Anxiety and depression take many forms. Because anxiety and depression can be very difficult to manage, it is important for a patient experiencing these two disorders to become more familiar with their root causes, and to develop a greater self-awareness based on one’s own situation.
Medication for anxiety or depression may help a patient, but medication alone is not a cure-all. In addition to taking medication as prescribed by a primary care physician, or preferably a psychiatrist, a patient should seek help and support from a knowledgeable and experienced therapist, in order to work through difficult times and better manage one’s symptoms.
My style as a psychotherapist is one of empathetic support and guidance, and active education on the utilization of various evidence-based coping tools. A primary goal of working with all of my patients is to facilitate their feeling a gradual improvement in well-being each time they come to a session, and certainly progressively better than how they felt when seeing me for the very first time.