AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, PROFESSIONAL ONLINE COUNSELING AND THERAPY SERVICES.

ARE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY THE SAME THING?

The two most common dual diagnoses are anxiety and depression. It is not uncommon for people who suffer from depression to experience anxiety, and for someone suffering from anxiety to suffer from depression. Even though depression and anxiety are different conditions, they frequently occur together. Treatments for anxiety and depression sometimes overlap, so it is important to know how each condition is treated. Whether you are suffering from anxiety, depression, or both.

Through counseling, you can discover healthier ways of coping with and resolving your anxiety and depression symptoms. Therapy can help you address and manage the impact of anxiety and depression on your relationships and daily life. Together, we will explore and examine dynamics that contribute to your anxiety and depression, so you can gain greater insight into unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors, which may contribute to your symptoms.

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

Do you often feel like you are not enough? Some days, you may feel completely worthless, like you cannot do anything right. Are you feeling overcome with feelings of guilt and shame, followed by crying spells, and unexplained gut-wrenching pain that no one understands. You are not alone; there are over 70 million people in the United States living with depression. Depression is more than merely a bad case of the blues that you can "just snap out of". Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness and despair that results in disabling conditions that may adversely affect your work, school and/or social life.

WHAT IS ANXIETY?

Do you often feel tense and jumpy and unable to relax? Are you often overwhelmed by feelings of apprehension or dread, followed by excessive and irrational fear and worry? Have you ever found yourself continuously watching for signs of danger? Always anticipating the worst, trouble concentrating. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States. Anxiety is more than just a feeling of “ jitters and

butterflies in the pit of your stomach” that can be shaken off. Anxiety is an occasional feeling of unease, worry or fear, and is a normal healthy response to fearful circumstances. However, an anxiety disorder is when your fear becomes excessive characterized by behavioral disturbances that are disruptive to your livelihood. Even though each individual suffering from an anxiety disorder may have unique symptoms, there is a common thought process involving irrational fear and anxiety.


Common Symptoms of Anxiety

  • An inability to be still and calm

  • Being easily fatigued

  • Chest pain or Heart Palpitations

  • Difficulty controlling your feelings of worrying

  • Dry mouth, Nausea, Dizziness

  • Excessive sweating or numbness in the hands or feet

  • Feeling irritable, restless, wound-up, or on-edge

  • Feelings of panic, fear, and nervousness

  • Frequent Urination

  • Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank

  • Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep

  • Irrational ritualistic behaviors

  • Muscle tension throughout the body

  • Uncontrollable, obsessive thinking

  • Repeated thoughts or “flashbacks” of traumatic events

  • Shortness of breath, hyperventilation

Type of Depression

  • Atypical Depression

  • Anxious and Distress

  • Persistent Depressive Disorder also known as Dysthymia

  • Major depression disorder with psychotic features.

  • Peripartum Depression

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

  • Seasonal Pattern Depression

Common Symptoms of Depression

  • Crippled sense of self- worth

  • Disruptive sleep patterns, oversleeping or not lack of sleep.

  • Feelings of irritability, restlessness, and agitations

  • Difficulty Making Decisions

  • Persistent feelings of sadness

  • Loss of interest in enjoyable activities

  • Significant weight gain or loss

  • Sluggishness and Exhaustion

  • Social isolations

  • Unexplained Physical Pain.


Type of Anxiety

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Social Anxiety aka Social Phobia

  • Specific Phobias

Population Served

Business Professional

Care Givers

College Students

Essential Worker

First Responders

Government Employees

Health Care Providers & Workers

LGBT+ Community Military/Veterans

Single Parents

Teacher/Educator

Specialties

Anxiety

Depression

Grief & Loss

Mental Health

Life Transitions

Personality Disorders

Relationship issues

Self-esteem & discovery

Social Anxiety

Trauma

Recovering from Toxic Relationship(s), and more.

Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Existential Therapy

Reality Therapy

Jennifer L. Hillier M.A. LPC & CCTP

8620 N. New Braunfels Ave Suite #538

San Antonio, Texas 78217

Office Phone : 210-895-4315

Fax Number: 210-899-1415

Welcome to Counseling and Therapy


Jennifer L. Hillier is an all inclusive Therapist

  • All People, Bodies, & Disabilities

  • All Races, Ethnicities, & Cultures

  • All Atheist, Spirituality, or Religions

  • All Sexual Orientations

  • All Gender Identities & Expressions


Providing Counseling for Depression and Anxiety to the following area in Texas

  • San Antonio

  • New Braunfels

  • Boerne

  • Bandera

  • Helotes

  • Live Oak

  • Universal City

  • Austin

  • Houston

  • Dallas/Forth-Worth

  • Rural Location throughout Texas

Other Country

  • United Kingdom - for Private pay only


  • Accepting New Clients for Teletherapy Only.

  • Texas Residents 15 years and older.

  • Referrals from PCP & Psychiatrists Welcomed.

  • Most Insurance, EAP, & Medicaid Accepted!

  • OON w/Superbill Provided & Private Pay.

  • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available.

  • Schedule & Manage Your Appointment Online.

  • Currently Not Seeing Client Face to Face

  • All Sessions Conducted Online via HIPAA

Secure Telehealth Platform.