When an individual experiences a distressing event, they can experience a significant amount of stress that exceeds their coping abilities, and their psychological and/or emotional response can become overwhelming, this leads to negative consequences. Mental health therapy can assist with developing coping skills, processing traumatic experiences, and reducing negative symptoms. Your trained and experience therapist can establish a safe space and gently assist you through therapy as you process these difficult experiences.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious, potentially debilitating condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a life-threatening or life-altering events. Many individuals who experience these types of events recover from them, but people with PTSD continue to be severely depressed and anxious for months or even years following the event. PTSD can be treated by qualified and certified mental health therapists like those at Etowah Counseling, and our counselors are equipped with a variety of techniques to assist clients with PTSD.