Do You Have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?

Below are some questions for you to answer. Although this is not a substitute for talking with a mental health professional, you’ll get an idea of areas you might need to address.

Have you been exposed to a traumatic event in which both of the following statements are true:

  • you experienced or witnessed an event that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, to yourself or to others

  • your response was one of fear, helplessness or horror

Are you “re-experiencing” the traumatic event in one or more of the following ways?

  • recurrent and intrusive recollections of the event, which may include thoughts or images

  • recurrent and distressing dreams about the event

  • feeling as if the event is recurring— “flashbacks”

  • intense distress when confronted with reminders of the event

Are you avoiding things associated with the traumatic event?

  • efforts to avoid thoughts or feelings associated with the trauma

  • efforts to avoid people, activities, places associated with the trauma

  • inability to remember certain aspects of the trauma

If you answered yes many of these questions, and if the symptoms have lasted a month or more following the trauma, and these symptoms are adversely affecting your functioning, you may have PTSD.

It’s not Your fault

If you're like most people with PTSD, you've probably tried so many tips and tricks to stop thinking about what happened, and although some work for a bit, nothing gets you to a place of being able to consistently manage the thoughts, feelings and behaviors. You then blame yourself for not working hard enough to get better, but the truth is, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.

  • The treatment I offer will put you in a place where YOU are in control of your PTSD instead of it controlling you.

  • You’ll enjoy a life free from the pain and suffering your PTSD has caused.

  • You’ll feel self-confident, happy, closer in your relationships, and excited to do the things you love to do!

Don’t suffer any longer. Call or text 314-756-5155 for specialized, confidential and effective treatment for PTSD.

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