Trusted Trauma Treatment & Counseling in Arizona
Will Counseling Really Help Me?
Although everyone responds differently to therapy, the truth is that the treatments offered by Brave Embers Wellness are very effective. Not only are we providing the best treatments for PTSD that exist, but our therapist is doctoral level with extensive training and experience in treating PTSD. The chances are that you will start feeling much better after just a few weeks or a couple of months of trauma counseling.
What Is Trauma & PSTD?
PTSD Counseling in Arizona & Pennsylvania
It is not only soldiers on the battlefield who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but people in all walks of life, any event involving actual or threatened death , serious injury or sexual violence has the potential to be traumatic. Almost everyone who experiences trauma will be emotionally affected, and there are many different ways people will respond. Most people are going to recover quite quickly with the help of family and friends. For some, the effects may be long-lasting.
If you have disturbing thoughts and feelings about a traumatic event for more than a month, if they are severe, or if you feel that you are having trouble getting your life back under control, talk to our mental health professional. Getting treatment as soon as possible can help keep PTSD symptoms from getting worse.
Trauma & PTSD Symptoms
Negative Thoughts About Other People
- Hopelessness about the future
- Difficulty maintaining close relationships
- Feeling detached from family and friends
- Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Difficulty experiencing positive emotions
The most common symptoms:
- Bad dreams
- Frightening thoughts
What Are the Treatments for PTSD?
When you have PTSD, it may seem like you’ll never get your life back. But it can be treated. Psychotherapy and short- and long-term medication can work very well. Often, the two types of treatment are more effective together. The most important thing in getting help for PTSD is to confront and treat the memory of the traumatic event rather than bring it to the back of your mind. This is the main goal of trauma-focused CBT or EMDR.
Somatic Based Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
The EMDR technique is used to help patients process traumatic events that have occurred in their lives, but also to overcome phobias or improve
performance in certain aspects of their lives.
When experiencing a traumatic event or intense unpleasant situations, the processing of the trauma may not be done correctly and may become blocked. By not correctly storing the information of this event in the corresponding memory network, the information is fragmented in the nervous system in such a way that it can be automatically activated, conditioning the behaviour and affecting the person’s life.
What Can I Expect From The PTSD Therapy?
Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder can help you regain a sense of control over your life. You don’t have to try to manage the burden of PTSD on your own. The primary treatment is counseling, which can help you improve your symptoms by:
- Teaching you strategies for coping with your symptoms
- Help you think better about yourself, others, and the world
- Learn ways to cope with symptoms if they recur
- Treating other problems often related to traumatic experiences, such as depression, anxiety, or alcohol or drug abuse