Trauma (PTSD) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Trauma (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Is Your Past Continuing To Creep Into Your Present?

• Do you find yourself constantly reliving distressing moments from your past?

• Is it common for you to feel on edge or as if you’re in danger?

• Have elements of your daily functioning—such as your relationships or work—suffered as a result of unresolved emotional pain? 

Maybe you often feel sad, depressed, or anxious. It’s possible that you have even developed panic attacks as a result of never feeling at ease. Or perhaps you’re living with constant shame, guilt, or denial that something harmful and life-altering took place. It may be that you blame yourself for what happened.

If you’re living with unresolved trauma, it can impact every facet of life. Whether you struggle with intrusive thoughts, nightmares, or dissociation, or you have cognitive challenges with your memory or concentration—unresolved distress can make aspects of everyday living unbearable.

When dealing with these disruptions, you’re likely not the only one impacted by the aftereffects of trauma. You may find that your relationships are becoming exceedingly difficult to manage, causing you to want to withdraw entirely. Maybe interpersonal conflict between you and your loved ones has worsened because your reactions are often disproportionate to the situation. And it’s possible that feelings of anger, rage, sadness, and fear have festered to the point that you no longer feel in control of your emotions.

You probably feel like life would be much more manageable if you weren’t plagued by the pain and distress of your past. And though it may be impossible to change what happened, therapy can help you to understand and heal from the effects of your trauma.