I Am So Sad All The Time, I Can’t Function.
Are you so sad that you cry at the drop of a hat? Do you feel as if there is no sense doing anything because you don’t enjoy any of the things that you used to love? Is it impossible for you to get out of bed some mornings? You may have depression. We can help with depression treatment.
Although these feelings are strong and terrible, they are all too common. According to the CDC, 1 out of every 10 people report suffering from depression. So, you are not alone in your suffering. Yes, it is suffering and, Yes it is a dangerous medical condition.
Here is the Big Secret….
You don’t have to suffer. With all the techniques we have to help you, and all the modern medications, no one should have to suffer. I use empirically supported protocols that help people to heal hurts from the past, and resolve repressed memories.
I don’t think I’m Depressed, But My Sleeping Habits Are Terrible!
Do you have racing thoughts in your head most of the time, but particularly when you go to bed? Do you wake up during the night thinking about the things you have to do or the problems that you have to solve? You are not crazy. You may have an anxiety or panic disorder. You may have lost your appetite, lost your motivation to clean your home, live with a daily mantra of “What’s the Use?”
I wake up in the middle of the night and go over, and over, and over the Chores and Duties I have to perform”
Is this you?
This is anxiety.
Anxiety is a condition that is brought about when your mind is out of equilibrium. These states can occur when real (or imaginary) circumstances are a constant distraction to our lives (both sleeping and awake). Other contributors to anxiety are worry, fear, and compulsiveness.
Are you frustrated with things in your life? These frustrations can lead to anxiety. Anxiety will eventually lead to anger, and anger turned inward results in depression.
Everyone should know that Depression and Anxiety are two of the most common mental health concerns in our country and that I deal with on a regular basis. Depression can lead to anxiety because depression usually stems from unresolved issues from your past. Unresolved issues are not compatible with a healthy mind, so you are in a state of conflict. Conflict leads to anxiety because our brains work 24 hours a day every day to resolve conflicts. But this works in reverse as well….
My name is Lou Carfizzi and I am a licensed professional counselor with 14 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families to help relieve depression and related issues. What you are going through is serious and I know it hurts, but it is not unusual to feel as if your situation is hopeless. The truth is that it is not hopeless, and it is something that millions of people go through. There is hope! Don’t Give Up!
Do You Have Panic Attacks?
These are really nasty problems that must be confronted with truth and reality because while in a panic attack, both of those are lost. We fear that everyone can see what we are going through, so we become embarrassed, and that further fuels the panic. You can control these horrible attacks, and we can help you do it!
I Feel As If I’m Going Crazy.
Well, if you are in a panic attack, the worst thing that could happen is that you will pass out. You will not be permanently damaged, sent to the hospital, or be otherwise affected from the attack.
Some people with panic attacks usually experience physical symptoms that mimic a heart attack. Some get vertigo and some people just get very mentally upset. Most of the time, these are not a specific reaction to a situation or phobia.
This is not uncommon, but the deeper you get into the thoughts of killing yourself, the greater the risk. If you are at this point in your suffering, get help Right Now!!! Nothing is worth taking your life. I understand why you may be thinking about it, but the more you focus on it, the greater the chance you will act upon it. The world is a better place with you in it!
Okay, So How Can You Help Me?
With my help you can:
- Begin to learn how to control negative self-talk
- Learn how to compartmentalize your thoughts
- Understand what is happening to you, and how we can fix it as we work together
- Start enjoying life!
- Work through past traumas that have left terrible and deep scars to put them into perspective.
- Find out who your primary support group is, get one if you don’t have one, and depend on more than just yourself to help you.
It is the goal of therapy to help you find relief of your symptoms, and make sure they do not return. If you are having trouble functioning because of your anxiety, depression, or panic then contact me now. There is no reason for you to suffer alone.
If 1 on 1 therapy is something we need to do, you can be comforted by knowing that things you would like to remain confidential will not be shared.
It’s Possible That You May Think That Your Relationship(s) Will Suffer Because of Judgment.
No one has the right to judge you, make light of your difficulty, or think less of you simply because you are depressed!
Worrying about what other people think, ignoring compliments, pass off your success as just being lucky? These are common items in your self-talk that can wear you down, discourage you, and make you more depressed. Understand that you can control your negative self-talk, anxiety, and panic…You just need to learn how.
So, What Should My Life Look Like When Therapy Is Successful?
First of all, make sure that your expectations are realistic. Nobody’s life is 100% peaceful and free of anxiety, but a ratio of good verses not so much should be about 80/20. Just picture yourself living free from depression, fear and anxiety 80% of the time. This is achievable!
This is within your reach if you are willing to take the necessary steps to face those things that are troubling you, those traumas that happened so long ago that you can hardly remember, and finally stop being distracted by negative self-talk.
OKAY, SO WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT YOU? I HAVE BEEN TO SEVERAL THERAPISTS, WITH NO MEASURABLE RESULTS.
Great question. Here is why you should choose me:
- Years of experience with mood disorders, with excellent results
- I have two master’s degrees, each one specializing in a differing approaches
- I will work very hard with you to accomplish our well defined and measurable goals
- I don’t give up even when your confidence is tested
- I understand how you feel. I have had personal circumstances that I have overcome, and I can help you do it as well.
Contact me right away using the form below, or call me on 404-933-4745.
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