Therapy for Anxiety & Depression
in Madison & Janesville, Wisconsin
Something feels “off.” You’ve thought to yourself “I just don’t feel right, like I don’t feel like myself. I get super anxious about random things that never made me anxious before. Which then takes me down a negative spiral, and then I feel super depressed. I’ve never felt this way before. It’s kinda scary and overwhelming.”
You used to be happy and a very go-with-the-flow kind of person. Now it seems like you're less adaptable, want to speak your mind, and give an opinion! What keeps you up at night are these new catastrophizing thoughts that “nobody likes you, you’re insignificant, and forgettable.” You want to belong again and feel like you have a purpose when you wake up in the morning.
You've had thoughts like “WTF is wrong with me! I don’t get it, everything used to be fine, and now I’m like super anxious and depressed all of the sudden.” You’re embarking into a new phase of life, you’re pretty numb emotionally, and feel you should be happier. Which is why you’re looking up therapists.
You just wanna feel like you! And to feel like you actually belong in this world and have something to offer! You’d like to be less anxious, and feel confident sharing your opinions and ideas. Even on something simple like which restaurant you’d like to go to. You want to feel safe to be yourself without feeling like you need to become that chameleon again just to fit in. You want people to like you for you, and for it to be okay to be different from them sometimes.
I understand what it’s like to feel the need to change yourself to fit in. I’ve spent probably the majority of my life being that chameleon. Little did I realize every time I did it I lost a piece of myself. Fitting in became more important than being true to myself. Over the years I’ve learned that not everyone needs to like me and that I have value in who I am at my core.
I can show you how to gain confidence in yourself that you didn’t even know existed. I’ll show you how to navigate your life through this new found sense of self. Your symptoms of anxiety and depression will feel like they’ve melted away. You’ll no longer let obligations hang over your head by honoring your needs over the fear of what others might think or say about you.