Danna BlumenauStudent Therapist,
Let's explore challenges that seem insurmountable so that you can move beyond your past and create a better future.
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.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
Clients working with me are usually seeking a refuge or a a space to discuss difficult topics and a therapy approach to fit their needs. Clients working with me are seeking to make behavioral change and gain new insight. The issues clients enter into therapy can vary but they are motivated to change. I provide the space, techniques, and support to resolve the concerns.
I am passionate about collaborating with people who have been underserved- of diverse races/ ethnicities/ nationalities, sexual orientation, gender identities, partnership/family structures, lifestyles, philosophies & faiths. Regardless of mental health, relationship or life concern, if you crave a depth of healing insight, I am highly effective at supporting your process. I work best with those whose greatest satisfaction is found in unique experiences, whether alone or shared with others.