Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Common symptoms of PTSD include the following if they last for more than a month after the event.
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- Uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
- Recurring flashbacks of the event that feel real and bring back the same feelings of terror.
- Avoidance or numbing of memories surrounding the event (something that might mask your ability to recognize you are suffering from PTSD).
- Hyperarousal, or the chronic state of fight or flight, marked by reduced pain tolerance, anxiety, exaggerated startle responses, insomnia, fatigue, and accentuation of personality traits.
Traumatic events can include, but are not limited to, combat exposure, physical abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse, personal or parental addictions, domestic violence, being physically attacked, being threatened by a weapon, or being in any situation where death or feeling trapped was perceived as imminent and unavoidable. Emotional neglect growing up or in a relationship as well as a divorce or the death of someone loved can also leave emotional scars that if left untreated will affect you and others around you. This means that anyone – male or female, young or old, in any profession – could be suffering from trauma symptoms that can lead to PTSD. If you think you or a loved one are suffering from PTSD, let me help you through it with individual therapy. In addition to having over ten years of experience, I also have a Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment and training in Level I & II in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
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I am able to utilize a variety of therapy methods to help you address the traumatic event in your life and teach you how to cope with them. Specifically, we will work together to re-establish your feeling of safety, reduce symptoms of trauma, build your skillset to process your traumatic event, and help you understand yourself and your experience in a reparative way that allows you to move past your trauma.
Email or call me today at 410-949-1238 and tell me about the challenges you are dealing with so together we can find healthy resolutions. One of my goals is helping individuals work through their challenges and build a strong foundation for their future. Let me help you too.