Choosing A Therapist For Anxiety And Depression

Choosing A Therapist For Anxiety And Depression

If you are suffering from anxiety and depression, life can feel quite hard. Having the motivation to do anything can be difficult and you might feel as if you’re stuck in a rut. One of the best things you can do is to work on how you’re feeling. This is where a therapist for anxiety and depression can help. By encouraging you to express your feelings and work on those things that are making you feel bad, your therapist can help you to feel better. Kira Yakubov is a licensed psychotherapist who knows exactly how to help you work through your anxiety and depression. With a lot of skills and knowledge, she can ensure you start to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can help you get your life back on track. Schedule Consultation. You belong here.

Do You Think You Are Suffering From Anxiety Or Depression?

You could be suffering from anxiety if you experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Breathing rapidly
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty controlling how much or how often you worry
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty thinking about anything other than what you are currently worried about
  • Feeling restless, tense, or nervous
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Having a sense of impending panic, danger, or doom
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Having difficulty sweating
  • Having gastrointestinal issues
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Trying to avoid things that can trigger your anxiety

Symptoms of anxiety can be so overwhelming that they affect your daily life. You might not be able to concentrate at work or you may avoid leaving your home as much as possible.

You could be suffering from depression if you experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Agitation, anxiety, or restlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering things, and making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, sleeping too much, or having insomnia
  • Experiencing unexplained physical symptoms such as headaches or back pain
  • Feeling sad, hopeless, empty, or tearful
  • Feeling tired, and having a lack of energy to complete even the smallest task
  • Having outbursts of anger, frustration, or irritability
  • Loss of pleasure or interest in some or all of your regular activities
  • Recurrent or frequent suicidal thoughts or thoughts about death, suicide attempts
  • Reduced appetite and experiencing weight loss or weight gain and increased cravings
  • Slowed body movements, speaking, or thinking

Some people experience symptoms so severe that they can interfere with their daily life. Problems can be caused at work or university because of how they’re feeling. Other people might feel unhappy or miserable day-to-day without knowing why.

Treating Anxiety And Depression With Therapy

Kira Yakubov is here to help you with your current struggles. Used to helping people with their anxiety and depression, Kira can help you to work on what is troubling you. Therapy can prove to be extremely useful when it comes to helping people who are suffering from these conditions. Encouraging you to work through and talk about how you are feeling, Kira uses tools and techniques that can make a genuine difference to your day-to-day-life. You will be welcomed into a non-judgmental space where you can explore the causes of your anxiety and depression. You will be encouraged to be open and honest in your discussions while talking in a safe and welcoming environment.

Psychotherapy, a type of therapy that Kira Yakubov uses, can help you to treat your depression. Known as “Talk therapy”, psychotherapy can help you to:

  • Develop the ability to accept and tolerate distress while learning to use healthy behaviors
  • Discover new ways to cope with and solve your problems
  • Explore experiences and relationships while developing positive interactions with other people
  • Gradually encounter the situations that are making you anxious so you can build the confidence you need so you can manage them
  • Identify any issues that might be contributing to your depression and anxiety while working to change the behaviors that make it worse
  • Identify any negative behaviors and beliefs that you may have, while replacing them with positive and healthy ones
  • Make adjustments to your current difficulties or to a crisis
  • Regain a sense of control and satisfaction while you work on easing your symptoms of depression
  • Work to set some realistic goals

Online versus in-person couples therapy

Online Vs In Person Therapy

For a while, you could only see a therapist in person. These days, however, a depression and anxiety therapist may also offer online therapy. This type of therapy can be useful for people with busy lives but also for those who might struggle to see a therapist in person, for whatever reason.

But which type of therapy is better? Does online therapy offer just the same as in person therapy? Let’s take a look at how they differ and what some of the advantages are:

  • Communication methods – Therapy that takes place online can feel slightly different from  in person therapy. This is because we are unable to spot the other person’s body language quite as well. However, talking via video is the next best thing to in person therapy. It might just be slightly more difficult to pick up some body language. After a few sessions, you might feel a bit more at ease having online therapy.
  • Convenience – There’s no doubt about it, having online therapy can be much more convenient than in person therapy. You can simply log into the app or website that you’re using. This means that you can potentially have your therapy session where you are. In addition to this, you won’t need to take time to travel to the appointment. Online therapy can ensure that you receive the treatment you need without traveling very far. Some people prefer in person therapy as it means they can talk freely in a different environment, others don’t mind where they have it.
  • Cost – Some types of online therapy might not be covered by your insurance. It’s definitely worth your while finding out if your insurance will cover it. If it does not, you’ll need to have in person therapy. Psychotherapists generally charge the same amount for in person and online therapy sessions. However, you should always make sure you are aware of the costs just in case there is a difference.
  • Effectiveness – Many people find that online therapy is as effective as in person therapy when it comes to treating anxiety and depression. However, some people may prefer to see their therapist in person. If the thought of leaving your home to attend a therapy session makes you feel incredibly anxious, online therapy can be easier for you. You could still receive the support you need without leaving the comfort of your own home.
  • Licensing – In most parts of the country, therapists are unable to practice in any state that they are not licensed to practice in. What this means is that you might need to opt for a therapist that can work in your state. Please always make sure that if you choose to have online therapy that the therapist is a licensed professional. Anyone is allowed to call themselves a psychotherapist or a therapist, and they do not need to have any particular qualifications to practice this way. Kira Yakubov, however, is a licensed professional who is licensed to practice psychotherapy in Philadelphia.
  • Privacy – If you choose to undergo online psychotherapy, you might be interested to know that the issues you discuss are protected by law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ensures that your health information is also protected by law. This law works in the same ways as it would work if you had in person therapy. Please make sure that the platform you use to conduct your therapy sessions is secure. Some platforms do not have the necessary privacy safeguards.

How Therapy For Depression And Anxiety Works

Therapy for depression and anxiety can work in a number of ways. You could receive interpersonal therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. Interpersonal therapy – This type of therapy is quite time-limited as it is used to treat major depressive disorder. Working to eliminate or reduce the symptoms of depression, it aims to improve a patient’s ability to function socially. In addition to this, Interpersonal therapy also works to create better interpersonal relations. Cognitive behavioral therapy – Also known as “CBT”, this type of therapy assumes that the patient’s way of thinking is dysfunctionally negative. This is with reference to the view that they have of themselves, their life experiences, and their future. CBT works to help patients identify and then modify their thinking and behavior patterns. This type of therapy is thought to be one of the most effective at helping to prevent future relapses. This is because you will be taught skills that can help you to look at things from a new perspective now and for the rest of your life.

How We Can Help You

We are here to help you deal with your depression and anxiety. We know that you might be struggling with your day-to-day life right now, which is why we are reaching out to you. Kira Yakubov is a licensed depression and anxiety therapist who operates in Philadelphia. With a lot of experience, knowledge, and skills, Kira can help you to get your life back on track. You do not have to struggle on your own. We can help you to work on those things that are causing you to feel depressed and/or anxious. Understanding that everyone has their own struggles, we can help you to work through what is troubling you so you can see a future for yourself and feel more positive about it.

Contact Us Today To Schedule A Consultation

If you are struggling with anxiety and depression, you may need the help of a therapist. With a bit of work and determination, you can get your life back on track. Kira Yakubov is a licensed psychotherapist who knows exactly how to help you work through your anxiety and depression. With a lot of skills and knowledge, she can ensure you start to see a light at the end of the tunnel. You do not need to struggle to deal with your feelings on your own. We are here to help you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can help you get your life back on track. Schedule Consultation. You belong here.

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