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PTSD therapy

After experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event it can seem that the world is unsafe and nobody can be trusted. My goal is to create a therapeutic environment where you can trust me to work through your traumatic event and resume the life you want to live. 

I have worked for several years with adults and children that have experienced traumatic events. I am STEP qualified to treat Military Sexual Trauma (MST).  I also work with family members to help them understand and cope with their families members with PTSD. 

I commonly use Cognitive Processing Therapy for clients with PTSD. This is an evidence based therapy that can reduce symptoms and is often completed within 12 sessions.  

Common PTSD symptoms: 

  • Reliving the event/feeling as if you are there
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares 
  • Guilty feelings
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Irritability
  • Emotional numbness
  • Difficulty trusting others
  • Social isolation
  • Feeling on guard/jumpiness
  • "Perimeter checks"
  • Avoiding events that remind you of the trauma
  • Avoiding certain places or events
  • Difficulty in crowds
  • Blaming self or others for the event
  • Reckless behaviors
  • Concentration problems
  • Easily startled
  • Hypervigilance