Trauma can take an emotional toll, whether it stems from a personal tragedy, natural disaster or violence. PTSD also known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that can occur following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless and hopeless. The event could be military combat, a natural disaster, terrorist attack, serious accident, kidnapping, physical or sexual assault, or any shattering event that leaves you stuck and feeling emotionally stuck. PTSD can affect those who personally experience the event, those who witness it, and those who pick up the pieces afterwards, including emergency workers and law enforcement officers. It can even occur in the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma.
There is no right or wrong way to feel after traumatic events. But there are many strategies that can help you work through feelings of pain, fear, and grief and regain your emotional equilibrium. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on. Call now at 310.709.1612 and schedule an appointment. Take the first step in helping yourself.