Peachtree City PTSD Counseling

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—Therapists and Psychologists in Peachtree City, GA

Sebastian walked onto the subway car relaxed and ready for the ride home. After a few stops, the car was full, and his back was pinned against the wall. Sebastian felt the fear rise within him, and at the next stop, he took action. Sebastian hopped off the subway and ran home instead. A few months earlier, Sebastian had been in a warzone. He served his country and had returned home safely. The only problem was, Sebastian did not feel safe. He repeatedly had panic attacks in small spaces. When talking with a mental health professional, Sebastian came to understand that he was fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He sought treatment, and he told his story to Vanity Fair so that others can come to know how to recognize PTSD and seek help for it.

“Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.”
― Peter A. Levine

PTSD can develop within days of a traumatic event, or it can take months or even years to show itself. Regardless of how it forms, it is important to seek help. Just like any other illness, treating PTSD often requires professional oversight. Thriveworks Peachtree City offers PTSD counseling because we know that it is a difficult disease, but we also know that people can heal. We have helped many people with PTSD find safety.

PTSD: Risk Factors and Development

Just because someone experiences a traumatic event does not mean they will have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Some do. Others do not. Mental health professionals do not know exactly what the difference is. They know that developing PTSD has nothing to do with being weak or strong, inadequate or able. No, the risk factors that raise an individual’s chances of having PTSD are largely outside of their control. For example, the risk factors of PTSD include…

  • Surviving a severe and/or on-going traumatic event.
  • Genetics: family of mental health challenges, especially anxiety and depression.
  • An individual’s brain functioning: how it regulates and releases hormones when stress, threatened, or endangered.
  • The kind, intensity, and longevity of trauma experienced.
  • Having anemic social and emotional community support.
  • Working a job where trauma exposure is possible: police officer, military personnel, first responder, ER doctor, and more.
  • Experiencing other forms of trauma throughout one’s life—especially childhood abuse.
  • Current or a history of addiction or substance abuse.

Trauma can come in a number of forms—there is no mold. The kinds of trauma that may develop into PTSD could never be listed, but may include being threatened, combat exposure, sexual violence, being bullied, physical assault, experiencing an accident (fire, car crash, et cetera), receiving a terminal diagnosis, childhood abuse (sexual, physical, or emotional), and more.

PTSD: Signs and Symptoms

“Very minor threats can be experienced, by what the signals in your body tell you, as, ‘You’re in acute danger’”
—Sandra Bloom, former president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

PTSD has four different categories of signs and symptoms:

Rearranging One’s life
When people have PTSD, they may completely rearrange their lives so as to avoid anything that could potentially remind them of the trauma, whether big or small. Instead of processing the pain and moving forward, PTSD can send people into avoidance mode. In the process, they may also avoid the good that the world has to offer. When people have PTSD, they may…

  1. Refuse to ride in a vehicle or drive a car.
  2. Avoid meeting up with friends to avoid crowds and feeling trapped.
  3. Stop watching movies, TV, and the news.

Re-living the Event
When people have PTSD, they may also re-experience the trauma over and over again. At unanticipated and inauspicious times, the feelings and images can come flooding to the forefront of an individual’s attention. These re-experiences of the trauma may look like..

  1. Having intrusive flashbacks and memories that feel as if the event is currently happening.
  2. Triggers—certain sights, sounds, or smells that conjure the trauma and its emotions.
  3. Night terrors and nightmares where people wake up in anxiety and fear.

Hyperarousal
Even though the danger may have passed, people with PTSD may still be alert to any and every potential danger. This hyperarousal is often exhausting, and people may have

  1. Challenges concentrating on the task at hand.
  2. A quick startle response to surprises or loud noises.
  3. Difficulty sleeping.

New, Negative Feeling and Beliefs
Trauma has a way of changing the way that people see themselves and the world. People often learn false and negative thinking patterns from trauma. They may begin to tell themselves that…

  1. The world is always and forever unsafe.
  2. No one can be trusted, and every relationship is dangerous.
  3. They have to forget about the trauma to move forward.

PTSD Treatment at Thriveworks Peachtree City

As you read through the signs and symptoms of PTSD, was there anything you recognized? If so, you are not alone. Thriveworks Peachtree City has therapists and psychologists who understand what PTSD is, how it functions, and the treatment options available. We have worked with many survivors and helped them heal. If you are ready to work with a mental health professional, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Peachtree City. When you contact our office, you will not reach a voicemail, but a scheduling specialist will help you make an appointment. Call today.

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Teressa is an awesome at what she does

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Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
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Teressa Mathurin

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Stephanie Mezei

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I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
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A game changer for me!!

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Without going on an on, but I may - - I feel that Stacey Franklin, my counselor, is literally the best kept secret (that I will not keep a secret) if you haven't met her - and if you have not been to Thriveworks yet, than that is the second best kept secret. Thriveworks is the most incredible counseling place that I have ever been to - when you walk in - it offers such a tranquil and serene atmosphere, where every counselor greets you with a very welcoming spirit. I have been to multiple counselors throughout my life, in multiple states, and it is without hesitation that this environment is incredible. When you call to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor, they work really hard to try and match you with a counselor that best fits the struggles that you are going through - but at any point during your counseling sessions, if you feel that the match may not be perfect - they want you to be honest so that they can try and fix it, or match you with someone that may be a better fit for you within the practice or refer you to someone they know outside of the practice. That is what an amazing practice and counselor should do! Stacey is by far the BEST counselor I have every worked with. She is genuine, honest, skilled, raw, empathetic, compassionate, pneumatic, accepting, flexible, communicable, my safe place, and so VERY kind. Her aura is something I have never seen before and although I am on a life journey of discovery and acceptance, I am so thankful for her to be on this journey with me because I do not know what I would have done with out her. If you are reading this review and are wondering if this is the place for you - I challenge you to give it a shot - it was a life changer for me.
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I highly recommend Maria!

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I’m grateful for Maria who has helped me through a really difficult time in my life. She is personable, very skilled and caring therapist . I can definitely be myself when I talk to her. I highly recommend Maria to anyone who is in crisis. Thank you!
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Marissa Morris is fantastic. Highly recommend her. I feel very comfortable during my sessions, almost like I’m chatting with a long time friend who happens to be a great listener that gives really good advice.
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First visit

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I enjoyed my visit, though nervous at first, felt comfortable by the time I left. Look forward to our next session
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Feeling Thankful

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I’m extremely grateful and blessed that my therapist Roselande Domond. She has been very helpful to me as I try and understand my so called life. She has been able to be there for me as I organize and sort through the situations that has occurred throughout my life and I don’t know where I would be emotionally and mentally if it wasn’t for her help and guidance. I just wanted to say Thank you 🙏🏽
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Great Service

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The counseling I received at Thriveworks with Mrs. Marissa Morris really helped me put my life back in perspective. She is absolutely awesome and compassionate. Thank you!
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Highly recommend Thriveworks

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I have been so pleased with Marissa’s guidance and support during a challenging time. I leave my sessions feeling encouraged and equipped with practical strategies that I can apply in my life. If you are looking to feel empowered, I highly recommend making an appointment with Marissa.
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Great Therapy

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I’ve never considered counseling before but when life brought me some challenges I could not deal with alone I knew I needed help. Pamela was just what I needed. She made my first experience of counseling amazing.
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What a relief

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I've been working with Gem and have enjoyed every minute of it. With her much needed tough love approach and dose of reality she challenges me to take a step back and view situations in a new light. It's wonderful knowing I can talk openly with her and I leave each session with a call I didn't have before.
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They’re great!

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I have Algem and have only been seeing her for a few short weeks, but I already feel myself working towards a happier healthier place
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Algem Hopkins

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I love Algem! I hope I can see her again soon.
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Excellent Professional Counselor

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Pamela Pinckney exemplifies professionalism and continually forms excellent rapport with every client she comes in contact with. As a colleague I have witnessed her demonstrate empathy and warmth along with reflection and accountability when necessary. Great professional counselor!
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Therapy that doesn’t feel like therapy.

★★★★★
At first, I was very apprehensive about therapy, but after my session with Mrs. Pinckney I feel more confident about it. She is so easy to talk to and relatable. I felt that she was genuinely understanding and invested in the process of healing. It was like talking to a friend. Like I said previously, at first I didn't even want to go, but after talking with her for an hour, I didn't want my session to end. I'm actually looking forward to our next visit.
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We Just LOVE Gem

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I have been taking my daughter to see Gem for right at a year now, and I couldn't be more happy. Finding the "right" person for your child is not always easy, but from day one Gem was able to develop a rapport with my daughter, and build a trusting and safe relationship with her. My daughter looks forward to her sessions, and actually has asked if she could go every day! We've seen much progress from our daughter and are so thankful we found Gem.
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Algem is Great!

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Thriveworks has a very professional, relaxing environment. The aromatherapy, the fountain, the entertainment in the waiting room. Everyone is helpful. I am greeted and it is made sure that I am seen promptly. At the same time, my appointment does not seem rushed. I feel that Algem is genuinely concerned about my health and well-being. We have good, fun, authentic conversation in session and she has made herself available to me anytime. Algem texts me and checks on me, and remembers upcoming things I may be encountering. In addition, she has let me know that sessions can be made affordable if I need to come in during this interim time when I have no insurance.
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Wonderful choice for children and families

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Thriveworks has provided a wonderful support system for my 8 year old son. Ms. Gem is amazing, caring and has a bubbly personality. You can't help but smile when your in the room with her. My son was in need of a safe and happy place to discuss his feelings and help with cognitive developement skills, Thriveworks has provided that for him. He continues to improve with the support staff they have in place. Ms. Gem has gone above and beyond to help our family with anything we need. We could not be happier.
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Best Place

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Thriveworks In general is an amazing facility. It's peaceful and welcoming. Algem Is therapist and she's the best one I've ever had. She has a joyful spirit, and I ALWAYS leave with a smile on my face. I don't think I've ever been so excited to go to therapy before. They're great!
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Amazing Service and Environment!

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Amazing Service and Environment!
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Couldn’t have asked for more!

★★★★★
Marissa was a godsend!
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Wonderful experience and very helpful

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I started going to Throveworks for help with anxiety and guidance on some difficult life decisions. I had nothing but the best experience working with Marissa on my issues. She was extremely professional, yet so easy to talk to. At times it really felt like I was just talking to one of my girlfriends rather than attending a session. She helped me talk through differentenarios to help me with my decision making and gave me some great ideas for managing my anxiety. I highly reccommend and Marissa specifically if anyone is thinking of seeking counseling or help on any important issues.
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Good Energy and Growth

★★★★★
Stacy is amazing!!! I am growing and moving in the right direction in my life and I have her to thank for that.
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Insightful and Hopeful

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Stacey has been a true blessing. Sessions with Stacey are relaxing, insightful, and leaves me feeling hopeful for tomorrow. I recommend the skillful expertise if Stacey Franklin
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More than just counseling

★★★★★
This place offers more than just counseling...they offer a sense of peace and the tools to make changes in life.
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Therapy

★★★★★
Very helpful and supportive Easy to reach when needed. Excellent experience with Thriveworks.
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Sense of peace

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IT HELPS! The stigmatism of my heritage (African American) that therapy is something we don’t do is so obsolete. I am both thankful and extremely grateful that I am able to experience a level of counseling that has enlighten me to think and react to things in a positive way that fosters growth. The coaching and therapy sessions I’ve experience through Stacy and her counselors at Thriveworks-Peachtree City has provided me with reassurance towards handling any stressors regarding my job and family life. So many times we get caught up with taking care of others that we don’t take care of ourselves. Honestly, how are we to take care of our loved ones and be that good friend if we are not mentally prepared to do so. Let’s face it, life can be all consuming. The day in/day out rituals can be a lot to bear and we face many challenges. I’m so happy I wasn’t reluctant to make use of their services/solutions to my emotional hurdles. Stacy, Algem and Jill have been fantastic! It’s like speaking with your best friend or family member, but they don’t judge you. Thanks so much and I look forward to continued growth through Thriveworks-Peachtree City!
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Warm and Inviting

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I really enjoyed Algem. She is inviting and has a warm spirit..I have learned so much for me and never makes me feel that anything I say is unwarranted.
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Experience

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Having a counselor that is positive, patient and focused is a blessing. Algem is beyond fantastic and always goes above and beyond for her clients.
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Non-Responsive!

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Good luck trying to get an appointment with these people. I filled out the online form... no response. So I called the office and left a voicemail. It's now the next day and I still have not heard back, so I started an Online Chat... after being on hold for 40 minutes, I gave up. Obviously they are too busy to schedule appointments; I will be trying a different provider.
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