Whether you are just entering the job market or feel you would like to make a change in your career, you might find it beneficial to talk with a therapist to help you to navigate the transition. 

You may be feeling confused or overwhelmed when you think of your next move and it may feel like there is more going on for you than friendly advice from your relations can provide.

This is a great time to seek the help of an impartial source, a therapist who can help you think things through objectively and with clarity.

Finding the right job that truly suits you or choosing a career that is gratifying may be stressing you out.

Maybe there are things standing in your way that you did not imagine but an experienced therapist may help to locate these obstacles so you can work more directly with them and come to a resolution.

Sometimes people get caught in trying to please or impress others and have lost sight of what is truly each individual’s passion. 

A therapist can help you see the forest for the trees .. hone in on your wishes, desires, strengths, as well as your fears and negativity.

It may just be worth your time to seek out help such as that of Dr. Lynn Winsten in Berkeley to go for what you were really meant to do or become.

Depression Therapy

Depression and anxiety are two quite common mental health issues, and while they are often referred to together, there are important distinctions between them.

They can often be present together and sometimes depression can cause anxiety or anxiety can cause depression.

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Depressed mood
  • Lack of interest in enjoyable activities
  • Increase or decrease in appetite
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Slowing of movement
  • Lack of energy
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

People suffering from depression usually feel hopeless about the present and are unable to carry on with their daily lives.

Depression usually comes in waves, sometimes triggered by a memory or specific event but sometimes seemingly at random.

Most of the time, depression lasts for hours or days at a time without intervention, but if symptoms persist for longer than 2 weeks, it is advised that you reach out for professional help from a therapist specializing in depression.

Symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Excessive worry
  • Restlessness
  • Being easily fatigued
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Muscle tension

People suffering from anxiety usually feel hopeless about the future and struggle to focus on what is in front of them because of their uncontrollable fears.

Anxiety can also be triggered (separation anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias) or come on randomly and it is recommended that you talk with an anxiety counselor if your symptoms last longer than 6 months.

Some symptoms like sleep problems, fatigue, irritability, and trouble concentrating are common among both depression and anxiety.

It is imperative to know that both depression and anxiety disorders are treatable conditions, and you should not be ashamed if you need to consult a psychologist for help controlling your depression and anxiety.

That is what they are there for and they are experienced in helping people just like you.

Perhaps you have been impacted by childhood trauma or you are currently struggling with life’s difficulties. You wonder if what you are feeling is normal or if you should be able to handle it on your own, but sometimes it all just feels like too much.

It has been 20 years since your traumatic childhood experience but you just can’t seem to get over it like you think you should.

Sure – you had to grow up fast and figure out how to get by when your parents were always gone or when one of them came home drunk again, but that was a long time ago.

Could it possibly still be impacting you?

The answer is “yes” and it is ok to admit that you are not ok. There is a trauma counselor in your area who is passionate about helping people just like you work through their childhood trauma and get on the road to healing.

As an adult, you feel like stress is just a fact of life and if everyone else deals with it pretty well, you can too.

But if you are really honest, you would say that you are overwhelmed and just surviving, barely making it through each day and unwilling to admit how you are really doing, even to yourself.

Deep down, you know that stuffing your emotions is not healthy, but what other choice do you have?

Why not talk with a licensed therapist who has helped many people in your same situation learn how to embrace their emotions and cope with stress in healthy ways, changing “surviving” into “thriving”?

Dr. Lynn Winsten is an excellent resource in Berkeley if you have experienced child abuse, neglect, trauma, relationship problems, or any other emotional imbalance in life.

She will help to analyze the root cause of the problem and create a plan for getting your life back to the way you wanted it to be.

 

Healthy relationships are probably the most important factor that leads to a fulfilling life.  When we can feel loved and lovable and care deeply for others, our lives have more depth and meaning.

Many people suffer greatly by maintaining unhealthy connections that only bring distress and keep them from their best selves, or by avoiding connection altogether. 

These persistent problems not only impact our mental health but affect our physical health as well. When your relationships are suffering or are nonexistent, it is best to reach out to a relational psychologist for help. 

Dr. Lynn Winsten in Berkeley is trained to work in this way.

Through understanding your current patterns of relating, your therapist can help you see where things may have gone awry your development. 

That is where we learn to relate and how we will come to relate in our adult lives. Exploring these issues in a safe environment can heal your wounds, help you to connect healthfully, and thus help your life to become fulfilled.