Trauma & PTSD Counseling in Charlotte & Matthews, NC

Trauma and PTSD can make living life difficult. Trauma won’t disappear on its own, but working with a licensed therapist can help. At Charlotte Therapy Center, we’ll work one on one with you to figure out a plan that is best suited for your needs.

Contact the therapists at Charlotte Therapy Center to begin counseling for trauma or PTSD today.

What is Trauma & PTSD?

Trauma is the lasting mental result of any distressing or disturbing event. These traumatic events can include physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse, but trauma can stem from much more than abuse. Trauma can stem from a variety of incidents, including serious accidents, death of a loved one, abandonment, combat, betrayal, miscarriages, and more.

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a disorder that stems from a traumatic event. Traumatic events typically trigger fear or a “fight or flight” response meant to keep someone from harm. Most trauma victims experience this during or following trauma. People suffering from PTSD will continue to experience these issues for a prolonged period of time following a traumatic event. People who have PTSD may feel trapped, stressed, or afraid, even when they are not in a dangerous situation.

If you’ve experienced a traumatic event or have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, consider speaking with a therapist. Talking with someone is the first step in overcoming trauma. Contact Charlotte Therapy Center today to schedule.

Symptoms of Trauma & PTSD

PTSD can result from a traumatic event or series of events in one’s life, but it is important to note that not all who have experienced trauma will go on to experience PTSD or PTSD-like symptoms. Trauma alone can have an impact on one’s physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Symptoms of trauma may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Shock, denial, or disbelief
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Anger, irritability, mood swings
  • Guilt, shame, self-blame
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Muscle tension

The most common symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Flashbacks—reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating
  • Bad dreams
  • Frightening thoughts

If you are experiencing some or all of the symptoms above as a result of trauma, a professional counselor can help. Contact us to learn more about therapy for trauma and PTSD in the Charlotte area.

Why Go to Therapy for Trauma?

Trauma can have an overwhelming impact on day to day life and the lasting effects do not typically go away with time. Trauma left untreated can have an impact on one’s relationships, work, and other areas of your life. When left unchecked, trauma and PTSD can lead to unsafe coping mechanisms or other ongoing problems such as panic attacks, depression, substance abuse, and/or suicidal thoughts or ideation.

Speaking with a licensed therapist can help by learning to work with trauma, develop new and healthy coping mechanisms, and more. When speaking with a professional, they can help separate your trauma from its side effects, like negative thoughts about yourself, fears, and more.

To speak with a licensed therapist in the Charlotte area, contact Charlotte Therapy Center today.

Trauma & PTSD Therapy Services in the Charlotte Area

The professional counselors at Charlotte Therapy Center are here to help you learn to cope with and overcome trauma. To schedule a counseling session in the Charlotte area, call or contact us online.