Archive For: Depression/anxiety & Other Mental Health Problems

An Integrative Approach to Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety is part of everyday life, and everyone experiences anxiety and fear from time to time. Mild worry, anxiety, and fear plays an important role in helping us prepare and deal effectively with challenging and threatening situations; they are all necessary responses in adapting to life. However, people with anxiety disorders experience anxiety with a ... Read More
 

Depression: A Treatable Problem

Most of us experience some type of depression as we face life’s challenges. Depression can be mild, moderate, or more severe, as in the case of a clinical depression.  At its worst, a depressive disorder can interfere with our ability to work, eat, sleep, and enjoy life. A person can experience one or more depressive ... Read More
 

Using grounded mindfulness to cope with anxiety: Case example

Anxiety causes a great deal of distress and suffering. I find in my individual counseling practice in Washington DC that a common problem with anxiety is impaired attention. The sufferer not only pays excessive attention to distressful thoughts and feelings, but also the quality of attention is often associated with self-judgment and apprehensive expectations about ... Read More