Trauma and PTSD Support in New Jersey
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is oftentimes under-diagnosed and misunderstood. Trauma is defined as “a deeply distressing or disturbing experience”. You may have experienced a traumatic event if your life, or the life of someone you love, was threatened and your body responded by physiologically trying to protect itself. PTSD symptoms can often mimic other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or panic attacks, and if not diagnosed correctly, you may experience a prolonged negative disruption to your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
Processing your trauma in an attentive and healthy way is important in order to prevent long-term PTSD symptoms.
Common symptoms of PTSD are: hypervigilance, nightmares and flashbacks, generalized anxiety, trust issues, intrusive thoughts, sleep issues, and depression.
Finding the right therapist for support, understanding, and guidance can make a huge difference. Colleen is experienced with helping individuals and families process PTSD and Trauma, get to know more about her.
What to expect :
- Experience a Mindfulness therapeutic approach that emphasizes Awareness, Courage, and Self-Acceptance.
- Engage in an Integrative Mind-Body-Emotion approach in order to release, process, and heal your trauma.
- Enter an Interpersonal and Empathetic relationship with the therapist.
- Learn to embrace your Authenticity and improve your Emotional Well-being.
- Identify obstacles blocking your path to personal happiness and fulfillment, and remove the obstacles one-by-one.
- Work to release yourself from shame and/or self-esteem issues.
- Collaborate together with your therapist to overcome depressive thoughts, anxiety, self-destructive behaviors, and/or fears of intimacy in a relationship.