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Finding a Winnipeg Trauma and PTSD Counsellor That's Right for YOU
You may be among the many people for whom reaching out for help feels vulnerable and scary. And it completely makes sense that opening up about your trauma to a stranger would feel scary. This makes us even more glad you've stopped by today.
One thing that can help a great deal with this fear is to find a counsellor who's a good fit for you personally, and who specializes in trauma and PTSD work. Here's why we believe doing your research is important: a) We never assume we are the right fit for everyone, and b), many people struggle with knowing where to start with researching nearby supports.
Here are some tips: Google phrases like "trauma counsellor near me", "find a trauma therapist in Winnipeg," "PTSD counsellor," "trauma therapist," or something similar.
We would be more than happy to work with you. However, we're so glad you're doing this research before you choose your Winnipeg trauma and PTSD counsellor.
Where To Go From Here
Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you suffering from lingering fear and anxiety? Do you feel like you no longer have any control over how you think, feel and behave?
Posttraumatic stress disorder—also known as PTSD—is a mental health challenge that may occur for individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a terrorist act, an act of war, a serious accident, rape, or any other violent personal assault. PTSD can also result from relational traumas such as childhood neglect and bullying.
What are the Symptoms of PTSD?
People with PTSD often experience intense thoughts and feelings related to their traumatic experiences. These can last for a long time after the initial event. Many people with PTSD also relive the event through flashbacks and nightmares.
People with PTSD often feel intense emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, and a detachment from friends, family, and community members. They often avoid people and situations that remind them of the traumatic event. Ordinary sounds or incidents such as a door banging or accidental touch in a crowd may cause a strong and uncontrollable reaction.
How Can Treatment Help?
There are a variety of treatments that can be used to treat PTSD. However, there are three specific techniques that are consistently gaining research-based evidence of their effectiveness in successfully treating PTSD.
- Cognitive Processing Therapy – This modality focuses on how a person perceives a traumatic event and processes it. A Winnipeg counsellor can help their client work through stuck points, which are certain thoughts related to the trauma that prevent the person from recovering.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – EMDR uses bilateral sensory input such as side-to-side eye movements to stimulate the brain to process difficult thoughts, memories and emotions.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – CBT is a form of talk therapy that focuses on how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are related to one another. The goal of a CBT therapist is to help a client with PTSD return to a place of hope with a greater sense of being in control of their thoughts and behaviors.
If you or a loved one suffer with PTSD and would like to explore treatment options, please reach out to us. We have personally seen amazing transformation through therapy and want to offer the help you need to enjoy life again. It's possible!
We would love to hear from you even if you’re not ready to make a commitment to an appointment. Feel free to call or email us today to request a FREE 15-minute phone or video consultation.