PTSD is a mental health disorder that is caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. There is no timeline for PTSD – it can manifest shortly after the event or can even be triggered years afterwards. Symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, and are generally categorized into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. De-realization especially is a real thing for those who suffering from PSTD, and is a reoccurring dream that feels so alive and intense, clients feel they are having an out of body experience.
There are variations of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and most Mental Health Professionals are aware that taking the word Disorder out is much more effective towards healing. Thus, we are changing our language from PTSD to PTSI – Post Traumatic Stress Injury.
If you or a loved one experienced a traumatic event and continue to suffer anxiety and stress that is impacting your ability to function, it is critical to seek help. Parul Shah is an experienced registered social worker, a psychotherapist and private counsellor through her practice Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services. She is empathetic to the pain and challenges, and knowledgeable in the complexity and treatment for PTSI/PTSD.
She guides clients to embrace their challenges and difficulties, so they are empowered and can grow. Her therapeutic approaches are tailored to her clients’ needs and she is qualified in:
We Offer 60 Minute Virtual Clinical Mental Health Consultation.