Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma
PTSD is considered an anxiety disorder, and results from witnessing, living through, or being otherwise impacted by a traumatic event. After experiencing trauma, individuals may develop PTSD, particularly if they were unable to process the experience in a helpful way or developed avoidance. They may find themselves experiencing that trauma within their mind and body over and over again, having difficulty moving on from it.
Symptoms of Trauma and PTSD include 4 domains:
- Avoidance: of events/places/people that remind you of the trauma and/or thinking about the memory
- Hypervigilance: experienced as high anxiety, feeling on edge, scanning, difficulty sleeping
- Re-experiencing symptoms: intrusive thoughts, images and sensory experiences, nightmares, and or flashbacks
- Changes to beliefs you have about yourself, others, and the world: (e.g., mistrust, not feeling safe, discomfort with intimacy, anger towards authority) as well changes in emotions/mood (e.g., more irritability, feelings of guilt or shame, feeling down or numb).
Our trauma therapists have treated many different forms of PTSD, helping individuals with:
- Childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and neglect
- Combat trauma and other military trauma
- Military sexual assaults, for all genders
- Adult emotional, physical, and sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Car accidents
- Work abroad/humanitarian work as part of NGOs
- Work trauma as first responders and disaster responders
- Traumatic exposure in journalists
- Medical trauma
- Near death experiences
- Traumatic death of a loved one (including suicide)
Additionally, Project Yes is trauma informed. This means that even if you do not meet the criteria for having PTSD, we understand and acknowledge how any trauma can impact one’s world and sense of self. We are here to support you and provide you with compassionate, quality care. As therapists, we are committed to preventing any further traumatization and will work with you in a way that helps you reclaim power in your life. Read more about how we offer a trauma-informed approach to all our offerings on our FAQ page.
Ready to Overcome PTSD and Past Trauma That is Holding You Back? Reach out for PTSD Treatment in Durham, NC Today.
If you’re grappling with the weight of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or any form of trauma, know that you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. Our therapists at Project Yes are well-versed in treating a wide array of PTSD experiences, from childhood abuse to combat trauma and beyond. We operate with a trauma-informed approach, ensuring a compassionate and safe space for you to heal and reclaim power in your life. It’s time to break the cycle of avoidance, hypervigilance, and emotional turbulence that’s holding you back
- Fill out our convenient online contact form here.
- Learn more about Dr. Kholodkov.
- Begin your journey to improved mental health and well-being.
Other Services Offered by Project Yes
In addition to Trauma and PTSD Treatment, we offer Psychotherapy Services for Anxiety, Insomnia, Integrative Health, OCD, and Yoga and Mindfulness as well as Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. We look forward to guiding you on your journey toward optimal physical and mental well-being.