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Every day millions of people struggle to get out of bed because of overwhelming anxiety and depression.

Mothers. Professionals. Students. Men. Anyone can experience the debilitating effects of anxiety and depression, making even the simplest, everyday tasks a chore. Anxiety and depression rob people of their motivation, joy, security, peace of mind, and time, but it doesn’t have to be that way.


The trained professionals at The Counseling Center of Florence work with clients in a caring, supportive environment to identify negative beliefs and behaviors.  These may include limiting beliefs, excessive eating and/or sleeping, and compulsive behaviors that reinforce anxiety and depression symptoms.  Clients will learn to practice new positive coping skills to minimize symptoms and improve the quality of their lives so that they can experience hope and joy.

Anxiety & Depression Symptoms

The range of signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression is broad and often varies among individuals. These can include:

  • Feeling nervous, restless, or tense

  • Feeling of impending danger, panic, or doom

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)

  • Sweating

  • Trembling

  • Trouble concentrating or fixation on the worry

  • Gastrointestinal (GI) problems

  • Difficulty managing worry

  • A desire to avoid people, places, and things that trigger anxiety

  • Sad, lonely, or anxious mood

  • Negative, obsessive, and intrusive thoughts

  • Feeling powerless, worthless, or guilty

  • Feeling hopeless

  • Irritation

  • Loss of interest in activities and hobbies

  • Fatigue

  • Sleep disturbances (too much or too little)

  • Appetite disturbances (loss of appetite or excessive eating)

  • Malaise (aches & pains).

If you find that your life has become unmanageable due to the debilitating effects of anxiety and depression, contact our office and schedule an appointment to talk with one of our experienced counselors.  Find your way out of the darkness with help from The Counseling Center of Florence.


Rediscover your joy by contacting The Counseling Center of Florence and scheduling your first session with a licensed counselor today. To learn more about becoming a client, visit the Getting Started page for details. 

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