Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an extreme reaction to a traumatic or life-threatening event. An individual suffering from PTSD can have flashbacks/recurrent thoughts of the event, nightmares, insomnia, irritability, heightened arousal, etc. Examples of traumatic events include rape, murder, robbery, war, earthquakes, fires, etc. PTSD develops differently from person to person. If you’ve lived through a traumatic incident, your symptoms may appear within hours or days of the event, or they may take weeks, months, or even years to develop. Symptoms can arise suddenly, gradually, or come and go over time. By working with one of our professional therapists, you can relieve symptoms of PTSD.
Your therapist can help you:
- Explore your thoughts and feelings about the trauma
- Work through feelings of guilt, self-blame, and mistrust
- Learn how to cope with and control intrusive memories
- Address problems PTSD has caused in your life and relationships
In addition to offering an outlet for emotions you may have been bottling up, counseling for PTSD will also help restore your sense of control and reduce the powerful hold the memories of the trauma has on your life.