A main focus in working with PTSD is finding peace in both life and oneself. This can be hard to do after a life-altering event, and may take time, but it can be done. I join my clients and their families in working through such hard times. Watching people make it through such situations is an admirable thing to see. Call (949) 945-4364 today to schedule a free consultation.
Symptoms of trauma can include:
- Intense fear/anxiety
- Distressing recollections (images, thoughts)
- Recurrent dreams of the event(s)
- Sense of reliving experience
- Psychological distress at exposure to cues that symbolize event(s)
- Efforts to avoid thoughts, feelings, or conversations associated with trauma
- Use of pain medications/narcotics/alcohol to avoid distressing thoughts
- Diminished interest in social activities
- Sense of foreshortened future
I specialize in the individuals, and families, dealing with a traumatic event. Such situations are extremely hard to get through. There is a lot of pain, anger and denial for not only the one dealing with the PTSD, but also with the family that is standing beside them. A lot of the therapy is based on going through the five stages of bereavement (bereavement doesn’t take place only in death). They are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. My heart goes out to all of you. The journey can be long, but peace within can be attained.