Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or “PTSD” symtoms include:
You may suffer from flashbacks, fear, severe anxiety, or mistrust
There may be an inability to feel pleasure, an experience of guilt, or loneliness
Insomnia or nightmares are common in PTSD sufferers.
Emotional detachment or unwanted thoughts are almost univerally experienced.
Here's what healing looks like:
You feel more alive and “reconnected” to life
Past experiences no longer control your feelings
You can move on, and can heal
Feelings of stress, anguish, and fear that are attached to memories lose their power
You are capable of living a happy and more fulfilling life
You’re able to regain peace of mind and control of your life
Some of the things we work on together to treat your PTSD are:
We look at not what happened, so much as how is this affecting you
We help you learn techniques to bring yourself to peace, so that the anxiety of the trauma does not control you.
We help you to learn to see how these feelings of trauma affect your daily life, and find other ways to approach it your life
You learn how to interrupt the PTSD triggers and feedback loops
We explore ways to help you create positive experiences for yourself that will train your brain to rewire
While there are a variety of tools that can be used to help a person with post-traumatic stress disorder, in my experience Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the most successful treatment for PTSD.
I have 40 years of experience working with people with PTSD – there is no magic wand, but rather it involves time, effort & focus. But sticking with it produces results.
Basically we meet together once a week and I help you to gradually face the feelings of trauma that you may have been protecting yourself against. If the trauma is faced too quickly, symptoms can become worse. That’s why it’s crucial to have a seasoned therapist to help navigate through the sea of very challenging symptoms.
The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can difficult to deal with. Often PTSD can create other problems in your life, particularly relationship problems. Learning to deal with PTSD helps relationship issues.
The sooner you get treatment for PTSD, the better. Often at around age 40, the symptoms that people hold under the water can no longer be held there. Untreated PTSD can lead a person to begin to experience Suicidal Thoughts or Cravings to numb themselves with chemicals. These ways of dealing with pain can make PTSD worse. It’s important that a person invest in the treatment of the symptoms so it doesn’t get worse.
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Hope. Heal. Connect.
With Treatment for PTSD that's focused on Results
On the other side of our time together, our goal is for you to experience:
Reduction in Anxiety
Healing from Flashbacks
Freedom from Hypervigilance
Decrease in Nightmares
Moving from Social Isolation to Connectedness
a more fulfilling, enjoyable life
The end result is to help you make step by step changes that result in a more fulfilling, enjoyable life.
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