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Trauma therapy/ PTSD

Post-Traumatic Disorder often referred to as PTSD, can occur at any age and can affect individuals of all races, social status, and gender. PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder. PTSD is often the result of having experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. The trauma usually involves feeling intense fear, helplessness or horror. Symptoms of PTSD can include recurring or intrusive thoughts about the trauma, distressing dreams of the trauma, acting or feeling like the traumatic event were recurring, significant psychological distress at exposure to things that are reminiscent of the trauma, physiological response to things reminiscent of the trauma, avoidance behaviors such as efforts to avoid, places, people, or activities that may remind one of the trauma, inability to recall parts of the trauma, restriction of one's emotions, a sense that one may not live a long, successful life, a diminished interest in activities, feelings of detachment from others, difficulty with sleep, irritability of angry outbursts, and/or difficulty concentrating.

Whether suffering from PTSD or being close to someone who has PTSD can be challenging. Often loved ones do not know how to act or behave when someone has undergone significant trauma. Individuals with PTSD or PTSD symptoms can often have difficulty in their academic, occupational, and/or personal life. People at particular risk include survivors of military action, rescue workers, or someone who has experienced a personally devastating event such as a violent crime or natural disaster. PSTD can be debilitating. It can be a chronic or an acute problem.

The professional counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling can help you understand more about the aftermath of experiencing trauma. They can help those suffering with the disorder to learn coping skills and behavioral techniques to work through issues surrounding the trauma.

What can you expect from telephone counseling?

Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.

You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.

We have many professionals available to help you.

The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.

We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.

It all starts with learning about your needs.

Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.

You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.

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