Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops after exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor. The traumatic event returns in a very intrusive and distressing way, which can effect your sense of security, self-esteem and development, resulting in depression and high anxiety. The traumatic event is persistently re-experienced in some of the following ways: recurrent and intrusive memories or dreams, a sense of reliving the experience, and efforts to avoid activities, people, or places that arouse recollections of the trauma. A person might experience difficulty falling or staying asleep, irritability or outbursts of anger, difficulty concentrating, and jumpiness.
I use Neurofeedback and EMDR, along with talk therapy, behavior therapy, and family therapy to help you reprocess troubling events until they are no longer disturbing. I also treat anxiety and worry, which may also include panic attacks and obsessive compulsive symptoms.
I also integrate Somatic Experiencing (SE) into my work. SE employs awareness of body sensation to help people re-negotiate trauma, rather than relive and reenact it. SE allows the highly aroused survival energies of flight or fright to be safely experienced and gradually discharged.
If you’re dealing with an issue like this, I would be happy to help. Please reach out by calling my office at 310-314-6933 or sending me a private email.