Anxiety & depression
Dr. Irwin can help with anxiety and depression through a variety of therapeutic techniques and approaches. Anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that can cause significant distress and impairment in daily life.
Dr. Irwin may use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as an effective treatment for anxiety and depression. CBT involves identifying negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to symptoms and developing more positive and adaptive ways of thinking and behaving.
In the case of anxiety, CBT can help individuals to identify and challenge irrational thoughts and beliefs, learn relaxation techniques, and practice exposure to anxiety-provoking situations in a safe and controlled way. This can help to reduce anxiety symptoms and improve overall functioning.
For depression, CBT can help individuals to identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their depression.
This may include developing new coping strategies, setting achievable goals, and identifying sources of support. Additionally, Dr. Irwin may use mindfulness-based therapies to help individuals with anxiety and depression to learn how to stay present and reduce the impact of negative thoughts and emotions on their mental wellbeing.