When PTSD Affects Relationships

The most well known symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are nightmares, flashbacks, hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response, avoidance of triggers and dissociation.  Less obvious, though, and possibly more pervasive are the effects that PTSD has on...

Am I Crazy? When Things Fall Apart…

“I found myself curled up into the fetal position, crying. I don’t understand where this came from. Am I crazy?” “I’m falling apart at work. I get angry at the smallest things and snap at people. Sometimes I need to excuse myself from...

Do you live quietly in pain?

When I first tell people I am a therapist, they inevitably end up asking for advice and often later tell me painful stories that they typically don’t share.  You see, the person that you think “has it all together” is often struggling quietly and...