Trauma Counseling

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Trauma counseling includes the PTSD so many veterans returning from war experience. And there are numerous other causes of PTSD that are not as recognized. This includes physical or sexual assault, an accident (airplane crash or a serious motor vehicle accident), or a mass disaster. Most trauma, unfortunately, goes untreated.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates 7.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from PTSD.

The primary symptoms include a combination of the following:

  • Intrusive thoughts recalling the traumatic event
  • Nightmares and flashbacks
  • Efforts to avoid feelings and thoughts that either remind you of the traumatic event or that trigger similar feelings
  • Feeling detached or unable to connect with loved ones
  • Depression, hopelessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Irritability or angry outbursts
  • Hypervigilance (being overly aware of possible danger)
  • Chronic headaches
  • Disrupted sleep, insomnia

Victims of trauma will often turn to addictive behavior as a way to self-medicate. This addictive behavior may provide a brief escape, but eventually this exacerbates the symptoms and creates more treatment challenges.

I’ve worked with numerous clients over the years with PTSD. I help people find relief from the troublesome effects of trauma. It’s a priority for me to be well trained in trauma counseling to help people heal from these emotional wounds.

If you’re suffering from the aftermath of a traumatic event, please call. Let’s discuss possible treatment options and get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

(727) 394-7325

Professional and Confidential Mental Health, Addiction and
Trauma Counseling for Men and Women

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