Whether you think you may be dealing with anxiety and depression or already have a formal diagnosis, it’s important to understand the role counseling can play in your healing and growth process. There has historically been a lot of shame and guilt surrounding these issues that have prevented people from reaching out to get the help they need. Seeking professional help is the first and most important step to start feeling like yourself again—and even better.
The Problem of Anxiety and Depression in the U.S.
The statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health are staggering. In the United States, nearly 25 percent of adults are struggling with anxiety, depression, or some form of both. Even more surprisingly, more than half of those suffering from anxiety and depression aren’t getting professional help.
However, as someone who is living with anxiety and depression day-in and day-out, the statistics likely mean very little to you. Perhaps you are seeking more information about counseling to determine if it’s even worth it for you to put forth the effort.
Here’s the answer: it is so worth it!
How Counseling Can Help while Dealing with Anxiety and Depression
The right counseling services can make all the difference in your journey to conquer depression and/or anxiety. Having professional support and guidance will help you to create a game plan. This plan will help you take a proactive approach, rather than just sitting back and letting negative emotions take over your life.
The benefits of counseling include:
- A place to share your struggles and challenges and have someone actively listen to you and offer feedback
- The tools you need to achieve a mindset shift and to make necessary changes in your life
- Support and guidance to help you learn the steps you can take to find relief from symptoms that are holding you back
- Help to improve communication and decision-making, enhance self-esteem and achieve better management of your emotions
- The practice necessary to develop a positive mindset and healthy coping skills that can transform your life and your relationships
Explore the Role of Positive Psychology for Depression and Anxiety
At Positive Living Psychotherapy, we take a unique approach to helping you conquer depression and anxiety. Our style of counseling combines the most effective components of traditional psychotherapy along with positive psychology to help you get relief from symptoms while working on true healing and transformation.
This style of counseling takes your healing process a step further than just recovering from depression and anxiety. It helps you to develop the skills and mindset to feel better than ever and experience your best life possible. There’s no reason to stay stuck in your current situation when there’s a better way right in front of you. And now you know!
Reach out to Dr. Maureen Keown, a Licensed Psychologist with Positive Living Psychotherapy today. Call the office now to explore a better way of dealing with anxiety and depression.