We specialize in the assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders for both adolescents and adults. Services at the CBT Research and Training Clinic may be appropriate for you if you are currently experiencing symptoms associated with one of these disorders described below. All services begin with an initial intake assessment and feedback session followed by individual, or group psychotherapy if appropriate.
Depression can feel like there is a cloud over your life. It can change how you go about your day and how you interact with family and friends. It can make everything seem harder than ever before. It is often hard to find joy in things that you used to appreciate. And, it can be hard to find the motivation to do anything about it.
Symptoms may include: Sadness and/or irritation, Hopelessness; Loss of interest in activities; Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much; Problems with your appetite or the tendency to eat too much; Difficulty concentrating; Diminished self-esteem.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder can make it feel like the stress of life never subsides. It can seem like worry, about everything, takes over. It can seem near impossible to shake worries or concerns and make it difficult to focus on other things. It is often difficult to relax or sleep. It can leave people feeling tense and irritable.
Symptoms may include: Chronic worry and anxiety about everyday problems; Sleep disturbances; Difficulty concentrating; Physical symptoms, especially fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches.
Panic Disorder typically consists of experiencing a sudden rush of discomfort or fear that seems to have come from out of the blue. This is often referred to as a panic attack. Panic attacks typically include sensations in your body like difficulties breathing, racing heart, dizziness, feeling unsteady, having chills or a hot flash. These sensations are often frightening for people. It might even feel as though you are going to die or like you might be going crazy. After those sensations go away, people often worry about that experience happening again.
Symptoms may include: Pounding or racing heart; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Sweating, chills or hot flushes; Chest pain or pressure; Nausea or upset stomach; Trembling or shaking; Fear of losing control, of going crazy or of dying.
Social Anxiety can make typical social settings nerve-wracking or even frightening. It can make the fear of embarrassing yourself get in the way of interacting with others. Social anxiety typically consists of feeling like others are watching or judging you. These concerns often get in the way of being able to do a good job at work, school or in other ordinary activities.
Symptoms may include: Daily fear you will do something embarrassing; Fear of meeting new people; Sweating, blushing or trembling when you sense that others are watching you; Difficulty speaking in front of others; Fear of giving presentations, or being called on in class, or speaking up at meetings; The sense that all eyes are focused on you; and Avoidance of social activities, or of work or school functions because of your fear and anxiety.