Trauma and traumatic events are something most, if not all, will experience in their lifetimes. But each person’s reaction to trauma is unique. While the after-effects of a traumatic experience will diminish over time for many people, for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), these feelings remain intense. If you find the effects of a traumatic event or events are impacting your ability to function in your day-to-day life, post-traumatic stress disorder counseling may help you significantly.
PTSD manifests itself in each person differently. There are physical as well as emotional symptoms frequently found in those with PTSD, and these can be present even when the person is no longer in danger. If you find these symptoms are interfering with your everyday life, whether at home, work, or school, or if you find that your relationships with others are suffering, it’s time to seek help and begin healing.
Common symptoms to look out for include:
- Trouble sleeping or nightmares
- Racing heart
- Feeling numb or detached
With the assistance of a licensed therapist at REACH Behavioral Health, clients in post-trauma counseling can learn strategies to process traumatic life events and alter reactions to triggering moments or memories going forward.
According to the National Center for PTSD, around 8 million adults in the United States have post-traumatic stress disorder in a given year. While there are millions of Americans with PTSD, everyone is different, and post-traumatic stress affects each person in different ways, manifesting different symptoms. This is why it’s so important for those with PTSD to be treated by a licensed mental health practitioner.
Treatment that works for one person may not work for the next. By working with an expert in post-trauma counseling, you will be able to identify treatment methods that work best for your specific needs.
Goal-Oriented Sessions for Post-Trauma Counseling
At REACH Behavioral Health, you’ll work alongside a licensed counselor in an environment that is confidential and supportive. With your specific needs and experiences in mind, your counselor will work with you on a personalized therapy plan to ensure that you are working toward your healing goals.
PTSD counseling can help you to:
- Gain knowledge about the effects of trauma and how your specific experience is impacting you physically and emotionally
- Focus on changing the way you react to triggers and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress
- Incorporate stress-relief techniques to manage your emotional response
- Learn how to move past feelings of shame or guilt related to the traumatic event and your PTSD
- Develop a better routine and instill healthy habits to protect your mental health, even when facing reminders of your trauma
Start Healing Today with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counseling
If you are struggling with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, know that help is out there, and that you don’t have to deal with your PTSD alone. The licensed therapists at REACH Behavioral Health are trained to help you through your trauma and the impacts that follow by way of PTSD counseling.
Contact us today to learn more about post-traumatic stress counseling, and to be connected with a trained and experienced therapist ready to help.