How counseling can help you deal with PTSD
Nov 13, 2019
Receiving a diagnosis for PTSD can be scary, it can even cause even more anxiety and depression. Where do you go for there? Many people don't want to take medication, and it may not always be needed. The important thing is to start talking to someone about it.
This is difficult, we understand that. People have trouble admitting when there are problems, especially relating to mental health. Please, do not let that hold you back. Opening yourself up can be painful and perhaps distressing, but done properly, it will lighten your distress.
Counselors are primed to give you the tools you need to combat the strain. They can help you live better almost immediately. Simply understanding where triggers are coming from is very helpful. Why does the loud noise flip your mind back to childhood? That smell suddenly makes you want to check on loved ones.
Once you start talking about it, you can start working on it. Rutting out causes can be agonizing, and is best done with a professional. They can see the signs if you are going too fast, or need to work on something deeper. Also, needing to push past what you are currently stressing about and coming back to it, is not uncommon.
This is also not a process you can expect to be linear. Expect to go back to things you may have thought were settled. Just because you understand what causes the problems or triggers, it does not it will go away. Instead, you will learn how to deal with them. How to lessen the effects. And, how to live a better life.
There are many types of therapy that has been proven to help. You are not limited by or judged by what works for you. Professional counselors also have information on support groups, should you need it. They will extend every available resource you are willing to take. This is not a journey you need to be experiencing on your own. With help, you will not need to.
Please take the time to contact us with any questions or to make an appointment.