Anxiety and Depression

Everyone has “down” days, but persistent sadness, hopelessness and anxiety can negatively interfere with all areas of life. Clinical symptoms of depression may include persistent feelings of guilt, a loss of interest in enjoyable activities, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, irritability, difficulty concentrating, problems with motivation, and feeling disengaged with others.

You may feel plagued by intrusive negative thoughts about your relationships, job or your future. Perhaps you have the same negative thoughts over and over again or always anticipating the worst is yet to come.  These negative thought patterns can induce physical symptoms like sweating, racing heart, and difficulty breathing.  It may cause you to feel drained, weighted down, and hopeless. 

How Therapy Can Help

Research has shown that using Mindfulness practices helps reduce depression and anxiety.  Using Mindfulness practices, I can help you focus your attention on the present moment counteracting rumination and worry.  Mindfulness helps you respond to stress with awareness rather than reactively and see things from a different perspective.   Psychotherapy can help you to start feeling hopeful about the future, become more decisive and assertive, and increase feelings of self-acceptance and self worth. 

Cathy Kreisel, LCSW

 

511 Saxony Place, Suite 101-G, Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 456-9252

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