Depression / Anxiety / PTSD
They can both be debilitating, but there are ways to bring back joy, delight, peace and freedom.
Feelings of sadness, numbness and isolation are common. You may be very tired and unable to motivate yourself, or struggling to find things exciting. You don't have to be alone with this painful and scary burden. Let someone walk alongside you who knows the paths through the trees.
Do you have high anxiety, panic-attacks or obsessing with compulsive behaviors? If so, these are likely interfering with you life in significant ways, which can be distressing and confusing. There are ways to manage anxiety, find its core and make significant, lasting changes. You will often benefit from our experience with research based interventions and skills that you can learn to use on your own. As symptoms reduce or diminish you will be increasingly able to work with your counselor on core issues that may contribute to the anxiety.
If you are interrupted by flashbacks, overwhelming physical sensations, images, nightmares, restricted breathing, troubling thoughts and more, you may be experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When we experience something that overwhelms our bodies expectations and coping strategies, the body can remain locked in a trauma state. Diffusing this trauma and placing it back into a context within our lives, and re-establishing safety is very important to allow us to return to normal functioning and do away with unwanted symptoms. EMDR and other interventions are perfectly suited to help you do this work.