Depression and Anxiety Counseling – Therapists in Plymouth MA
Elise never feels completely relaxed. Even when she’s having a day off, or on vacation, or with her close friends, there’s a thread of nerves running under her skin. The only time it quiets is if she’s away from her phone, computer, and anyone competing for her attention. Elise has anxiety, likely caused from being stretched too thin. Though she has perfectly fine days, the constant hum of anxiety takes the spark out of even the best experiences.
Living with anxiety and depression is incredibly difficult. In fact, living with either or both of these disorders can feel like all the joy has been sucked out of life. The good news is, all it takes is contacting Thriveworks Plymouth MA to get on the road to a healthier, happier self. Our professional counselors have successfully worked with many clients who are now living their best life—and you too can have your best life.
How Anxiety and Depression Are Connected
Anxiety and depression are connected, but they are not the same thing. The symptoms of anxiety include restlessness, worry, tension, irritability, and trouble sleeping. Depression includes all of those symptoms and general feelings of hopelessness, lack of interest in activities that you previously found enjoyable, low self-esteem, and potentially suicidal ideation. Any one symptom is troubling, and in combination, they can have a serious impact on your quality of life.
In particular, if you have or have had thoughts of suicide we encourage you to contact a counselor or suicide hotline immediately. When someone’s usual biological imperative to protect themselves is overcome with the urge to take their own life, there is no more serious a situation. You are valuable. You have unique hopes, dreams, and skills to contribute to the world. While it may not seem so right now, you can live a full life, without the cloud of depression and anxiety constantly hanging over you.
Thriveworks Plymouth MA counselors are sensitive to how dark every moment can feel. If you are feeling that darkness, we encourage you to contact us today. Counseling for depression and anxiety can help the light come back.
The Importance of Seeking Therapy
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common disorders we see in our offices, and they are also two disorders that respond most successfully to counseling. After an intake session in which we get to know you, your struggles, and what you want your life to look like, we will work you to develop a treatment plan.
Usually during the first few sessions, we will be able to identify the root cause of your depression or anxiety. When that root cause is revealed it often feels like an “aha” moment, and in fact you may find some immediate relief just from the realization. After we have determined what is causing your depression or anxiety, we will work with you to develop a plan to overcome it. The plan will look different for each person, but in all cases we will focus on changing negative thoughts and beliefs into more positive ones. Many of us walk around with negative self-talk we may not even be aware of, but it can lead to the need for anxiety and depression counseling. When you change the thought patterns, you change the feelings, and you then shift to a more positive outlook.
Therapy will help you feel better mentally, but it can also improve your physical health. If you have other disorders such as diabetes, alcohol/drug use, cancer, or a history of stroke or heart disease, you may have a higher chance of developing depression (“Co-Occurring Disorders and Depression”), but with therapy, you have a better chance of remaining mentally healthy through the process of recovery from those ailments.
Thriveworks Plymouth MA Counseling for Anxiety and Depression
Thriveworks Plymouth MA counselors are experts in the field of mental health. We have the experience necessary to help you overcome the anxiety and depression plaguing your life. To make accessing the help you need easier, we don’t operate with a waiting list, preferring instead to get you an appointment within the week, if not within 24 hours after you contact us. All it takes is one call to begin your path to healing.
“Co-Occurring Disorders and Depression.” Mental Health America. Mentalhealthamerica.net.