Therapy Issues

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Right now, as a result of your unresolved PTSD, you may be experiencing…

  • Irritability, anger, agitation, and hostility.
  • An exaggerated startle response that leaves you flooded with adrenaline.
  • Severe anxiety.
  • Flashbacks, mental intrusions, and nightmares.
  • Loss of interest and pleasure in the things that previously used to bring you joy. 

You’re realizing that your PTSD is unresolved and it’s getting in the way of your life…

  • You’re angry seemingly all the time and you’re taking it out on the people closest to you.
  • You seem stuck in an endless loop of mental rumination, mental intrusions, and spontaneous flashbacks that completely disconcert you and get in the way of work.
  • You have an exaggerated startle response to everything – your kid dropping their bowl, a car door slamming shut, and other loud noises.
  • You’re short-tempered, and easily startled, and your family and friends are starting to get concerned.
  • Your health is suffering – your mental health as well as your physical health.

You’re wondering…

  • Do I actually have PTSD? Maybe I’m just going through a hard time?
  • Isn’t PTSD only something veterans experience? Does my experience even count?
  • Shouldn’t I be able to handle this on my own? 
  • How do I know if this is severe enough to get trauma therapy for?
  • Will I have to talk about all the details and re-live it again? Why should I do that?

You’re longing for…

  • To feel like your old self again. To feel like you did before the trauma happened.
  • To be kinder, more patient, and less reactive with the relationships that matter most to you.
  • To feel like you can get through the day without using behaviors or dependency habits that you know aren’t good for you.
  • An ability to feel at ease in your body, not to be in a constant state of fight/flight/freeze.
  • To sleep through the night and to feel more at ease in your mind. 

What you’re longing for is possible.

At Evergreen Counseling, we have a staff of seasoned, evidence-based therapists skilled in treating PTSD.

How we can help you

By pursuing therapy for PTSD, you can imagine the following:

Before Therapy After Therapy

You feel angry, irritable, and prone to rage at any moment, especially with the people you love the most.

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You feel calmer, more grounded, and more patient. More easily able to show up for your most important relationships.

You have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to your experience that come from out of nowhere.

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You experience fewer (if any) memory intrusions and when you do think about the memories, the distress they cause isn’t as great.

You’re relying on self-sabotaging and destructive coping behaviors to numb out the feelings.

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You’ve replaced your self-sabotaging behaviors with more healthy and functional choices and behaviors.

You can’t imagine a hopeful future. You wake up with dread, feeling like each day is a battlefield.

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You feel more like your old self. You feel hope again. You have the capacities to move through life with more ease.

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.

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