PTSD Treatment in Rochester, NH
Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you suffering from lingering fear, anxiety or panic due to a series of traumatic events? Do you feel like you no longer have any control over how you think, feel and behave?
Do you re-live traumatic situations or have flashbacks that intrude on your waking hours? Do you have disturbing dreams or nightmares? These reminders may also trigger physical symptoms, such as heart palpitations or chills, or emotional problems like anxiety, depression, and feelings of dread.
Do you avoid any reminders of the trauma, or distance yourself from family and friends, or withdraw from everyday activities and things you used to enjoy?
If any of these symptoms resonate with you, you may have PTSD.
PTSD is characterized by intense fear, a sense of helplessness, or even horror. It can affect all areas of your life – your emotions, your mental wellbeing, and your physical health. And symptoms are generally worse in situations like rape or abuse, where the trauma was deliberately perpetrated against you.
Do you feel on guard all the time or suddenly feel angry or irritable over small things? You may experience problems with sleeping or concentrating, and you may startle easily. Depression and disassociation can also develop.
PTSD may surface months or years after the trauma. Particularly in relation to abuse in childhood, symptoms of PTSD can pass, then reappear later in life. This can make it difficult to recognize PTSD as you may not associate your current feeling and behaviors with past events.
Each time symptoms appear however, they provide an opportunity for healing. I treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with a combination of psychotherapy and EMDR.
Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we might be a good fit to help you get back on the road to healing.