Untreated psychological disorders like PTSD can wreak havoc on individuals and families lives. If you or someone you know is struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ongoing professional treatment is vital. The Door of Hope Counselling Clinic offers treatment for a comprehensive range of psychological conditions and disorders, such as PTSD and Anxiety Therapy.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)….
It is completely normal to feel afraid, when we sense danger. It is this fear that activates sudden physiological changes to either fight—defend ourselves from the imminent danger—or flight—avoid danger at all costs. This “fight or flight” response is a healthy reaction intended to protect ourselves from harm. However, in PTSD, this healthy response is either changed or damaged and a person often feels stressed-out or fearful even when the perceived danger no longer exists.
Those who experience PTSD include:
PTSD can also result from traumatic events like:
1. Being mugged
5. Child abuse
6. Witnessed a loved one or stranger being harmed
7. Automobile accidents
8. Plane crashes
10. Natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes.
Symptoms of PTSD:
2. Anger, rage and / or irritability
4. Loss of self-esteem
5. Difficulty trusting others
7. Trouble sleeping
8. Substance abuse
9. Isolation and alienation from others
10. Having thoughts and memories that will not go away
12. Heightened sense of danger
13. Hyper alertness or startle response changes
The Treatment You Need
At the Door of Hope Counselling Clinic, our goal is to equip our clients with the tools and treatments they need to enjoy full, happy, healthy lives. Our team consists of skilled and experienced professionals, all committed to our client's long-term health and well-being. We understand that seeking treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be frightening, but we want you to know that you’re not alone. We want to help you gain the upper hand on your condition and get back the life you deserve.
Here to Help
If you or someone you love is struggling with PTSD, don’t hesitate. If you need help, call the Door of Hope Counselling Clinic in Port Coquitlam today at (604) 790-9032 or complete and send the Contact Form below. We’re here to help you start your journey of healing.