Trauma/PTSD Therapist in Asheville

What Is PTSD?

PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a mental health condition that can develop in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. PTSD can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background, and it can manifest in various ways.

Common symptoms of PTSD include:

Common symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Re-experiencing symptoms: This can involve flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts about the traumatic event, causing the person to relive the experience.
  • Avoidance: People with PTSD may try to avoid reminders of the traumatic event, including places, people, or activities that trigger distressing memories.
  • Negative changes in thoughts and mood: This can lead to feelings of detachment, guilt, anger, or a persistent negative outlook on life.
  • Arousal and reactivity: This can include being easily startled, feeling tense, having difficulty sleeping, and experiencing outbursts of anger.
  • Duration and impairment: For a diagnosis of PTSD, these symptoms must persist for at least a month and significantly interfere with daily functioning and quality of life.

It’s important to note that not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD. Factors such as the nature of the trauma, individual resilience, and the presence of a support system can influence whether PTSD develops.  Taylor Houchens is in Asheville, NC and specializes in treating PTSD with a variety of modalities.

What You Need To Know

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of depression, it’s essential to reach out to a mental health professional for a proper assessment and guidance on appropriate treatment options.

Remember that everyone’s experience with depression is unique, and recovery may take time. With appropriate treatment and support, many individuals with depression can experience improvement in their symptoms and quality of life.

Serving the Following Asheville, NC Communities:

  • Jupiter
  • Barnardsville
  • Weaverville
  • Leicester
  • Woodfin
  • Black Mountain
  • Ridgecrest
  • Montreat
  • Fairview
  • Biltmore Forest
  • Arden
  • Fletcher
  • Hlls River
  • Hendersonville
  • Mills River
  • Enka Village
  • Candler
  • Beaverdam
  • Canton
  • Etowah

Taylor Houchens, M.S., LPC

191 East Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC  28804