Depression is a mood disorder that affects more than 16 million adults every year. If you experience depression, you may struggle to perform daily activities like working productively, eating, sleeping, and maintaining healthy relationships. Other symptoms of depression include:
- Persistent unhappiness or sadness without knowing why
- Feelings of emptiness and hopelessness
- Angry outbursts and irritability
- Inability to regulate emotions
- Loss of interest in things that previously brought joy
- Insomnia or disturbed sleep
- Reduced appetite
- Feelings of guilt and worthlessness
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Oftentimes, people with depression also experience anxiety, which can produce irrational fears or worries that are difficult to control. You may feel restless, nervous, or unable to concentrate.
Depression can make you feel not like yourself. I’m here to help you rediscover yourself and learn to find hope and clarity. I specialize in treating patients with depression and anxiety through an integrative approach that aims to do more than just analyze disorders. I look at the whole you–your mind, body, and spirit.
Treatment can include psychodynamic techniques and customized psychotherapy treatments to address symptoms and their causes, as well as practicing self-compassion and kindness to learn to love yourself again.
As you practice these positive habits, you will create new pathways in your brain that further reinforce your new mindset, making it a little easier each time to think and act healthier toward yourself. Take the first step to beating depression today.
There are only two ways to live your life, one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle” – Albert Einstein