Stride Forward Counseling

Specialties

Here is a list of mental health conditions that Stride Forward Counseling specializes in treating. Click to learn more.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotion. It is the brain’s response to potential danger. It’s one’s fight or flight response. Individuals with anxiety disorders often have excessive, frequent, and intense worry and fear about everyday situations. These overwhelming feelings of anxiety and panic can interfere with daily activities, are out of proportion to the actual danger, and may last quite some time.

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Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum

During pregnancy and after the birth of a child many women will experience mood changes. However, some women may experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Symptoms of a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder can appear any time during pregnancy and up to 12 months after delivery. Please reach out if you are experiencing any mood changes during your pregnancy and/or after.

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Grief and Loss

Grief occurs when any life transition (death of a loved one, job loss, retirement, relocation, etc.) causes overwhelming, conflicting feelings. Grief is a normal, natural emotional reaction to change of any kind.

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Depression

Depression causes persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness and loss of interest in activities/hobbies. It affects how one thinks, feels and behaves which can lead to trouble in their day-to-day living.

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health illness in which an individual may display a pattern of varying moods, self-image and behavior. Individuals with these symptoms may often engage in impulsive behaviors and have difficulties within their relationships. People with Borderline Personality Disorder may also have extreme emotionality (intense anger, anxiety, and depression).

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Shame

Shame is the belief that one is unworthy, bad, or wrong. Shame changes the way an individual sees them self and can interfere with one’s professional, social and intimate life. When shame is unresolved it can lead to depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

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Trauma

Trauma is an emotional response one has to a terrible event such as an accident, natural disaster, war, divorce, etc. Individuals may struggle with depression, anxiety, experience flashbacks, and uncontrollable emotions.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is a mental health disorder that occurs when an individual gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and/or compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted and intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger distressing emotions. Compulsions are behaviors that an individual may engage in to decrease their obsessions or distressing emotions.

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