“When we numb [hard feelings], we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness.”
- Brené Brown


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Adjustment Disorders

Are you experiencing significant impairment in your social, academic or occupational functioning as a result of a painful or stressful situation? Are you feeling depressed or despondent because of this change in your life situation? Are you feeling tearful or hopeless; nervous or jittery? Are your behaviors becoming out of control and/or unlawful (ie: reckless driving, fighting, defaulting on legal responsibilities, vandalism, truancy)? Are you withdrawing socially and/or have more physical complaints as a result of this change in lifestyle?

These stressful situations may be (but not limited to) any of the following:

  • The termination of a romantic relationship
  • Marked business difficulties
  • Marital problems
  • Seasonal business crises
  • Natural disaster
  • Living in a crime-ridden neighborhood
  • Repeated arguing with peers
  • Relocating
  • Going away to school
  • Leaving home for the first time
  • Getting married (adjusting to the interdependence and accountability of a new marriage)
  • Giving birth/becoming a parent
  • Failing to obtain occupational goals
  • Retirement
  • Divorce/financial & emotional difficulties resulting from divorce
  • Chronic disabling general medical condition
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Other loss
To discuss how Dr. Susie can help you, feel free to contact her personally at 954.294.7036 or via email at drsusie@me.com.