During the initial assessment I ask you to fill out the GAD-7, which measures symptoms of anxiety, and the PHQ-9, which measures symptoms of depression. This gives you and me a baseline that we can compare against at various points during treatment to help evaluate the effectiveness of your treatment.
We all need to find healthy ways to relieve our stress. It is particularly important if you are struggling with anxiety or anger management issues. Here are some of my favorites.
While I don’t offer couples or family therapy, that doesn’t mean we can’t work on your relationship skills. Here are some good books that I recommend for folks that want to improve their relationship. Additionally the Nonviolent Communication book can help with non-romantic relationship issues and anger management issues.
I recommend support groups to many of my clients. There is something magic about sharing your struggles with people who have struggled with the same issues with you.