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"Recovery is not one and done. It is a journey that takes place one day, one step at a time."  

Areas of specialty

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders are the most common disorders which affects both children and adults. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA.org), more than 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders with only a fraction receiving treatment. While occasional anxiety and stress are common parts of life, severe anxiety and panic may strip joy from lives and have furthering negative consequences for continued quality of life.

Panic attacks, (also known as anxiety attacks) can manifest unexpectantly or situationally leaving the sufferer in significant distress which can be terrifying, however, these conditions are highly treatable, and we are here to help!

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

OCD is a type of anxiety disorder. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a condition affecting roughly 1%t to 2% of the population. Those who suffer with OCD may have obsessive thoughts and urges that cause discomfort, stress and anxiety unless they engage in mental or physical rituals (compulsions) which then alleviate their anxiety which was caused by the sufferer's obsessions. 

People with OCD may be plagued by thoughts, images or feelings that they feel they can't control. The resulting stress from this can lead to repetitive tasks and checking things over again and again, which are hallmark signs of OCD. Among the most common forms of OCD is rumination which is the compulsion to review a situation over and over.  

OCD can be a challenging diagnosis as it tends to manifest itself in many different forms and conditions to put it simplistically. With years of experience in OCD based treatment programs such as ERP, we are here to help stop these conditions from occurring. 

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders present themselves in a variety of ways and have many variations including bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, restrictive food intake disorder and more. All eating disorders are psychological conditions where a person develops unhealthy eating patterns combined with distressing and negative thoughts and emotions.

Together, these conditions account for the highest mortality rate of any mental illness according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, (ANAD.org). In the USA, it is estimated that more than 30 million people suffer with some form of eating disorder.  

For many it stems from a need to control a specific aspect of their lives. 

At A Brighter Day Wellness, we are passionate about helping you through this journey, on a pathway to a healthier you! 

Trauma and PTSD

Everyone responds differently to trauma, whether is be due to chronic abuse, childhood sexual assault, rape, incest, death, severe injuries, natural disasters, military service or other sudden life changes.

These are just some of the various traumas we may endure. Human beings are capable of surviving these extremes, however just because we survive, does not mean we also must live with everlasting trauma which may continue to impact our lives, our families, our happiness and our futures.

For many sufferers, trauma can be debilitating. A simple memory, song, phrase, image or smell can be enough to trigger a survivor of trauma back to that horrific moment in time, reliving and ruminating that which they cannot overcome. 

No matter how you may be affected by trauma, it is important to work through the experience as even the strongest of survivors are not immune to the effects of untreated trauma. At a Brighter Day Wellness, we are equipped to help you overcome your past trauma so you can find peace and begin your journey to a better tomorrow. 

Mood Disorders

A mood disorder primarily affects a person’s emotional state and is characterized by the elevating or lowering of a person's mood. Approximately 15% of children and adolescents are affected by mood disorders, although people may be affected at any age. Females are more likely to experience mood disorders than males and individuals with chronic health conditions are more likely to experience mood disorders, particularly depressive disorders.  Mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder significantly impacts an individual's daily life. If a sufferer has depressive episodes, they may feel angry, worthless, or disinterested in what they would otherwise care about. They may also have suicidal thoughts and or self-harming behaviors. If they experience episodes of mania, they may feel overly energetic or elated, with racing thoughts and words that pour out faster than usual. Affecting nearly one in 10 U.S. adults, people diagnosed with a mood disorder often have a challenging time navigating relationships, work and home life without proper treatment. However, with early diagnosis and a combination of individualized support and therapy, those who suffer with mood disorders can improve their quality of life significantly. As with all mental health conditions, mood disorders are significant hurdles we at A Brighter Day Wellness are passionate about and equipped to helping you overcome.

 

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