Managing Anxiety and Depression
Sometimes life gets overwhelming and you lose sight of your purpose, balance, and hope. Know that anxiety and depression does not discriminate and can affect people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Anyone, no matter how successful they are through the eyes of another, can be affected. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. (19%) have an anxiety disorder. More than 19 million U.S. adults (8%) had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
The good news is that you can get yourself back on track. Through a variety of resources such as individual counseling, psychotherapy, medication, and other wellness plans you can recognize your strengths, develop new skills, and make the necessary changes to live the life you are wishing for. At Life’s Journey, we provide a safe and non-judgmental space to work through whatever is holding you back from being you.
Why do individuals come to Life’s Journey?
- Learn healthy coping skills and increase self-esteem
- Strengthen and improve relationships
- Find a balance between caring for others and caring for themselves
- Bring joy and playfulness back into their lives
- Heal from past trauma
- Re-invent themselves and go on to live in line with their values and desires
- Navigate transitions such as divorce, children leaving home, birth of a child, moving, new job, loss of job
Outpatient Therapy Services
Life’s Journey offers specialized outpatient therapy services to communities in the Hampton Roads area. We are dedicated to providing professional therapy services while utilizing proven treatment tools. Our therapists are experienced, credentialed, and maintain a high standard of care while providing a friendly and nurturing environment.
Outpatient care can involve one or more mental health services that don’t require a prolonged stay in a facility. Treatment provided in outpatient care helps patients learn to cope with stressors and manage their mental health. Treatment can be anywhere from short-term counseling, to long-term care plans including therapy and/or medication.
Outpatient care is the most common treatment for many mental health problems due to its lower cost, better flexibility to patients’ needs and schedules, and a larger selection of providers. Outpatient care should only be applied when constant support is unnecessary and it is healthier for the patient to remain in their environment to experience stressors and learn to cope with professional guidance. This approach is often the best course of action for individuals with problems like eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
Some areas of treatment include:
- Stress-related concerns
- Caregiver training and support
- Marriage issues
- Adjustment disorders
- Mood disorders
- Anger management
- Autism and other developmental disorders
- Grief issues
- Chronic mental health
- Military lifestyle
Specialty services include:
- Family counseling
- Individual counseling
- Child and adolescent counseling
- Group counseling
- Workshops and seminars
- Group therapy
- Peer support services
- Parenting classes
- Life coaching
Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.
People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing “voices.” Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control.
Life’s Journey offers specialized psychiatric and medication management services to communities in the Hampton Roads area. We are dedicated to providing professional medical treatment. Our physicians are experienced, credentialed, and dedicated to providing quality care to our clients.
Schedule now to set up your first appointment.
We can work together to help you live the life you deserve!