Mental Health Conditions: Depression and Anxiety

Feeling overwhelmed? Tired all the time, even when you get enough sleep? Maybe you’re worried about things that haven’t happened yet, or just feel a constant sense of dread. It could be more than just a bad day. You might be dealing with depression or anxiety.

Now, you might think, “Everybody feels like this sometimes.” That’s true – but it’s important to pay attention to how long these feelings last and how much they affect your life. If it’s hard to get out of bed, go to work or school, or enjoy things you used to love, it could be time to get help.

Mariposa Center in Orange County understands what you’re going through. For over 45 years, we’ve helped people just like you find relief from depression and anxiety. We’ll walk with you every step of the way, offering support and treatment tailored to your needs.

What Are Depression and Anxiety?

Depression can feel like you’re stuck in the past. You might constantly think about things you regret or feel guilty about. You might have trouble enjoying the present moment because you’re so focused on things that have already happened.

Anxiety is the opposite. It can feel like you’re always worried about what might happen in the future. You may constantly think about things that could go wrong or feel nervous and tense even when things seem okay. This can make it hard to relax and enjoy the present moment.

When is it Time to Get Help for Depression or Anxiety?

It may be time to reach out if these feelings are affecting your daily life.

It’s okay to feel scared or unsure, but getting help is the first step to feeling better. Talking to someone you trust – a family member, friend, doctor, or counselor – can make a big difference.

Mariposa Center offers individual and group therapy, where you can talk about what you’re going through in a safe, confidential space. We also offer equine therapy, a unique way to connect with your emotions and find healing through horses.

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How Mariposa Center Can Help with Depression and Anxiety

No one has to face mental health struggles alone. Mariposa Center offers different ways to help you:

  • Individual Counseling: Get personalized support from a therapist who will help you identify your feelings, understand their causes, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
  • Group Therapy: Connect with others who understand. Share your experiences, find support, and learn from each other.
  • Equine Therapy: Experience the calming and healing effects of therapy using horses. This therapy can help you process emotions, build trust, and find a renewed sense of peace.
  • Medication Management: If your doctor recommends medication, we can help you understand your options and make the best choice for you.

“There is no shame in asking for help. In fact, it’s one of the bravest things you can do for yourself.” 

  • Dr. Krista Driver, LMFT, President & CEO of Mariposa Center

Find Relief from Depression and Anxiety at Mariposa Center

At Mariposa Center, we believe everyone deserves to feel joy and live their fullest life. If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, don’t let fear hold you back. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a healthier, happier you. We’ll work together to find the right tools and resources to help you regain control of your feelings and start enjoying life again.

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