Mood Issues

Wash, Rinse, Repeat – The Cycle of Anxiety

You find yourself spinning on the same thoughts over and over without being able to shut them down. You blow things out of proportion and automatically go to the worst case scenario. You can play the “What If” game with the best of them. In fact, you may have a trophy or two. Are you always thinking that things are going “too well” and worry that something is going to happen to ruin it? You worry about what other people think about you and will go out of your way to make sure that no one is upset with you.

I can help you turn off the negative thought cycle. Our moods are often influenced by our thoughts. By shutting off the negative thoughts, you can change your mood and behave in more positive and productive ways.

Down and Out – The Darkness of Depression

You’re finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning and want to pull the covers over your head. You may be sleeping too much or having trouble falling asleep. You’re noticing a change in your appetite. Losing interest in activities you used to love? Are you crying a lot, feeling sad, or hopeless? You have difficulty concentrating and find yourself easily distracted.

Feeling depressed is an awful feeling. Sometimes we know why we feel that way and struggle at others to know why we feel so lousy. When it’s difficult to do ordinary things or to get through the day, it’s hard to find motivation to change. I can help you challenge your negative and depressive thoughts and give you tools to cope.

Keeping Up With the Jonses – Self-Esteem

You look in the mirror and wonder where the time went and who is looking back at you. You feel like an imposter and wonder when everyone is going to figure out that you don’t have it all together. You notice everyone else’s perfect life on social media and wish that could be you. You tell yourself that all those images aren’t what people’s lives are really like, but secretly worry that maybe it’s just your life that doesn’t measure up.

Trust me that most of the time social media makes us feel worse about ourselves. We delude ourselves about staying “connected” to others, but when is the last time you connected in person with any of those people? Had a real conversation about your imperfect life? If you’re telling yourself that someone is going to expose you for the “fraud” you really are and that everyone can see right through you, we need to talk. I can help you learn to be happy where you are in life right now. Not when this or that finally happens, but right now! I promise you that happiness is a choice and I can show you how to get it.



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