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Post-traumatic stress is an emotional response following a scary or traumatic event. It is normal to feel shaken up or be in extreme distress during and immediately after the event, but sometimes those feelings persist, even once you are safe. You may not have even experienced the traumatic event first-hand, simply hearing about it or witnessing it can trigger a trauma response.



  • Intrusive and distressing thoughts and images

  • Nightmares, flashbacks or reliving the traumatic event

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Anger, shame, depression, irritability, fear or anxiety

  • Avoiding thoughts or things reminiscent of the trauma

  • Feeling numb, disconnected or dissociating

  • Withdrawing from others

trauma therapists in Barrie

You are a survivor; You can get through this

Therapy for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can help resolve the emotional, physical and mental impacts of the traumatic event and help make you feel more safe, secure and stable in your daily life. Treatment will focus on identifying triggers, developing effective coping strategies, and reprocessing the traumatic event into a healthier narrative so that you can live your life without the weight of the event.