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Anxiety & Depression

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Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or weighed down by the heavy fog of depression?


Everyday pressures can strain even the strongest bonds, leaving you and your loved ones feeling disconnected and adrift. Anxiety is more than just a normal response to stress; for some, it can become a debilitating force, dominating thoughts and actions and hindering enjoyment of everyday life. Physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat, trembling, and stomach discomfort can accompany the incessant worry, making it difficult to concentrate or relax.

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.”
― Carl R. Rogers

Similarly, depression can cast a pervasive shadow over every aspect of your life, sapping energy and enthusiasm for activities once enjoyed. Symptoms of depression can vary widely, but common signs include persistent sadness, feelings of hopelessness or emptiness, and loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities. Fatigue, irritability, and changes in appetite or sleep patterns are also common.

In therapy, we delve into the root causes of your anxiety and depression, exploring past experiences, thought patterns, and behaviors that may contribute to your current struggles. By gaining insight into these underlying factors, you can begin to develop healthier coping mechanisms and strategies for managing symptoms. Therapy provides a safe space to process emotions, challenge negative thought patterns, and learn practical skills for reducing anxiety and improving mood.

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If you're grappling with symptoms of anxiety or depression, reaching out for support is vital. At Jennifer Machado Psychotherapy in San Francisco, you'll find a welcoming and compassionate space to address your concerns.


With Jennifer's expertise, you can embark on a journey towards positive change, gaining tools to navigate life's challenges and rediscover a sense of joy and vitality. Don't hesitate to take the first step – you don't have to face these struggles alone.

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