PTSD Treatment

PTSD word cloud with topical information around itThe impact that trauma can have on the totality of an individual is undeniable. No matter how large or small the trauma may seem, given a lack of opportunity to heal and integrate, a trauma can create dysfunction in the brain and body that limit you from experiencing love, satisfaction, contentment, and connection. One does not have to have been in the combat of war to have experienced a trauma. Trauma can be the sudden death of a loved one, a car accident, a difficult breakup, domestic violence, the experience of a natural disaster, and so on. It is important to explain that vicarious trauma can occur for an individual who is witness to a trauma happening to someone else and that vicarious trauma can create post-traumatic stress (PTSD) as well. One can consider an event a trauma if he/she continues to experience a level of stress following the event that proves difficult to manage. Symptoms of prolonged post-traumatic stress are (but not limited to):

  • difficulty sleeping
  • flashbacks of the event
  • nightmares
  • hypervigilance (the feeling of always being ‘on guard’)
  • avoiding persons, places and things that remind the individual of the event
  • emotional disconnection
  • inability to connect with loved ones
  • lost on interest in things that once brought him/her pleasure
  • increased substance use/addictive behavior
  • dissociation or ‘feeling out of one’s body or not connected to reality’

As mentioned in my ‘About Me’ section of my website. I have gone through training to become a Clinical Trauma Professional and completed training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Training. I have extensive clinical and educational experience in both inpatient and outpatient traumatic care and am driven to create healing environments for those affected by the negative impacts of trauma. As a Certified and Insured Yoga Teacher, I am able to bring scientifically proven techniques that create healing in individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I state these certifications to assure you that I am a counselor who is passionate about working with you to create solutions that turn your post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth. We will not be able to change the past and the fact that the trauma has happened to you, we will be able to work together to change your body and minds relationship to the trauma, empowering you and those around in in the process. Let’s get to work!

Phone: (321) 231-4177
2180 Park Avenue North, Suite 326
Winter Park, FL 32789