Depression has a way of sucking color out of the world. It can turn fun activities into tiring or pointless activities. It can turn conversations with loved ones into meaningless endeavors. It can turn getting out of bed in the morning into a huge feat (that may or may not get accomplished). Long story short, depression can make everyday functioning challenging—to say the least.
Anxiety is another illness that can suck the color right out of one’s world. Just like depression, it can make even the smallest tasks tiring; it can make talking to friends and family members exhausting; it can make getting out of bed feel next to impossible. It can make every single part of one’s day unenjoyable.
Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’
That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s
struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.”
Fortunately, depression and anxiety are both treatable conditions. This means that those who suffer with depression and/or anxiety do not have to suffer in silence. Depression therapy and anxiety therapy are two types of counseling that are geared toward helping people with their corresponding illness. If you’re experiencing depressive or anxious thoughts, feelings, or other symptoms of these illnesses, please reach out to a mental health professional right away. It’s important that you receive their help and support as soon as possible. Consider talking to one of our depression therapists or anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Louisiana. These online counselors are ready to step in and help now.
What Does Depression Feel like?
The main characteristic of depression is despair. On top of this despair, one will experience a loss of interest in day to day life. The remaining symptoms vary on a case-by-case basis, but might include:
- Feeling hopeless
- Having difficulty sleeping
- Feeling fatigued
- Irritability or moodiness
- Lack of focus
- Feeling worthless
- Suicidal thoughts
These are just a few common symptoms, of which you might be experiencing right now. If that’s the case, know that you aren’t alone. Also, remember that there are millions of people out there who have been in your shoes as well as those who are in your shoes right now! And find comfort in the fact that depression is highly treatable. Better yet, you can begin treatment now at Thriveworks Louisiana.
I Feel Anxious: Symptoms of Anxiety
When it comes to anxiety, the main characteristic is racing or out-of-control thoughts. On top of these racing thoughts comes extreme worry. In addition, one might exhibit the following symptoms:
- Heart palpitations
Just as we said above with depression, if you’re experiencing symptoms of anxiety, it’s important that you talk to a professional. This professional can screen your symptoms and offer a treatment method that’s catered to help you manage your specific presentation of the illness.
Schedule Depression or Anxiety Therapy at Thriveworks Louisiana
Thriveworks Louisiana Counseling functions entirely online. Why? Because we can offer the effective and personalized care that individuals need from a distance. In distance counseling, otherwise known as online counseling, clients meet with their counselor or therapist in a virtual environment. Rather than coming into the office each time they have a scheduled session, they simply pick up the phone or join a videoconference to talk to their provider. Does this sound appealing to you? Are you interested in working with a counselor but you weren’t sure how to work another average appointment into your life? Online counseling might be the counseling option you’ve been looking for.
To schedule depression therapy or anxiety therapy at Thriveworks Louisiana, simply call our office. We can get you scheduled with your first telephone counseling or video counseling session on the spot. Often, new clients meet their provider within 24-48 hours of calling. This quick scheduling process is just one of the many benefits you can find at Thriveworks Louisiana.
We know that you might feel depressed, anxious, and scared about what might happen next. But we encourage you to take control of your future and reach out to one of our skilled, caring professionals today.