Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment

Signs of PTSD

You may need help for PTSD if you experience:

  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Guilt, shame and regret
  • Difficulty trusting people or feeling intimate
  • Anxiety, nervousness, panic
  • Hopelessness or despair
  • Harsh self-judgment
  • Intrusive memories
  • Hypervigilance
  • Discomfort with strong emotions

New hope for healing trauma

PTSD Causes

We become traumatized when our nervous systems are overwhelmed and the body/mind is unable to process an experience. A combination of factors such as stress, life experiences, personality, neurology and genetics impact how we respond. One person can emerge from an event upset but intact, while another can be shaken to his or her depths.

Stress disorders can occur from single incidents or more complex situations.

Single incident traumas include:

  • Accidents
  • Being a crime victim
  • Pregnancy and/or birth trauma
  • Invasive surgeries
  • Natural disasters

Complex or developmental traumas arise from repeated or cumulative harm, or maltreatment.

The types of trauma include:

  • Bullying
  • Childhood neglect, abandonment or abuse
  • Highly stressed or dysfunctional family
  • Substance abuse or violence in the home
  • Complicated grief
  • Racism, sexism, classism, ableism, anti-Semitism, ageism, heterosexism, etc.

If you’re seeking trauma therapy or PTSD treatment, we invite you to call us for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

Call Stephanie at 310-339-5812 or Lee Ann at 310-980-8988.