Trauma & PTSD

Find a Psychologist forHelp with Trauma

If you have ever experienced a traumatic event—such as abuse, sexual assault, military combat, or any number of other events—you may understand how trauma can impact a person’s psychological and emotional functioning. Experiencing trauma can result in longer term effects such as flashbacks, bad dreams, or panic attacks.


Managing symptoms of trauma can be challenging, but it is possible. Trauma survivors can develop personalized coping mechanisms around flashbacks. Sometimes though, symptoms can worsen over time or lead to more serious issues.


Some people who have experienced trauma develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD involves long-lasting mental health effects resulting from traumatic events and can be accompanied by other mental health issues such as substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Please know that you are not alone, and that many people who suffer from trauma are able to successfully manage their symptoms with help.


A psychologist can help you address your PTSD and to recover from trauma.