Have you considered reaching out to a Milton therapist? Could you benefit from counseling? If you’re suffering from anxiety, depression, body image issues, or any combination of the three, you’re not living your happiest life. Studies have shown that happy people are more productive, more successful, and have better more rewarding relationships.
You don’t need to struggle alone. Issues with anxiety, depression, and body image are more common than you might think. But that doesn’t mean you should dismiss it or simply live with it. There’s hope, and there’s help. Take a look at what the issues really mean.
Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences. The feeling of being nervous, worried, or apprehensive is what most people feel when they’re anxious. It’s your body’s alarm system that helps you identify a threat and avoid injury or danger. If the anxiety you feel is disproportionate to the circumstances, it could be a sign of an anxiety disorder. When it’s impacting your daily life and your ability to function normally, counseling can help.
Depression can make you feel sad and down, but it’s more than that. It’s a mental health issue that can lead to feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, loss of interest in your daily routine, in friends and family, and in socializing. It can have physical symptoms such as fatigue, exhaustion, changes in weight and appetite, and it can include feelings of despair and anxiety including suicidal thoughts.
What does the term body image really mean? It’s more than just a superficial term for whether or not you like how you look. Your body image is your perception of your physical self, and it can impact every area of your life. How you feel about your body is directly linked to your self-identity, whether your feelings are an accurate reflection of how you actually look or not. Negative body image can lead to issues such as eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, anxiety, and depression.
Get Help with a Milton Therapist
Issues with anxiety, depression, and body image can take over your life and make you feel like you have a harder time coping with not just those individual issues, but with every day trials and struggles. What’s normally easy to manage becomes practically insurmountable. The good news is you don’t have to struggle with anxiety, depression, or body image alone. One-on-one counseling can help guide you through the therapeutic process. Using a combination of traditional psychology and positive psychology, you can start living life on your own terms again.
Dr. Keown has more than 20 years of experience helping countless clients heal from these issues and get back on the path to a happier, healthier self. Contact a trusted Milton therapist at 770-552-0333 to schedule an appointment now.