Counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sometimes a traumatic event can linger with us, causing stress and anxiety long after the incident has passed. If you're struggling with trauma, solution focused therapy can help.

Offering telehealth and in-person appointments for adult and adolescent clients.

Understanding Your Mental Health What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a problem that some people develop after either directly experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like a car accident, sexual assault, natural disasters, combat, or a crime event, etc. Understanding the signs, symptoms, causes, and how to deal with PTSD is the first step to overcoming the problem.

Signs & Symptoms of PTSD

  • High levels of anxiety or panic

  • Having recurrent nightmares

  • Having “Flashbacks” where you feel/think the traumatic event is happening in the here and now.

  • Physical symptoms of panic, increased heart rate, muscle tension, sweating, etc. when reminded of the event.

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or insomnia

  • Hypervigilance—feeling constantly on guard or like there is a perpetual feeling of danger

  • Avoiding thoughts, feelings, or conversations about the traumatic event

  • A loss of interest in things that once felt important to you

  • Having trouble in relationships and positive feelings such as joy, happiness, or love

  • Irritability

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

— Nido Qubein

Finding Healing from Trauma & PTSD How Can Counseling for PTSD Help?

I’m confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. I understand no two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you’ve always wanted.

Counseling for PTSD can help you find safety in your body and mind and rediscover a sense of purpose in your life. 

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    I've been seeing Susan for a little while and feel she has helped and is helping me overcome so much of my unrecognized trauma. With her patience, wisdom, and encouragement she has helped me fight through severe depression and long-term anxiety. And I'm learning and accepting the truth that I'm no longer the trapped child, but an intelligent, empowered adult who deserves respect and real love.

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