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a woman requires a ptsd treatment programMany individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. At PHC Mental Health Counseling Services, we are proud to be a provider for the Camaraderie Foundation, an organization that provides veterans funding. We offer a range of treatment options at our PTSD treatment program near Orlando, Florida.

For more information about our trauma treatment programs, please contact PHC Mental Health Counseling Services at 407.920.9717 or use our convenient online form.

What Is Trauma?

Trauma is the brain’s reaction to overwhelming and stressful events that impact the individual’s sense of wellbeing and security, causing them to feel helpless and anxious in the world around them. This condition can leave lasting impacts, such as:

  • Feelings of numbness and disconnectivity
  • Feeling unable to trust people around them
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Experiencing flashbacks to the traumatic experience
  • Feeling upsetting emotions

Experts define a traumatic experience as any occurrence that involves a threat to safety or life as a whole. However, many situations leave people feeling overwhelmed and alone, which can result in trauma, though not all of them involve physical harm. Trauma is not an objective experience. In other words, what is traumatic to one person may not be traumatic to another. The more frightened or helpless the individual experiences, the more likely the person is to develop PTSD.

Everyone reacts to trauma in a different way. Many people experience both emotional and physical reactions. It’s vital not to judge one person’s responses against another’s because there is no right or wrong way to respond to a traumatic experience. Each person’s reactions are their normal response to a specific abnormal event.

Why Should People Seek Trauma Treatment?

Just as everyone’s reaction to trauma is unique, the healing process is equally different for everyone. If someone has experienced the symptoms of trauma for a period of months and they don’t see relief, a trauma treatment program may be able to help. There is a range of reasons a person may need trauma treatment, such as:

  • They’re using drugs or alcohol to manage the symptoms.
  • They’ve become emotionally disconnected or numb.
  • They’re increasingly avoiding anything that reminds them of the traumatic experience.
  • They have experienced terrifying flashbacks, nightmares, or memories.
  • They’re unable to form a satisfying, close relationship.
  • They’re suffering from intense anxiety, fear, and depression
  • They struggle to function at work, home, or school.

Overcoming trauma can be incredibly painful and challenging, so it’s best to work with a professional who understands the obstacles that the individual is facing. Finding a treatment professional can take time and patience, but it is an investment worth making. Many people want to choose a treatment program where they feel comfortable and willing to open up. At PHC Mental Health Counseling Services, we’re committed to providing this level of care to each of our clients, ensuring their long-term recovery from PTSD. To learn more about the treatment options available, please contact us today at 407.920.9717.

Learn More at PHC Mental Health Counseling Today

Because of the taboo nature of mental health issues in our society, it can be tempting to try to manage them on your own or to think of them as something that you can just “work through.” In fact, these conditions, like most health conditions, almost always require the help of a healthcare professional. If you or someone close to you is struggling, PHC can help.

Patrick Crews is a licensed clinical social worker with a degree in psychology and a lifetime of helping others on the path to wellness. To learn more about mental health disorder treatment in general and what Patrick and his team can do for you in particular, reach out to PHC Mental Health Counseling using our secure online form today, or call us at 407.920.9717.