Anxiety & Depression
8% of teens and 18.1% of adults struggle with an anxiety disorder. 11% of teens and 6.9% of adults struggle with depression.
Anxiety is hard to describe, but easy to fall prey to. It is a free floating apprehension or worry about a perceived or unperceived threat that may or may not ever materialize. Anxiety triggers can be many different things, like crowds, loud noises or overstimulation, school or work, health, or fear of failure.
Depression can feel like a 200lb weight that sits on your chest or back and keeps you from living life the way you used to and truly want to. Getting up and out of bed in the morning can feel like a marathon and nothing seems fun or even interesting anymore. The constant barrage of unhelpful, negative thoughts keeps you stuck in patterns that are not life giving.
When seeking treatment for anxiety and depression, it is important to learn effective coping skills to tolerate the distress, as well as, address the underlying issues. Using an eclectic approach, I utilize evidence based practices, like CBT, DBT, and ACT to support my clients.