Rose struggles on a daily basis with her anxiety. She often worries about things that should not cause her stress like doing the laundry, filling up her gas tank, and answering her phone. When she starts to feel anxious and worked up, she tries to remind herself that there’s no reason to worry but she ends up spiraling down into a state of “what if.” She wishes she did not feel so trapped by anxiety and needs help controlling her symptoms.
David used to be a happy, outgoing guy before he got into a car accident and broke his leg pretty badly. He can’t be as active as he used to, has a long road of physical therapy ahead of him, and he is struggling to keep up with work. He can barely motivate himself to shower and rarely speaks to his friends and family who check up on him. He wishes he could feel normal again.
Anxiety and depression can have many different effects on both our mental and physical wellbeing. These mental illnesses are hard to tackle alone but luckily, Thriveworks Vermont has psychologists to help. At Thriveworks Vermont Counseling, our anxiety therapists and depression therapists are dedicated to providing their clients with the dedicated care they deserve. If you think you would benefit from working with a licensed professional, reach out to our office today.
Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are separate mental illnesses but can often overlap and affect people at the same time. Someone may develop anxiety if they have been battling depression for a while and another person may develop depression if they feel an overwhelming amount of anxiousness after an event or experience. Every person’s combination of symptoms can be unique, and no two situations are identical. Here are some of the common symptoms you may experience with anxiety and depression:
- Symptoms of Depression: fatigue, irritability, lack of interest in daily activities, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, insomnia or hypersomnia, depressed mood, inability to think straight, feelings of worthlessness, change in appetite
- Symptoms of Anxiety: rapid heartbeat, tense muscles, excessive worry, nausea, insomnia or hypersomnia, inability to concentrate, excessive sweating, impending doom
Some people try to manage these symptoms by themselves, but oftentimes, it is very difficult. If you are struggling with any of these symptoms, let a professional psychologist at Thriveworks Vermont help you.
Depression and Anxiety Help: Talk to a Therapist
There is no reason to feel alone when dealing with depression and anxiety. A Thriveworks Vermont Counseling therapist has the education, training, and skill set to not only provide you with the support you need but equip you with the tools to help you combat stressors and prevent future flareups.
There are two options for online counseling at Thriveworks which are:
- Telephone: Your therapist will call you at your appointment time and all you have to do is answer.
- Video Chat: Prior to your appointment, you will receive a link to a video chat that you will click on at your appointment time. All you need is an electronic device and internet connection.
Once you choose the option that best suits you, your therapist will get started right away by determining the root of your anxiety or depression. Sometimes it is clear like David, who was in a car accident. Other times it’s hard and can stem back to childhood. Discovering the cause can provide you with great relief. After this, your therapist will then work with you on how to change the thoughts, attitudes, beliefs, and reactions you have surrounding the cause of your anxiety or depression. Within time, you can start to feel happier and healthier and won’t have anything holding you back.
Schedule an Online Appointment with an Anxiety or Depression Therapist at Thriveworks Vermont
At Thriveworks Vermont Counseling, we are focused on helping you live a full life. If you are battling one of these mental illnesses, we want to help you. Our therapists are dedicated to helping you better manage and cope with your disorder.
Online counseling has been proven to be just as effective as in-person counseling. It also has a lot of added benefits such as ease, comfortability, convenience, reliability, and affordability. If you are unsure of choosing between phone counseling and video chat, we encourage you to try both.
If you think that you could find value in therapy for your anxiety or depression, reach out to our office. To get started, you can either visit our online booking portal or by calling us to be connected with a scheduling specialist. We have a wide range of benefits for our clients that includes flexible scheduling, a wide range of appointment times, and no waitlist.
Our psychologists and therapists can’t wait to get to know you and help you on your journey.