What We Treat
is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.
Bipolar disorder causes unusual mood changes and shifts in energy and level of activity. These moods are known as manic, hypo-manic, and depressive episodes. Much like other mental illnesses such as anxiety, which includes types such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and panic disorder, there are different types of classifications of bipolar disorder.
Emotion Dysregulation may be thought of as the inability to manage the intensity and duration of negative emotions such as fear, sadness, or anger. If you are struggling with emotion regulation, an upsetting situation will bring about strongly felt emotions that are difficult to recover from. The effects of a prolonged negative emotion may be physically, emotionally, and behaviorally intense.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives. Treatment helps most people who struggle with anxiety lead normal productive lives.
The defining feature of social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is intense anxiety or fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejected in a social or performance situation. As a result, they often avoid social or performance situations, and when a situation cannot be avoided, they experience significant anxiety and distress. Many people with social anxiety disorder also experience strong physical symptoms, such as a rapid heart rate, nausea, and sweating, and may experience full-blown attacks when confronting a feared situation.
is a type of anxiety that happens when you spend and deplete your good energy obsessing over future events. Worry is a healthy response if it alerts you to something that needs your attention. Many people need help in normalizing their fear about common events, so they can continue to lead productive lives without overthinking.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
People with OCD can have either obsessive thoughts and urges or compulsive, repetitive behaviors. Some have both obsessions and compulsions.
The disorder can affect your job, school, and relationships and keep you from living a normal life. Your thoughts and actions are beyond your control.
Although you may not want to think or do these things, you feel powerless to stop.
Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm.
Lack of Motivation
You have lack of motivation to participate in the things you love. You feel hopeless. You’re fatigued, unable to sleep well or concentrate. As a result, your relationships at home and work suffer. There are many reasons for the lack of motivation. It could be due to a depression, laziness or shyness, and it could be due lack of self esteem and self confidence. In some cases, the reason is a physical or mental problem, which requires professional help.
Major Life Changes
During times of transition, when everything seems to be in flux, when your old patterns have collapsed, you may feel unsteady but are also open to change. Now is the time to explore, brainstorm, consider the make-over before your life begins to naturally solidify into new patterns.
Therapy during a times of grief aims to help people cope with the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive responses to loss. Losing a loved one is one of the most distressing and, unfortunately, common experiences people face. Most people experiencing normal grief and bereavement have a period of sorrow, numbness, and even guilt and anger. Gradually these feelings ease, and it's possible to accept loss and move forward. For some people, feelings of loss are debilitating and don't improve even after time passes. When grief is not resolved, as it eventually should be, grievers can develop a relationship to their pain, as if their identity hinged on regarding themselves as unhappy.
Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. Therapy teaches individuals to better understand their thoughts and feelings in relation to the situation.