Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist attack, or a military combat. People with PTSD may have difficulty returning to their normal lives and may experience a range of symptoms, including flashbacks, bad dreams, and feelings of detachment or numbness. They may also feel anxious, depressed, or irritable, and may have difficulty sleeping or concentrating. Below is more information on how these symptoms might show up:
• Flashbacks: These are vivid and intense memories of the traumatic event that can feel like they are happening in the present. They can be triggered by sights, sounds, or other stimuli that are associated with the event.
• Nightmares: People with PTSD may have disturbing dreams or nightmares related to the traumatic event. These dreams can be vivid and distressing and may disrupt sleep.
• Avoidance: People with PTSD may try to avoid people, places, or activities that remind them of the traumatic event. They may also try to avoid talking about the event or thinking about it. This can lead to feelings of detachment or numbness.
• Emotional distress: People with PTSD may feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. They may also experience difficulty managing their emotions and may have outbursts of anger or sadness.
• Difficulty sleeping: People with PTSD may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. They may have difficulty relaxing or may be awakened by nightmares.
• Difficulty concentrating: People with PTSD may have difficulty focusing on tasks or remembering things. They may also have difficulty making decisions or problem-solving.
How does therapy work at Knew You Psychotherapy?
At Knew You Psychotherapy, therapy begins with a 20-30 minute consultation call with one of our Intake Coordinators. During the consultation, you and the intake coordinator will have a chance to further discuss what is bringing you to therapy, your therapeutic goals, your therapeutic history, and answer any questions you may have. The intake coordinator will also help determine the therapist that is the best match for you and schedule your first appointment.
The fee for a consultation is $50, and it may be covered by your insurance if it covers out-of-network mental health services.
PTSD can be a challenging and debilitating condition that can affect a person's relationships, work, and overall quality of life. It is important for individuals with PTSD to seek professional help and support from mental health professionals, who can provide treatments such as therapy and medication to help manage their symptoms. It is also important for friends, family, and loved ones to be supportive and understanding of the struggles that individuals with PTSD may face.
Therapists at Knew You Psychotherapy have received a variety of trainings in different modalities to meet your needs. We understand that there is no “one-fit-all” approach and for this reason we take pride in being knowledgeable in many different modalities, including EMDR, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Behavioral Therapy, CPT, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered just to name a few.
Get Started with Therapy Today!
Start your journey towards healing from PTSD today. If you're ready to take the first steps towards a more peaceful, fulfilling future, simply schedule your consultation. One of our intake coordinators will reach out to you to schedule your first session and help you start your journey towards overcoming PTSD symptoms and finding greater strength and resilience in your life.