Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure, and muscle tightness.
People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.
Depression involves a persistent feeling of sadness and discouraged outlook. It is different from the mood fluctuations that people regularly experience as a part of life.
Depression does not have a single cause. It can be triggered by a life crisis, physical illness or something else—but it can also occur spontaneously.
Frequently people experiencing depression have outgrown the life they have created and learn to create a new more aligned and purposeful way to live.
Trauma occurs when a person is presented with a level of distressing emotion that their brain and body find overwhelming. Their
emotional state becomes dysregulated and the excess stress response chemicals get stored in the body. It may causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes one's sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences.
Traumatic events can range from witnessing death to an entire spectrum of experiences. Some circumstances typically involve the loss of control, betrayal, abandonment, helplessness, pain, confusion and/or loss.
We believe that your relationships with others are often a mirror for your relationship with yourself. While we do not offer couples & family counseling, we can support you with strengthening your interpersonal relationships and your relationship with yourself. Most commonly we help our clients to identify and develop healthy interpersonal boundaries, as well as create safe spaces for open and honest communication in their relationships.
Panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no danger present. Symptoms may
include increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating & shaking. It may feel like having a heart attack. Panic attacks can occur at any time, and many people with panic disorder worry about and dread the possibility of having another attack. What most people don't know is that panic is often internalized rage.