Depression, Anxiety, & Relationship Functioning
If you are experiencing a debilitating episode of depression or anxiety, or if you are having difficulty functioning in relationships and employment or unemployment you are not alone. Having one or more of these episodes is common and normal in the lives of even the most emotionally stable people. These are not necessarily as sign of mental illness.
Your life and relationships can be significantly improved by understanding how to navigate through these troubling aspects of human emotional experience. I can help you to understand how to maximize emotional health and functioning in your relationships, your employment or unemployment, and in your day to day functioning.
Recover from Trauma, Childhood Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Abuse
Have you experienced a difficult childhood, sexual abuse, or other childhood or adult trauma?
I can help you to understand the effects of trauma on your ability to function in life. With care and time, we can work together to help you achieve a successful life and experience happiness and joy with freedom from fear and anxiety.
Adult Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity
Many adults who have ADD, ADHD were never diagnosed as children or have been told that their childhood ADD, ADHD would not continue into adulthood. However, many cases of ADD, ADHD do persist into adulthood though it may manifest itself differently often resulting in relationship and employment difficulty as well as depression, anxiety, and addictions.
I have studied this syndrome extensively and can help you understand and overcome the difficulties it presents. I can help you develop a plan for success and to see how many of the characteristics of ADD, ADHD can be used to your benefit.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can be an effective treatment for depression. See my page on EMDR therapy.
Follow these links for more information
Learn about the effects of childhood sexual abuse
Learn about the signs and symptoms of depression
Learn about the signs and symptoms of anxiety
Learn about ADD and ADHD in Adulthood
Learn about retirement and late-life depression
Learn about prevention and treatment of age related cognitive decline
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