Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the result of experiencing a traumatic event. The trauma could be something that happened to you or something that you witnessed. Common triggers for the onset of PTSD are: rape, emotional abuse, car accidents, physical assault, infidelity, or a devastating health diagnosis. It is common to be flooded by images or memories of the event which will make you feel helpless and scared. After a traumatic event you may not like feel like yourself. Your mood may become depressed or jittery or you may avoid people or places that you once enjoyed. Counseling can help.
Symptoms of Trauma
- nightmares, often repetitive in theme
- flashbacks to the event, often when you least expect it
- insomnia due to fear or nightmares
- sweaty palms, elevated heart rate, palpitations of the heart
- poor memory and poor concentration
- dissociation from your body
- avoiding certain places or people or situations
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If you believe you are suffering from PTSD or if you have history of trauma, reach out to me. Mental health counseling can be incredibly beneficial to you as you learn to heal. You will learn the skills necessary to regain control of your life and you will have safe place to explore your inner-most thoughts, feelings, and life experiences. Call or email to find out more.
What to expect
We will meet via HIPAA secure video conference (or telemental health) 1x per week for 50 minutes. You may be in therapy for several months or a year. The length and frequency of your commitment to therapy will depend on many things and there is no ‘one size fits all’ formula. We will work together to improve your mood, heal your past, and achieve your treatment goals. Call to learn more.