Trauma and PTSD Treatment

Treatment of trauma and PTSD at Fayetteville Psychotherapy Associates is offered by Samuel Daily, LPC. Sam has been certified by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), and has completed extensive training and graduate course work at the University of Arkansas, ISTSS, and the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

Traumatic Stress

Traumatic events are overwhelming situations that involve the threat of death, serious harm, and/or threaten your integrity. Your reactions to trauma can range from minor disruption to serious impairment of everyday functioning. Many traumatic events can occur in one person's life. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Social Anxiety, physical pain, and/or changes to one's beliefs about safety and intimacy are some of the reactions caused by trauma.

Traumatic events can cause symptoms of:

How do I know it's time to get treatment?

If symptoms continue for over a month, its time to seek professional counseling. Studies show that if symptoms persist for over 3 months, them symptoms are unlikely to go away without treatment. It's also time to seek counseling if attempts to deal with trauma lead to unhealthy coping behaviors such as excessive drinking or drug use.

Examples of Traumatic Events

Complex PTSD

People can experience traumatic events on a regular basis. This can lead to what is referred to as Complex PTSD or Developmental PTSD where being in survival mode is a way of life.

Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for all kinds of traumatic stress.

When to seek help

For some people, natural coping allows for traumatic stress reactions to diminish. Taking care of your basic needs and connecting with friends/family can be helpful. But if symptoms continue after a month, its time to seek professional counseling.

*The information provided above is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness. Only a qualified medical or mental health professional can provide diagnostic informtion, advice, or treatment.