Depression & Anxiety Therapy

Nearly everyone feels sad or anxious once and a while, especially when they’ve experienced a loss or when they find themselves in a particularly stressful situation. But when a person feels this way on a daily basis with no apparent cause, he or she may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both. Psychoanalysis therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression can help.

According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, a major depressive episode may include these symptoms:

  • Persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities, including sex
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling “slowed down”
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
  • Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Low appetite and weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders and pain for which no other cause can be diagnosed.

It is not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or both. Nearly one-half of patients diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The good news is that these disorders are both treatable, separately and together. Robin Leigh Maier, LCSW treats depression and anxiety through psychoanalytic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or a blend of the two approaches depending on her client’s need.

Getting Help

If you’re experiencing persistent feelings of emptiness, sadness or anxiety, don’t wait to get help. Reach out to Robin Maier, Tampa therapist for help and support today.

Robin Leigh Maier, LCSW    (813) 431-0797
300 South Hyde Park Avenue Suite 250 Tampa, Florida 33606