PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

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Anxiety

Mood counselling provides treatment for the following disorder but not limited to.

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Are you feeling fear, muscle tension, or the anticipation of a future concern?

Do you find yourself avoiding situations? If so, treatment helps most people lead normal productive lives. (and therapeutic approaches will help.) Anxiety is part of the human equation. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can alert us to prepare and pay attention to the environment and body.

Anxiety disorders can overload the system with fear, and anxiousness.

Research suggests that 30 percent of adults experience anxiety at some point in their lives.

Types of anxiety disorders:

 

  • Specific Phobia

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic Disorder

  • Agoraphobia

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Separation Anxiety Disorder

 


Depression

 

What is Depression ?

Are you experiencing feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed? This emotional state can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

Depression is a medical illness that affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, depression can be treated. Research suggests that 1 in 6 people may experience depression at some point in their life.

Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include:

  • Feeling sad

  • Loss of interest

  • weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting

  • Poor sleep

  • Loss of energy

  • Sense of purposeless

  • Feeling worthless, guilt, shame

  • Confusion, concentrating or making decisions

  • Thoughts of suicide

 


Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

 

Mood counselling provides treatment for the following disorder but not limited to.

Are your experiencing an intense fear of being alone or chronic feelings of emptiness, instability or abandonment? Is your anger disproportionate to the situation? Do you feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster or experiencing impulsivity.

Are you cutting off or pushing people away even though you want to have loving and lasting relationships? Borderline personality disorder impacts a person's ability to regulate their emotions.

 

Make an appointment we can learn ways to manage BPD or BPD traits.


Bipolar Affective Disorder

 

Does it feel like your brain is not working right? Are you questioning if you have a chemical imbalance?

Are you experiencing episodes of highs and lows,  impulsivity, unstable emotional experiences and mood.

Periods of depression (sad, low mood, loss of interest in activities, suicidal thoughts) and mania (excitement, euphoria, delusions, unstoppable). If so let's collaboratively learn to manage and recognize the patterns and  symptoms. 

 

Dissociation and Dissociative Disorder

 

Do you find yourself disconnecting from your thoughts, memories or sense of self? Are you losing time, feel like there is more than one you ?

Dissociative disorders include dissociative amnesia, depersonalization disorder, dissociative fugue, and dissociative identity disorder.

These disorders need professional treatment to learn to understand and manage.

 


Disordered Eating

 

Are your eating patterns irregular?

Are you addicted to food? Have you been diagnosis with anorexia nervosa  (AN), or bulimia nervosa (BN)? If so, we can learn ways to manage your disordered eating style.

 


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

 

Are you driven to do or compelled to repeat over and over?

Do chronic reoccurring thoughts, obsessions steal your time and energy. If so, I am here to listen and understand your frustration and the barriers you face. We can find ways to learn new ways slowly and gradually to un-glitch your brain from looping.

Obsessions

First let’s learn about obsessions. Obsessions are recurring thoughts, impulse, images that evoke emotions such as anxiety or unsetting feelings.

Many people recognize their thinking style and feeling states are unreasonable.

Logic and reasoning may not be enough to stop obsessions. Suppression and distraction may work in moments.

If your still struggling treatment can help.

List of a few obsessions: 

  • Fear of contamination

  • sexual thoughts

  • Fear of blurting obscenities

  • Extreme order, symmetry

  • Intrusive thoughts, sounds, words, numbers

 

Compulsions

Compulsions are repetitive mental acts or behaviors you feel driven to perform that at some point cause distress. Are you compelled to excessively wash your hands.

This may be from a fear of contamination. Exposure and response prevention can help.

List of a few compulsions:  

  • hand washing, showering, brushing teeth, or toileting

  • cleaning of household objects

  • Ordering or arranging things in a particular way

  • checking locks, switches, or appliances

  • seeking approval or reassurance

  •  counting to a certain number.

Related Conditions

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  • Hoarding Disorder

  • Hair-Pulling Disorder (Trichotillomania)

  • Skin-Picking Disorder (Excoriation)

 


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 

Sometimes abbreviated to c-PTSD or CPTSD)

Have you experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event? Since the incident are you experiencing changes in body and mind? Are you ruminating or having intrusive thoughts? Are you distrustful of others or the world, are you having difficulty controlling your emotions? If so we can unpack the event and learn new ways to move forward.

Psychological and Mood Disorders

 

  • 1 hr

    150 Canadian dollars
  • 1 hr

    160 Canadian dollars