Growing up in a first responder family and working with various law enforcement agencies, I’ve seen personally and professionally the impact trauma and adverse experiences has on an individual, their family and community.
I work with individuals who have recently experienced a traumatic event, those who have witnessed multiple traumatic events within their line of work and those experiencing symptoms related to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Please refer to the menu bar at the bottom for available services.
Traumatic events produce exhaustion on many levels, emotionally, physiologically, and cognitively. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur when one has a difficult time recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Triggers can bring back memories of the event, accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.
Anxiety is characterized by persistent and excessive worry around a number of different things. While it's normal to feel anxious from time to time, excessive, ongoing anxiety is much more difficult to live with. Such anxiety and worry is difficult to control and can interfere with one's day to day activities.
Also known as compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma affects a broad range of health care providers and first responders. Vicarious trauma can occur when one is continually exposed to extreme emotional circumstances, either directly or indirectly, in an attempt to treat or support one who has experienced trauma.