Anxiety & Depression
Everybody experiences some level of anxiety and depression from time-to-time. Anxiety might come in the form of stress, worry, or nervousness. Depression can often manifests in the form of fatigue, sadness, distress, or melancholy. Even in the healthiest of individuals the level of anxiety and depression ebbs and flows. This is just part of being human.
However, on occasion, we experience anxiety and/or depression with such intensity we find it hard to function in our day-to-day lives. When this happens, individual counseling not only can help you become more aware of the origins of your anxiety and/or depression, but can also help you develop effective coping skills to keep your anxiety and/or depression at healthy levels.
If you are experiencing the following symptoms, individual counseling might be right for you:
Excessive worry, which is difficult to control
Are you feeling misunderstood? Are you not feeling heard? Have you experienced more than your share of injustices? There are many emotional experiences that can trigger an anger response, these are just a few. Anger is a secondary emotion, meaning that it usually stems from a deeper or underlying emotion like hurt, fear, or confusion. Thus, anger management is really about learning to effectively understand, manage, and communicate emotion. Consider these questions:
- Have I been identified by my friends, family, or co-workers as having a “short fuse?”
- Have I been disciplined at home, school, or work on account of my anger?
- Have I lost or damaged relationships on account of my anger?
- When I get angry, does it feel more like an “explosion” rather than an “expression?”
If you answered “yes” to any of the aforementioned questions, then you might consider working with a professional counselor to help you effectively manage this common but difficult emotion known as anger.
Grief & Loss
We do not make it through this life without experiencing loss. Loss comes in many shapes and sizes. Some losses are less concerning while other losses can seem almost unbearable. On occasion, when we undergo an agonizing loss, we experience intense levels of grief, which can sometimes be accompanied by other difficult emotions, such as, loneliness, hopelessness, and guilt. If you have experienced a loss and feel like you are having difficulty coping, then individual counseling might be a good fit for you.