PTSD, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, can affect individuals who have experienced a wide range of traumatic events. While PTSD can present differently for every individual and can be dependent on the experience that each person went through, some consistent, overarching symptoms include re-experiencing the negative experience, avoiding environmental and mental triggers, having a greater-than-usual startle response, and having general feelings of hopelessness (National Institute of Mental Health). Clinicians work with clients presenting with PTSD in myriad ways, including CBT and gradual exposure to stimuli that may unearth certain feelings surrounding the traumatic event and help the client reframe their relationship to those stimuli. 

We at Madrigal recognize that everyone’s relationship with PTSD is unique, and we strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for individuals to process events and any feelings that may arise as a result. Your experiences matter.  

*More information can be found on the National Institute of Mental Health. Click this link to learn more.*

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. (n.d.). National Institute of Mental Health.