Trauma and PTSD Counseling Services
Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.
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Counseling for Trauma and PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.
When is PTSD counseling needed?
PTSD symptoms can vary in intensity over time. You may have more PTSD symptoms when you’re stressed in general, or when you come across reminders of what you went through. For example, you may hear a car backfire and relive combat experiences. Or you may see a report on the news about a sexual assault and feel overcome by memories of your own assault. If you have disturbing thoughts and feelings about a traumatic event for more than a month, if they’re severe, or if you feel you’re having trouble getting your life back under control, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional. Getting treatment as soon as possible can help prevent PTSD symptoms from getting worse.
What does trauma counseling consist of?
Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment can help you regain a sense of control over your life.
- Teaching you skills to address your symptoms
- Helping you think better about yourself, others and the world
- Learning ways to cope if any symptoms arise again
- Treating other problems often related to traumatic experiences, such as depression, anxiety, or misuse of alcohol or drugs
You don’t have to try to handle the burden of PTSD on your own.
The benefits of PTSD counseling
The most important part of trauma recovery programs, and one that cannot be stressed enough, is that it provides a safe environment in which healing can occur. Reducing shame and painful memories and perceptions during the exploration of traumatic and/or sexual issues is a significant hurdle for many patients to navigate successfully. Our trained professionals ensure that your comfort and safety are preserved to best help healing from trauma and PTSD.
PTSD counseling in Cary and Holly Springs
If you are considering whether or not to take the next step in reaching out to a trauma or PTSD counselor near you, we are available to answer some of your questions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a licensed professional and get started on your way to a better future!
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We work with self-pay and many insurance plans. Please ask about your insurance carrier when you contact us to make an initial appointment. We accept most Blue Cross Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross plans, as well as Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United Health Care, and Optum.