Depression and Anxiety Therapy in Owings Mills, MD
No one asks for anxiety. No one asks for depression. Yet they are two of the most common mental illnesses and their links to each other can often be intertwined. The good news is that both anxiety and depression are treatable, and many people who receive therapy go on to lead happy, positive, and successful lives. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, a great first step is to recognize you need help and seek out counseling and treatment. Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD is standing by with a team ready to provide you with support, care, and a plan to get you where you want to be in life.
What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety? What Is an Anxiety Disorder?
Many people experience occasional anxiety. Think about all the typical stressors that we face every day: traffic jams, taking care of children or the elderly, paying bills, giving a big presentation at work. We’ve all been there at one time or another. Some symptoms you may experience include:
- Feeling edgy or restless
- Muscle tension
- Rapid breathing
- “Clammy” hands or perspiration
Sometimes these normal anxiety symptoms become something much different – an anxiety disorder. This occurs when everyday anxious feelings become harder to cope with. More than temporary worry or fear, an anxiety disorder does not go away quickly and may even get worse over time if it remains untreated. Here are just a few anxiety disorders:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Phobia-related disorders such as social anxiety, agoraphobia, and separation anxiety
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
If you are experiencing any fears or worries that are preventing you from doing all the things you enjoy, you can be assured there is therapy for anxiety with a professional at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills. Our staff can set you up with an appointment, usually within 24 hours.
What Is Depression? What Are the Signs?
Feeling sad or upset is normal, too. We can experience sad feelings during major life events such as a divorce, loss of a loved one, or an unexpected change in our routine. However, when these feelings become severe and are felt for many days or weeks, it may be caused by depression. Not everyone will have the same symptoms, and not everyone will experience the symptoms for the same duration. Some signs of depression include:
- Changes in appetite or weight
- Persistent feelings of sadness
- Feeling angry or easily annoyed
- Loss of interest in activities or hobbies you normally enjoyed
- Decreased energy or easily fatigued
There is hope for those with depression. There is hope for those with anxiety. While it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of these mental illnesses, it is just as important to talk to professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD who can effectively evaluate, diagnose, and treat anxiety and depression.
Meet with a Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD
An experienced team of professionals at Thriveworks Counseling is ready to help. New clients can often expect to meet their counselor within 24-48 hours. We offer flexibility with our appointment times as well as convenient options such as telephone or video counseling. If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, please call our Thriveworks Counseling office in Owings Mills, MD to schedule an appointment or use our online booking widget to schedule an appointment yourself.