Treating Depression, Anxiety and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions in Adults 19 - 65+
For Individuals, Couples and Groups
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule.
Exceptions include safety: If a person is a danger to themselves or others; If a person believes they are in danger by another.
Suspected child abuse or Dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.
It's not your fault. People with symptoms of bipolar disorder often experience symptoms of anxiety and/or adhd simultaneously. Maintaining professional or personal relationships can be challenging. It is possible and feasible to learn to manage and be in control of all of these symptoms and have meaningful, successful relationships and employment. It's not your fault.
Depression tends to be thoughts of "gloom and doom." A sense of a "black cloud" and heaviness are common. Sleeping a lot, poor hygiene, difficulty accomplishing tasks and a significant lack of motivation. At times, it can be weeks before a person leaves their home due to depression. There is Hope
Anxiety tends to be the "what if thoughts." Truly fear of the unknown. Sleep is often affected by frequent awakenings and difficulty falling asleep. At times, high anxiety may appear as symptoms of adhd or mania. There is Help