It is one thing to be anxious or depressed when there is a situational event occurring in your life that warrants sadness or stress, but it is quite another to go through life in a state of perpetual hypo or hyper arousal. You may be lethargic, have zero energy or drive to do anything and have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning because it seems pointless and even things that you used to find enjoyable are just not appealing. On the other end of the spectrum, you may always have a general state of stomach-churning nervous energy, hyper vigilance, and the feeling that you can’t relax no matter how hard you try.
We all need a healthy level of activation (5-7 on a scale of 1-10) but if you find yourself always “living in the tails” of the bell curve on the 1-4 side of depression or on the 8-10 side of anxiety, then I can help you develop a toolbox of easy-to-use distress tolerance skills to bring yourself up out of hypo-arousal and down from hyper-arousal into that 5-7 sweet spot of optimal activation.
CONTACT ME to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to learn more about how counseling can help you learn to better manage anxiety and depression.