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Acute Stress & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Acute Stress & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder2020-07-30T13:58:44-04:00
Acute Stress & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Acute Stress & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A traumatic event can leave anyone with upsetting memories, feeling on edge, or having difficulty falling or staying asleep.  Most people will start to feel better after a few weeks or months.  Sometimes there are lingering issues that continue to disrupt our daily lives including struggles with going to work, school, or spending time with people.  Difficulties experienced within the first month of a traumatic experience can be classified with Acute Stress Disorder.  If symptoms persist after a month, you may have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).  These symptoms may come and go with varying intensity over time.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ACUTE STRESS & PTSD

Anyone can develop Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD at any age.  Personal factors, like previous traumatic exposure, age, and gender, can affect whether or not a person will develop symptoms. What happens after the traumatic event is also important.  Stress can make symptoms more likely, while social support can make it less likely. Click here to learn more about PTSD.

Avoidance is a common reaction to trauma. It is natural to want to avoid thinking about or feeling emotions about a stressful event. But when avoidance is extreme, or when it’s the main way you cope, it can interfere with your emotional recovery and healing.

People respond to traumatic events in a number of ways such as anger, avoidance, fear, or helplessness. Research shows that people who have been through trauma, loss, or hardship in the past may be even more likely to be affected by new, potentially traumatic events.  Trauma can have a large impact on our youth and it effects them differently than adults. The symptoms in children and teens can also look different. For many children, symptoms go away on their own after a few months. Yet some children show symptoms for years if they do not get treatment.

Treatment

Most Acute Stress Disorder & PTSD therapies fall under the umbrella of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The goal is to change the thought patterns that are disrupting your life. This might happen through talking about your trauma or concentrating on where your fears started.  Examples of these types of therapies are Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy.

THERAPISTS & COUNSELORS

All clinicians at Mindly are fully licensed to practice counseling & psychotherapy in the state of North Carolina.

Jennifer Freifeld LCSW

JENNIFER FREIFELD, LCSW

THERAPIST 
ADULTS

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Barbara Garrett LCSW

BARBARA GARRETT, LCSW

THERAPIST
ADOLESCENT ( 14 – 17)
ADULTS
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A. Todd Lindsey, LCMHC

A. TODD LINDSEY, LCMHC

THERAPIST 
CHILD (8 – 11)
ADOLESCENT (12 – 17)
ADULTS
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Funmi Ajani LCMHCA

FUNMI AJANI, LCMHCA

THERAPIST 
CHILD (5 – 12)
FAMILIES

LOCATIONS:
RALEIGH CHILD & FAMILY CLINIC & ONLINE

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Laura Pond LCMHC

LAURA POND, LCMHC

THERAPIST 
CHILD  (10 – 17) CARY
ADOLESCENT (14 – 17) RALEIGH
ADULTS

LOCATIONS: 
RALEIGH ADULT CLINIC, CARY CLINIC

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Ty Kays LCMHCS

TY KAYS, LCMHCS

THERAPIST 
CHILD (7-11)
ADOLESCENT (12-17)
FAMILIES

LOCATIONS:
RALEIGH CHILD & FAMILY CLINIC & ONLINE

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Katie Mendat List, LCMHCS

KATIE MENDAT LIST, LCMHCS

THERAPIST 
CHILD (4 – 11)
ADOLESCENT (12 – 17)

LOCATIONS:
RALEIGH CHILD & FAMILY CLINIC & ONLINE

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Jasmine Potts LCMHC

JASMINE POTTS, LCMHC

THERAPIST 
CHILD  (7 – 11)
ADOLESCENT (12 – 17)

LOCATIONS:
RALEIGH CHILD & FAMILY CLINIC & ONLINE

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Stephanie Phillips LCMHC

STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, LCMHC

THERAPIST
ADOLESCENT (14 – 17)
ADULTS
FAMILIES

LOCATIONS:
RALEIGH ADULT CLINIC & ONLINE

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Connie Lancaster LCMHC

CONNIE LANCASTER, LCMHC

THERAPIST
ADOLESCENT ( 14 – 17)
ADULTS
COUPLES

LOCATION:
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John von der Lehr LCSW

JOHN VON DER LEHR, LCSW

THERAPIST
ADULTS

LOCATIONS:
RALEIGH ADULT CLINIC & ONLINE

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Renee Smusz LCSW

RENEE SMUSZ, LCSW

THERAPIST
ADOLESCENT (14 – 17)
ADULTS
FAMILIES

LOCATION:
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Caroline Schwarz

CAROLINE SCHWARZ, INTERN

THERAPIST 
CHILD (4 – 11)
ADOLESCENT (12-17)
ADULT
LOCATION:
RALEIGH CHILD & FAMILY CLINIC & ONLINE

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