Stress Disorder has exploded into the national conscience in recent
years due to the impact it is having on warriors serving in the U.S.
Armed Forces and upon civilians who are exposed to life threatening incidents
and struggle with the aftermath.
Trauma, grief, and traumatic loss have
been a specialized area of practice at Stillwaters since its
inception. Our therapist has first hand knowledge of the impact of
battle, near death experiences, witnessing horrific injuries or death,
providing care for a loved one who is experiencing protracted suffering,
car accidents, sexual assaults, traumatic loss, coming under fire,
suicide, homicide, or any other sudden death event, and other trauma
We know the impact. We know the
treatments. We know that there is hope.
Traumatic events can be so distressing
that they can eave an "imprint" on our minds, our spirits, and
our bodies. The symptoms of traumatic stress can be overwhelming
leading some to attempt to medicate it with drugs or alcohol.
Trauma can impact every aspect of the of life, and can lead to feelings
of despair and depression. Some people have such intensely
painful experiences in their past that they develop a for of traumatic
stress called "Complex PTSD." These individuals
experience profound suffering and are often misunderstood by those
PTSD can arise form a single traumatic
incident, or after a series of incidents occurring over time. It
can be mild or severe. It can begin almost immediately after the event,
or it can manifest months, even years later. The impact on the
sufferer's life can be profound.
PTSD and its various syndromes including
Complex PTSD is a specialized area of practice requiring specialized training
and experience. If you believe you are suffering from PTSD, please
ask about your clinician's specific PTSD related training and experience
before committing to a course of therapy. Good therapy gives good
results, and you deserve it.
If you are suffering symptoms that you
think may be related to trauma, please do not hesitate to seek
help. We know what is happening to you. We know how to
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