We have all been there before… waking up early, tired, cooking dinner, doing laundry, grocery shopping, going to the bank etc. When is there time to relax? The fast pace of life can be all too common and sooner or later we can become overwhelmed and stressed. Stress can come with a myriad of health problems and can decrease our quality of life. Anxiety and depression can manifest and interrupt our lives.
Maybe you just want to pull the covers over your head, isolate yourself, find yourself not wanting to participate in activities you used to love. The first step to receiving help is recognizing that things can be different and asking for help.
With stress perhaps rewarding yourself with a glass of wine, maybe two. Suddenly that glass of wine can turn into a bottle of wine.
Perhaps you have chronic pain and take prescription medication for this pain. It helps and then you find yourself needing more to have the same effect.
Depression and anxiety show up in many different ways. Everyone is an individual and there is no “one size fits all approach” to mental health therapy. I have also found through working with individuals and their families that many people have negative thoughts or low self-esteem. Maybe you just aren’t happy with the way life’s direction has brought you.
Whatever the reason you may be looking at this page, the desire to change exists and this can be done!
My name is Kristin Harden and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I have worked in many different venues helping people overcome different mental health struggles. I am a transplant from New Jersey and received my Bachelors in Psychology from Rutgers University and my Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University. I have experience working in community mental health in a partial care program, intensive outpatient program, individual therapy and group therapy. I have provided in-home therapy and in a private practice setting. I believe that therapy is a conversation and collaboration to assist someone in meeting their full potential. I use a wide variety of skills to help someone through this process of change. I look forward to meeting you!