Stress, anxiety, depression, panic disorder and other behavioral health issues
are difficult to manage without making lifestyle changes. And they are not uncommon.
According to the American
Psychological Association’s stress survey, 66
percent of people regularly feel the physical effects of stress and 63 percent
experience psychological symptoms. Women are twice as likely as men to develop
certain mental health conditions like depression, eating disorders and panic
Regardless of whether you have developed these conditions over time or they
have been triggered by a stressful event, there are self-care techniques that
can help you feel better. If these techniques are not working for you and your
symptoms disrupt relationships or daily activities, it is time to seek help.
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTS) can help you manage your feelings and
teach you techniques to help you live a more satisfying and productive life.
Learning how to manage political stress is an important step in maintaining your wellness. READ MORE
Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, but anxiety disorders, which affect 40 million adults, are the most common psychiatric illnesses in the United States. Anxiety is a constant “loop” of negative thoughts that circulate in your mind.
Depression is a mood disorder with symptoms that can range from mild to life-threatening. It’s a complicated disorder because it can negatively impact so many aspects of a person’s life. READ MORE
Self-harm is also known as self-injury or self-mutilation. It is the act of deliberately hurting or injuring yourself by cutting, burning, or beating your head or fists against a wall, among other methods. READ MORE
About 12 percent of women experience depression compared to 6 percent of men,
making women twice as likely to be affected. At any point in time, 3 to 5 percent
of people suffer from major depression. READ MORE
People with panic disorder experience recurrent and sudden periods of intense fear. These bouts are accompanied by physical effects that can be troubling or disabling. READ MORE
Stress in the workplace is not uncommon. In fact, more employees take time off from work because of stress and anxiety than any other physical illness or injury.
Eating disorders are a serious and potentially life-threatening mental
health condition that affects all aspects of a person’s emotional and
physical health. READ MORE
Self-esteem refers to the set of beliefs you have about yourself -- your abilities and the type of person you are. People with a healthy self-esteem hold mostly positive beliefs about themselves. READ MORE
Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a serious and common condition that affects up to 20% of American adults.
People turn to substances and/or behaviors to escape or distract themselves from pain. Not all of these are unhealthy or problematic but when they get in the way of relationships, work or enjoyment in life, they can become increasingly distressing.
Trauma is an event that elicits a strong emotional response to the experience, such as an accident, assault, natural disaster, violence or long-term abuse. It can leave you feeling shocked, overwhelmed, disoriented and hopeless. READ MORE
Making a commitment to understand the components that influence your children's well-being, ensures the success and happiness of their future. Parents may run into various unplanned challenges, whether it be mental health issues, family transitions, mood disorders, sexuality, loss, and more. READ MORE
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Because each person is unique, there can be no set formula for helping people find solutions and pursue their goals. I focus on the particular circumstances presented, and help construct personalized goals by carefully and non-judgmentally attending to what is being presented.