Depression

Depression Counseling in Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Mild chronic depression is known as dysthymia and it’s more severe form is know as major depressive disorder. Depression affects your thinking, your emotions and can trigger psychosomatic, or physical problems. Common symptoms of depression include changes in weight loss or gain, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, poor concentration, and feelings of hopeless. Physical symptoms of depression can include headaches, backaches, stomachaches, etc.

DEPRESSION FROM A MIND MAP PERSPECTIVE: At the Psychological Healing Center we view depression as repressed and unexpressed feelings that over time turn inward and result in symptoms described above. Depression from this perspective is seen as “anger turned inward,” or any negative emotion turned inward.

Other Therapies:

Couples conflict is characterized by individuals in a committed relationship who “act out” with each other most often threatening the bond of the relationship.

When children and adolescents are faced with life stressors, the adverse effects surface through behavioral, social or emotional issues that are difficult to pinpoint.

Family therapy involves individuals that are in the family system who are able to meet with the therapist concerning a presenting problem which has surfaced.

An eating disorder is an illness defined by abnormal eating habits that affect a person’s physical or mental health.

Anxiety is a disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.

Coping with the loss of a close friend or family member may be one of the hardest challenges that many of us face.

Distress is common following a chronic disease diagnosis.

Stress affects our lives on a daily basis, and it is essential to have a well-rounded approach to overcome it.

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.

Self Image relates to how we feel about our body and our appearance.

LGBTQ – According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, individuals of the LGBTQ community are often 3 times more likely to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder.

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Learning disability refers to a person’s inability or difficulty to learn in a manner that is typical for their age or developmental stage.

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