If you are struggling with fear and anxiety, anger and sadness, flashbacks and nightmares, avoidance and have difficulty trusting people - you are not alone. You feel like you’re being too sensitive and you should be able to handle these emotions, but it’s harder than you expected on your own. The good news is, I am here to help so you don’t have to go through this difficult time alone.
Most people have experienced some type of trauma in their lives through a distressing or disturbing experience. Trauma can be very difficult to cope with and often has lasting effects on our lives. It can cause you to feel out of control of your life, lost, numb, hopeless and helpless. When traumatic experiences occur, it can take a while to heal the pain and make you feel safe and trusting again.
Trauma can make you feel emotionally, cognitively, and physically overwhelmed making it difficult for you to cope with what happened or cause you to repress the trauma which leads you to carry this unresolved trauma and pain with you. Traumatic experiences impact each person differently, but if your trauma doesn’t ease up or continues to get worse, you may be experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is common in men and women who have served in the military. It can include re-experiencing the trauma in distressing ways, avoiding certain parts of your life, mood alterations following the trauma, flashbacks, trouble sleeping, negative thoughts, anger and tension and even difficulty remembering the event.
It’s important to know you’re not alone if you’re coping with PTSD and trauma, there are plenty of things you can do to help you improve. I provide the support you need to help you cope with these traumatic experiences and help guide you in living a better life. I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which works to heal the wounds and rid emotional distress.