Have you suffered a trauma in your past that still haunts you today, leaving you feeling helpless and out of control? You may have a form of anxiety called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Psychological trauma is a particular kind of stress that overwhelms our ability to cope and prevents us from moving on in life.
It may be caused by extreme one-time events like an auto accident or a mugging, or by a past history of abuse or neglect.
PTSD can stir up a wide range of symptoms: Panic attacks or phobias may prevent you from doing the things you love. You may be plagued by obsessive behaviors or thoughts, anxiety, or hyper-vigilance. Sleep disturbances or nightmares may leave you exhausted. Or you may find yourself spacing out—dissociating. These symptoms may worsen when something in present-time somehow reminds you of a trauma in the past.
Therapy For PTSD Can Help
PTSD treatment can help you decrease distressing symptoms and regain control over your life.
I have helped many clients suffering from PTSD. I approach therapy for PTSD using a variety of approaches including EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which have been shown to be particularly effective in processing these old memories and helping people develop healthy ways to cope.
For PTSD counseling, please call my office at 415-242-9866, text me at 415-745-0612, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free 20-minute initial phone consultation or to schedule an appointment.