Do you sometimes feel haunted by ghosts from your past and/or suffer from frequent nightmares?

Do thoughts and memories of traumatic events and abuse you’ve endured invade your present, daily life and interfere with your ability to enjoy your life?

Does it feel like you’ll never be free from your past—you just want to feel normal, but just can’t seem to get there?

Are you on edge, jumpy, irritable, always waiting for “the other shoe to drop”?

Do you find yourself avoiding crowded places, large gatherings of people, or other similar situations because they don’t feel safe?

Do you have chronic pain that doctors can’t explain?

Have you been deeply hurt by someone you know, or didn’t know, when you were a child, a teen, or an adult?

If you’re suffering from these symptoms, you are not crazy. You might be experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or trauma. According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event. Common types of trauma include bullying, grief, sexual assault/abuse, neglect, and violence. When a traumatic event leads to long-term symptoms and a struggle with day-to-day functioning, it’s time to work with a therapist on trauma-focused therapies to find a new equilibrium that feels right for you.

Those struggling with PTSD could have physical and emotional symptoms, including headaches, nausea, flashbacks, strained relationships, severe anxiety, and nightmares. According to the Mayo Clinic, these symptoms fall into three categories: intrusive memories, avoidance, and negative changes in thinking and mood.

Unfortunately, PTSD affects about 1 in 3 people who experience severe trauma. Some people associate PTSD only with military veterans with combat experiences. Still, anyone can develop this condition after experiencing trauma, such as a sexual assault, a serious accident, childbirth, or a serious health crisis that induces trauma-related memories.

One of the most effective ways to treat PTSD is through individual therapy. At OptimalLife Wellness, we help clients struggling with PTSD take back ownership of their life and memories through trauma-focused, mind-body therapies, like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Comprehensive Energy Psychology (CEP). With time and the right treatment, we believe that clients can feel safe again in the world and live their best life.

Serving the Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Seattle areas, OptimalLife Wellness is here to help you learn stress management skills and helpful ways to process your trauma through trauma-focused treatment. Contact us for a quick and easy conversation with our scheduling coordinator, who will match you and your needs with one of our trauma recovery therapists, who will discuss PTSD treatment options. Together with mental health professionals, we will help you learn how to enjoy your present life and be free from the past.

Our online therapy services, facilitated by skilled therapists, provide personalized care for stress, anxiety, and depression. Regardless of your location in Washington State, quality mental health care is just a click away. Our secure and user-friendly online therapy appointments ensure privacy while offering flexibility and convenience, making mental health care more accessible than ever.

PTSD & Trauma Recovery in Bellevue with OptimalLife Wellness
PTSD & Trauma Recovery in Bellevue with OptimalLife Wellness