Debunking 3 Common Myths About PTSD

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Debunking 3 Common Myths About PTSD

When someone lives through a traumatic event, they may begin experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, flashbacks, and nightmares. If these symptoms worsen, interfere with the person’s daily routine, or persist for an extended period of time (months or years), it’s referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This mental health condition is quite common—in fact, according to statistics published by...[ read more ]

Supporting Our Heroes: The Importance of Mental Health Counseling for Veterans

Veterans are true heroes who have selflessly served their country, often enduring immense physical and psychological challenges in the process. While they may return home as proud individuals, their experiences can leave lasting impacts on their mental health. Counseling plays a crucial role in supporting veterans, providing them with guidance and assistance to navigate the unique challenges they face. In...[ read more ]

Understanding Addiction and How You Can Help Others

Having a loved one in your life who is abusing drugs or alcohol can be a complicated position. Seeking help or rehab is not always the first option as they may not want help or are not ready to quit their addiction. First, noticing the signs and symptoms followed by having progressive, understanding conversations can open their eyes to the...[ read more ]

Tips for Staying Healthy While Working from Home

For some people, working from home is a normal routine. This is, after all, the gig economy, and many people have been freelancing, making a living from their home office for many years now. But for others, working from home is a completely new phenomenon brought about by the global pandemic. For this second group of people, working from home...[ read more ]

What is Trauma Therapy?

Not many of us will get through life without facing our own share of challenges. But some people experience not just stress and strife, but actual trauma. Trauma may come in the form of a physically or emotionally abusive relationship, a physical accident such as a car accident, rape, the sudden loss of a loved one, or war. When a...[ read more ]

The Intrinsic Relationship Between Trauma and Sleep

As a trauma therapist it is not unusual to hear people say that after a traumatic event their sleeping patterns have dramatically shifted or restful sleep is almost non-existent. These are some trauma symptoms that greatly interfere with sleep: Flashbacks, reliving the traumatic event as if it were happening again. Hyperarousal, an abnormally heightened state of anxiety that occurs whenever...[ read more ]

Five Benefits of EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, try saying that three times faster! This treatment modality has become popular when it comes to processing traumatic memories and events. EMDR was originally intended to treat combat PTSD, however clinicians quickly realized its powerful effects treating other conditions such as depression, anxiety, phobias, grief, self-esteem, other forms of trauma such as...[ read more ]

All About Janet Bayramyan, LCSW

Janet Bayramyan, LCSW Healing is possible. My name is Janet Bayramyan, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA and FL. If you're feeling stuck, angry, anxious, or depressed, I'm glad you're here. My goal is to support you in getting some relief, clarity, and hope that things can be different and working better in your life. I enjoy...[ read more ]

How Meditation Can Help Manage Symptoms of Trauma

Meditation offers practitioners powerful benefits, yet many people are confused as to what exactly those benefits are. In a nutshell, meditation focuses attention in a deliberate manner, taking you from a state of noisy mental chatter to calm and quiet inner peace. And isn’t that something most of us could use? While meditation has been practiced for thousands of years...[ read more ]

5 Personal Techniques to Work Through Flashbacks

Flashbacks are our brain’s way of processing traumatic events that we’ve experienced. But what tends to happen is, our subconscious goes to our storage cabinet to access some important memories regarding the event, and everything sort of tumbles out of the cabinet all at once. This falling out or flashback experience can feel almost as traumatic as the initial event....[ read more ]



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