Ever since the terrible thing happened, it seems to be all you can think about. Even when you’re sleeping it sometimes shows up in your dreams. You feel like the people in your life think you should be over it by now, or at least think you should be better able to handle it. Yet, it just plays over and over in your head. And sometimes it even feels like it’s happening all over again or you feel terrified that it’s going to happen again. You make extra efforts to stay away from things that remind you of it, and you find there’s many things that do. It seems you’re always on edge, just anticipating the very worst. You’re so annoyed by things. Stuff that used to not bother you at all irritate you to no end now. You feel like you’re not even yourself anymore, just existing in a movie scene stuck on repeat. You’re afraid that you’re losing it but don’t know how to get your friends or loved ones to understand what’s going on.
Therapy can help people manage the emotional and cognitive fallout that can occur after something terrible happens. I can help you learn to slow down and bring yourself to the present moment so that we can explore together what’s happening when you’re reminded of it. I can teach you ways to manage the repeating thoughts and the anxious physical sensations that make you feel so on edge. Eventually, you’ll be able to manage thinking about it and not feel overwhelmed. My hope for you is that you’ll be able to move forward in your life without this terrible thing always being front and center. That you’ll be able to get back to living your life without this holding you back.
You deserve the opportunity to heal from this terrible thing, to have a quality life where you can live in the present and also look forward to the future. If you’re ready to start this journey, contact me for a free 15-minute consultation.