Sometimes we might go through a time of grief, regret, worry or sadness. This is a normal part of being human, and as life changes, so might the circumstances affecting our mood.
If these feelings of distress continue to linger or increase in strength or severity, they might be signs of depression or an anxiety disorder. In some cases, these conditions might also involve biological factors. Whether the causes are situational, biological or both, chronic depression or anxiety may require professional attention for proper treatment and healing.
Families and individuals in Boulder (CO) have access to focused and compassionate counseling for depression and anxiety that centers on the specific person. We understand how debilitating these conditions can be. You might feel that you are drowning in a sea of sadness, grief or worry. But you are not alone – we are here, and we can help.
Anxiety Disorder / Boulder (CO)
In today’s fast-paced, often disconnected society, anxiety is a growing issue among adults and young people alike. Social media, polarized news sources, financial concerns and pressures to succeed are all potential triggers for worries that just won’t stop.
Anxiety itself doesn’t always have to be bad – it’s a standard reaction to a stressor and a built-in mechanism that alerts us to a possible threat or difficulty. However, when our worries mount they can overtake us, sometimes to the point where we respond to problems that don’t exist or aren’t nearly as bad as we think they are.
Such worries can develop into a panic disorder that greatly affects our quality of life. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are also forms of intensified anxiety.
An anxiety disorder might also include phobias, which are extreme, excessive, irrational fears about a person, object, animal, activity or situation.
At Polaris Counseling, we understand it’s not always easy to seek help for racing thoughts and increasing worries. We specialize in anxiety counseling for Boulder families and individuals, including counseling for panic disorders, OCD and PTSD.
Depression / Boulder (CO)
During the course of our lives, it’s possible if not probable that at some point we’ll feel the blues. However, if those feelings and thoughts persist and intensify, they can form into a more serious and debilitating condition.
Just a few signs that you or someone you care about might be suffering from depression include:
- low energy and motivation
- thoughts of not wanting to live
- frequent crying or sadness
- low interest in activities once enjoyed
- sudden weight loss or gain
- too much or too little sleep
- feelings of worthlessness
- excessive, unwarranted guilt
- difficulty concentrating
As depression gains a greater hold, it can take over a person’s thoughts and feelings until it speaks to the self in ways that just aren’t true. What is true is that depression can be treated and managed, and you can emerge from clouds into light again.
At Polaris Counseling, we understand the sense of hopelessness and isolation depression can cause. We also know that life can get better.
Our counselors will listen to you and help you get your thoughts and feelings under control so you can feel peaceful again. Through cognitive behavioral therapy, journaling and other meaningful techniques, you will learn to identify the thought patterns that cause depression and reframe them in a realistic, positive way. This will give you the tools to embrace and appreciate life even in the face of obstacles.
Anxiety & Depression Counseling for Boulder (CO)
You or the person you care about can take a big step toward peace and healing today. We will welcome hearing from you, learning about you and discovering how we can support you as you bravely turn toward greater well-being.
If you would like to further discuss our depression and anxiety counseling for Boulder (CO), including treatment for PTSD and panic disorder, you can connect with us at (630) 779-0751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day, evening and weekend sessions are available. Most major insurance plans are accepted.