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 compassionate environment where they can explore their experiences without reliving their trauma.
If you are wondering, “is there qualified PTSD therapist near me?” Philly Family Life Counseling is a supportive practice in Philadelphia.
What is PTSD and Who Does It Affect?
PTSD is caused by either experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. This can include combat, natural disasters, witnessing or surviving an assault, experiencing a car accident, growing up in an abusive home, experiencing a miscarriage, etc. Whether the event is recent or in the distant past, but the effects of PTSD are very real. The most common symptoms of PTSD are as follows:
- Detached and isolationist behavior
- Feeling on guard, waiting for the other shoe to drop
- Panic attacks
- Vivid nightmares
- Mood swings
- Heart palpitations
- Sudden or extreme behavioral changes
Those who struggle with symptoms of PTSD can be at higher risk for depressive tendencies such as substance abuse or suicidal thoughts. While anyone who has experienced trauma can develop warning signs of PTSD, there are specific fields which are traditionally affected. It is important that military personnel, members of law enforcement, firefighters, medical professionals, and social workers prioritize mental health. Caring for your own behavioral health will allow you to continue balancing your work/life activities; the career you love and further enjoy your personal life.
PTSD Counseling in Northeast Philadelphia
Fill out our online form or call (215) 677-3810 to begin therapy at with Dr. Eugene Devers and Associates for posttraumatic stress disorder. Working with a specialized counselor can help you to make strides in all aspects of your life. If you call between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM during business days, one of our friendly staff members will be available to take your call and answer your questions.