Trauma/PTSD

Benefits of
Trauma & PTSD treatment

Overcome Trauma: Experience reduced PTSD symptoms, improved emotional control, and a renewed sense of safety. Enhance relationships and daily functioning. Embrace healing and well-being. 
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Trauma/PTSD

I am experienced in providing gold-standard evidence-based treatments, such as Prolonged Exposure (PE), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), that are clinically shown to be effective in working through symptoms of posttraumatic stress. Through one, or a combination of these treatments, clients are able to more successfully cope with strong emotions, work through painful memories and face their fears so that they can begin to feel more comfortable and connected.

  • Common traumatic events that lead to PTSD include: sexual assault, physical assault, combat, or a serious accident.
  • An estimated 8% of the U.S. population will experience PTSD at some point in their lives.
  • Around 25% of U.S. adults have experienced childhood sexual abuse, which is is a strong predictor of the lifetime likelihood of developing PTSD.
  • Rape is the most likely trigger of PTSD: 65% of men and 45.9% of women who are raped will develop the disorder.

Common Symptoms include

Dr. Saarah Nicolas is experienced in providing gold-standard evidence-based treatments, such as Prolonged Exposure (PE), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which are clinically shown to be effective in working through symptoms of posttraumatic stress. Through one, or a combination of these treatments, her clients are able to more successfully cope with strong emotions, work through painful memories, and face their fears, allowing them to begin to feel more comfortable and connected.

Understanding PTSD and Trauma

PTSD and trauma are complex conditions that deeply affect an individual’s psyche and identity development. They often stem from intense, distressing experiences, leaving lasting emotional and psychological scars. Understanding these conditions involves recognizing how trauma can alter one’s sense of self and worldview. It’s crucial to acknowledge the varied symptoms, like flashbacks, avoidance, and heightened anxiety, which can disrupt daily life and personal growth. Compassionate support and informed treatment are key to helping individuals rebuild their identities and regain a sense of control in their lives.

Treatment Examples

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Educating on PTSD and Trauma: Creating Healthy Relationships

Educating about PTSD and trauma is vital in fostering healthy relationship development for those affected. By understanding the nuances of these conditions, individuals and their loved ones can better navigate the challenges they pose. Awareness leads to empathy, helping to build stronger, more supportive connections. It’s important to recognize how trauma can impact communication, trust, and emotional intimacy. Education empowers both survivors and their networks to cultivate relationships that are understanding, patient, and nurturing, essential for healing and growth.

Trauma-Informed Therapies: Exploring Effective Treatments

Explore effective treatments with Dr. Saarah’s trauma-informed therapies. Her approach is grounded in understanding the profound impact of trauma on mental health. Dr. Saarah specializes in techniques like CBT and EMDR, focusing on healing and resilience. Her compassionate care helps individuals process trauma, fostering recovery and personal growth. With Dr. Saarah, patients find a safe space to heal and regain strength.

Impact of Trauma on Personal and Social Well-being

 
AspectCombined Effects on Individual and Social Circle
Emotional HealthIndividual: Increased anxiety, depression, emotional instability. Social: Strained relationships due to emotional unpredictability.
Behavioral ChangesIndividual: Development of harmful coping mechanisms (e.g., substance abuse). Social: Increased conflict and misunderstandings.
CommunicationIndividual: Difficulty expressing feelings, withdrawal or isolation. Social: Challenges in maintaining effective communication.
Trust IssuesIndividual: Problems with trust, paranoia or suspicion. Social: Difficulties in building trusting relationships.
Physical HealthIndividual: Potential stress-related physical ailments. Social: Impact on activities due to health or energy.
Identity and Self-PerceptionIndividual: Altered self-view, diminished self-worth. Social: Affects how individuals are perceived and treated.
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“Embarking on the path to healing from trauma and PTSD is a profound journey of reclaiming your strength and peace, where each step taken is a move towards a renewed sense of self and a deeper connection with the world around you.