Common Concerns


People who struggle with depression often feel down for extended  periods. They lose interest in activities that they once found  pleasurable. Depression negatively affects millions of Americans each  year.  

Anxiety and Stress

Stress and anxiety are related, but often confused. Stress is tension  associated with a specific event (e.g. a test or a job), while anxiety  is a non-specific worry about the future. To find relief, people with  anxiety may turn to repetitive routines, preoccupations, or addictions.  


Conflict resolution is an important part of any relationship. Conflict  plays a vital role in allowing two people to reconcile differing needs.  Unfortunately, when conflict is handled poorly, it can cause distress in  the relationship.  


Experiences that overwhelm or scare us can leave a lasting impression.  The symptoms can leave us stressed, depressed, and have negative  consequences for our work and home life.  


 Feeling understood and understanding one's partner is what allows  couples to deeply share one another's lives. Often, couples struggle  with communication issues, which actually mask deeper relationship  issues.  


Trust plays a vital role in sustaining a relationship. People trust  differently. For some, trust is established quickly, while others are  slow to grant trust. Similarly, some are able to forgive quickly, while  others find it hard.  


Self-esteem is a feeling of personal worth. It is important to be able  to value yourself regardless of your current state of personal  achievement, beauty, or intelligence. Your self-esteem creates the  foundation for a full life, great relationships, and a feeling of  well-being.