Is a traumatic experience from your past preventing you from being present in your life? You are not alone; We are here to help you with therapy.
Struggling with uncontrollable flashbacks about negative events from your past?
Feeling stuck in having disproportionate reactions to ordinary life stressors?
Feeling numbed or disconnected from yourself and others?
Do you constantly avoid people, places or situations that can remind you about painful events in your life?
Experiencing difficult and painful events is part of life. However, going through or witnessing out-of-the-ordinary events has a huge impact on human development. When a traumatic event occurs and we cannot process it effectively or don’t have the tools to manage it, chances are this will develop into a set of symptoms called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
There are mainly two types of trauma: PTSD and CPTSD. CPTSD happens when we are exposed to recurrent and prolonged traumatic experiences, especially during childhood and adolescence such as:
Physical, emotional, and verbal abuse
Neglect or adverse experiences with caregivers
Life-threatening accidents or diseases
Having a parent struggling with addictions
Death of loved ones
PTSD may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, series of events or set of circumstances. These are some symptoms that you may experience when having PTSD intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to your experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. You may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; you may feel sadness, fear or anger; and you may feel detached or estranged from other people. You may avoid situations or people that remind you of the traumatic event and have strong negative reactions to something as ordinary as a loud noise or an accidental touch.
Emotional Turmoil and Silent Battles, We All Have Been There.
It is normal to feel fear during and after a traumatic situation. Fear is part of the body's normal "fight or flight" response, which helps us avoid or respond to potential danger. Not everyone with post-traumatic stress disorder has experienced a dangerous event. In some cases, just knowing that a family member or close friend experienced a traumatic event can trigger this disorder.
Approximately 7 or 8 out of every 100 people will experience this disorder at some point in their lives. Women are more likely than men to develop it. Certain aspects of that traumatic event and some biological factors (such as genes) can make some people more susceptible to this disorder.
Getting help is the first step to living a better life.
The Process of Treating PTSD
It is important to know that not everyone who experiences trauma develops PTSD, and not everyone who develops PTSD requires psychiatric treatment. For some people, symptoms of PTSD subside or disappear over time. Others get better with the help of their support system (family or friends). However, many people with PTSD need professional treatment to recover from psychological distress that can be intense and disabling.
Trauma should be treated by a psychotherapist who specializes and has experience in trauma therapy. Although it may sound like a common condition that anyone can experience, it must be treated with the right specialist to overcome it.
At The Wise Self Psychotherapy Clinic, we specialize in treating patients with PTSD, we use evidence-based and effective treatments for trauma such as EMDR Therapy. In sessions, we help them manage their fears, regulate their emotions and reprocess their trauma which leads to clients healing, moving on from their trauma and living a more whole and present life.
Still not Convinced about Starting Therapy?
Fear of treating PTSD?
Feeling embarrassed or ashamed about seeking help for a mental health condition is part of the process. There's still a stigma surrounding mental health, and this can be a significant barrier to seeking therapy. This is completely normal in the beginning, we assure you that as you start treatment this will go away.
Don’t feel comfortable talking or going over the event?
The thought of you discussing traumatic experiences in therapy can be intimidating and distressing. You might fear that therapy will force you to relive your trauma, which can trigger anxiety and distress. Remember, therapy is a safe space and you can go at your own pace.
Have you taken therapy before and didn’t see results?
Therapy requires time and consistency. You might be concerned about fitting therapy sessions into your schedules or committing to a long-term process, be aware that this is the right decision to live a better life.
I am overwhelmed with emotions and what I’ve been through in life. I am concerned about the costs and how therapy works.
Treating PTSD is another step in the journey of improving your mental health and well-being. Solving past traumas or navigating life transitions will help you make the right decisions, feel lighter and know how to handle situations when life gets challenging.
Embarking on a journey towards better mental health shouldn't be hindered by financial barriers. Our affordable psychotherapy services provide a solution that bridges the gap between quality care and affordability.
At The Wise Self Psychotherapy Clinic, we are dedicated to providing you with flexible and accessible options for your therapeutic journey. We offer online and in-person sessions, whatever modality you choose our team of therapists will be there for you. More than a hundred clients have accessed our services in their preferred way, our therapeutic techniques will improve your quality of life.
If you have any questions about our therapy services or want to get in touch with one of our team members you can call us at (289) 778-5429 or email us at email@example.com. Book a 15-minute FREE consultation.
We are a culturally competent team that offers a caring and compassionate approach combined with a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to help you build resilience and meet your goals. We also offer Psychotherapy Services in Spanish, Mandarin and Farsi.
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