Depression & Anxiety

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Anxiety Therapy and Depression Counseling in Niantic, CT

I’m glad you are here! Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand. When you have anxiety, you may feel rushed, sweaty palms, racing thoughts, and like you can’t take a deep breath. You might even find yourself with a rush of overwhelming anxiety where you are crying while grocery shopping or when going to bed, and you don’t know why.

“Help, Anxiety and Depression Have Taken Over My Life”

First, it can be common to feel depression and anxiety with no root cause. More, it seems like both depression and anxiety have taken over. Now, its hard to cope. Therefore, Wisdom Within Counseling in Niantic is here to help you with anxiety coping skills and depression management care. Before you know it, you’ll be creating a healthier, more vibrant life.

Creating The Life You Want, A Life Worth Living

In addition, therapy at Wisdom Within Counseling is a positive step to start understanding the source of your depression and anxiety Wisdom Within Counseling provides you with a variety of experiential, integrative, and holistic therapy options for depression and anxiety in our Niantic office,

Difficulty Sleeping with Anxiety and Depression

Sleeping through the night with anxiety has become so difficult. Then depression comes are you are giving into sugar cravings, indulging on candy and sweets, sleeping in until noon, and can’t seem to get motivated anymore. Depression and anxiety are only a part of you. They pop up because you are in survival mode. Even though right now you feel helpless, overwhelmed, and scared, I am here as a resource to help you overcome your depression and build anxiety-reduction coping skills!

Depression Help Niantic, CT

Did you know, depression can be called, “the black dog,” and, “the blues.” Depression at the source, can impact work, family, and your love life. Also, you may be feeling sad, anxious, unmotivated, lethargic, hopeless, lack energy, feel extra tried, and even nap more often.

Have you heard of leaky gut? That probiotics and Omega 3 fish oils can help fight depression? Watch the video below to learn about how nutrition, gut health, and food impact mood, anxiety, and depression. 

Food, Drugs, and Alcohol In An Effort To Self-Medicate

Some people with depression even feel urges to self-harm or use drugs and alcohol. Read more about alcohol and drug use, here. Overall, hobbies that used to bring you joy no longer make you happy. In some cases, people eat too much or also eat too little. Binge eating, restricting, and other food issues can be nurtured through therapy sessions with a professional psychologist in Niantic at Wisdom Within Counseling. Food issues go hand-in-hand with depression and anxiety. Read more about nutrition support offerings, here.

Are Both You and Your Partner Depressed and Anxious?

Two people can be affected by one person’s depression. Sometimes, if one person is anxious and depressed, the other person, their partner, can benefit from support. If you and your partner are struggling with anxiety and depression, read more about couples therapy in Niantic, Connecticut, here.

Anxiety and Depression Treatment in East Lyme, CT

Did you know, two people may experience the push and pull between depression and anxiety very differently. Sometimes depression comes and goes. At other times, anxiety seems to be the emotion running the show. Sometimes, depression can last for the winter or many months afterwards. A certain traumatic event such as, the loss of a loved one, may have lead to a rise in anxiety and depression. Other-times, you may not even know where your anxiety and depression has come from or when it will pass. You are not alone. I understand.

People around you, your friends and family, may have noticed a change in your personality. I am here to help you!

Take the depression quiz below. If your score is above 10, call me for help and support today.

Depression Quiz For You or Your Teenager: Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

When you (or your teenager) answer each question, circle the corresponding number. Add the score for each question up for your total. Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

Little interest or pleasure in doing things?

0 = Not At All

1 = Several Days

2 = More Than Half The Days

3 = Nearly Everyday

Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?

0 = Not At All

1 = Several Days

2 = More Than Half The Days

3 = Nearly Everyday

Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?

0 = Not At All

1 = Several Days

2 = More Than Half The Days

3 = Nearly Everyday

Feeling tired or having little energy?

0 = Not At All

1 = Several Days

2 = More Than Half The Days

3 = Nearly Everyday

Poor appetite or overeating?

0 = Not At All

1 = Several Days

2 = More Than Half The Days

3 = Nearly Everyday

Feeling bad about yourself – or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down?

0 = Not At All

1 = Several Days

2 = More Than Half The Days

3 = Nearly Everyday

Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television?

0 = Not At All

1 = Several Days

2 = More Than Half The Days

3 = Nearly Everyday

Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed?
Or the opposite – being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual?

0 = Not At All

1 = Several Days

2 = More Than Half The Days

3 = Nearly Everyday

Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way?

0 = Not At All

1 = Several Days

2 = More Than Half The Days

3 = Nearly Everyday

Your Total:   ____/27.

Depression Severity: 0-4 none, 5-9 mild, 10-14 moderate, 15-19 moderately severe, 20-27 severe.

After adding up to columns, if you score a total of 10 overall or 1 or more to #9, I highly recommend calling to schedule your session. To schedule, call or text (860) 451-9364.

Call for your free 15-minute consultation (860) 451-9364!