You are not alone.
“Even though you are struggling with depression or anxiety right now, remember you are so, so much more than your problems, and you are a warrior for fighting them.”
Roughly 1 in 5 American adults struggle with depression, anxiety, or some other mental health problem.
And roughly 1 in 20 has what is considered a serious mental illness (i.e., major depression, bipolar disorder, OCD) that can make it especially hard for a person to do daily activities of living, work, or relate to others.
Everyone is sad sometimes, but depression is something different. Depression is extreme sadness or despair and lasts for days or longer. Depression can interfere with daily life activities, such as brushing teeth, keeping appointments, taking care of errands, not having the energy for exercise or much of any kind of movement.
Depression can also cause physical symptoms, such as physical pain, weight loss or weight gain, sleep changes (i.e., insomnia, having trouble falling asleep, having trouble staying asleep, sleeping all the time).
People with depression may also have trouble concentrating, struggle with feeling worthless, feeling guilty – a lot, and thoughts of death or suicide.
Feelings of tension, worry, dread, intense concerns, and fear characterize anxiety. There may also be physical symptoms, such as sweating, trembling, dizziness, increased blood pressure, or rapid heartbeat.
People can have intrusive thoughts or may avoid certain situations out of worry.
Please see my Resource Tab for ideas on how to manage these difficulties.
Individual counseling is one valuable resource for living a life with contentment, satisfaction, and joy. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation to see if I am a good fit for you. Please reach out. I can be reached by phone at 301-279-7779 or by email at BethLCounseling@aol.com or by using the form below.
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If you have any questions, need more information, or would like to make an appointment, you can call me at 301-279-7779, email me at BethLCounseling@aol.com, or use the form below.
If you are searching for a “therapist near me,” that could be me. I see people via teletherapy, so I am a therapist near you! 🙂 I provide services to people in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker • Over 15 years of experience • Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist and Supervisor • Member of The Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Work • Member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy • Member of Clinical Social Work Association • Member of National Association of Social Workers
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