Cross the Bridge Counseling provides a unique approach to anxiety and depression therapy for adults. Instead of seeking the root causes of these disorders, which many patients are unprepared or unwilling to face, we strive to help clients increase strength and resilience to handle life’s challenges and crises. This type of treatment is designed for patients who want to prioritize improving their futures over understanding their pasts.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), nearly 15 million people suffer from depression. Depression is characterized by feelings of sadness and hopelessness, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, changes in sleeping habits, lack of energy, appetite changes, restlessness, difficulty paying attention and remembering things, and/or feelings of worthlessness or guilt. It may be difficult to open up to friends and family members about these symptoms, but understanding the symptoms of depression and finding a professional to talk to will go a long way in helping you learn how to heal.
We also help those who are dealing with feelings of anxiety. Anxiety disorders occur when a person has an overwhelming emotional fear response to a perceived or nonexistent threat. This can include an increased heart rate, restlessness, trouble concentrating, disturbed sleep, and rapid breathing. Individuals may be affected by various types of anxiety disorders, including phobias, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
At Cross the Bridge Counseling, we use a problem-solving approach to therapy for depression and anxiety. This involves assessing the way you approach problems, identifying specific problems that may contribute to depression and anxiety symptoms, brainstorming and evaluating potential solutions, and helping you make a plan to take action. This approach is useful for patients who want to mitigate the physical effects of anxiety and depression. As a result, our patients have reported that they look forward to waking up each morning, get more restful sleep, and feel eager to face life’s challenges. It is important to note that each patient will experience different results based on their unique challenges and successes.