Experiencing a traumatic event can have lingering effects. Common traumas include auto accidents, assault, and military combat. Many people find that, following a trauma, they continue to experience symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, feeling as though they are reliving the trauma, or feeling “outside of” themselves. Others notice that they withdraw from loved ones, have poor sleep and concentration, and feel depressed and anxious. These symptoms are commonly known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Our counselors are trained to work with individuals suffering from PTSD. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work toward symptom management, as well as increased acceptance of and coping with the experience of the trauma. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling can help you establish skills to help you minimize the negative impact on your relationships and current life.