PTSD can occur when you felt that your life or the life of someone you love was in immediate danger.

Some traumas that can result in PTSD symptoms include: terrorism, active shooters, military combat, sexual abuse or sexual assault, serious medical procedure, vehicle accident, natural disasters, witnessing domestic or community violence, or other serious events. For some, experiencing these traumas can result in trauma symptoms.

Trauma Symptoms:

Re-experiencing symptoms

  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Scary thoughts

Avoidance
  • Avoiding people, places or things associated with the trauma
  • Avoiding thoughts about the trauma

Hyper Arousal
  • Feeling jumpy
  • Feeling Keyed up or tense
  • Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or early morning awakening
  • Irritability or outbursts

Changes in thoughts or outlooks on life

  • Failure to remember details about the traumatic event
  • Negative or fearful thoughts about self or the world around you
  • Guilt/Shame/Blame
  • Loss of interest in life activities

Children symptoms
  • Enuresis (Bedwetting)
  • Losing language
  • Play that mimics the traumatic event
  • Clinginess

Many people think that PTSD is an illness mostly experienced by military combat veterans.

The truth is that anyone can experience PTSD symptoms including children. I have worked with several children that have experienced PTSD symptoms.

*Therapist does not provide medication management

If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms, please give me a call at (704) 890-8333 to set up an appointment to create a treatment plan to address your specific needs. There is effective treatment for PTSD and you can gain your life back again.