I specialize in issues of anxiety, depression, relationship and trauma.
If you feel worried, fretful, agitated or stressed, you are not alone. Anxiety is the number one mental health issue in this country. Our lives are fast-paced, work and relationships hold many pressures, and there just isn't enough time. But it doesn't have to be so hard. I can help you reduce your anxiety by helping you to discover its source, and we can then work with a variety of techniques to help you calm yourself, in a way that is uniquely suited to you as a person. My goal is to help you restore a sense of peace and well being to your life.
Depression and anxiety are frequently intertwined. You may feel depressed, lethargic, without a sense of meaning, but there may be an underlying anxiety that needs to be calmed. Or you may feel more anxious, but we find an underlying depression. Both anxiety and depression bring suffering, and both can be treated very well with psychotherapy. Each person's depression is different, and I collaborate with you to find the ways of alleviating depression that meet your unique needs. My goal is to help you feel lighter, more joyful, more satisfied.
Sometimes, anxiety and depression interfere with happiness in a good relationship.
Relationships are key to a full and satisfying life. People who can connect emotionally--both with others and with their own deeper self--usually find more pleasure and success in both love and work. Having good relationships also leads to higher self esteem and a sense of peace and contentment. I can help you transform your relationships, and also create new, healthier ones.
You may feel anxious or depressed, or have problems in your relationships due to the effects of trauma.
I have helped many people heal their trauma. And I have done research on, written about, and taught courses on complex trauma, also called relational trauma, for many years. This kind of trauma results from negative experiences in childhood, such as neglect, abuse or abandonment. This kind of trauma is not always remembered as trauma per se, but more as "that's just how it was." Our feelings about the experience may become deadened. But the impact of this can be pervasive anxiety, chronic depression, jittery nerves, mental fogginess, chronic fears or a sense of always waiting for the other shoe to drop. This kind of trauma results in anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties because it stays in the nervous system, reverberating there throughout a person's life. I have expertise working with your unique situation to calm the nervous system, to restore curiosity, joy, meaning and connection in your life.
For an appointment in San Francisco or Marin, CALL 415-346-6363 OR email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINDA CUNNINGHAM, PHD
TRANSFORMING ANXIETY AND RELATIONSHIPS
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST #MFC28347
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