PTSD & Complex PTSD

If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with PTSD or C-PTSD this is one of the major areas of my work. When you feel like there’s no more adrenaline in your tank and calls leave you feeling drained beyond anything you can describe it might be time to see if there’s more going on for you. 

If you:

  • Feel hypervigilant – like you always need to be on guard, watching your step or scanning the crowd.
  • Sometimes find yourself jumpy or easily startled; we often see this around New Years or the 4th of July as a reaction to fireworks.
  • The negative talk you subject yourself to often leaves you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted and beaten up. You feel like there’s something wrong with you.
  • Have difficulty trusting others which has become a huge problem for you in your relationships.
  • Have found yourself quick to get angry or extremely agitated over what you recognize isn’t that big of a deal.
  • Are aware that parts of your history have left deep scars on you, both literally and figuratively. 

 

If these symptoms sound like your life, you might, perhaps, get the help you want but don’t really want. It’s OK to not really want the help but life is too short to walk around feeling like every thought you have is going to grind you into the ground.

Complex PTSD (or C-PTSD) differs a bit from regular PTSD in that it is generally the result of repeated, chronic trauma, rather than the result of one traumatic event. Regular PTSD may occur from a car crash or being the victim of a violent crime. C-PTSD occurs after repeated incidents, often childhood abuse or long-standing in nature, but it can also be brought on by witnessing repeated acts of violence.

If you’re a current or former first responder – police, fire, paramedic, dispatcher or medical professional – and you are seeking relief in your life or if you’re looking to make big changes in your life, I’m here to help.