HARLEY J. HAWKINS, MSW,LCSW
RYANN MALLONEE, MSW,LCSW
Professional Solutions to your Personal Needs.
If you are experiencing symptoms of fatigue, change in appetite, restless sleep, generalized pain, mood swings, irritability, or lack of concentration, you may be suffering from anxiety or depression. You must first check with your primary physician to rule out any other causes.
Anxiety and depression may interact negatively with serious medical issues or be the trigger for flare ups. Addressing anxiety and depression through talk therapy may help persistent or chronic medical issues.
Relationship issues can also contribute to a poor quality of life. Relationships with a partner, spouse, children, parents, and friends can help support a happy healthy life. Improving a relationship may require changing communication, setting boundaries, unconditional acceptance, and improving active listening skills.
We are bound to experience life's obstacles during our life time. Whether we choose to avoid, confront, or work around is up to each individual. There will be good and bad consequences for whatever we choose. We generally seek advise from friends and family, however you may also need to seek the help of a professional counselor to provide unbiased observation and to develop strategies to deal with the obstacle.