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I believe we are in control of our own happiness, regardless of our life circumstances. My goal as a therapist is to help people become empowered to take back control of their lives. Your past does not predict your future. You can begin making small changes at any moment that will impact the rest of your life.
In the pages of this website, I will share some thoughts, ideas and information that help my clients with areas of their lives that they often struggle with. You will find information specific to anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar disorder, as well as general areas such as relationships, happiness, parenting, and self compassion.
I am interested in keeping up with ideas and research that comes out in the field of therapy and psychology, and sometimes it's hard to understand. One of the goals of this website is to translate it for you as best as I can understand it! I hope that it becomes a place that helps and interests you.
I worked primarily with children for the first part of my career. My old website is being imported to this website. Check back for content on child anxiety, depression, and child bipolar disorder, which I worked extensively with for a good part of my early career.
I've written about depression among children, treatment, and symptoms of depression in children, and technology in teens and how it relates to depression. You can learn about preventing depression, bipolar disorder in children, bipolar disorder in teens, and parenting bipolar disorder in kids.
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If you are wondering if you are depressed, you will find information about depression warning signs , physical symptoms of depression, special kinds of depression such as seasonal affective disorder and reverse seasonal affective disorder and information on situational depression. Wondering if alcohol and depression are a problem ?click here
Having trouble getting out of bed? Learn some tips.
If you are interested in exploring natural ways to heal information on vitamins for depression can be found here. Also, find some information on how to survive depression right here.
Explore a little further because if you are experiencing depression, it's likely anxiety has gotten a hold of you too! There are many pages on an abundance of issues and new ones are being added every day.
A common issue in anxiety is panic attacks . Panic attacks can sometimes rise to the level of panic disorder. They consist of sudden periods of fear and accompanying physical symptoms. Caffeine can often exacerbate panic and information on that relationship can be found here. Panic attacks can impact your heart rate and it is discussed here. Learn more about medicine for panic attacks here, the impact of the thyroid on panic here, and self help for panic here
Social anxiety often goes undiagnosed, and may not look like you think. At the core of social anxiety is the fear of being judged by others. Here is information about social anxiety, social anxiety in teens, it's treatment, its causes and types the relationship between social anxiety and anger, social anxiety and depression, and also natural treatment of social anxiety.
Generalized anxiety is worry about everything! It is constant and relentless and is always present. Click here for some information about natural remedies for anxiety, acupuncture for anxiety, anxiety self help tips, and for information about alcohol and anxiety click here.
Anxiety at night is a big problem learn all about it here.
Looking for information about anxiety after drinking? You can find that here.
Learn about rumination is a big contributor to both anxiety and depression.
Learn about post election anxiety something that has been happening a lot in this country.
Learn all about health anxiety here.
OCD is an anxiety disorder consisting of compulsions and obsessions. It is highly treatable with exposure and response prevention therapy learn about
Other issues to focus on when working on decreasing anxiety and depression include increasing your happiness, mindfulness, and self compassion.
Bipolar Disorder is a unique illness which we learn more about each day. Click to learn about:
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Medical information obtained from this website is not intended as a substitute for professional care or professional anxiety and depression treatment. If you have or suspect you have a problem, you should consult a health care provider.Thanks for visiting!
Medical information obtained from this website is not intended as a substitute for professional care or professional anxiety and depression treatment. If you have or suspect you have a problem, you should consult a health care provider.