Let’s talk about anxiety. Some people, who’ve never experienced the symptoms of a real anxiety disorder don’t understand what anxiety really feels like. You drive to the grocery store and the doors of your car might as well be welded shut, because there’s no way you’re getting out and walking into the store. Sound familiar? Now let’s talk about depression. The shower in your apartment or house is all of 20 feet away, but to you, it might as well be 100 miles away. For some reason you can barely move. You can’t get out of bed. You can’t even make it across your bedroom to pull on some clothes.
Anxiety and depression can be incredibly destructive to one’s life. Going to work, maintaining relationships, paying bills, managing the home—any one of these things is often more than someone with anxiety or depression can handle and yet, there you are trying (perhaps falling short) to keep it all together.
The coaches, counseling, psychologists, and other mental health providers at Thriveworks know what depression and anxiety are. Moreover, they know how to treat it. There is a silver lining to having depression or anxiety (or both, more often than not if one is experiencing anxiety or depression, he/she is also experiencing the other). The silver lining is this: depression and anxiety are highly treatable. You can experience relief and healing. And our therapists can help you do so. We’d love the opportunity to work with you. Give the caring, skilled, highly-trained clinicians at Thriveworks Washington, DC the chance to help you live a happier, healthier life.
What Is Anxiety? Signs and Symptoms
Occasional anxiety—perhaps, when you’re running late to work or your child is having a temper tantrum at the grocery store—is normal. However, some people experience excessive or uncontrollable anxiety on a daily basis, and it proves to negatively impact their lives. Here are a few common symptoms of anxiety:
- Nervous, restless feelings
- Increased heart rate
- Sweating and trembling
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling weak or tired
- Sense of impending doom or danger
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consider working with a therapist at Thriveworks Washington DC. They can help you to understand where your anxiety might stem from, manage your symptoms, and overall live a more successful life. You can rest assured that your therapist will make sure your treatment plan is specific to you and your needs.
What Is Depression? Signs and Symptoms
There are multiple depression disorders, but the most common is major depressive disorder, also known as major depression. This disorder is characterized by a low level of despair, feelings of hopelessness, and a lack of interest in day to day activities. Additionally, someone with major depression might experience the following symptoms:
- Withdrawal from loved ones
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Inability to focus
- Changes in appetite or weight
- Suicidal thoughts
Do any of these symptoms sound all too familiar? Are you experiencing them yourself? If so, reach out to Thriveworks Washington DC. We have therapists and counselors on staff who specialize in helping clients work through their depressive thoughts and feelings.
Here at Thriveworks Washington DC, we offer an individualized experience in therapy. Your therapist will work to understand your symptoms, your needs, and your goals for therapy, before they create your treatment plan. This plan might involve self-care strategies, working through negative thinking patterns, and working through potential causes of your depression.
Schedule a Therapy Session at Thriveworks Washington DC
If you’re experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression (or both!), you’re probably feeling a little worried or hopeless. Don’t worry—there is help available, and you’re just a small step away from getting the treatment you need. Call Thriveworks Washington DC today to schedule an anxiety therapy or depression therapy appointment.
Our scheduling process is simple: When you call, a scheduling specialist will help you to find a provider with the right skills and expertise. Then, they’ll provide you with flexible scheduling opportunities, including evening and weekend appointments. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to manage your anxiety, depression, or both.