I decided to pursue a career in counseling following my time in the military. I saw the unique struggles that military families have to deal with and the importance of being able to talk to someone that truly understands while ensuring your privacy and confidentiality. Military and first responders deal with high-stress situations that can spill over into the home and start to affect the whole family. I often see those dealing with compassion fatigue (burnout), PTSD, survivor’s guilt, unhealthy coping skills, strained relationships, and more. If you are military, veteran, first responder, or a family member and you are experiencing difficulty managing the stress that comes with it, I can help.
Some of the symptoms of trauma exposure and PTSD can include:
- Intense thoughts and feelings related to their traumatic experiences Flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts
- Intense emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, and guilt
- Detachment from friends, family and community members
- Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event
- Anger, irritability, and hyper-vigilance
- Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
- Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable
If you or a loved one have experienced any of these symptoms and would like to explore treatment options, please reach out to me. I have personally seen amazing transformation through therapy and want to offer the help you need to enjoy life again.