Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselling

Every client experiences PTSD differently, but the impact can be devastating for them and those around them. In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder therapy, we will work together to normalize your thoughts and develop alternative perspectives. I will help you identify your strengths that can lead to healthy coping mechanisms to tackle common stressors in daily life. We will develop an understanding of some of your unconscious conflicts and how they might be impacting you.

I will work with you to learn grounding techniques and mindfulness. Therapy may involve exposure therapy, talking about your experience, or revisiting situations/places.

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has been through a traumatic event. Experiencing crime, natural disasters, accidents, war or conflict, or other perceived threats can all lead to PTSD.

Common symptoms of PTSD:

  • Vivid nightmares, flashbacks, or continual thoughts about the event
  • Avoiding situations or places that remind you of the original event
  • Often feel nervous or ‘on edge.’
  • Being startled very easily
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feel emotionally numb or detached
  • Using drugs or alcohol to cope with or avoid negative thoughts or feelings

Your first session involves an initial assessment of your well-being and a thorough intake of your personal history and background. Subsequent therapy sessions are 60 minutes in length and are unique to each treatment plan.