People who are depressed or experience mood swings often feel down for extended periods. They lose interest in activities that they once found pleasurable. Depression affects millions of Americans.
Anxiety and Stress
Stress and anxiety are related, but often confused. Stress is tension associated with a specific event (e.g. a test or a job), while anxiety is a non-specific worry about the future. To find relief, people with anxiety or stress may turn to repetitive routines, preoccupations, or addictions and may even be depressed.
Conflict resolution is an important part of any relationship and plays a vital role in allowing two people to enhance their communication and reconcile differing needs. Unfortunately, when conflict is handled poorly, it can cause depression and lead to distress in the relationship. A counselor can help when you feel depressed.
Experiences that overwhelm or scare us can leave a lasting impression. The symptoms can leave us stressed, depressed, and have negative consequences for our work and home life. Anxiety disorders stem from trauma.
Trust plays a vital role in sustaining a relationship. People trust differently. For some, trust is established quickly, while others are slow to grant trust. Similarly, some are able to forgive quickly, while others find it hard.
Feeling understood and understanding one's partner is what allows couples to deeply share one another's lives. Often, couples come to counseling struggling with communication problems, which actually mask deeper relationship issues. I will help look at your communication patterns and how this too can lead to anxiety or depression as well as impact our self-esteem.
Self-esteem is a feeling of personal worth. It is important to be able to value yourself regardless of your current state of personal achievement, beauty, or intelligence. Your self-esteem creates the foundation for a full life, great relationships with authentic communication and a feeling of well-being. Low self-esteem can lead to a depressed outlook and is important to examine in counseling.
Stuart Kaplowitz (909) 576-3889
Marriage & Family Therapist
12540 10th St, Chino