Stress is a normal occurrence for everyone, and may even be helpful under certain circumstances. However, when it starts to impact how we feel/think about ourselves, or adds strain to our relationships, or makes it harder to work, it's important to pause and see what's going on. In therapy I like to explore the potential causes of stress, collaborate on a stress management plan, and evaluate what lifestyle accommodations may be needed.
Anxiety may manifest itself differently across everyone. Some people experience physical sensations or pain, emotional distress, anger/irritability, or "freezing" and feeling unable to move. My approach in therapy is to explore how the anxiety appears for you and what potential causes or contributing factors exist. We then work on an anxiety management plan consisting of coping skills, lifestyle modifications, and support building.
Depression is far more common than people realize, and it may even appear in those who are high functioning and "look fine" on the outside. My approach in therapy is to explore how the depression manifests in you, what potential causes or contributing factors exist, and what if anything may be making it worse. We then work on a depression management plan consisting of coping skills, lifestyle modifications, and support building.