Did you know your physical and mental health are intricately linked? For example, when you feel anxious or worried, you might also feel muscle tension in your body (e.g., your neck, jaw, or back). Also, when you are injured and suddenly become unable to engage in physical activities you used to enjoy (e.g., running, playing a sport), this is a loss that can sometimes lead to strong emotions like sadness, or even depression. Being physically active can be helpful for managing anxiety and depression. However, sometimes, anxiety, depression, or other emotions might become so overwhelming that your usual coping strategies are not enough.
Not sure if you would benefit from therapy? If you answer Yes to any of these questions, individual therapy might be a good fit for you.
- Have you been worrying about things (e.g., work, your romantic relationship, your friendships, being perfect, your physical health) several days a week?
- Are you constantly concerned about what others will think of you in social situations (e.g., at parties, during presentations, when dating)?
- Do you experience panic attacks?
- Do you do things over and over again to manage anxiety (e.g., washing your hands repeatedly, pulling out your hair, picking at your skin, or biting your nails)?
- Have you been feeling depressed, down, or less interested in things you used to enjoy?