TraumaAbuse | Car Accident | Robbery
A recent or past event which one experiences as frightening or horrifying and one's life or the life of a loved one was in danger, is a traumatic event. Debilitating symptoms of anxiety, avoidance and re-experiencing can continue long after the vent is over. Exposure therapy is an evidence based tratment for trauma and has been shown to effectively lower symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in ten sessions.
Either current or past abuse can have a profound effect on a person. Abuse can cause symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Being involved in an event wher you or a loved one was injured or died can cause a big difference in the way one sees the world. Things that were previoulsy not scary now become things to avoid.
Being robbed or ones sense of safety being violated often invoke feelings of anxiety that persist. Therapy can help you work though these feellings.