We all feel sad, unhappy, and down in the dumps, from time to time. We all feel a little unmotivated, struggle to focus, and even pull away from our loved ones sometimes. But when it comes to depression, one experiences a deep despair that is unlike meek feelings of sadness. In depression, one can’t work up the motivation or the desire to get out of bed; one can’t focus or stay on task, despite their greatest efforts; one can’t and doesn’t want to exit their bubble of social isolation, even to talk to their best friends and closest family members.
We all feel nervous, unsettled, and worried, every now and then. We all lose our appetite, experience fatigue, and struggle to sleep at night sometimes. But when it comes to anxiety, one experiences racing thoughts and out of control worry that they can’t set aside. With anxiety, one can’t get their food down or lay down for a few minutes and feel better; one can’t bounce back the next day and sleep just fine again.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
If you are feeling depressed and/or presenting symptoms of depression, please talk to a doctor or mental health professional. In the same breath, if you’re feeling anxious and/or presenting symptoms of anxiety, please talk to a medical professional in this instance as well. Both of these diseases are relentless, and almost always require an outside intervention.
Consider starting a relationship with a depression therapist or anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Rhode Island Counseling. Our therapists can help you in an online environment, which means you’ll attend your sessions via telephone counseling or video counseling. Online counseling is designed to be the more convenient, flexible, and comfortable counseling option. Our therapists are confident that they can help you with your depression and/or anxiety in this online environment. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
What Is Depression? What Are Common Symptoms of Depression?
Depression isn’t just feeling sad. It is a mental illness that makes day to day living difficult and unenjoyable. This disease is relentless—however, there is effective treatment that can help one manage their symptoms and potentially overcome their depression: depression therapy. Depression therapy, paired with vital self-care activities and sometimes medication, can make for an effective treatment plan. Part of this treatment plan will be learning to better manage one’s depression symptoms, which can include:
- Mood swings
- Social isolation
- Excessive sleepiness
- Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
- Lack of concentration or focus
- Changes in weight and/or appetite
- Thoughts of suicide
As we’ve said before, these symptoms can prove very harmful. It can make daily functioning difficult, from just getting out of bed in the morning to going to work each day and maintaining relationships with others. The good news is that the depression therapists at Thriveworks Rhode Island can help you manage these symptoms and get your depression under control.
What Is Anxiety? What Anxiety Symptoms Do I Need to Look Out For?
Anxiety isn’t just feeling worried. Like depression, it is a serious mental illness that makes day to day activities and functioning really difficult. Again, though, there is effective treatment out there: anxiety therapy. Anxiety therapy can help one learn to control this worry and get a hand on the negative thinking patterns they might be engaging in. At its roots, anxiety therapy is meant to help one better manage their anxiety, including symptoms like:
- Lack of focus
- A feeling of impending doom
While these symptoms can be scary, you don’t have to suffer from them in silence. There are tactics that can prove to help you manage them, of which your Thriveworks Rhode Island anxiety therapist will teach you. Please consider partnering with one of our therapists, as we believe that you’ll find anxiety therapy incredibly beneficial, if you are experiencing the above anxiety symptoms.
Schedule Depression or Anxiety Therapy at Thriveworks Rhode Island
Here at Thriveworks Rhode Island, we have therapists who specialize in depression as well as those who specialize in anxiety. Regardless of which illness you are battling, our therapists can prove helpful in this battle. They will get to know your specific symptoms and needs and then design a plan for treatment that will prove the most helpful to you.
Depression therapy and anxiety therapy at Thriveworks Rhode Island is done entirely online. Your therapist will meet with you in a virtual chat room or on the phone! Counseling has never been easier, as this online environment makes the process super convenient and offers greater flexibility.
To schedule your depression therapy or anxiety therapy appointment with Thriveworks Rhode Island Counseling, just contact our office.