PTSD sometimes develops in an individual after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, but how does one know whether PTSD has developed within them? Some of the symptoms include intrusive thoughts, disconnectedness, and avoiding anything resembling the trauma. Other symptoms include feeling anxious very often, nightmares, and having a persistent negative view of self and others. PTSD affects the way in which one behaves in a relationship- whether with colleagues, friends/family, or romantic partners. The individual with a history of trauma often feels discouraged and dissatisfied and is at risk for isolating themselves which can contribute to the development of anxiety and depression. If you think you may have PTSD, don’t suffer in silence. You can recover!
I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients heal from the affects of trauma and have seen many of them grow and transform. Growth and transformation can be yours too.
With TF-CBT and DBT you will gain insight and awareness into your thoughts, feelings and behavior. You will learn how to control you emotions, tolerate distressing feelings and situations, and become more effective in your relationships. You will learn strategies to help deal with painful memories. As you resolve the trauma by tending to your heart, body and soul you set yourself free to feel more connected, more satisfied, and more at peace with yourself and others. If you think you may have PTSD, take the first step and call Let It Rain Psychotherapy today to begin your healing and recovery.
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