The first step to overcoming anxiety and depression is to better understand both the obvious and hidden challenges you're battling. While most people know that anxiety and depression are related to intense or chronic stress, many don't realize that they are also signals that we need to change some of our thinking or actions to better manage this stress and adapt.
A hidden challenge of anxiety and depression that can ambush us is that our brains and bodies often don't work as well as usual during this time. Common symptoms of anxiety and depression include feeling exhausted and thinking more slowly, negatively and less clearly.
But here's the good news - with a better understanding of these conditions and the right help, anxiety and depression are typically very beatable. Millions of people have been helped through these difficult challenges by psychotherapy - literally, therapy for the mind or brain.
Psychotherapy can often be extremely useful to people who are suffering from these conditions and symptoms as well as a wide-range of other challenges such as:
Brian Powers is a Michigan-based psychotherapist. This site is designed to be a resource for anyone considering or just curious about psychotherapy, marriage and couples counseling, and the types of problems often helped by therapy.
Just click on the links indicated by underlined words to find additional information on each topic. You'll find easily understandable explanations on such subjects as how therapy can help in overcoming anxiety and depression and other challenges, tips to finding the right marriage counselor for your situation, things to know about mental health insurance and answers to other frequently asked questions.
Again, to find these resources, just click on any word you see underlined on this site to go to a page with additional information on that topic. You can also find a complete list of topics covered on this site at the top left of each page. Each topic listed there can be clicked to access more information.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples dealing with a range of life challenges. Some specialties include marriage counseling and couples counseling, therapy to those affected by the trauma of infertility, and individual psychotherapy.
I serve clients in Southeastern Michigan in the communities of Clinton Township, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms. Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Park, Harper Woods, Harrison Township, St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe, Roseville, Sterling Heights, Warren, Harrison Township, Shelby Township and elsewhere in Metro Detroit. For more about me and my practice, click on credentials and experience or hours, appointments and directions or contact me.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you find something encouraging and helpful here.