Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Your symptoms make sense, given what you've been through.

Do you have recurrent, unwanted distressing memories of a traumatic event?
Are you avoiding places, activities or people that remind you of a trauma?
Do you feel detached from family or struggle with social relationships?
Are normal daily tasks challenging?
Do you have difficulty experiencing positive emotions or feel emotionally numb?
Are you easily startled, frightened, or on guard for danger?
Do you experience guilt and shame?
Are you having trouble sleeping or having nightmares?
Do you have irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior?

If you answered yes to some of these questions, you may be experiencing post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is a mental health condition that’s triggered by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.

The most common events leading to the development of PTSD include combat exposure, childhood physical abuse, sexual violence, physical assault, threatened with a weapon, or an accident. Symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event and vary from person to person.

There is no need to suffer in silence. Seek help. As your therapist, we will process your trauma together. Therapy can provide you with a peace of mind you may have been searching for, perhaps for a very long time.

If you feel like any of these symptoms apply to you, reach out to us to request a free phone consultation.