Our Crabapple therapist knows that no one should suffer alone with anxiety, depression, or body image issues. Any of these can affect your ability to enjoy life to its fullest. Though everyone feels some level of the symptoms of each of these at some point, it’s when symptoms become consistent and persistent that it can impact your daily life. It can also affect your creativity, your family, your ability to be successful and productive, and your ability to have lasting, meaningful, rewarding relationships.
If you feel like there might be a chance you have symptoms of anxiety, depression, body image issues, or any combination of the three, take a look at what you should know.
Anxiety alone is not a disorder. It’s that feeling of being nervous or worried that you might experience when taking a test, facing a medical procedure, or public speaking. It only becomes worrisome when it leads to excessive feelings of fear or persistent thoughts of danger and doom. Anxiety disorder can be something that impacts your happiness and ability to function or that prevents you from doing your daily activities.
Depression is more than just having the blues. Depression can lead to impairment in your daily life, causing you to lose interest in your job, your family, and your friends. It can make it seem impossible to enjoy any of the things you once did and can lead to feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. At its extreme, it can cause suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Your body image is more than whether or not you feel fat or thin on any particular day. Your body image includes your thoughts and feelings about your physical self and how that affects your confidence, self-image, and self-identify. It’s how you see your body, how you feel about your body, how you think about your body, and how you behave in response to those perceptions. It can impact every area of your life, and if you have negative body image issues, it can lead to anxiety, depression, and negative beliefs about yourself and your self-worth.
Managing the symptoms of anxiety and depression and accepting and appreciating your body doesn’t always come easily. That’s why at Positive Living Psychotherapy, a Crabapple therapist will have programs designed specifically to help support you on your road to finding peace and happiness with your body as well as programs aimed at helping you find your way out of anxiety and depression to live your life the way you want.
A Crabapple Therapist Can Help with Negative Feelings
With a combination of traditional psychology and positive psychology, a Crabapple therapist will work with you to help alleviate those negative feelings and have you back to a happy, fulfilling life.
Call us at 770-552-0333 to find out how Dr. Keown, a trusted Crabapple therapist, can help you make lasting change, starting now.