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peggy@claytontherapy.com
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St. Louis, MO, 63117

(314) 644-3339

peggy@claytontherapy.com

Overcoming Depression and Anxiety

Overcome Depression and Anxiety!

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Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. These feelings are normal reactions to life’s stressors. But some people experience these feelings on a regular basis, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both. It is not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The good news is that these disorders are both treatable, separately and together.

When you come in to see me, you receive a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. I find that examining a person’s family system yields insight valuable for treatment, and is a good place to start. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to work on replacing negative and unproductive thought patterns with more realistic and useful ones. We focus on taking specific steps, both during and outside of therapy sessions, to overcome depression. Different treatment tools can also be incorporated, such as inner child work, gestalt techniques, meditation, breath work, and others.

You can learn whether any anxiety or depression issues you are experiencing merit further attention by clicking on Tests on the menu bar. You will then see links to the “Social Anxiety”, “Social Phobia Test”, “Anxiety Test” & “Depression Test” as well as other tests which you may want to explore further.

I want to help you grow in self-awareness—better understanding your own story and establishing your own authentic identity—so you can establish healthy relationships. I desire to see you experience fullness of life and hope.

Call me at (314) 644-3339. I am ready to help.

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