Jonathan BenkoLicensed Clinical Social Worker,
Neuro-affirming, narrative therapist with a specialty in RF-ERP for OCD. I focus on what matters most to you and always seek your feedback.
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.
Does depression weigh you down and say you always come up short? Is anxiety paralyzing that you can't seem to relax? Does trauma hold you back from creating your preferred life story? I follow your lead as I help you increase awareness of how the problems entered your life. The problem doesn't get the final say on how you live your life. Let's reclaim that life you've always wanted, while being in touch with your strengths, values, and wisdom to create your solutions.