Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think, and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. I provide support and treatment for:
- Major Depressive Disorder: Characterized by a persistent and pervasive low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and a loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyable.
- Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia): A continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression.
Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. I provide strategies and techniques for managing:
- Acute Stress: This is a very short-term type of stress that can either be thrilling and exciting or distressing and unpleasant.
- Chronic Stress: This is the type of stress that tends to occur on a regular basis. This type of stress is particularly harmful because people get used to it and often fail to notice it.
Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. I treat various forms of anxiety disorders, including:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry, and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.
- Panic Disorder: Individuals experience spontaneous, seemingly out-of-the-blue panic attacks and are preoccupied with the fear of a recurring attack.
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD): A fear of social situations due to concerns about being negatively judged by others.
- Health Anxiety: A preoccupation with having a serious illness, despite having no (or only mild) symptoms.
Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. I offer help for various forms of addiction, including:
- Substance Addiction: This includes addiction to alcohol, drugs, and other harmful substances.
- Behavioral Addiction: This includes addictions to behaviors such as gambling, eating, and internet use.