Hello Carol .......
Sorry about how long you've been suffering. I happen to be a big believer in counseling, but without self-motivation to do it, it's not going to work.
Hobbies are good ... even better than good. And when it comes to a dog, well ........ I would be lost without mine. I would guess there will be a few people along soon, but let me welcome you to this site.
Some of the things I do to keep my sanity are ..... write little stories about "me and my dog". I do have a number of hobbies, but they all seem to be on hold right now. Medical things are in the way.
Why don't you read some of the posts by others. It may give you some ideas ... or it might just take your mind off of your own stress for at least a short time.
Peace and happiness