Depression & Anxiety Counseling
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 25% of U.S. adults struggle with depression, anxiety or some combination of both. Moreover, an even greater percentage of adolescents ages 12-18 also struggle with depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, a substantial portion of people dealing with these issues typically don’t receive mental health counseling.
That’s why if you or someone you know is dealing with depression and anxiety, the professionals at Pastoral Counseling Service in Milwaukee can help. We guarantee a safe and healing environment in which you will receive compassionate, non-judgmental counseling as we help discern and explore your problems.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion that everyone feels once in a while. However, it’s important to know whether you’re experiencing normal feelings of anxiety or dealing with an anxiety disorder that may require treatment. The symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) often include the following:
- Feelings of restlessness
- Uncontrollable feelings of worry
- Difficulties sleeping
- Increased irritability
If anxiety interferes or disrupts your day-to-day living, talking to a therapist can help.
What is Depression?
Depression is a serious, but common, mood disorder that goes beyond sadness. It’s a constant, long-lasting feeling that can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities. Someone with depression can feel so bad that they struggle to do everyday activities like eating and bathing. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but they generally include:
- Feeling hopeless or worthless
- Difficulty enjoying activities
- Changes in weight or eating habits
- Thoughts of suicide
How Can Depression & Anxiety Counseling Help?
The goal of depression and anxiety counseling is to learn about what is troubling you in order to develop a plan that best meets your needs. Ask yourself what kind of life you want to live. Then, think about what’s holding you back from living it. If there’s anything related to fear and anxiety, that’s a good sign that you may need to find support.
In general, individuals with anxiety are continuously worried about the future, while those with depression are often focused on what has happened in the past. And while both can affect daily living, the good news is that they are very treatable conditions. At Pastoral Counseling Service, we strive to provide effective treatment that helps you live your healthiest and happiest life.
Depression & Anxiety Counseling You Can Put Your Faith In
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression and anxiety, don’t wait to seek help. Therapy can help you develop an awareness of what you’re feeling, why you’re feeling it, how you can change your reaction to it. With Pastoral Counseling Service in Milwaukee, you can trust in the patience, knowledge, and care that we provide for each individual. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment in which you can freely share your thoughts and feelings.
If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.