Counseling for Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, according to the National Institute on Mental Health. It is a serious mood disorder that causes severe symptoms that can affect the way an individual feels, thinks and handles daily activities such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Depression—even the most severe cases of depression—can be treated. The earlier that treatment begins, the more effective it is—and licensed professional counselors can help.
Counseling for Anxiety
Anxiety… it feels like a constant at this point. There’s that pit in your stomach or tension that never seems to go away. Your heart starts racing every time you remember one more task to add to the to-do list that already seems never ending. Worry doesn’t seem to capture how anxiety really feels for you. It can seem like it’s taking over your life and you can’t control it no matter how hard you try. If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. My practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get the relief from anxiety that you deserve. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem.
Counseling for Trauma
We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who blurt out inappropriate comments or don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them. While it’s normal for kids to forget their homework, daydream during class or act without thinking, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness. Some children with ADHD may be constantly in-motion, bouncing off the walls and disrupting others around them. Other children with ADHD may sit quietly, with their attention miles away. There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one child.