Anxiety and depression are two common mental health concerns that can diminish your quality of life when left untreated. At Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling, a virtual telehealth practice based in Flushing, Queens, New York City, licensed mental health counselor Michelle Ilyayev, LMHC, and her team offer highly effective psychotherapy sessions to help you overcome anxiety, depression, and other common mental health concerns. Call the office to schedule a telehealth appointment, or use the online booking feature today.

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What are anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that often appear together. Anxiety can cause ongoing fear, worry, and anxiety, while depression leads to sadness that negatively affects your quality of life. Treatment helps ease bothersome symptoms and improve your mood.

What are the symptoms of anxiety and depression?

The symptoms often associated with anxiety and depression include:

Anxiety

Anxiety can cause you to feel fearful, worried, and anxious about people or situations that don’t bother many other people.

Depression

Depression is a condition that causes extreme or ongoing sadness. When left untreated, it can feel crippling.

Both

Depression and anxiety may cause sleeping difficulties, weight loss, weight gain, physical aches and pains, fatigue, and problems at work, school, or in relationships.

What can cause anxiety and depression?

The causes of anxiety and depression aren’t always clear, but the common risk factors include:

  • Severe or ongoing stress
  • Past trauma
  • Family history of anxiety and depression
  • Certain personality traits
  • Low self-esteem
  • Death in your family
  • Relationship challenges
  • Divorce
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Job loss or financial difficulties

Past trauma can cause depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition characterized by getting startled easily, always being on guard, distressing memories, nightmares, and flashbacks.

How does my provider diagnose anxiety and depression?

The Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling team meets with you virtually to discuss your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, behavior patterns, thoughts, mood, and emotions. They then tailor a personalized treatment best suited to your unique situation.

How are anxiety and depression treated?

Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling offers telehealth counseling services to minimize or eliminate symptoms of anxiety and depression. They offer virtual individualized, group, couples, child, and family counseling.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), motivational interviewing, and other psychotherapy methods are just a few of the techniques your specialist may use to help you overcome stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.

You might meet with your specialist weekly or as needed to ensure superior, long-lasting results. They may recommend you take medications or make changes to your diet, exercise, stress management, sleep, and other habits to enhance your results and help you live your best life.

To relieve anxiety and depression, schedule a telehealth visit by phone or online today at Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling.