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

Children

Kristen Hogan
Kristen Hogan
Registered Social Worker

Children, Teens, Adults, Families

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