Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health conditions that affect the lives of millions of Americans. While they are uniquely different conditions, they can occur together.  The main symptom of depression is generally a lingering low, sad, or hopeless feeling. On the other hand, anxiety mainly involves an overwhelming sense of worry, nervousness, and fear. … Continue reading Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

Children of Alcoholics

Children of alcoholic parents often share a number of characteristics in adulthood due to chronic stress and the endured unpredictable environment. A parent’s alcohol dependency can have a gradual or cumulative impact on a child’s development. While each family’s situation is unique, experts agree that there are certain patterns and beliefs common among individuals who … Continue reading Children of Alcoholics

Trauma and Repurposing Defenses

“Repurposing is the process by which an object with one use value is transformed or redeployed as an object with an alternative use value” - Wikipedia​My history with therapy began some 25 years ago when I was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Through those previous decades of therapy, I blindly went through the process. … Continue reading Trauma and Repurposing Defenses