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Depression

Depression is characterized by sad moods, diminished interest in pleasurable activities, weight gain or loss, psychomotor agitation or retardation, fatigue, inappropriate guilt, difficulties... more
Depression is characterized by sad moods, diminished interest in pleasurable activities, weight gain or loss, psychomotor agitation or retardation, fatigue, inappropriate guilt, difficulties concentrating, as well as recurrent thoughts of death. But depression is more than a “bad day”; diagnostic criteria established by the American Psychiatric Association dictate that five or more of the above symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. (CDC, 2013)
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Questions and Answers

Wendy Mita
Wendy Mita
Worry less, live more!

Absolutely not! In fact, most people have many issues, A lot lot of the issues you are describing commonly go hand in hand ( in "therapy speak" we call it co-morbid conditions)I would venture that most of the feelings you are struggling with stem from your early trauma. You would benifit... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Jennifer Molinari
Jennifer Molinari
Hypnotherapist & Licensed Counselor

It is very common for people to have multiple issues that they want to (and need to) address in counseling. I have had clients ask that same question and through more exploration, there is often an underlying fear that they "can't be helped" or that they will "be too much for their therapist." I... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Cristina Behrens-Soulavy
Cristina Behrens-Soulavy
MS, LMHC Spanish/English

It sounds like you’ve been challenged by life many times and are still fighting some battles… It must feel exhausting… To answer you question: No! You don’t have too many issues for counseling. In fact, counseling might be exactly what you need! Your insomnia, depression and anxiety, even your... more

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Candice Burch
Candice Burch
Hello! My name is Candice Burch-founder of Burch Tree Counseling Center. I look forward to helping you move towards becoming the best version of yourself.

You definitely don't have too many issues to address in counseling! Your therapist will probably address these issues in an organized fashion by creating a treatment plan based on your specific goals. There are also counselor's out there who specialize in sexual abuse, depression, and anxiety. I... more

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Michael Moates
Michael Moates
I work with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Personality/Emotional Regulation

Never in a million years. Working on one problem or need at a time is something that I highly advocate doing. You will learn how to develop rational goals and objectives in treatment, which will assist you in achieving those goals. I don't view you as a victim; I see you as a survivor. You have my... more

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Naomi Krajewski
Naomi Krajewski
Care. Compassion. Collaboration.

I have never met anyone beyond help, regardless of how many challenges life has thrown at them. The trick is to find a therapist who can provide support for all that you bring to the counseling room. My personal roadmap for working with folks with many challenges is to first help them cultivate the... more

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Courtney Shrum
Courtney Shrum
Somatic Anxiety & Trauma Therapist

First I want to thank you for sharing your story, I imagine that it might feel really tough to question things like how much you gave up while feeling unhappy and trapped. Self-loathing is an overwhelming and heavy thing to feel especially in the face of just wanting to appreciate and enjoy your... more

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Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Time for you to " Claim IT" with over 15 years in health and wellness, Ph.D Psy.D D.D. F.P.L.C. recognized on TV and Magazines,

Why do I feel empty?Feelings of emptiness—a lack of meaning or purpose—are experienced by most people at some point in life. However, chronic feelings of emptiness, feelings of emotional numbness or despair, and similar experiences may be symptomatic of other mental health concerns, such as... more

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Candice Burch
Candice Burch
Hello! My name is Candice Burch-founder of Burch Tree Counseling Center. I look forward to helping you move towards becoming the best version of yourself.

I'm curious when you started feeling worthless? Sometimes people see themselves through a distorted lens based on certain events that have happened to them. Ask yourself when these feelings startedDid any event or multiple events lead you to believe this about yourself?Also, what is your definition... more

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Mary Kate Veal
Mary Kate Veal
In-person/Telehealth Collaborative Therapist

A lot of seasonal depression can be linked to a chemical imbalance; which means most likely you will benefit from sunlight, walking, drinking water, and resisting isolation. If you do not have access to sunlight, they have sun lamps that provide an artificial version of sunlight but have been found... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.