Anxiety and Depression
EMDR is a drug-free treatment that may be an alternative to anxiety and depression medication.
Struggles with anxiety and depression can slowly wear away your capacity to feel loved, accomplished, happy, and fulfilled with your life.
You Don’t Have To Suffer.
EMDR addresses your story. The personal experiences of your childhood and the past that instilled your core beliefs, and brought you here today.
A response to a threat
Depression, anxiety, and adjustment problems can impact all areas of your and your child’s life by disrupting your (or a loved one’s) social life, impeding your career, and causing stress, panic, fear based or poor decisions, eating and sleep issues.
You may have thoughts like I’m not good enough, I’m a failure, or I can’t handle it. You may also feel sad, disconnected, overwhelmed, or unloved. Possibly you’re struggling with low self-esteem or a lack of confidence. Fear of rejection or disappointment from ongoing relationship challenges may leave you feeling hopeless and stuck.
Perhaps you or your loved one has tried to escape or avoid your pain through isolating, overworking, alcohol or drug use or abuse, or other compulsive behaviors. Maybe you’ve done talk therapy or used prescription drugs, but only experienced partial or no relief, leaving you even more discouraged.
A reaction to stress
Anxiety is a normal response to stress. When anxiety is persistent and worry becomes excessive it could be an anxiety disorder.
Less than half of the 40 million Americans with anxiety disorders each year receive treatment.
Common Anxiety Disorders
- Panic attacks or panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- separation anxiety
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
GAD affects approximately 7 million adults in the U.S. each year
- Feeling nervous, irritable, or on edge
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- Having an increased heart rate
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), sweating, and/or trembling
- Feeling weak or tired
- Difficulty concentrating
- Having trouble sleeping
- Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
Depression can be felt or expressed differently for men and women, and at different stages of life.
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people ages 15-44.
- Inability to recognize issue and don’t seek help
- School refusal
- Anxiety when separated from parents
- Worry about parents death
- Trouble in school
Usually with co-morbid anxiety, eating disorder, or substance abuse.
Depression & Anxiety
Around half of diagnosed depression sufferers are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
- Poor boundaries
- Disruptive behavior
- Poor relationships
- Obsessive thoughts
- Compulsive behaviors
- Emotional over-reactions or triggers
There is help
- Resolve overwhelming anxiety, depression, and live a happier life.
- Be more in control of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
- Manage disruptive behaviors by getting to the root of the problem.
- Make long-term, sustainable changes in your or your child’s personal, academic, and professional life.
- Depending on results, avoid anxiety and depression medication.