Words that describe me are authentic, creative, and collaborative. I am told that I have an intuitive way of putting people at ease.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Corning, NY
Depression is so hard because it’s like a veil that comes down and changes how you see everything. Often depression takes the joy out of doing things that you used to love to do. It can also make doing the simplest things feel impossible. You know that exercise and eating healthy food is important for mental health, but you find you don’t have the energy or motivation to do the most simple forms of self-care. Counseling can provide you with hope and a pathway out of the depression.
Anxiety can feel extremely emotionally and physically draining. Your body responds to your anxious thoughts and worries by dumping stress hormones (like adrenaline) into your bloodstream. This in turn raises your heart rate and blood pressure, makes you feel jittery and nervous, causes sweating, and a host of other physical symptoms. It’s the classic “fight or flight” reaction to danger. Engaging in counseling can help you to start your journey out of chronic anxiety.
Perhaps you are going through a life change and are feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you are feeling stuck and are seeking change. You might feel discontented or feel out of step with your sense of purpose. Change, or the need for change, can bring up many feelings including anxiety, depression, fear, confusion, or feeling overwhelmed. Counseling can help you to successfully make this transition.