We understand that the pain caused by trauma can be overwhelming and devastating. It can impact every aspect of your life, leaving you feeling isolated, helpless, and hopeless. We’re here to help.
Our therapy is tailored to each individual’s unique needs, with a compassionate and personalized approach that helps you heal and move forward. Our team of skilled therapists are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way, offering a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Our goal is not just to manage your symptoms, but to help you find a path to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We know that the journey toward healing can be challenging, but we’re here to guide you through it.
The experience of a traumatic event can overwhelm a person for days, weeks, months, and even years. What once seemed like an ordinary life can be filled with unannounced, sudden, and powerful negative memories of an earlier traumatic event. Some describe it as a vivid flashback, others relive the feelings without the visual memory, but either way it can feel like life will never be the same.
Our counselors often see people experiencing negative symptoms after traumatic events like:
- Workplace accidents
- Car accidents
- Sexual assault or abuse
- Domestic violence
- Witnessing or experiencing a crime
This list is certainly not exhaustive as unexpected tragic events can happen to a person in countless ways. Fortunately there are a variety of very effective treatments available to help individuals recover regardless of when the event took place.
Signs that a loved one is suffering from PTSD
If you suspect that a loved one may be suffering from PTSD, there are some common signs and symptoms to look for. Here are several:
Re-experiencing the traumatic event
They may have vivid and distressing memories or flashbacks of the event that they can’t control or stop.
They may try to avoid anything that reminds them of the trauma, such as people, places, or activities.
They may feel on edge, irritable, or jumpy, and may have trouble sleeping or concentrating.
Negative changes in mood and thinking
They may experience feelings of guilt, shame, or despair. They may also have negative thoughts about themselves or the world around them.
They may turn to drugs or alcohol as a way of coping with their symptoms.
They may have difficulty experiencing emotions or feeling detached from others.
They may be easily startled or have an exaggerated startle response, and may constantly be on guard for potential danger.
They may have disturbing dreams or nightmares about the traumatic event.
They may experience physical symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, or chest pain.
Changes in behavior
They may exhibit changes in behavior, such as withdrawing from social activities, becoming more aggressive or irritable, or engaging in risky behavior.
We Value Your Privacy
We value the privacy of our patients above all else. We want you to know that your confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us, and we will do everything to protect it.
Our therapists are trained to create a safe and non-judgmental space for you to share your experiences and emotions, and we are committed to upholding ethical guidelines and best practices when it comes to protecting your personal information.
We understand that your journey toward healing from PTSD is unique, and we are honored to be a part of it. We want you to feel empowered and in control of your therapy experience, knowing that your privacy is respected and valued every step of the way.
Trauma can Affect Your Overall Health
While a small percentage of the population suffers from posttraumatic memory “flashbacks” (or PTSD), a far greater number of individuals struggle on a regular basis with emotional “over-reactions.” Chronic over-reacting usually indicates a person is triggered to defend him or herself from a past event, which was very painful emotionally or physically. Unfortunately, chronic “over-reacting” can be very damaging to current relationships.
If you have troubling memories, unexpected emotional reactions, or any of the above listed symptoms that disrupt the way you want to live your life, we encourage you to call. We can help.