Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselling in Toronto
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that occurs as a result of a life-changing traumatic event.
A traumatic event can be any situation where your nervous system is overwhelmed, and you’re unable to process what’s happening.
This can happen during a single traumatic experience, or throughout an enduring or repeating experience.
When your ability to cope and integrate ideas and emotions is inhibited, it can lead you to experience flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety.
Learn more about causes trauma by reading How Do I Know if I Have Trauma?
What’s the difference between trauma and PTSD?
The main differences between trauma and PTSD are the length of time they’re experienced and their impact on your quality of life.
PTSD is a long-term condition that continuously causes distress and interferes with your ability to enjoy daily life.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
People can experience PTSD in different ways, so everyone’s symptoms may not look the same.
Common symptoms of PTSD include:
- Panic Attacks
- Feeling tense, sad, or hopeless
- Isolating yourself from friends and loved ones
Types of therapy for PTSD
Trauma therapy can vary from person to person, so your therapist will work with you to determine the best course of treatment.
Effective therapies for PTSD include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Exposure and Response Prevention
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Trauma therapy is a specialized area that requires extensive training. Learn more by reading How to Find a Trauma Therapist in Toronto.
Help for PTSD in Toronto
PTSD can be complex and overwhelming, but we’re here to support you with the help you need.
PTSD therapy at KMA begins with a 50-minute introductory session.
The fee for this session is $190 and is often covered by your workplace insurance package.
In your introductory session, we’ll ask you questions to explore:
- What symptoms you’re experiencing and how they’re impacting your quality of life
- What situations or events are causing your symptoms
- What type of therapy will work best for you
We’ll establish a customized plan of action, pair you with the best therapist to support you, and suggest any additional psychological tests or additional services.
You may also benefit from joining a support group where you can meet with other people experiencing PTSD.
Begin PTSD therapy at KMA today
Begin therapy for PTSD at KMA by completing our online registration form.
Our care coordinator will reach out to schedule your introductory appointment and provide you with the next steps.
We have five locations throughout Toronto, as well as online therapy options.
To learn more about PTSD therapy, call us at 416 487 6288.
Explore the other issues we treat by visiting our Issues page.
Learn more about how your body reacts to trauma by reading: What are the Four Trauma Responses? (And How to Cope)
Let us help you find peace of mind and feel better today.