the energy you need to get through each day. Together, anxiety and depression darken your vision and keep you from seeing the real life you have.
We Can Help You See the Whole Picture
Thriveworks Kansas City provides counselors to help you deal with your depression and anxiety. We can help you see more clearly how the challenges you’re dealing with color your view of your life. We understand the problems these mood disorders can create. Our counselors in Kansas City truly care about you and your outlook on life, and want to see you happy and healthy. This urge to help is partnered with years of education and training focused on how the human mind works and where others may need assistance.
We Want to Help You Put the Pieces of your Life Together
You don’t have to be tied down with anxiety and depression. Thriveworks Kansas City counselors can work with you to show ways to improve your life, to deal with the challenges of anxiety and depression. Even if you feel like you can’t win, our counselors will help you identify issues you can address that will help you deal with the symptoms you’re facing. As you work with us, we can help you find ways to reach the peace in your life you desire.