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Recognizing your symptoms of depression is the first step, asking for help is a sign of strength, making and keeping an appointment with a licensed professional counselor is smart. click to call 724-256-9881 to speak to a trained mental health professional and to make an appointment.

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Understanding how relationships work is our passion. Our group expertise yields action-oriented skills that enrich your life with yourself, the people you love or your community. We inspire change to make your visions become reality!

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Click here to send an email to one of our qualified therapists to schedule an appointment or ask about:

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. If you have any of these depressive symptoms, are they effecting your daily functioning in a negative way?

Mood Anxiety, not caring, discontent, guilt, hopelessness, inability to feel pleasure, loss of interest, mood swings, sadness
Sleep Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, early morning awakening, sleeping too much, not sleeping enough, restless sleep, never feeling like you got enough sleep
Whole Body Excessive hunger, fatigue, loss of appetite, restlessness
Behavior Agitation, excessive crying, irritability, social isolation, argumentative, defensive
Thinking Repeatedly going over thoughts, difficulty concentrating, slow thoughts or activity, thoughts of suicide
Weight Weight gain or loss, poor appetite

Recognize the symptoms:  At Inspiring Change, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselors are available to help you. If you are not sure that you are depressed or just under tremendous stress, come in and see us, let us help you to decide and design a course of treatment. Click here to see a video that helps to clarify the symptoms of depression:

We are trained in: Cognitive Therapy, behavioral therapy & psychotherapy. We may use one of these talking therapies. We may agree that referral and collaboration with a prescribing medical doctor to see if medication is for you is necessary. Research has shown that just talking therapy, or a combination of talking therapy and antidepressants contribute to a decrease in depressive symptoms. Interested in a lifestyle change? Research also shows that learning healthy sleep hygiene, exercise and a well-rounded, nutritious diet contribute to a decrease in depressive symptoms.  Check out this video to learn more:

  • Depression is more common than you think, almost 10% of the American population experiences depression at least one time during their lifetime.
  • Depression is treatable; 80 to 90% of people who seek treatment begin to feel better within just a few weeks!
  • Depression causes thinking errors: Depression is not a personal weakness or a character flaw! If you had heart disease you would get treatment, right? You wouldn’t think of yourself as weak if you had diabetes would you?

Recognizing your symptoms is the first step, asking for help is a sign of strength, making and keeping an appointment with a licensed professional counselor is smart. Click here to send us an email, or call us at 724-256-9881 to speak to a trained mental health professional and to make an appointment.

For more information about depression, check out this publication by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Sometimes people feel and think that they should kill themselves. Right now: if you are reading this and feel that you may hurt yourself, please dial 911 immediately and tell them that you need help.

Click here to send an email to one of our qualified therapists to schedule an appointment or ask about:

Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. Click here to watch a quick video that explains Generalized Anxiety Disorder: 

 

 

Do any of these symptoms interfere with you or your loved one’s daily activities?

mood Irritable, worried, preoccupied, concerned
sleep Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, early morning awakening, sleeping too much, not sleeping enough, restless sleep, never feeling like you got enough sleep
Whole body Restless, keyed up, on edge, muscle tension, tingling in arms & legs, buzzing in body, rapid heart rate, sweating, feeling flush, feeling faint, tunnel vision, blurred vision
behavior Agitated, shaking, rapid speech, interrupting others, pressured speech, can’t sleep still, starts projects and does not finish them, grit teeth, wring hands, figit with hair or jewelry, watch to see what others are doing or thinking, stuttering, not knowing what to say
thinking Worried, can’t control the worry, tearful, working to avoid situations and people, fear of not knowing what to say, fear of difficulty following conversations, concerned about what others are thinking
weight Weight gain or weight loss. Excessive eating or lack of appetite.

 

RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS: At Inspiring Change, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselors are available to help you. If you are worried that your anxiety is causing too much stress in your life, come in and see us, let us help you to figure out what is going on and to design a course of treatment.

We are trained in: Cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, and stress management/relaxation techniques. We may use one of these talking therapies or strategies. We may agree that referral and collaboration with a prescribing medical doctor to see if medication is for you is necessary.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)

Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, but only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Don’t suffer any longer, call: 724-256-9881 or click here to talk to a therapist and schedule an appointment.

Sometimes people feel and think that they should kill themselves. Right now: if you are reading this and feel that you may hurt yourself, please dial 911 immediately and tell them that you need help.

 

Click here to send an email to one of our qualified therapists to schedule an appointment or ask about:

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER and trauma treatment

Therapists at Inspiring Change, LLC have amassed hundreds of hours earning certification as trained trauma therapists, qualified to work with adults and children using Trauma Focused ~ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Therapists at ICLLC lecture nationally to law enforcement, school and mental health professionals and parent support groups about the effects of trauma and how to treat trauma.

What is trauma?  Trauma is a shocking or scary event that happens to you or that you witness. About 6 of every 10 (or 60%) of men and 5 of every 10 (or 50%) of women experience at least one trauma in their lives. Women are more likely to experience sexual assault and child sexual abuse. Men are more likely to experience accidents, physical assault, combat, disaster, or to witness death or injury.

Not everyone who experiences trauma will have PTSD. People without PTSD often develop trauma symptoms that effect their daily functioning, especially their ability to interact in a healthful manner in relationships with others. Trauma survivors often believe that they are unworthy of being loved, that getting close to others is dangerous and that they will never experience true and lasting genuine love. Trauma survivors can experience sexual, psychological, emotional, or physical abuse or trauma. Especially if:

Directly exposed to the trauma as a victim or a witness

Seriously hurt during the event

Went through a trauma that was long-lasting or very severe

Believed that you were in danger

Believed that a family member was in danger

Had a severe reaction during the event, such as crying, shaking, vomiting, or feeling apart from your surroundings

Felt helpless during the trauma and were not able to help yourself or a loved one

Click here to watch a short video that explains the symptoms and debilitating effects of unresolved trauma:

Ready to stop living in the darkness? Call 724-256-9881 or click here to schedule an appointment or talk to a therapist.