Anxiety & Depression

Two of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in the US are anxiety and depression. Affecting nearly 30% of adults, anxiety disorders are characterized by an excessive fear of certain situations that facilitate avoidance behaviors and trigger fight-or-flight responses. Some of these include muscle tension, heart palpitations, and hyperventilation. Other symptoms associated with anxiety disorders include irritability, difficulty concentrating, cold, sweaty hands, sleep disruption, and shortness of breath. Our world now is filled with anxious people after the pandemic and with the recent war in Yugoslavia. It has left people anxious and fearful of what is going to happen to the world. Couple that with isolation and the issues get even worse.

While these same symptoms can still be experienced by individuals who don’t live with an anxiety disorder, the impact isn’t the same. The key difference between symptoms experienced as a result of healthy anxiety and an anxiety disorder is that the latter disrupts daily functioning. Whereas healthy anxiety tends to be brief and situational, anxiety disorders by contrast can significantly impact interpersonal relationships, job and school performance. Rapid Transformation Therapy (RTT) can go to the root of the problem and eradicate and release it quickly.

In contrast with anxiety, depression is a spectrum of mood disorders that affect 1 in 15 adults every year and negatively impacts the way a person feels, thinks, and behaves. More than just “feeling under the weather,” depressive disorders significantly disrupt daily functioning at school, work, and home, as well as negatively impact relationships.

Depression is the harsh, hurtful words that you say to yourself.

Depressive disorders are characterized by perpetual feelings of sadness and hopelessness, as well as loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed. Other symptoms include sleep disruption, loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness, changes in appetite, difficulty concentrating and making decisions, and suicide ideation.

RTT has been highly effective in targeting symptoms associated with anxiety and depression and improving feelings of low self-esteem and self-confidence.

A new therapeutic method that’s been highly effective in treating symptoms of both anxiety and depression is Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT). Developed over the course of 30 years by globally acclaimed therapist, Marisa Peer, current research shows an 80% positive change in clients.

Vickie Barkley is a practitioner of RTT who has trained directly under Marisa Peer, works with clients struggling with anxiety and depression. To learn more about how RTT can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, contact Vickie for a discovery call.