Help for Depression and Anxiety
Are you feeling sad, anxious, or less than fulfilled in life?
Is shyness, insecurity, or low self-esteem holding you back?
Are you living the life you want to be living?
Perhaps it's time for you to break the cycle and reclaim your life.
The experience of depression can be a response to deeper feelings that may be too uncomfortable to acknowledge or accept. In this sense, feeling depressed might seem to offer a reprieve from pain, by helping a person to avoid it. But unfortunately, the opposite is often the case. For many people, the experience of depression comes at too high a price to provide any kind of on-going solution to life's pain. In fact, chronic depression can interfere with satisfaction in daily life, often disrupting relationships and/or work.
If you are suffering from depression, I'd like to help you break this vicious cycle by providing a framework for you to confront difficult feelings directly. If you are overwhelmed by the prospect of facing these feelings on your own, or are seeking help with trauma, addictions, or are recovering from abuse, you would be best served by enlisting the care, support and guidance of a skilled professional.
You may be experiencing depression if you are feeling:
Current research indicates that as much as 70% of the people who suffer from depression also struggle with anxiety. As such, they can be seen as two sides of the same coin, with people often feeling most depressed when dwelling on the past and most anxious when anticipating the future.
People often feel depressed or anxious in response to automatic negative thought patterns, which ultimately create suffering and pain. For some, the obsessive thoughts which create anxiety can become overwhelming, often reaching a tipping point which culminates in depression. By confronting these self-negating thoughts and asserting more positive self beliefs, this self-destructive cycle of depression and anxiety can be broken.
Somatic therapy techniques can teach people to learn bodily cues which reinforce awareness of the connection between the body and the emotions. Learning these cues, along with some basic relaxation skills, over time can help you gain relief from anxiety and ultimately experience more peace and contentment in life
Feeling better is within your grasp. Call my confidential voicemail at: (415) 292-5888 or email me to set up a free initial telephone consultation.
SARITA REDALIA, MFT
Psychotherapy and Counseling
1865 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
License # MFC44670