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Barry Nahirnak Counselling Services

Halifax Counselling Services, Anxiety Counselling and Marriage Counselling

Trauma and PTSD

If you are experiencing hardship resulting from a traumatic life event, put your trust in Barry Nahirnak Counselling Services-- professional services to help you on the road to recovery. Feelings of anxiety, fear, and depression are all normal reactions to a terrifying experience, but when these emotions do not begin to fade, it can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fortunately, you never have to tackle these hardships alone.

I am proud to be a registered counseling therapist who has helped many people living with PTSD overcome their trauma. I provide my patients with a relaxed environment and compassionate trauma therapy to help them regain their quality of life. For more information and to schedule a phone consultation, give me a call at (902) 229-9598 today.

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PTSD Therapy
Get Started with a Phone Consultation

My goal is to help my potential clients feel sure that my services are right for them. This is why I am happy to offer free phone consultations prior to your first therapy session. If a traumatic event is casting a shadow over your life, I am here to let you know there is hope. When you reach my line, I will always give you my full attention and provide an honest recommendation on how to treat the issues you are facing. My dedication to my clients will be evident from the moment you contact me, so give me a call today to get started on the road to recovery.

PTSD Signs and Symptoms

Although it is normal to feel anxious, frightening, and unsure after a traumatic event, it is important to recognize when it is having a lasting impact on your life. Having trauma can cause you to relive a terrible event over and over and can greatly affect your ability to interact with others and live a normal life.

Some of the ways that PTSD can manifest include:

  • Intrusion: This is when you receive frequent and vivid recollections of the event. This might occur during your day to day life through flashbacks or through reoccurring nightmares. If you receive intense mental or physical distress whenever you think of a particular event, it means you could benefit from trauma therapy.
  • Avoidance: This is when you make an effort to avoid thinking about anything that reminds you of your traumatic event. It can also result in the avoidance of people, objects, and places that make you think about your trauma.
  • Changes in Cognition and Mood: Having a terrifying event happen in your life can have a huge impact on your mental well-being. Those with PTSD will often experience negative thoughts and a sense of hopelessness about the future. You may have trouble remembering details about your traumatic event and a lack of interest in things you used to enjoy.
  • Changes in Physical and Emotional Reactions: These are changes to your mannerisms and how you act in certain situations. Some common symptoms related to PTSD include trouble concentrating, being easily startled or frightened, angry outbursts, and trouble sleeping, just to name a few.

If you are experiencing any of these issues stemming from a traumatic event, I am here to help provide you with the guidance you need to overcome any obstacle.

A Personal Approach to Trauma Therapy

I understand that no two of my patients will ever have the same experience. This is why I take the time to get to know my clients and develop a personalized strategy for recovery. As a registered counselling therapist, I have the training and the resources to develop a treatment schedule that is designed specifically for you. Contact a therapist who truly cares about his clients and get started on your path to well-being.

Experience a Compassionate and Insightful Therapist

When you need reliable therapy from a qualified counsellor, put your trust in Barry Nahirnak Counselling Services. I treat my clients with the respect they deserve, and you will work with a fellow survivor who is caring, insightful, and confidential. Contact me at (902) 229-9598 to request a free 30 min phone consult.