Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic event? Are you or they experiencing difficulty resuming life? Struggling with flashbacks, nightmares, and/or feeling that something isn’t quite right? Are personal relationships suffering? You or your loved one may be experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
What is PTSD?
PTSD is a cluster of symptoms that people experience after going through a traumatic event. The traumatic event could be a car accident or illness, surviving a natural disaster such a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake, or a manmade assault such as war, sexual assault, or even a violent crime. It is usually a time after you were exposed to injury or possible death, or were threatened in some way.
How Do I Know If I have PTSD?
Not everyone that experiences a trauma has PTSD. However, if you have any of the following symptoms for over a month and they haven’t gone away, seek professional help right away. PTSD is a serious disorder that can produce many unpleasant symptoms such as:
- Sleep disturbance
- Problems with memory
- Trouble concentrating
- Avoidance of situations
- Feelings of guilt or blame
- Feelings of detachment
- Alterations in cognition or mood
How Can Thriveworks-Reading/Wyomissing Help?
At Thriveworks-Reading, we have experienced, credentialed, licensed, caring and compassionate professionals that can help you determine if you have symptoms of PTSD and then determine the right course of treatment. We can help you process the event and the painful emotions that you have experienced on your journey. You shouldn’t have to do it alone. Sometimes people are reluctant to talk about their experiences and feelings about the traumatic event that occurred. We understand that. This is a normal part of the process. However, you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.
At Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing we are here for you and have experts that can help both adults and children. Get relief from your symptoms. We understand how debilitating the symptoms can be and we will try our best to get you an appointment within 24 hours. We can help you survive and embrace the future. We encourage you to take the first step and call to get help and healing. We are here to partner with you. Call us right away where a professional is standing by to help. “Thrive, don’t wither!”
Your Team at Thriveworks Reading Counseling