Depression and anxiety can have a devastating impact on health and well-being. This is why our holistic approach doesn’t just aim to treat symptoms, but focuses on identifying the root causes of these conditions. Our tailored healing journey incorporates both traditional therapeutic methods and experiential therapies inspired by Hawaiian cultural principles.

Experiencing both depression and anxiety simultaneously presents unique challenges, often intensifying the effects of each. With this in mind, our dedicated clinicians work diligently to ensure that every aspect of a client’s emotional and mental landscape is addressed, fostering resilience, balance, and a renewed sense of purpose in their path to recovery

What is Depression?

Depression is a significant medical condition that impacts your emotions, thoughts, and actions. It brings about feelings of sadness and can reduce interest in activities you used to enjoy. This condition can cause both emotional and physical challenges, making everyday tasks at work or home difficult. The good news is, depression has been proven to be treatable.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety often manifests as feelings of fear, dread, or unease, leading to symptoms like sweating, restlessness, and a racing heartbeat. It’s natural to feel anxious in certain situations, like tackling a challenging work problem, preparing for a test, or making significant decisions. This occasional anxiety can even provide a boost of energy or sharpen your focus. However, for those with anxiety disorders, this feeling isn’t just a fleeting response; it’s persistent and can become overwhelming.

Types of Anxiety Disorders & Symptoms

Depression symptoms

  • Feeling helpless or hopeless when it comes to your life
  • Losing interest or withdrawing from your favorite hobbies
  • Lack of energy and increased amount of sleep
  • Abrupt changes in your appetite
  • Feeling like you are no longer in control of your emotions
  • Looking at death as an escape

Types of anxiety disorders

  • Agoraphobia
  • An anxiety disorder that is caused by a medical condition
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Substance-induced anxiety disorder
  • Other specified anxiety disorders and unspecified anxiety disorders

Other depression symptoms

  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
  • Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety
  • Feeling nervous, restless, or tense
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Trembling

Depression & Anxiety in the United States

Major depressive disorder affects approximately 17.3 million American adults, or about 7.1% of the U.S. population age 18 and older, each year.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that it’s not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

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