PTSD Counseling in Orange County

Although Southern California is an idyllic, beautiful and sunny place to live, its benefits can be overshadowed by intrusive symptoms for people who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. However, there is hope. Dr. Piper Walsh understands the complexities of PTSD and knows how to help people cope with their daily battles and live a fuller life with professional PTSD counseling.

What Is PTSD?

PTSD is a mental health condition that develops as a result of trauma. Although it is commonly tied to one specific traumatic event, it may be tied to multiple traumas. For example, it can come from combat, a car accident, repeated abuse or anything else that is traumatizing to an individual. For many people, the exhausting symptoms make it difficult to manage daily life.

Recognizing PTSD Symptoms

People are affected differently by PTSD, including people who experience the same type of trauma. There may be a long and varying list of symptoms, and some may be uncommon. However, these are the most common symptoms that most people experience:

  • A remarkable decrease in positive emotions or a lack of them.
  • Continually re-experiencing the trauma through flashbacks, nightmares or emotions.
  • A constant state of hyperarousal, including being startled easily and having difficulty sleeping.
  • Feeling the need to continually avoid people, things or places that are reminders of the trauma.

How PTSD Counseling Helps

For most people, talking about a traumatic event can be especially difficult. With post traumatic stress disorder counseling, the goal is to address the trauma and the effects it has on life. Dr. Walsh helps people face the trauma in a safe, supportive and controlled environment. By talking about the trauma and the emotions a person feels, an individual can learn how to identify triggers or other issues. Also, Dr. Walsh teaches people the strategies to cope with the effects of trauma and regain control of their lives. With counseling for PTSD, people have the support they need to address their fears and work through them. Dr. Walsh also helps people explore their feelings and emotions, learning the causes of behavioral reactions and how to develop healthy responses.

If you or someone you love is suffering from PTSD, please know that there is hope. You deserve to be happy, and post traumatic stress disorder counseling can help you work toward that goal. Dr. Walsh is sensitive to each person’s individual needs and treats everyone with the utmost respect, care and professionalism. The team at South OC Counseling wants to see every client live their best life. To learn more about counseling for PTSD in Orange County, please contact us.