Cathy Austin, Wheat Ridge, CO
Is PTSD Impacting Your Life?
Do you avoid anything that may bring up traumatic memories or feelings?
Has your life become rigid because following a routine is the only way to feel stable or safe?
Are you accustomed to feeling numb to the point that your life holds no pleasure?
Perhaps you often relive the traumatic event through nightmares or flashbacks?
Do you experience thoughts of the incident that just come up out of the blue and disrupt your day?
Do you avoid situations that may trigger thoughts and emotions linked to the incident?
Maybe you are isolating yourself or withdrawing even from those you love. Perhaps you feel disconnected or detached from friends or family and daily life?
Do you think about having close relationships but are too afraid to let your guard down?
Perhaps you startle easily. Are you constantly vigilant or on guard?
Are you often irritable or over-reactive and you don’t know why? Do you wish your life could be different?
PTSD can impair your social life, wreak havoc on a career and generate unhealthy conflict in your relationships. If left untreated, PTSD can also have a profound impact on your mental and physical health. Issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trouble with memory and cognition difficulty and other physical and mental health conditions can perpetuate and even intensify the symptoms of PTSD.
Would you like to break free of PTSD and the effect it has on your life and learn how to feel safe, happy and whole again?
PTSD Can Affect Anyone
We all know that life is filled with ups and downs; however, sometimes things can happen to us that are so powerful or extraordinary that the experience impacts the way you live as you move forward.
Approximately half of all US adults will have a traumatic experience within their lifetimes and around 7.8 percent will eventually develop PTSD.
Trauma takes many forms and comes in different sizes. It can be the result of experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event that you were helpless to stop or do anything about. Trauma can be big trauma—a one-time experience, or complex trauma—something that happens for an ongoing period of time. Some of these events may include military combat, terrorist incidents, a natural disaster, any kind of accident, a physical attack or a sexual assault at any time in your life.
But, there is hope. With the help of a personal therapist who specializes in treating PTSD, you can overcome trauma, restore your sense of safety and start living your life with greater freedom. Think how amazing your life could be if you could focus all that energy on something you love.
PTSD Treatment Can Change the Way You See the World
As an experienced trauma therapist and certified Rapid Resolution Therapist, I use an approach to healing that utilizes the brain’s natural plasticity to rewire itself and permanently heal emotions from past events. PTSD counseling isn’t about reliving the worst day of your life or speaking endlessly about old, painful memories; it’s about healing and clearing the mind. Your mind is hugely powerful and can heal itself when guided through the 3 steps of Memory Reconsolidation. I will guide you through the process. You won’t have to tell and retell the story or relive the trauma. With RRT we use stories, lots of them, imagery and visualization. RRT clears the emotional pain.
We’ll walk through a process that can eliminate the emotional learning responsible for your PTSD. In just a few sessions, you will be able to eliminate PTSD-related behaviors, such as hyper-vigilance, self-destructive behaviors, intrusive thoughts and nightmares. You will no longer have to use coping mechanisms to deal with powerful emotions because the source of the problem will have been cleared.
Reaching out for help can be especially difficult but I want you to know that you are not alone. You deserve more than a life of reliving your worst moments over and over. The good news is, RRT can permanently clear the emotional pain so that you can live consciously with greater peace and joy and focus on your brighter future.
I am thinking about PTSD treatment, but I still have a few questions & concerns…
The last thing I want to do is relive the experience.
Although that is the expectation of traditional talk therapy, RRT is a new approach in which endless talking about the event is not part of the process. RRT combines the latest in recent neuroscience and traditional therapy to clear the emotional pain of PTSD, without reliving the experience.
I am afraid that PTSD treatment will be expensive.
The cost of living your life with PTSD far exceeds the cost of trauma treatment. The effect it has on your life and the lives of those that love you is truly a cost too high to bear. It doesn’t have to be that way. Life can be so much better, happier and full of joy. RRT is consider brief therapy and takes place in two to six sessions.
With the right kind of help, you don’t need to let trauma rob you of your identity, happiness and time. And although therapy may require an initial investment, unlike traditional therapy, Rapid Resolution Therapy can provide profound, sustainable results. I know money can be a factor, but anything of value will have a cost.
I don’t know if I have the time to commit to PTSD treatment.
Overcoming PTSD or trying to manage its often-debilitating symptoms requires a tremendous amount of time and effort. Right now, you are likely avoiding social situations, withdrawing from loved ones and finding it difficult just to function daily. So, you probably spend a great deal of time just trying to do damage control in your life.
The therapy approach I use for PTSD treatment utilizes the latest discoveries in recent neuroscience and is found to be effective and enduring. PTSD treatment takes place in 2 to 6 sessions. So you won't be spending endless hours in therapy.
By investing in treatment for PTSD, you can stop feeling stuck in the past and start making the most of your time in the present. You can take your life back and you don’t have to do it alone. I am here to help.
You Can be Free from PTSD
If trauma or PTSD is turning your life upside down, there is relief. I invite you to set up your free 30 minute phone consult. Contact me by clicking here.
We can talk about any concerns you may have about how PTSD is affecting your life and I can answer any questions you may have about Rapid Resolution Therapy.
“I have had years of therapy and I am really struck by the difference between RRT/Memory Reconsolidation and traditional therapy. It is true, I remember the things that happened to me however the emotional upsets that use to accompany the memories just aren’t there anymore. I’ve been released from all of that and it feels so good!”— KK
“I have known Cathy for several years now. She is passionate about helping people. In addition to warmth, professionalism and competence, Cathy brings her own considerable wisdom and life experience to everything she does. I feel confident referring clients to her, particularly for her specialty in RRT, because I know she treats clients with dignity, respect and kindness.”
— Eric Blommel, MA, NCC, MFTC
About the Author
Cathy Austin is a Nationally Certified Counselor and graduate of University of Colorado, Denver. She currently owns a private practice in Wheat Ridge, CO. Cathy is a trauma informed counselor who specializes in PTSD, Trauma, Sexual Trauma, Anxiety Treatment. She is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy, Trauma Informed Care.