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Sometimes you just need a friend.  When you are prone to depression and anxiety, you tend to push people away and isolate yourself – even from the people you love.  We all know it’s the worst thing we can do for our mental health, but we do it nevertheless.  There are many reasons – most often a variation on one of these:

  • Shame. When your mind is telling you that you are stupid, weak and worthless, over and over again, you begin to believe it. When it distorts your memories and plays them in an endless loop, it reinforces the beliefs. If it goes on long enough, you think everyone else believes it too. You feel exposed around other people, and the shame is unbearable.
  • Compassion. Once you have experienced depression, you wouldn’t wish it on anyone, let alone the people closest to you. You worry that your depression is contagious and that you will take the people you love down with you like a drowning person.
  • Fear of Being Judged. They say that depression isn’t stigmatized much anymore, but you can still hear disdain regularly in casual conversations with people who haven’t experienced it.
  • Fear of Falling. People with depression tend to be smart, creative, resourceful people who have achieved great success – in the extreme, think J.K. Rowling, Robin Williams, Kurt Cobain, Ernest Hemingway, Bruce Springsteen. The higher you are on a pedestal, the scarier the fall.
  • Fear of Rejection. If no one is around, you can’t be rejected.

While it’s vital that you maintain your relationships, I understand full well the difficulties you may sometimes have talking with the people in your life.  It’s during those times that I want to be there.

If you can use someone to talk with who understands, contact me for a one-on-one virtual “coffee and conversation.”

This is not therapy (although I am always happy to help with any of the exercises on my site).  It is simply what we all look for from a friend – support, compassion, and caring without judgment.

Your first call session is complimentary.  

“Jill is the real deal when it comes to owning your feelings with active depression. She takes a positive twist on viewing anxiety, depression, and panic through research, compassion, and humor. If you do her 10-day challenge you won’t be disappointed and you will be on the road ready to navigate new roads and pathways in your mind with a clean engine ready to travel to any place you want to go. No GPS required.”

Marsha M.

“Jill Gould combines firsthand experience and intelligence with wisdom and compassion that is rarely seen in the world today.  Whether you need advice, support, absolution (in a secular way of course) or just someone to listen in a non-judgmental way, she is your go-to person.  I cannot think of anyone I would have on my side!”

Robert M.

“Jill is supportive, responsive, and comforting.  Talking with Jill is like talking with an old friend.”

Susan F.

“Jill is my go-to person for any problems or issues in my life.  She is always there ready and willing to listen and it is the quality of her listening and the depth and quality of her advice that really sets her effectiveness apart.  She listens without judgment and is fully engaged and present in the conversation.  Her insight and wisdom are incredible and she is always spot on with the advice and understanding.   Her warmth, kindness, and compassion make you feel comfortable and safe to share your deepest concerns.  I cannot recommend her highly enough.  You will be lucky and privileged to have her shoulder to lean on for advice, comfort, and support.”

Jackie B.

“Jill is a phenomenal coach, friend, and confidante. She listens with great care, empathy, and compassion and has a keen sense for what is really going on—beyond your words. Once she’s made sense of all you are reaching for (or away from), she helps you find clearest, easy-to-follow path for getting where you want to go.  I recommend her to anyone who needs a shoulder, an ear, or a path out.”

-Beth B.

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Jill Gould is a Mental Health Mentor who helps people take their lives back from depression and anxiety.  She is certified in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Life, Happiness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Coaching.

In her other life, Jill is an attorney, recruiter, entrepreneur and author, all of which take second place to her roles as wife to the love of her life, mother to two wonderful grown & happy children, and servant to two mini-dachshunds.

Jill’s life and family are a testament to the fact that with the right strategies and support, you can move beyond depression and live the life of your dreams.  More about Jill

Disclaimer

The information contained herein is not intended as a substitute for medical or mental health care.  Medication, therapy, and/or other treatments may be indicated.  If you suffer from depression or anxiety, or any other mental health issue, please...  Read Full Disclaimer
Copyright © 2018 Tame Your Brain

Jill Gould is a Mental Health Mentor who helps people take their lives back from depression and anxiety.  She is certified in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Life, Happiness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Coaching.

In her other life, Jill is an attorney, recruiter, entrepreneur and author, all of which take second place to her roles as wife to the love of her life, mother to two wonderful grown children, and servant to two mini-dachshunds.

Jill’s life and family are a testament to the fact that with the right strategies and support, you can move beyond depression and live the life of your dreams.  More about Jill

Disclaimer

The information contained herein is not intended as a substitute for medical or mental health care.  Medication, therapy, and/or other treatments may be indicated.  If you suffer from depression or anxiety, or any other mental health issue, please consult a mental health professional. Do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of information you have read on this website. Do not start or stop taking any medications without speaking to a medical or mental health physician.  Read Full Disclaimer

Copyright © 2018 Tame Your Brain