Fonda Hart, RN, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders


treatment_depAndAnx~~element8We all experience anxiety at various times in our lives, and anxiety is sometimes a normal response to circumstances. If you are experiencing excessive worry and the inability to sleep or relax – or if your anxiety is interfering with relationships, work, school, or other aspects of life – a skilled therapist can help you reduce anxiety. Whether by changing how you think, helping you develop tools; or even resolving the past experiences which now are stirring up that anxiety..


Mood disorders are increasingly common in the U.S. and a variety of factors contribute to this. Sadness and grief are not the same as depression and are normal life experiences. If you experience sadness or anhedonia (a loss of pleasure or ability to enjoy life) for an
extended period of time, and/or other symptoms such as sleep difficulties, change in appetite, loss of energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, or difficulty concentrating or making decisions, you may have Dysthymic Disorder. Children who are depressed often appear irritable rather than depressed and the diagnosis can be missed.

If you are thinking of hurting yourself (or have already done so) or of taking your life, you need to seek the support of someone you can trust, such as a trusted friend, a mentor or therapist, or your doctor. You may also call the National Suicide Hotline at (800) 273-8255 to speak with someone who can help.

Research has shown that untreated, mood disorders can eventually create changes in the brain. So if you believe you might be depressed, it’s in your best interest to seek treatment sooner rather than trying to “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” and pretend everything is OK. If you are seeing a therapist, you and your therapist can determine whether it is recommended to be medically evaluated for depression or whether therapy and some lifestyle changes will be adequate.

Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are awful. Brainpaint neurofeedback can eliminate panic attacks completely.
Find out more on the Brainpaint page.

Bipolar Disorder

You may be surprised to know that neurofeedback can significantly improve mood stabilization for those with Bipolar Disorder. In fact, with the Brainpaint system, Bipolar Disorder is the only thing that has its own protocol. Medication addresses the neurochemistry. Neurofeedback addresses the brainwave firing, to train the brain to fire more efficiently and improve the internal “metronome”. If you or a loved one have Bipolar Disorder, please consider Brainpaint neurofeedback for improved stabilization and brain regulation.


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