Bipolar disorder can impact every area of a person's life. This is especially impactful if a diagnosis is given later in life. Learning how to maintain good balance, learning coping skills and becoming aware of one's emotional patterns can lead to better results than just medication alone.
Depression is a broad disorder that manifests in both physical and psychological symptoms. There are often numerous factors that cause depression. Genetics, lifestyle, trauma, loss, chronic illness and relationship issues are just a few. There is seldom just one cause. Likewise, successful treatment often needs to be targeted on the psychological, emotional and physical components needed to help the individual raise their emotional baseline.
Anxiety serves a purpose in your basic human survival. Sometimes life circumstances, patterns of thinking, and genetics can influence whether anxiety is serving you productively or causing negative symptoms. These symptoms can drain us of physical, mental and emotional energy as well as create confusion and indecisiveness. I use a combination of mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, psychoeducation and breathing techniques to assist people in bringing anxiety into balance and freeing up the necessary energy to feel productive.