When someone suffers from PTSD, they can experience restless sleep, anxiety attacks, and depression. PTSD is also associated with isolationist behavior and emotional detachment. For friends, family, and romantic partners, it can be difficult to know how to help a loved one with post traumatic stress disorder. It can be especially difficult if you knew this person before the onset of their PTSD … [Read more...] about How To Help Someone With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sometimes it is difficult to know whether family therapy or individual therapy is the best option for your situation. While some struggles seem to clearly require one or the other, it’s not always that simple. Every situation is unique and the caring therapists at PFLC are here to tailor your counseling experience to your personal needs. Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, or a Mix of … [Read more...] about Family Therapy vs. Individual Therapy: Which Should I Try?
Our national understanding of PTSD began near the end of World War I with the term “shell shock.” It only referred to soldiers who had been near explosions, but the definition began to expand when other soldiers were seen with similar symptoms. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the modern conception of PTSD was first established. As we learn more about how the human body and mind respond to stress … [Read more...] about Complex Post Traumatic Stress – Who is Affected by PTSD?
The holiday season encourages togetherness, warmth, and celebration. Unfortunately, the holiday season can also go alongside business, stress, and seasonal depression. If you are looking for ways to manage stress during the holidays, Philly Family Life Counseling has a shortlist of tips to help this season stay joyful. Stress & Depression During the Holiday Season Feeling sad or anxious … [Read more...] about Maintaining Mental Health During the Holidays
Trauma informed therapy takes the whole person into consideration. It recognizes the long reaching effects of a traumatic experience designs individualized paths to recovery. According to SAMHSA, good trauma informed mental healthcare provider will “recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma” and “actively resist re-traumatization.” This allows patients to receive the care they need in a … [Read more...] about Seeking Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Therapy
Philly Family Life Counseling is proud to staff licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) experienced in working with couples and families and who are clinical members of the American Association of Marriage Therapists (AAMFT). Marriage counseling and couples therapy is one of the most beneficial investments a couple can make. It focuses on both your individual and relational health so that you can … [Read more...] about FAQs Answered by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker