Right now, as a result of your unresolved military and combat trauma, you may be experiencing…
- Nightmares, flashbacks, and sleep disturbances.
- Changes in your personality or behavior, including your eating, sleeping, and self-care.
- Anger, irritation, and rage when off-duty and around the people that you care about.
- Social withdrawal and isolation.
- Excessive worry and fear most of the time.
You’re realizing that your unresolved military and combat trauma is getting in the way of your life…
- You’re distracted and you’re not performing well at work.
- You can’t rest and be present at home – your spouse, friends, and loved ones are concerned about you.
- You want to be a good, loving parent, but you feel you have absolutely no capacity to do so.
- You’re watching yourself drink more and more and you know it’s a problem. But you’re having a hard time stopping.
- Shouldn’t I be able to handle this on my own?
- What is what I’m going through called? Military/combat trauma? Combat stress? PTSD?
- How can I talk to a civilian about what I’m going through? How could they possibly get it?
- Will I have to talk about all the details and re-live it again?
You’re longing for…
- A chance to feel like your old self again. Someone who had a lot of capacity for hard things.
- An ability to sleep through the night and not wake your partner up with your nightmares.
- A day – even an hour – where the intrusive thoughts don’t come up and distract you.
- An ability to be present for your family and your life again, and not to feel ruled by what you’ve witnessed and how negatively it’s impacted you.
- To get back to healthier, better habits and a sense of control and agency to stop the harmful ones.
What you’re longing for is possible.
At Evergreen Counseling, we have a staff of seasoned, evidence-based therapists skilled in treating military and combat trauma.
How we can help you
By pursuing therapy for military and combat trauma, you can imagine the following:
Mental intrusions, flashbacks, and disturbing thoughts that come out of nowhere.
Greatly reduced disturbing thoughts. And they come up with less distress when you think of them.
Disrupted sleep, waking up from dreams and nightmares that bring the trauma content back to the forefront.
More restless sleep, leaving you more equipped for your days with greater capacity as you move through them.
Watching yourself self-sabotage through unhealthy behaviors and dependency.
More ability to stop the self-harming behaviors, and more capacity to engage in healthier behaviors.
Anger, irritation, and rage comes out at the people you care about.
A greater sense of self-control and an ability to be more of who you want to be with your loved ones.
What if I’m Not Ready?
If you don’t feel quite ready to book a complimentary consult call yet, that’s completely fine.
We don’t want you to feel pressured and we know that the choice to seek out therapy can feel difficult.
Part of you wants to do it, and another part of you is, perhaps, scared to begin because of the feelings you might have to finally feel.
Or a part of you questions whether or not you can even be helped at all.
Whatever the reason, no matter how ready or not ready you feel to begin therapy, we want you to have the information you need to make an informed choice.
So, to that end, please explore the additional information below to learn more about us and how we can help you.
We’ll be here whenever you’re ready to reach out for support.