Katie VernoyLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
My name is Katie Vernoy and I'm a Licensed MFT practicing in Torrance, CA and online, serving all of California, Arizona, and Florida
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a traumatic, scary or dangerous event. PTSD can be caused by either witnessing or experiencing the trauma. Events that sometimes trigger PTSD include everything from sexual assault, war, and violence, to car accidents or other incidents that could cause loss of life. It is not at all uncommon for people who go through something traumatic to have temporary difficulty coping and acute symptoms, but with time, they usually get better. However, if the symptoms last longer than a month, get worse rather than better and affect your ability to function, you may be suffering from PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD may include severe anxiety, anger, nightmares, trouble sleeping, flashbacks to the event, frightening thoughts, avoidance of situations or places, feeling on edge and/or being easily startled. If you think you may be experiencing PTSD, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s specialists today to get help.
Do you feel heard? Feeling depressed, anxious, and stressed out? You do not have to go through it alone. One thing I pride myself in is listening to my patients. I am a certified Integrative Psychiatric Provider. I offer online telehealth treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, trauma, eating disorders, and medication management. My goal is to listen to your concerns and work with you to develop personalized, comprehensive care that tailors to your needs using holistic approaches.
A wise man once said “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” - Albus Dumbledore, as written in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Yes, Dumbledore is fictional, but his words ring true for many. My goal is to help you find that light switch in order to let your own internal light shine through. If that statement resonates and you are ready to find that internal light (even if it sounds a little scary), please reach out! I cant wait to meet you.