Overcome trauma for a brighter future.

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Move forward and leave the past behind.

Finally address life-altering PTSD and trauma.

If you’re struggling to cope after a tragedy, you’re not alone. Trauma can take many forms, and if left unaddressed, it can develop into a complex mental disorder: post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a serious condition that requires clinically advanced care. If you need support during a vulnerable time, Serene Behavioral Health can help.

Psychological Trauma

Trauma results from extremely stressful events that impact your feelings of safety and security. Whether these things occurred randomly or repeatedly, it’s natural to find yourself strongly affected by them. Psychological trauma can make you feel distrustful, disconnected, and directionless. You might think that the anxiety, jumpiness, and flashbacks will never stop – or you may have gone in the other direction and become completely numb.

Traumatic events are categorized as follows:

  • Random events that happen once, like sudden injuries or attacks.
  • Long-term stress caused by living in unsafe conditions or experiencing ongoing abuse.
  • Uncommon or overlooked causes, which may include invasive surgery, the end of a significant relationship, or public humiliation.

Trauma can change your life in moments or years, and it’s important to know that everyone is affected differently. If you and your spouse are in a car accident, for example, they may walk away without any issues, while you find yourself suffering from complex PTSD. This is normal. How do you know if your symptoms require clinical intervention?

Do I Have PTSD?

Many people talk themselves out of trauma treatment because they believe what happened to them was “not bad enough.” They believe that others have it worse and they should not complain. We encourage you to consider the effect trauma has had on your life when debating treatment for PTSD. When looking over the questions below, think about your symptoms, not the event behind them.

In the past month, how often have you experienced…

  1. Disturbing, unwanted, and repeated memories, images, or thoughts of a stressful experience?
  2. A strong emotional response when something reminded you of a stressful event?
  3. Avoiding situations because they remind you of that experience?
  4. Feeling distant from, cut off from, or misunderstood by others?
  5. Irritability and angry outbursts?
  6. Difficulty thinking, concentrating, and making decisions?

While these questions aren’t the only criteria for PTSD, they are good indicators for when it’s time to seek help.

Find freedom from your past.

PTSD Treatment

Trauma requires in-depth mental health care. At Serene Behavioral Health, we understand what it takes to uncover and address past trauma. Our clinicians are sensitive to your situation and strive to create a recovery environment that is safe, reassuring, and positive.

We use only the best, most scientifically validated therapies in our practice. These include cognitive-behavioral therapy: the gold standard of talk therapy. Our one-on-one sessions empower you to unpack your trauma and break free of its hold on your life. We also offer motivational interviewing. This technique empowers you to move forward and enact positive change, one baby step at a time.

You deserve to be light, happy, and carefree. Contact Serene Behavioral Health for more information about our proven therapeutic models and compassionate trauma therapists.