Psychologist in Nassau County NY
Nassau County Psychologist for Anxiety and Depression
Thinking: Everyone is talking about me. I'm just not good enough. I may as well give up now.
Everyone has negative thoughts from time to time. For some individuals, these thoughts may be irritating, for others, they may be all-consuming and debilitating. If you find yourself overcome by disturbing obsessional thoughts, you may feel there is no way out. These negative thoughts may be symptoms of anxiety, depression or both.
How does one gain better control over these negative thoughts when they seem so unrelenting? More to the point, how does one deal with anxiety and depression? If you are looking for a healthy and natural way to deal with anxiety and depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may be just the approach you are seeking. CBT is a form of psychotherapy that recognizes the relationship between thought patterns, mood and behavior. By correcting unproductive and self-destructive thoughts, marked improvement in mood and behavior is achievable.
Anxiety: anxiety is a very serious disorder, characterized by apprehension and worry about future events. People who suffer from anxiety tend to experience catastrophic thoughts and exhibit self-protective behaviors.
While anxiety and depression are not the same, anxiety has the potential to lead to depression if not properly treated.
Depression: depression is not just a case of the blues. Symptoms of depression can last for weeks, months and even years. Symptoms of depression include:
- Feelings of sadness, despair, anger, helplessness and hopelessness
- Lack of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable
- Low energy levels
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering
- Thoughts of suicide
If you are experiencing anxiety or depression and looking for a healthy and natural way to control troublesome thoughts, it is in your best interest to seek professional help.
Nassau County Depression & Anxiety Help
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Robert M. Cristal offers counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors living in Nassau County and the surrounding areas. For more than 35 years, Dr. Cristal has helped individuals suffering from anxiety and depression as well as a variety of other behavioral and emotional problems.
Schedule an appointment with Nassau County Psychologist Dr. Robert M. Cristal
If you live anywhere in Nassau County and are interested in scheduling an appointment, call or email.