PTSD Counselling in St. John’s, NL

PTSD Counsellor in St. John's Newfoundland

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder than can take place after experiencing one or more traumatic events.  While many people experience short-term symptoms of trauma, about 1 in 3 in St. John’s will continue to live with symptoms over an extended period of time.

It’s normal to feel strong emotions after experiencing a traumatic event. If the symptoms persist for more than a month and start to affect your daily life, you may be experiencing PTSD.

Symptoms of PTSD

Talking with a professional counsellor can help sufferers of PTSD cope with some of the symptoms that include ….

  • Re-experiencing – including flashbacks and nightmares
  • Avoidance – of people or places
  • Hypervigilance – unable to relax due to being ‘always on guard’
  • Feelings of guilt, shame or blame
  • Trouble sleeping and nightmares
  • Increased drinking

Events that can cause PTSD

PTSD can stem from many different traumatic events. Some common events include:

  • accidents
  • assault
  • rape
  • military combat
  • injury
  • fire
  • natural disasters

How can counselling help PTSD?

Our therapists can provide a confidential, safe, place in St. John’s where you can find help for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

  • learn strategies to cope with your PTSD symptoms including nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks and anxiety
  • discover how our body responds to traumatic events
  • build skills to manage stressful situations that you experience in the future
  • understand external factors that can contribute to your PTSD
  • rebuild your confidence
  • regain control of your life
Bright Path Counselling
Bright Path Counselling

40 Commonwealth Ave
Mount Pearl, NL A1N 1W6

Our PTSD counsellors and therapists in St. John’s, NL

Lesley Vaters - St. John's Therapist
Lesley Vaters
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Teens, Adults, Families

Rick Parsons, Counsellor & Therapist
Rick Parsons
Registered Social Worker

Teens, Adults, Families

Anthony Murphy - Counsellor & Therapist
Anthony Murphy
Canadian Certified Counsellor

Children, Teens, Adults, Families

Veronica Thompson - Counsellor & Therapist
Veronica Thompson
Canadian Certified Counsellor

Children, Teens, Adults, Families

Lisa Brushett Child Counsellor
Lisa Brushett
Registered Social Worker


Kristen Hogan
Kristen Hogan
Registered Social Worker

Children, Teens, Adults, Families