Divorce can be one of the hardest things you can go through. It can leave you confused, doubting yourself no matter how confident you once were. It is a new phase in your life, and you can go through a roller coaster of emotions, anxiety, sadness, confusion, shame, and guilt. Talking to your loved ones… Continue reading Divorce

Life Transitions

Change can be hard as you are going out of your comfort zone. Life transitions can make you feel out of control, lost, and doubtful about how to proceed. Changes, even for good, can make you feel stressed. Some examples of major life transitions are the following: Marriage or a new relationship.· Having a baby… Continue reading Life Transitions


Codependency is a maladaptive way a person can have to relate with others. If you are codependent in most cases, you are doubtful about your perception, discount your feelings and overlook your needs. A codependent person tends to become a rescuer, caretaker and likes to fix others. Others are their priority, and most of the… Continue reading Codependency

Symptoms of depression | Connecting – Aventura, FL

Depression The DSM-5 identifies several different symptoms of depression, but two main criteria must be considered. These two are: depressed mood and anhedonia. Depressed mood has to do with sadness, and anhedonia is not feeling pleasure or interest in the things you used to enjoy. If you meet one of the two main criteria, the… Continue reading Symptoms of depression | Connecting – Aventura, FL

Anger Management

“Persistent Anger or angry outburst” can negatively impact our relationship with others and, subsequently, our quality of life. Anger is a normal human emotion; we all have it at certain moments in our life. However, when this happens very often, and you feel unable to regulate yourself, then it can become a big issue in… Continue reading Anger Management

Social Anxiety Disorder

According to the DSM-5 criteria, Social anxiety disorder includes: Persistent, intense fear or anxiety about specific social situations because you believe you may be judged negatively, embarrassed, or humiliated. The essential feature of Social Anxiety Disorder is a marked or intense fear or anxiety of social situations in which others may scrutinize the person. If… Continue reading Social Anxiety Disorder

Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder refers to recurrent unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks is an abrupt surge of intense fear or intense discomfort in which you can have several physical and cognitive symptoms. The essential feature is recurrent attacks of severe anxiety (panic), which are not restricted to any particular situation or set of circumstances and are therefore… Continue reading Panic Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

In Generalized Anxiety Disorder, there is an excessive worry about events or activities. It has the following characteristics: A. Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more days than not for at least six months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance).   B. The person finds it difficult… Continue reading Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders happen when you live in constant fear and dread. Some people may show physical signs of anxiety, such as sweating and shortened breathing. Anxiety Disorders can be debilitating in your daily life. We all have some anxiety; however, living in anticipation of future threats can become more prevalent in every situation we encounter… Continue reading Anxiety Disorders